Today's News

  • Taylor Schools approve drug testing

    This fall, Taylor County students participating in extracurricular activities could be tested for drugs.

    After nearly a full year of discussion and study, Taylor County School Board members approved a random drug testing policy during its regular meeting Tuesday.

    The policy was passed by a 3-1 vote, with Board Chairman Tony Davis casting the lone "No" vote. Board members Bernie Cave, Jim Cheatham and Lillian Clark voted in favor of the policy. Board member Gary Porter was absent.

    "I'm just as confused as I was at the last meeting," Davis said.

  • Man with venomous snakes faces additional charges

    The Campbellsville man facing 25 criminal charges after Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officers found several venomous snakes and alligators at his home has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment.

    According to a Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife press release, Freddie Stone, 36, of 552 Mt. Carmel Road was charged after the animals were found Friday, March 28 at 10 a.m. at his Campbellsville home.

  • Police searching for stolen flatbed trailer

    Police are searching for a flatbed trailer stolen from Taylor County High School.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Finck, the theft was caught on the school's security video system.

    At 12:51 a.m. on Friday, April 4, someone driving a two-tone Jeep Cherokee backed up to the trailer, which was parked by the Taylor County Band barn. Using bolt cutters, they cut the lock off of the trailer, hitched it to their vehicle and drove away.

  • Public record for April 14

    District Civil Settled

    07-C-497, filed 11/10/07; Asset Acceptance LLC v. Tamara L. Donnelly of Ray Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleged defendant owed on account, $1,316.04, $351.13 in interest, interest and court costs. On 3/19/08 a judgment was rendered for the plaintiff, $1,316.04, interest and court costs.

  • CMS students celebrate International Pi Day

    Campbellsville Middle School students in Melisa Morris' pre-algebra and algebra classes celebrated International Pi Day by completing an Internet scavenger hunt to locate interesting and unusual Pi facts. At the end of the day, students were treated to marshmallow, oatmeal and raisin "pies." Daniel Dicken, an eighth grader, previews the scavenger hunt before he begins surfing the Web.

  • Supplement recall raises concerns

    Following a federal recall of two dietary supplements, the Kentucky Department for Public Health has issued a health advisory for consumers who may have ingested the products and could be at risk for illness.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has reported that two products of the Total Body Formula dietary supplement line have been recalled due to health concerns: Total Body Formula in the flavors of Tropical Orange and Peach Nectar and Total Body Mega Formula in Orange/Tangerine flavor.

  • Holmes had a master plan for all of us

    The scoreboard is peppered with names and addresses. There were Masters invitees from Australia (9), England (5) and Spain (3). But there was only one player from Campbellsville. Ky.

    J.B. Holmes has reached a high point in a relatively short professional golfing career - an invitation to what is arguably THE most prestigious golfing event on the PGA Tour - the Masters.

    Not just anyone gets an invitation. You have to meet at least one of a list of 18 qualifications. J.B. was in by virtue of his February win at the FBR Open in Arizona.

  • Campbellsville man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with selling cocaine in two indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Mitchell L. Strong, 50, of 601 E. First St., Apt. A, was indicted on two counts of first-degree selling cocaine, both second offenses, and two counts of being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Adkins earns grant for class field trip

    Campbellsville Elementary teacher Vanessa Adkins was awarded a $1,000 Target Field Trip Grant, designed to help bring learning to life for students.

    Adkins, a first-grade teacher, was selected from more than 16,000 applicants across the country.

    She plans to use the grant money to take 100 first graders to the Louisville Zoo on May 1.

  • Fourth graders compete in 'Science Madness'

    Taylor County Elementary fourth graders recently participated in a competition called "Science Madness."

    During the competition, teams chosen by their classroom teacher played against each other. Ultimately, only one team represented each classroom in the finale.

    For the finale, the winning teams in each classroom competed for the title. The winning team was the "Super Science Experts" from Angie Kearney's classroom. The team named runner-up was the "Scientific Scholars" from Laura Raganas' class.