Today's News

  • Campbellsville woman receives pretrial diversion

    Katisha Wise, 20, of 216 Lincoln Avenue in Campbellsville pleaded guilty to two counts of reckless homicide in Marion County last month. The case originated from a two-vehicle collision in which two passengers in Wise's vehicle died.

    Wise was indicted in September 2007 on two counts of second-degree manslaughter, DUI and possession of marijuana less than 8 ounces in connection with a fatal accident that occurred in Marion County.

    She received five years of supervised pretrial diversion, but that is conditional on her admission to drug court.

  • The cure for loneliness

    My husband and kids say Maggie is lonely. Just exactly how they know this, I haven't a clue since Maggie can't talk.

    Maggie is our 5-month-old border collie/Labrador mix puppy. We saved her from the doggie death chamber just before Christmas and we made room in our home and our hearts for her. But now, they assure me, she is terribly lonely.

    It doesn't matter that there are two adults, three children and three cats to keep her company. The only thing, they say, that will make her "un-lonely" is another puppy. And, alas, they've found the perfect one.

  • TCES gifted/talented students visit The Challenger Learning Center

    A group of Taylor County Elementary gifted and talented fifth-graders took part in a unique learning activity, a simulated space mission called Rendezvous with a Comet on March 12. The mission took place at The Challenger Learning Center of Hardin County in Radcliff. Students were accompanied by Taylor County Gifted Coordinator Debbie Gumm and TCES teacher Shannon Cox.

  • Campbellsville man seeks Senate seat

    Campbellsville resident James E. Rice is one of seven Democrats seeking the Primary nomination for U.S. Senator, an office currently held by Republican Mitch McConnell.

    Rice will face Michael Cassaro, David Lynn Williams, Kenneth Stepp, Greg Fischer, Bruce Lunsford and David Wylie on the Democratic ticket. The winner of that race will face either McConnell or his challenger, Daniel Essek.

  • FEMA funds available for emergency shelter and food programs

    Taylor County will receive $15,546 in FEMA funds to supplement emergency shelter and food programs in the area.

    Local groups may apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency funds. To apply, groups must be non-profit, have an accounting system and conduct audits annually, practice non-discrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food or shelter services and, if the group is a private voluntary organization, must have a voluntary board.

  • Woman's club members plan events

    Campbellsville Woman's Club met Monday, April 28 at the home of Bea Montgomery on Lebanon Avenue.

    Committee reports were given and upcoming projects were discussed. Members planned how to disperse funds to the different projects in which the club is involved.

    Members nominated officers for the next two years, which were approved. Those officers will be installed by the Kentucky State Woman's Club president on May 19 during a potluck dinner meeting at First United Methodist Church in Campbellsville.

  • Lady Eagles claim Heartland tennis title

    Meredith Haley won the singles' title while Alison Medders and Ashley Phillips finished second in doubles to power coach Carol Tucker's Campbellsville High School Lady Eagles to the Heartland Athletic Conference Tennis Tournament title on Tuesday at Miller Park.

    The Lady Eagle doubles' team of Ariel Milby and Summer Montgomery also reached the semis.

    Taylor County's Lady Cardinals were third as Kristina Hjelt lost to Haley in the championship and TCHS' Jessica Seaborne fell in the semis.

    Marion County won the boys' team championship with Taylor County finishing second.

  • 4-H Variety Show winners named

    Eleven acts recently competed in the 4-H Variety Show at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel.

    Lindsay Cissell and Chloe Cox where selected as the champion acts and will represent Taylor County at the Area Showcase of Stars on Saturday at Lindsey Wilson College.

    Cissell sang the song "Our Song," and Cox played the piano and sang "My Redeemer Lives."

    Samuel Kessler and April Massengale were selected as reserve champions. Kessler played "Motion Machine," on the piano and Massengale played "It Is Well With My Soul."

  • 'It was more fun than school'

    Taylor County Elementary first-grader Oriana Menes traveled with her mother to Budapest during spring break to visit her grandmother, Ldori Gyulane.

    Oriana is the daughter of Emil and Adrea Menes.

    While in Budapest, Oriana and her mother took in educational, cultural and entertaining activities for a lifetime of memories.

    Oriana and her mother, a former elementary school teacher in the Budapest school system, possess dual citizenship to that country.

  • Purvis-Sprowles

    Bethany Purvis and Jeremy Michael Sprowles, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 24.

    Purvis is the daughter of Cary Colvin and Fred Purvis, both of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Fred Sr. and Dollie Purvis of Harrodsburg, Clarence Colvin of Campbellsville and the late Elizabeth Colvin.

    She is a 2003 graduate of Campbellsville High School and is employed at Taylor Regional Hospital.