Today's News

  • U.S. Sen. Rand Paul to speak at CU Friday


  • Three men arrested following KSP chase


    A Taylor County man was arrested Friday at approximately 2:26 p.m. on Poe Young Road following a pursuit that began on KY 527.

    Kentucky State Police Tpr. Logan Smith observed a Pontiac Grand Am with expired registration plates and an unrestrained passenger. When he attempted to stop the vehicle, the operator fled.

    The pursuit ended 10 miles west of Campbellsville on Poe Young Road when the Grand Am became stuck in a muddy field.

  • Early Days February 25, 2016


    February 23, 2006

    Junior and Joyce Smith of Black Gnat will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. The Smiths were married on Feb. 25, 1956.

    Taylor County historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith will discuss her latest book, “Morgan is Coming: Confederate Raiders in the Heartland of Kentucky”, at 5 p.m. ET in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall at Lindsey Wilson College.

  • Could there be region repeats in the Fifth?


  • Local FFA sees uptick in membership

    Taylor County FFA members are seeing more people join their group or otherwise learn about agriculture.

    “We know there’s been a lot of negativity against the agriculture industry in the last few months, directly related to FFA and 4-H in the last couple of weeks,” said Taylor County FFA President Korri Briggs.

    At a Taylor County Ag Council meeting earlier this month at the Taylor County Extension Office, local FFA (Future Farmers of America) talked about their activities over the previous year.

  • Bible Belt Medium is open for business

    A new business in Campbellsville is taking off and touching many people in the process.

    Travis Bright, the self-proclaimed Campbellsville Medium, is helping people reconnect with loved ones that have passed.

    Bright feels there is a big misconception to what it is he does and what a medium actually is.

    “This is my own self description; it’s a sixth sense that we have that allows us to be more observant, to be more aware of seeing, feeling and hearing than what the average person can do,” he said.

  • Renovation work happening at Trace Creek Softball Park

    Improvements to the Trace Creek softball complex should be complete in time for the first tournament of the year.

    Jamie Browning of Trace Creek anticipates work being done by April 1. The first travel ball tournament will be held there the next day, and the softball league starts playing by the end of April.

    “These improvements will be really great for the kids,” said Browning.

  • Wet/dry vote possible for Taylor County

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney thinks it quite likely that an alcohol referendum could happen this year.

    “I’ve already met with some people who had some questions, given them the numbers they would need,” Carney said. “If we are going to have (an alcohol election) this year, it’ll have to be before Oct. 8.”

    If it does happen, it could still happen earlier than that, if interested parties go through with what they’re talking about doing, Carney added.

  • Faulkner edges Goodin for Fifth Region Player of Year


  • Early Days February 18, 2016


    February 16, 2006

    Russell Overstreet was recognized Thursday, Jan. 12, at Pitman 124 Masonic Lodge for his 40 years of membership.

    Kristen Earhart and Phyllis Webster are the two lucky winners of Gatlinburg packages that were given away as top prizes for Amazon.com employees during the 2005 holidays at the Campbellsville facility.

    Michael Green and Crystal Rooker, representing the senior class, were named 2006 Taylor County High Homecoming King and Queen on Feb. 10.