Today's News

  • Grace Notes: Ode to a pipsqueak giant

    Every church has one and mine is no exception - a matriarch or mother of the church.

    It's not a title or position someone campaigns for or is appointed to, but it's a role someone becomes by virtue of her love and faith and selfless faithfulness.

    In my church, that would be a tiny pipsqueak named Betty Santana. I always tell Betty that the reason I like her so much is because I tower over her. The truth is, even though she's only about 4-foot-9 or so, she towers over everyone at my church, me included.

  • Webster, Porter honored with wedding shower

    Angela Webster and Brandon Porter were honored with a wedding shower on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the home of Opal Porter. Pictured are, from left, Tammy Porter, Laura Wilds, Angela and Brandon, Amy Porter and Candace Porter. The couple will marry on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Mt. Roberts Baptist Church in Campbellsville.

  • Fall Festival planned at The Homeplace on Green River

    The Homeplace on Green River, a historical demonstration farm and education center, will host an old-fashioned Farm Festival on Oct. 10-11.

    The 220-acre farm - located on KY 55 and Tebbs Bend Road, about halfway between Campbellsville and Columbia - has been owned by only three families since its founding in 1805.

    At the festival, the public will see efforts that have been made to restore the 203-year-old property and will also get to experience a wide variety of traditional farm activities.

  • One injured in Casey County crash

    An Elk Horn woman was involved in a crash that sent one person to the hospital Sunday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Michelle Long, 34, of Elk Horn was driving a 1998 Dodge truck west on KY 70 when she lost control on the rain-slickened road. The crash occurred at 3:43 p.m.

    Long was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Her passenger, 56-year-old Kenneth Michael, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for injuries. His condition was unavailable as of press time.

  • Campbellsville teen injured in LaRue crash

    Two people suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash Monday on Campbellsville Road in LaRue County.

    At 7:30 a.m., a southbound 1985 Nissan 300 ZX driven by Genesis Feather, 18, of Campbellsville, crossed the center line and struck a northbound 1993 GMS Sierra pickup driven by David Marcum, 72, of Magnolia.

    The head-on crash occurred near the intersection of O.O. Despain Road.

  • Library to host book fair through Oct. 10

    The friends of the Taylor County Public Library will host a book fair through Oct. 10 at the library.

    Those wishing to donate used books to the fair can turn them in to the library's basement before Saturday, Sept. 27.

    For more information, contact Bonnie Webster at 465-2562.

  • Music in the Park

    About 50 people attended last Friday's Music in the Park event, which featured several local acts performing country music.

    Tomorrow's Music in the Park event, the last in the series, will feature Gifted Soul performing MoTown music from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Guests are invited to bring their lawn chairs, blanket and cushions for an evening of entertainment.

  • Public record for Sept. 25


    Tina M. Hicks, 35, of North Garnett Road in Campbellsville, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    Jeremy W. Holstin, 36, of Coakley in Campbellsville, disregarding stop sign, amended to improper equipment, $153; license to be in possession, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, proof filed, dismissed.

    Danielle R. Koop, 23, of Pine Street in Campbellsville, failure to wear seat belts, dismissed; instructional permit violations, amended to improper equipment, $153.

  • Let's keep it that way

    More than 300 people from Taylor and surrounding counties participated in the 22nd annual Green River Lake Cleanup on Saturday morning. And, after about three hours of work, volunteers had filled a record amount of trash bags.

    The 301 boy and girl scouts, school children, church group members and other individuals are to be commended for the efforts Saturday. While the cleanup has seen more volunteers in the past, this year's group collected 40 more bags of trash than last year's now-shattered record of 178 bags.

  • Woman who tried to run over police officer pleads guilty

    Two Columbia women have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an attempt to strike a Campbellsville Police officer with a vehicle.

    Yolanda Sanchez, 32, of 609 Cedar St. and Tia L. Watt, 30, of 10172 New Columbia Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Sept. 16.