Today's News

  • 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.

  • Marion County Country Ham Days set for Sept. 27-28

    Marion County Country Ham Days celebrates its 39th year as "Barrels of Fun" on Sept 27-28 in historic downtown Lebanon.

    First celebrated in 1969 with six hams, a few dozen eggs and a handful of visitors, now more than 6,000 pounds of country ham are needed for the event that draws thousands of visitors each year during the last full weekend in September.

  • Wise Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. "Bob" and Nell Wise will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 12.

    They were married in 1948 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

    A reception will begin at 2 p.m. at the "All Occasions" building in Spurlington hosted by their three children, Ron Wise of Old Hickory, Tenn., and Brian T. Wise and Roberta Wise Cox, both of Campbellsville.

    They also have 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Other relatives are Ed and Wilma McGuire of Campbellsville.