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Today's News

  • Colton's donates to firefighter fund
  • Six candidates seek seat in Senate

     

    Six people want the chance to represent Kentucky in the United States Senate.

    On Nov. 4, voters will decide who of the six will serve as one of Kentucky's two U.S. senators come Jan. 1.

    Incumbent Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., faces Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is currently Kentucky's secretary of state.

    The two will also battle Libertarian candidate David M. Patterson and write-in candidates Mike Maggard, Robert Edward Ransdell and Shawna Sterling.

  • Firefighter funeral details released

     

    Funeral information for Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Capt. Tony Grider has been released.

    Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday EDT at Columbia Christian Church in Columbia.

    Funeral will be Wednesday at noon EDT at the church.

    Surrounded by friends and family, Grider took his last breath Saturday afternoon.

    Grider’s death comes about a month after he and three other Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters were injured while helping with an ALS ice bucket challenge on the Campbellsville University campus.

  • Youth pitch in to build Habitat home

     

    The sound of pounding hammers echoes throughout the neighborhood.

    But the noise isn't coming from professional construction workers. It's coming from teenagers pitching in to help someone they might not even know.

    Campbellsville resident Tina G. Dishman has waited for nearly two years for her dream of getting a new home to become a reality.

  • Group plans mission trip to Haiti

    The goal is to serve God, feed children and create leaders.

    A group of 15 local residents, many from Campbellsville, will soon head to Haiti to help feed and teach children at an orphanage there.

    For all but one of those going, this will be their first mission trip.

    Earl Rodgers of Green River Memorial Baptist Church in Campbellsville is in charge of organizing the trip. Rodgers said many churches have banned together to make the trip happen.

  • Happy Birthday, U.S. Constitution!

     

    It was a party, complete with a red carpet, snacks and music.

    Taylor County Elementary School hosted a celebration on Wednesday in honor of the U.S. Constitution's 227th birthday. The document was created on Sept. 17, 1787.

    The school's 200 fifth-grade students attended the celebration, which was also attended by guests Ben Franklin, portrayed by Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, and Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

  • Campbellsville man sentenced to 23 years in prison

     

    A Campbellsville man will spend 23 years in prison for sodomizing and abusing a child.

    In October, Charles Ray Shepperson, 40, of Layton Drive, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with two counts of a sex-related crime and two counts each of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12.

  • Campbellsville man to serve 12 years in prison

     

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a young girl. He will serve 12 years in prison as punishment.

    In August 2011, George Henry Colvin, 43, of Shields Court, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with first-degree rape of a girl younger than 12, criminal attempt to commit first-degree rape of a girl younger than 12, first-degree sexual abuse of a girl younger than 12 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Kentucky named houseboat capital of the world

     

  • Parson named interim library director

     

    There are already people interested in the job, and a plan has been put in place to decide who will get it.

    Applications for the Taylor County Public Library director position are due in a week, and several have already been submitted.

    Taylor County Public Library Director Julia Turpin announced recently that she has resigned her post. Her last day on the job will be Friday, Oct. 3.