Today's News

  • Woman murdered Saturday

    A man was arrested Saturday evening in Shelby County in connection with the reported murder of a Campbellsville woman.

    Rocky T. Ashby, 36, was arrested for the murder of Tara Simpson Lamer, 35, according to Campbellsville Police Department reports.

    Aside from the murder charge, he also stands accused of first-degree burglary and fourth-degree domestic assault with minor injury. Those charges
    date back to a reported incident in May.

  • Right-of-way meeting set for July 28

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will conduct a public right-of-way informational meeting on Thursday, July 28, from 5-7 p.m. at the activity center at Elk Horn Baptist Church on 3145 Elk Horn Road.

    The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on this section of the Campbellsville Bypass, extending from KY 55 to KY 70, and to share information concerning right-of-way activities.

  • City alcohol petition could be verified soon

    A possible alcohol referendum in Campbellsville reached another milestone last week.

    Organizer Pat Keefe, who has been collecting signatures for such a special election, says he turned his signatures in to the Taylor County Clerk’s Office on Monday.

    A citywide “wet/dry election would require 527 votes; Keefe says he had 570 as of Monday, July 11.

  • Raw talent

    Music has been running through Tonyajavonne Yarbrough’s veins for as long as she can remember, but it wasn’t until this year she started to make her natural gift known.

    Her comfort zone is being behind an instrument at her church, First Baptist Church.

    “That’s when it becomes easy for me,” she said.

    In addition to playing the keyboard, piano and organ, she can also sing.

  • Body found in creek Thursday

    A Campbellsville man was found dead Thursday morning in the creek at the corner of South Columbia Avenue and Oak Street.

    The Taylor County Coroner’s Office declared Walter Herman Tutt, 88, of Dell Street, dead at the scene, according to a Campbellsville Police Department report.

    As of press time, the CPD said their preliminary investigation showed no signs of foul play.

    According to the report, the CPD responded at approximately 8:47 a.m. to a call regarding an older white male in the waterway, finding Tutt unresponsive there.

  • Doss' 64 puts him in Kentucky Open


    Alex Doss shot a 7-under 64 to claim first place in a qualifier at Glasgow Country Club on July 11. The finish, which was three shots ahead of rest of the 29-man field, qualifies he and 10 others (73 or better) for the Kentucky Open at the University of Louisville Golf Club in Simpsonville on July 26-28. Doss will be a junior next month at Campbellsville High School.

  • Vernon hires brother as his top assistant

    Jordan Alves, CU Sports Information Director

    Just a few weeks after Brent Vernon was hired as the men’s basketball coach on June 28, he will now have a very familiar assistant coach sitting beside him on the bench. Mark Vernon, the older brother of Brent, was hired as the top assistant for the Tigers on July 5.

  • Falls shoots for firsts


    This past school year MaCayla Falls was a fifth grade student at Kentucky Christian Academy.
    Falls was the first place elementary girl at the Kentucky State Individual Tournament. She won a target at this event. Falls continued her trek with a first-place elementary girl finish at the NASP national tournament where she won a custom bow and a target. At the NASP World Tournament in Myrtle Beach, Falls placed second out of 582 girls in the elementary girl division. She won custom arrows, a wrist sling and a quiver.

  • Little League 10-11s bound for State


  • Taylor County Primary Center opening delayed

    With exciting changes coming to Taylor County Schools, students will have to wait a bit longer before moving in.

    At the regular Taylor County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, July 12, Superintendent Roger Cook announced they would not make the primary center construction deadline.

    “We’re not going to make the Aug. 5, primary center deadline to get in. That’s not going to happen,” Cook said.