Today's News

  • TCHS to have auditorium at new school


    The Taylor County High School construction project has a new addition in the works that was a welcomed surprise for the principal.

    Superintendent Roger Cook announced during Tuesday’s board meeting that extra money has been found to build an auditorium.

    “We have been frugal enough with taxpayers’ money that we are able to, we believe, build an auditorium. Which is going to make a lot of folks happy,” he said.

    The addition is contingent on KED approval and pending the board’s vote.

  • Trooper Johnny Edrington honored 28 years after his murder


    Another year has passed, but the memory of Kentucky State Police Trooper Johnny Edrington will never fade.

    Officers stood at attention as they remembered one of their own nearly 28 years since Edrington was killed in the line of duty. The search to find his killer continues.

  • Clinton edges Sanders in county


    Just as in the state as a whole, Hillary Clinton won in Taylor County in the Democratic primary for the race for the presidency.

    Of the county’s 17,878 registered voters, 3,853 voted on Tuesday — a voter turnout of 21.55 percent. Statewide, turnout was 20.65 percent. Of the state’s 3,243,078 registered voters, 669,850 voted.

    “It was a good election. We got all the votes counted by 7 p.m.,” said Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney. “It was very high turnout for a primary.”

  • CHS' Thomas one-hits Adair with 14 Ks


  • Softball run for adults suffered huge blow


  • Christian author publishes first novel

    A new book by a Christian author has local roots in Taylor County. This month marks the nationwide release of “The Taming of Evelyn Gracen,” a historical romantic novel by Sandy Arnold.

    Being an avid reader, writing has always been something Arnold tossed around in the back of her head.

    “It was just sort of on a dare for myself to see if I could do it,” she said.

    She had homeschooled her son, Charlie, from preschool through high school. Once he graduated in 2011, she decided to start writing.

  • Ag commissioner visits Campbellsville

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the Kentucky Proud brand can make Kentucky-made products as famous as Idaho potatoes or Florida oranges.

    “Kentucky can be known beyond our state’s borders for more than just bourbon, tobacco and Kentucky Fried Chicken,” said Quarles. “We can do more, and I hope to highlight some of the great, high-quality ... products we have, internationally and beyond our state’s borders, using Kentucky Proud as a model.”

  • Amazon donates Kindle Fire Kids Edition tablets to Campbellsville Elementary

    Representatives of the Campbellsville Amazon Fulfillment Center stopped by Campbellsville Elementary School Wednesday to help ignite the passion for reading in students. Amazon donated 25 Kindle Fire Kids Edition tablets to the kindergarten and first grade classrooms.  

    Five students from each kindergarten class were in attendance for the surprise donation. Smiles from ear to ear came across each face as the students tried out their new hand-held devices.

  • Liberty woman found dead in Taylor County following wreck, search

    A Liberty woman was found dead Wednesday evening after driving off Stoner Creek Road on Tuesday, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    A report by KSP Post 15 Spokesman Tpr. Billy Gregory said Carla Monday, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Monday, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, was driving west on Stoner Creek Road when she ran off the road, over an embankment and hit several trees, according to the report.

  • Cardinals make it three triumphs in last four outings

    After clinching the top district seed last Friday, Taylor County’s baseball Cardinals made it three wins in their last four outings by splitting games at Cumberland County and run-ruling Casey County at home on Monday.
    Junior Seth King struck out 12 and allowed only one hit in the Cardinals’ 7-0 triumph over the host Panthers on Saturday.
    Justice Gregory had two runs batted in and Griffin Hall two hits in the triumph.
    TCHS dropped an 8-7 affair in 10 innings to Southwestern in Saturday’s nightcap.