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Today's News

  • Three straight for Taylor County volleyball Lady Cardinals

     

    Taylor County High School claimed its third straight 20th District Tournament volleyball title  on Tuesday., Oct. 17.
    Coach Stephen Zink’s Lady Cardinals swept Adair County 25-13, 25-5, and 25-6 in the opening round and took all three sets from Marion County the next day 25-10, 25-16, 25-13 for the championship.
    Taylor County (22-13) begin Fifth Region Tournament play on Oct. 23 vs. Washington County.

  • Dates and times for Haunted Corn Maze announced

     

    Dates and times for the Haunted Corn Maze at Green River Lake State Park have been announced from the Kentucky Department of Parks. 

    The maze will be open Oct. 21, Oct. 27, and Oct. 28. Children will be admitted from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adults will be admitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

    Admission is $5 per person. 

    Proceeds from Oct. 21 will benefit the Mark Twain Shriners Club of Kosair. Proceeds from Oct. 27 and 28 will go toward Phi Alpha Theta at Campbellsville University. 

  • Cochran arrested at Lucky Vista Motel

    UPDATE: The Taylor County Sheriff's Office reports that Shawn Cochran was arrested at the Lucky Vista Hotel By Campbellsville Police and Taylor County Sheriff's Deputies at 12:45 p.m. today. 

    Kentucky State Police troopers and local law enforcement have ended a search for an individual that escaped from law enforcement custody Monday evening.

  • Education is key when it comes to syringe exchange programs

     “Why would you give a needle to a drug addict?”

    Admittedly, I once thought that was a very stupid question. It would just enable an addict, make it easier for them to do their drug of choice. Why make needles easier to get? These were all thoughts I had when I first heard about syringe exchange programs.

    And so when I hear people express these thoughts, I don’t automatically discredit them, because it wasn’t that long ago that I thought the exact same thing.

  • Carney speaks on pensions, education at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

    State Rep. John “Bam” Carney (R-Campbellsville) was the featured speaker at last week’s Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon.

    Carney spoke about several of the happenings in Frankfort. He mentioned the charter school legislation (HB 520) and said that it was one of the toughest experiences he has had as a legislator.

  • Campbellsville Police investigating shooting on Carnation Street

    Campbellsville Police responded to a call of a shooting on Carnation Street Monday night.

    According to a CPD report, officers responded to a call at 6:15 p.m. Monday night regarding a possible gunshot victim at 234 Carnation Street. When officers arrived, they discovered that 34-year-old Todd Brown had sustained a single gunshot wound.

  • Bicentennial celebrated with time capsule

     

    Last Thursday was the culmination of several weeks of anticipation for city officials, Bicentennial Committee members, and several other community members, as there was an official dedication ceremony for the Andrew Campbell Grist Mill and the burial of a time capsule.

  • Retiring Old Glory

     

    More than 100 American flags, which were worn and tattered after a long period of flying proudly, were retired Saturday morning at the Edwards O’Banion American Legion Post in Campbellsville.

    Members of the American Legion, along with other guests, including the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, gathered to provide a proper retirement for the flags.

    Pat Keefe, who serves as adjutant finance officer for Post 82, said the post last performed such a ceremony about four or five years ago.

  • Sheriff's Office makes three arrests Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning

     

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office has made three arrests in connection with three different crimes. The arrests took place Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, according to TCSO reports. 

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in connection with a burglary that occurred Saturday morning at Big Al's Gun Shop. According to the report, the arrest occurred at 7:52 p.m. Erik J. Sanders, 18, of Union Church Road in Columbia, was arrested and faces first-degree burglary charges. 

  • CHS wraps up district with 50-14 crushing of Bethlehem