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Today's News

  • 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.

  • State rep race gets more important

    This year's race for State Representative just became even more important.

    Citing a battle with cancer, Democrat Doug Mullins has dropped out of the 51st District race.

    Mullins, a current Campbellsville City Council member, ran unopposed in the May primary. He would have faced Republican John "Bam" Carney in the November General Election in an attempt to fill the term vacated by Russ Mobley, R-Campbellsville.

    Mobley will not seek re-election for health reasons.

  • Farm Bureau Insurance named one of Top 50

    Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. has been named to the 2008 Ward's 50 Benchmark Group for being one of the 50 top performing property-casualty insurance companies in the industry.

    Ward Group, a Cincinnati-based management consulting firm specializing in the insurance industry, annually analyzes the financial performance of insurance companies in the United States and identifies the top performers.

  • Bibelhauser's photography on exhibit

    Dana Leigh Bibelhauser's photography was recently selected to be exhibited at the Kaviar Forge & Gallery of Louisville as part of the "Artists in Our Midst" competition.

    The competition was open to all Kentucky artists of various mediums. A total of 35 artists were selected for the gallery showing.

    Two of Bibelhauser's black and white photographs - titled "Twisted Tree" and "Yellow Leaves" - will be on display at the gallery through Aug. 27. In addition, an open house will take place on the final Friday of the month.

  • TCMS dance/carnival is Friday, Aug. 15

    Taylor County Middle School will host a dance/carnival fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15.

    The event is open to six, seventh and eighth graders.

    Good Timz Entertainment will provide the music. There will also be pizza, drinks, popcorn, cotton candy and snacks for sale.

    32 Degrees will be selling shaved ice and sorbets.

    Ann Arnett will be applying temporary tattoos. There will also be face painting, corn hole, hillbilly golf, limbo, skeet ball and basketball.

  • Mullins withdraws from race

    Citing a battle with cancer, Democrat Doug Mullins has dropped out of the 51st District State Representative's race.

    Mullins, who currently serves on the Campbellsville City Council, ran unopposed in the May primary. He would have faced Republican John "Bam" Carney in the race to fill the position that incumbent Russ Mobley, R-Campbellsville, will vacate when his term ends this year.

    Mobley will not seek re-election. In a press release issued earlier this year, Mobley cited health issues as his reason for stepping down after eight years in office.