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Today's News

  • What to know for heading back to school

    Students in local school systems will soon set their alarm clocks and pack up their pencils and paper to head back to school.

    Taylor County students will begin the new school year on Monday, Aug. 4. Campbellsville and Kentucky Christian students will head back to the classroom on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

    Orientations have been planned at all local schools to help students and their parents start the new year.

    Taylor County Schools

  • 'Click It or Ticket' turns up more than seat belt offenders

    Fugitives, drunken drivers and people with stolen vehicles were among those detected and cited in this year's Click It or Ticket enforcement effort, coordinated by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and supported by more than 300 police agencies statewide.

    The main objective of Click It or Ticket is enforcement of Kentucky's seat belt law, and more than 20,500 people were cited for not being buckled up, according to reports from participating law enforcement agencies.

    But officers who manned 883 checkpoints throughout the state also detected other types of crimes.

  • Taylor County Junior Miss Program is Aug. 23

    The Taylor County Junior Miss program will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium.

    With 18 participants, this year's program is anticipated to draw a sell-out crowd.

  • Know your school's dress code

    Some dress codes at local schools saw minor tweaks while others will remain unchanged for the 2008-2009 school year.

    From preparation for the work place to safety concerns, schools adopt dress codes for a variety of reasons. School administrators also say that student grades and behavior also improve when dress codes policies are adopted.

    Following are some of the dress dos and don'ts for the upcoming school year. Contact the schools for individual school dress codes or a complete list for what can and cannot be worn during class.

    Campbellsville Elementary

  • Former Campbellsville man pleads guilty in federal court

    The former Campbellsville man who lured an underage girl into sexual activity through his MySpace page has pleaded guilty to the crimes in federal court.

    Timothy Scott Richerson of Greensburg pleaded guilty in United States District Court on Friday, July 11 before United States District Court Senior Judge Karl S. Forester.

    Richerson was indicted in March on charges of using a computer to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.

  • UpdateCampbellsville woman named Miss Kentucky

    Campbellsville native Emily Cox became the second in her family to win the Miss Kentucky crown this past weekend.

    Cox, 22, competed against 31 contestants from across the state for the Miss Kentucky title at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington.

    Cox, who had won the title of Miss Bowling Green, is the daughter of Ricky Cox and Jenny Cox, both of Campbellsville. Cox's aunt, Nancy Cox Kenny, won the Miss Kentucky crown in 1990.

    Cox said winning the crown was incredible.

  • UpdateCampbellsville man charged with murder

    A teddy bear and flowers. Two candles. The message "R.I.P D-BOY" spray-painted in white on asphalt.

    A makeshift memorial now marks the spot where 31-year-old David Brad Williams was shot and killed Sunday.

    Three people have been arrested in connection with the shooting, which took place just after 1 a.m. near the basketball courts on Clem Haskins Boulevard.

  • UpdateOne dies, another injured in KY 210 wreck

    A Campbellsville University student is dead and a woman was air-lifted to Louisville on Friday at about 4:10 p.m. as a result of a two-car collision on KY 210 about 5 miles from Campbellsville, according to a Taylor County Sheriff's Department press release.

    The man who died was identified as 23-year-old Jonathan Bruckert, a senior at Campbellsville University, according to the university Web site.

  • Summer camp for kids with asthma

    Every year as summer's heat, humidity and pollens begin to near, parents of kids who have asthma start thinking about ways for their children to have fun while keeping safe and breathing well.

    The American Lung Association of the Midland States has just the answer for children with asthma who live in Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee.

    Registrations are now being taken for Camp Superkids, a regional overnight summer camp just for kids who have asthma.

  • EDA faces budget shortfall

    Taylor County's industrial recruiter will have to do more with less this year.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority's 2008-2009 budget predicts a $36,655 shortfall.

    "Everything is basically the same," said Ron McMahan, executive director of Team TTaylor County's industrial recruiter will have to do more with less this year.aylor County, the umbrella group that houses the EDA. "It's about as bare bones as you can get."