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Today's News

  • Historical society to meet Aug. 19

    Kentucky Historical Society Research Librarian Don Rightmyer will present a program on the Civil War in Kentucky for the Taylor County Historical Society on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

    In addition to discussing the Civil War, the program will provide information on resources for researching the Civil War in Kentucky.

  • There's no place like home

    It's been just about a year since I left my parents' house and dove head first into homeownership.

    If the past year has taught me anything, it's that you can never have enough money and there will always be something that needs fixing.

    I've learned how to use a drill (and the strange looking accessories that go with that drill), that watering plants every day may not be good for them and that sump pumps aren't fun when they aren't working correctly.

  • Hazard appointed by governor

    A local woman is among the several committee appointments made by Gov. Steve Beshear last week.

    LaWanda K. Hazard was appointed to serve on the Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission. Hazard is a social worker for the Jefferson County School District.

    She represents the public at large. The appointment replaces Earl Junior Jackson, whose term has expired. Hazard will serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2012.

  • Man sentenced to prison on theft charges

    A Campbellsville man has violated the terms of his probation and will spend seven years in prison on theft and other charges.

    Kyle Alan Mardis, 28, of 101 Grandview Drive appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    In July 2007, Mardis pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300. A charge of being a first-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

    Two months later, Mardis was sentenced to four years' probation and ordered to pay $1,325 in restitution.

  • The buck stops at the School Board office

    We were expecting a big crowd at Tuesday night's Taylor County School Board meeting. Boy, were we surprised when no one showed up.

    We were as concerned as anyone when we learned about the "top story" on WHAS' Monday night news broadcast. A suspected problem with mold and mildew at Taylor County Elementary School making many children ill is certainly something parents need to know about.

  • Russell Springs man charged with theft

    A Russell Springs man has been arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $300 after he was seen stealing construction materials.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's report, deputies received a complaint on Monday, July 28 that three people were loading I-beams onto a trailer at a lot on Heather Drive. The three left before deputies arrived, however.

    After an investigation, sheriff's deputies discovered that I-beams had been also been loaded on Thursday, July 24.

  • Taylor County native to repeat as Junior Miss emcee

    The Taylor County Junior Miss Committee has announced that Heather Bennett Orne will once again serve as mistress of ceremonies for the Taylor County Junior Miss Scholarship Program on Saturday, Aug. 23.

    Daughter of Kenny and Carla Bennett of Campbellsville, Orne was born and raised in Campbellsville and graduated from Taylor County High School in 1994. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky in broadcast journalism and then moved to Nashville, Tenn.

  • Taylor County hosts first ever 'Freshman Focus'

    More than 170 ninth graders attended Taylor County High School's first ever Freshman Focus Orientation Camp.

    Students heard motivational speakers Chris Bowers and Ryan Moran from Indianapolis, Ind., and were welcomed by more than 45 junior and senior student mentors during the two-day camp.

    TCHS is one of only a few schools in Kentucky to implement the Freshman Focus program. The program began about seven years ago at Hilliard-Davidson High School in Ohio with collaboration from the Ohio Institute of Human Services.

  • Local students make dean's list at Centre College

    Two area students have been named to the dean's list for the spring term at Centre College in Danville, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.6 grade point average.

    Lucas Hoots is the son of Mark and Charlotte Hoots of Campbellsville and is a graduate of Taylor County High School.

    Meredith Angel is the daughter of James and Sherri Angel of Campbellsville and is a graduate of Campbellsville High School.

  • Saber gives to Operation Homefront

    Saber Management LLC - Campbellsville Memorial Gardens and Operation Homefront -Kentucky/Tennessee have announced a new charitable partnership to benefit military families in Kentucky.

    Saber Management - Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, a privately owned cemetery and funeral home provider serving Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri, launched the partnership with a $10,000 donation to Operation Homefront.

    The nonprofit organization provides assistance to troops, military families and wounded warriors.