Today's News

  • More than 100 register to vote since Sept. 15

    Taylor County's number of voters grew by more than 100 in the final month of the registration window.

    According to County Clerk Mark Carney, 120 new voters registered at his office since the last official voter count on Sept. 15, bringing the total to an estimated 17,163. This year's General Election will mark the first time the county has had more than 17,000 registered voters, Carney said.

  • LWC to host visitation days

    As fall gets under way, now is the perfect time to plan a college visit.

    That's the advice of Lindsey Wilson Director of Admissions Charity Ferguson.

    "Before high school students get too deep into the school year, they should begin to take time in the fall to visit college campuses," Ferguson said.

    This school year, Lindsey Wilson offers prospective students and their families five opportunities to attend a Lindsey Wilson College open house.

    Lindsey Wilson will host open houses on Nov. 22, Jan. 31, March 28 and April 18.

  • Natalie's now carries children's clothing

    Natalie's is now carrying clothing for girls in sizes newborn to 10 and for boys newborn to 4T. A variety of brands are available including Zutano, Hartstrings, Petit Ami and Fantasia.

    Natalie's still offers gifts for all ages, home decor and dishware including Lenox. They are located at 104 Nancy Cox Drive.

  • Attorney General sues to stop state's inmate early release program

    Attorney General Jack Conway has filed suit in Franklin Circuit Court against the Kentucky Department of Corrections to block the agency from continuing to release prisoners, some of whom are dangerous felons.

    Conway is also seeking an injunction to prevent the Department of Corrections from retroactively granting "street time" credit to parolees so that they are released early from parole supervision.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary School Writers of the Week for the week of Sept. 24 are, from left, Connor Wise, kindergarten; Riley Thompson, first grade; Kailey Thompson, second grade; Ashley Smith, third grade; Kaitlyn Lee, fourth grade; and Mark Manning, fifth grade.

  • Grace Notes: Word from a rickety boat

    As I paddled my rickety rowboat - I was on a rushing river somewhere - a couple of humungous alligators came up underneath, flipped me over and started biting my feet.

    I've always hated that about alligators.

    It was 2:14 a.m. and thankfully only a dream. I tried going back to sleep, but the alligators were waiting to finish me off so I turned on the TV and listened to four yippy dogs disguised as political commentators discuss the current crisis of the day.

  • Southern States employee participates in truck rodeo

    John Marcum has participated in an annual truck rodeo designed to qualify him as a "Certified GrowMaster Applicator" at Southern States Cooperative Inc. in Campbellsville.

    Southern States certified applicators are tested annually for equipment application accuracy and participate in product and application technology training to ensure effectiveness.

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities makes a difference in child hunger

    America's Second Harvest of Kentucky's Heartland has received a $7,380 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities to fund the BackPack program for one month in eight Kentucky counties, including Taylor County.

    Every week, ASHKH partners with county agencies and volunteers to distribute 6,000 bags of child-friendly foods per month to Taylor, Hardin, LaRue, Grayson, Marion, Washington, Green and Meade counties.

  • CES names Students of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary School named its Students of the Week for individual classrooms at a recent celebration assembly. They are, from left, front: Shelby Smith, Levi Sallee, Brandon Pittman, Colin Harris, Victoria Cox, Ryan Milburn, Abby Kirkpatrick and Travis Nash. Middle: Haley Mitchell, Bryce Richardson, Cody Cox, Keidlan Boils, Alexis Lane, John Michael Netherland, Trayjan Bradley and Taekwon McCoy. Back: Madison Lewis, Ashley Bottom, Darius Bell, Ricky Smith-Cecil, Chanson Atkinson and Mallory Haley.

  • Early Days


    Oct. 8, 1998

    Green River Lake hosted a national muskie tournament earlier this year, and on Saturday and Sunday bass fishermen will blanket the lake again for a two-day tourney.

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wise Jr. will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 11.

    Tubby Smith, a man of many expressions and coach of the 1998 NCAA Basketball Champion University of Kentucky Wildcats, was in town Monday night to help Campbellsville University raise money for its men's basketball program.


    Oct. 13, 1988