Today's News

  • Creepy, crawly critters

    Things got a little slimy at the Taylor County Public Library as children learned about salamanders during this month’s Family Nature Night.

    The goal of these nights are to promote an interest in outdoor animals and activities, outdoor safety and animal awareness.

    Amy Berry from Clay Hill Memorial Forest brought some of her salamander friends for children to learn about and feel, along with a craft at the end of the night.

  • Genetics playing bigger role in foods, expert says

    A plant expert was on hand Tuesday night to talk to local farmers and others about the pros and cons of genetically engineered organisms, or GMOs.

    “We never stop evaluating the safety of genetically engineered crops,” said Paul Vincelli, plant pathologist for the University of Kentucky. “There’s a series of technologies that can really do some good stuff for humans.”

  • Grand jury returns dozen indictments

    A Campbellsville man and a Columbia man accused of a string of thefts are two of 12 people a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted Tuesday.

    Zachary Q. Powell, 23, of Bridgewater Road in Columbia, was charged with second-degree burglary, a Class C felony; and theft by unlawful taking or disposition — all others $10,000 or more but less than $1,000,000, Class C felony.

  • Gribbins murder trial set for August

    A man accused of murdering his estranged wife faces a jury trial in August.

    DeWayne D. Gribbins, 42, of Peterson Street in Campbellsville, faces a jury trial at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, on charges of murder, domestic violence, a Class A felony; and tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.

    Shonda West-Stiles of the Columbia Department of Public Advocacy, who is representing Gribbins, had Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram schedule a pre-trial conference for Tuesday, April 19, at 1 p.m.

  • Sweeney enters guilty plea to sex abuse charges

    A Campbellsville man was given 5 years on probation for a variety of sex offenses.

    At a Tuesday morning hearing, Michael Sweeney, 53, of Campbellsville, pleaded guilty to 18 counts of second-degree sexual abuse, one count of first-degree criminal abuse and two counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, for which he was sentenced to 8 years, probated for 5 years.

    That means that if Sweeney violates the terms of his probation, he could face 8 years in prison.

  • A beauty and a beast: Former beauty queen now plays tackle football

    Zanda Boggs is no stranger to struggle and overcoming every hurdle that comes her way. And without a doubt, strong is an understatement to describe her in many ways.

    Whether it was her determination during beauty pageants, her ability to be a single mom of two or to tackle women on the football field.

    Boggs is a past beauty pageant winner turned semi-pro tackle football player.

    She is the corner and safety for the Derby City Dynamite of Louisville.  

  • Still no trial date for Bruckers

    A co-defendant in a three-and-a-half-year-long murder case will likely face a trial in May or June.

    At a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday afternoon, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram gave Brianna Brucker a $30,000, 10-percent bond — meaning she can be released if she or someone else posts $3,000 bond.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Shelly Miller floated trial dates of May 25 and June 28, and estimated that the trial might take three or four days. The next pre-trial conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29.

  • Taylor County rolls over host Nelson in region opener


  • CU teams tip off Thursday, Friday in Frankfort

    Campbellsville University’s Lady Tigers will be the No. 2 seed and the Tiger men are the 4th seed in the Mid-South Conference Tournament on Thursday and Friday in Frankfort.
    The No. 6 Lady Tigers (23-6) will play the University of the Cumberlands on Thursday at 2:00. The Lady Patriots upset the CU women in their last contest on Feb. 13 in Williamsburg.
    Coach Ginger Colvin’s team will be in the same side of the bracket with No. 3 seed and No. 18-rated Lindsey Wilson.

  • Fifth Region Tournament results


    Boys’ Fifth Region Tourney
    Wednesday, March 2

    Taylor County 84, Nelson County 50
    North Hardin 68, Green County 53
    Thursday, March 3
    Bardstown 80, Marion County 49
    Central Hardin 72, Caverna 71
    Monday, March 7
    Taylor County 69, North Hardin 49
    Central Hardin 74, Bardstown 60
    Tuesday, March 8
    Taylor County 69, Bardstown 53 (championship)