Today's News

  • Gorin-Smith receives history award

    The Kentucky Historical Society presented its 2015 Award of Distinction to Betty Jane Gorin-Smith, of Campbellsville, on Friday, Nov. 6, in Frankfort during its annual membership meeting and history awards presentation.

    Gorin-Smith received the award for her efforts to preserve and promote Kentucky history. On Saturday, Oct. 10, Gorin-Smith also received the Edith S. Bingham Excellence in Preservation Education Award.

  • Officials, business leaders to be ‘arrested’ for charity Dec. 1

    A number of public officials and business leaders will be “arrested” and “jailed” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

    But the “bail” money will go toward the Senior Services Endowment Fund, which helps the Taylor County Senior Center.

    “I am looking forward to an exciting day as we arrest some of our finest citizens and raise money to support a worthy cause during this holiday season,” said Taylor County Senior Center Director Mitzi Hay.

    Hay is asking for people to volunteer.

  • Fallen officer laid to rest Wednesday


    A week after Richmond police officer Daniel Ellis was shot, many residents and colleagues from around the country gathered at Eastern Kentucky University's Alumni Coliseum in Richmond Wednesday for his funeral.

    After the service ended around noon, bagpipes were played and officers saluted when Ellis' flag-draped coffin was brought outside the coliseum.

    Officers then headed back to a parking lot full of cruisers to begin the 100-mile procession to an Adair County cemetery for Ellis' burial.

  • Taylor County schools to create new principal position at elementary

    The Taylor County School Board of Education approved creating a new principal position for the elementary school beginning Jan. 4, 2016, Monday night during the regular board meeting.

    Superintendent Roger Cook wants to reconfigure the elementary by separating it from the primary to fifth grade structure to two separate entities, being a primary to second grade and third to fifth grade school. For test score reasons and “for every reason I can think of that’s really what needs to be done,” Cook said.

  • Magistrates question proposed needle program

    Magistrates were skeptical at best of a proposal to open a needle exchange program in Taylor County.

    During a Monday night Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, many of those magistrates were, however, interested in hearing more information.

  • Green River Ministries celebrates ‘Week of Giving’

    Green River Ministries Homeless Shelter is inviting all of Taylor County to participate in their first Week of Giving fundraising event, Nov. 9-14. Residents will have the opportunity to help those in need this holiday season with a monetary donation and in return will receive a gift bag.

    People who donate $20 will be given a gift bag filled with different community gift cards and coupons to numerous restaurants and businesses in Campbellsville, an estimated $60 value.

  • Teens try their hands at loop braiding

    Teens at the Taylor County Public Library took a step back in time learning the historical art of medieval fingerloop braiding Wednesday.

    Shari Whitehead taught the class who in her spare time researches these types of forgotten arts and then recreates the tools and techniques used.

    "I thought I would try and bring modern flare to it with the kids," Whitehead said.

  • Campbellsville schools get 3-D computers

    Soon students in Campbellsville Independent Schools will have another tool to help them learn with a new piece of technology making its way into the schools – 3-D computers.

    That announcement was made at Monday’s CIS School Board meeting.

    “We are only the fifth district in Kentucky that has these computers,” Superintendent Mike Deaton said.

  • Grand jury indicts 26 on various charges

    A man accused of raping a child is among 26 people that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    Edward J. Summers, 22, of Hodgenville Road in Greensburg, Ky., was charged with first-degree rape of a victim under 12 years of age, a Class A felony; and second-degree persistent felony offender.

    The charges stem from a reported incident on July 10, 2014. The Kentucky State Police is investigating the case.

  • Local family mourns fallen Richmond officer

    A Richmond police officer with ties to Taylor County died early Friday after a suspect reportedly shot him during an armed robbery investigation on Wednesday.

    Daniel Ellis, 33, an officer with the Richmond Police Department for 7 years, was shot Wednesday morning while investigating a reported armed robbery that reportedly happened at a gas station.

    Kentucky State Police Post 7 Spokesman Robert Purdy stated that Officer Ellis died shortly before 2 a.m. on Friday, Nov 6, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.