Today's News

  • State fair mascots come to Taylor County Fair

    The Kentucky State Fair's mascots, Fairbear and Fairabear, will visit the Taylor County Fair on Saturday, June 13.

    Fairbear and Fairabear will give away pins, hugs and information about the upcoming 2009 Kentucky State Fair, which will be Aug. 20-30 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    For more information, visit www.kystatefairexpo.org or call (502) 367-5002.


  • Crusade for Children campaign continues through June 7

    Campbellsville and Taylor County firefighters began collecting for the Crusade for Children fundraising campaign on Monday, June 1.

    Door-to-door collections started Monday evening and continue through Thursday evening.

    Roadblocks will be set up throughout the community on Friday and Saturday and near the fire department on Sunday morning.

    Church youth groups will be involved with this year's collections.

    Groups who would like to participate should call Kenny Phillips at 403-4567.


  • Crusade for Children

    Campbellsville and Taylor County firefighters began collecting for the Crusade for Children fundraising campaign on Monday, June 1. Roadblocks were set up throughout the community on Friday and Saturday and near the fire department on Sunday morning.


  • The love of new shoes is in the genes

    My granddaughter Claire is a feisty child. She reminds me a lot of her mother at that age.

    She is 19 months old and starting to string words together. Sometimes I can understand her, sometimes not, but I always get a kick out of what she says. She gives an extra twist to the word umbrella-la-la.

    The other day I was talking to her on the phone and two words came out perfectly clear. She said new shoes.

    The child is a prodigy and a girl after my own heart.

  • Lawmakers headed back to Frankfort

    Seeking to erase the state's projected $1 billion budget shortfall, Gov. Steve Beshear will call legislators back to Frankfort on June 15.

    Aside from Beshear's proposed $9.1 billion budget, lawmakers will also take up the issue of racetrack slot machines, incentives to bring NASCAR races to northern Kentucky and Ohio River bridge projects.

    Beshear's budget proposal cuts about $200 million in spending and counts on more than $700 million in federal stimulus funds.

  • Teen indicted on assault charge

    A Springfield teenager has been indicted on a first-degree assault charge stemming from a one-vehicle crash that left another Springfield teenager dead.

    Michael Barnett, 19, of 111 Mayes Ave. in Springfield was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash occurred at about 1:54 a.m. on Sept. 16, 2007, on U.S. 68.

    The report states that Barnett, who was driving a 2001 Infiniti I30, lost control of his vehicle, dropped off the shoulder, overcorrected and then overturned.

  • Annual sale provide miles of deals

    Past a maze of parked cars, the Greensburg Road section of the annual 400-Mile sale is bustling with activity.

    The smell of bratwurst and funnel cake fills the air. Crowds of people populate the booths, looking over the clothing, quilts, candles, food and more.

    The sale, which kicked off on Wednesday, got into full-swing Friday after rain on Wednesday and Thursday put a damper on the opening days.

  • Man accused of stealing and crashing car

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly stole a car and then crashed it.

    Cyvesck Douglas Miller, 19, of 128 Ray Court was arrested at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.

    According to Miller's arrest citation, he confessed to stealing a car on Sunday, May 31.

    While he was driving the car, court records state, Miller allegedly crashed into a parked vehicle belonging to Comcast Cable and then fled the scene.

  • Taylor County Fair begins

    From funnel cakes to fast rides, beauty pageants to dance moves, carnival games to belting out a favorite song, the Taylor County Fair is sure to offer entertainment for everyone.

    The fair officially got started Saturday with the Youth Horse Show and the Tommie Johns Memorial Championship Horse Show.

    Midway rides will begin today and continue through Saturday.

    Harold Young, president of the Taylor County Fair Association Inc., says he considers this year's midway providers as one of the best carnivals in the state.

  • Locals attend Kentucky Lifesavers Conference

    Several local residents attended the 2009 Kentucky Lifesavers Conference at The Marriott Louisville Downtown. This conference provides an opportunity to share methods of success and create valuable relationships. Local residents strive to achieve the same goal-reducing needless loss of life, serious injuries and cost of motor vehicle collisions on highways. Pictured are, from left, front: Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, regional grants coordinator for Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Therese Richerson, and Frieda Cox and Denise Walsh of MADD Kentucky.