Today's News

  • Birth Announcements

    Johnny and Deanna Smith of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Colton Charles, at 3:02 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Charlie and Peggy Cox and John and Paula Smith, all of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandparents are Mattie Smothers of Campbellsville and the late Paul Smothers, Buddy and Mary Jo Gribbins, James and Lola Cox and John and Sue Smith.

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  • 'and it was THIS big!'

    Ed Bright can't work without his music. Today, it's George Jones.

    Bright, 67, makes fishing rods and says he has sold them to at least one person in all of the United States and three other countries.

    Born and raised in Yuma, Bright's interest in fishing was sparked at a young age and is something he says he has passed on to his children and grandchildren.

    Bright began making fishing rods after his broke while vacationing in Florida a little more than 25 years ago.

  • Public record for Jan. 29


    Tony Lee Skaggs, 35, of Tom Stearman Road in Summersville, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, dismissed; driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, $718, four days in jail, credit given for four days already served, alcohol drug education program, license suspended for 120 days.

  • Rape, sodomy charges amended

    A Campbellsville man has been granted a five-year pretrial diversion on charges stemming from a 2006 rape and sodomy allegation.

    Everette Ray Fair, 22, of 112 Ray St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Nov. 7 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Records from Bertram's hearings on that day, however, were not made available until recently.

  • Kimbler Kids Corner

    Sophia Grace Kimbler was crowned queen on Nov. 22 at the Kentucky State Festival Pageant in Lexington. Kimbler also won "prettiest eyes." She is the 5-year-old daughter of Jay and Jessica Kimbler of Columbia. Her grandparents are Mike and Judy Humphress and Sandy Kimbler, all of Campbellsville.

  • Neighbors helping neighbors

    As difficult and inconvenient as the past week has been for many residents of Taylor County, it has been an enlightening week as well.

    With the ice storm of last Tuesday - and then the inch and a half of snow that followed the very next day - more than half a million people across the state lost electricity. Though Taylor County didn't get the worst of what Mother Nature had to offer, we still had thousands without electricity and heat.

  • Center for Rural Development to host Lincoln events

    Ten thousand students. 50 performances. 42 counties. 9 partners. One legendary Kentucky native and beloved American president.

    The Center for Rural Development will pull these elements together this February in celebration of the Lincoln Bicentennial - the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth - throughout more than one third of the 120 counties in his "Old Kentucky Home."

  • Cunningham-Rock

    Jennifer Rhea Cunningham and Marshall Shawn Rock exchanged wedding vows on April 19, 2008, at Calvary Baptist Church.

    The Rev. Hank Ellington performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Carolyn Puckett of Liberty and Jack Cunningham of Lexington.

    The groom is the son of Joe and May Rock of Campbellsville.

    Jennifer Clemmons Davis served as the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Amy Logan Williamson, Kim Seaman Ramsey and Misty Rock Hafley.

    Mayci Hafley and Chloe Hafley served as the flower girls.

  • Lady Cards ride fast start to home victory

    Taylor County's Lady Cardinals raced out to a 15-0 lead and broke a four-game losing streak with a 49-44 victory over visiting Russell County on Friday night.

    The Lady Cardinals (9-9) used threes from Mercedes Cox and Hope Wigginton to gain the early advantage and hit 17 of 24 free throws to put an exclamation point on the win. MeLeigha Pollock (16), Cox (13) and Wigginton (12) all reached double figures for coach Jenny Jessie's team.

  • Keep public records public

    Editor's Note: This editorial first appeared in the Casey County News on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

    One of the provisions in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states that citizens have the right to a free press.

    And that means a press unencumbered by the dictates of a local, state or federal government deciding what can be printed or broadcast.

    However, one state legislator wants to limit access to 911 recordings because the recordings, in his opinion, are being used by media companies to attract viewers and boost ratings.