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Today's News

  • Proposed bills address drone usage

    There are three bills up for debate this legislative session that deal with the use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles.

    According to Taylor County Airport Director Carl Watson, the Federal Aviation Administration already has many regulations on drones and their use.

  • Closing school for weather no easy call for officials

    When snow and other inclement weather takes a toll on classes for Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County schools, officials have a plan in place.

    Officials at Campbellsville Independent Schools say cancelling classes is a difficult decision.

    Many factors are considered when making this decision, according to Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton. But the most important is student safety.

  • Pembleton enters guilty plea on 100 porn counts

    A Taylor County man who was arrested on child pornography charges in July has entered a guilty plea.

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Criminal Investigations have announced that Cary Pembleton pleaded guilty to 100 counts of possession of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, first offense, all Class D felonies.

  • City, county get ready for snow

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said on Thursday that the city was hopefully prepared for the large amounts of snow that were predicted earlier in the week.

    “We’re ready to do what we can to make sure everyone is safe,” Young said.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Young both said they still have almost a full compliment of salt.

    “We should be in good shape, hopefully,” Rogers said. “It just depends on how much ice we get under the snow.”

  • Thompson in top 12 at state DYW

    Taylor County’s Distinguished Young Woman for 2016 came home from the state DYW program with a well-deserved top 12 finish.

    Taylor County High School senior Taylor LeAnn Thompson finished in the top 12 and was runner-up in the Empowering Tomorrow’s Future essay portion.

    “It was a lot of fun,” Thompson said. “I gained some great memories and some even greater friends.”

    Thompson was in Lexington for a busy week of rehearsals and preparation before the competition.

  • Gribbins murder case to resume March 1

    A case involving an alleged murder last fall will continue in a month-and-a-half.

    During the brief discovery conference on Tuesday afternoon, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allen Bertram set a pre-trial conference for DeWayne D. Gribbins for Tuesday, March 1, at 1 p.m.

    Shonda West-Stiles, of the Columbia Department of Public Advocacy, who is representing Gribbins, said they’ve received discovery from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

  • Homemakers make pillows for hospital patients

    A pair of Taylor County Homemakers are sewing up a little love for those in pain. In a joint program with the Taylor County Homemakers and the Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary, heart-shaped pillows are made and donated to patients recovering in the women’s center, cancer center and surgical center.

  • Liquor store fighting wet-dry vote

    An area liquor store donated $15,000 to an anti-alcohol campaign in Russell County.

    The Russell County Clerk’s Office confirmed earlier this week that Simms Liquors donated money to the group Citizens to Keep Russell County Safe, a group fighting efforts to turn Russell County into a wet county. The donation was apparently made on Jan. 5. A countywide wet/dry vote is set for Tuesday, Jan. 19. A similar vote in November 2009 was unsuccessful.

    The group contends that making Russell County wet would make the county less safe.

  • Cooking up some fun

    Things are heating up at the Taylor County Public Library with the start of a new monthly Teen Cooking Club.

    It will be offered the second Thursday of each month though March. If there is enough participation, they plan to continue the club.

    Everything the teens will be preparing is simple. All projects can be done with basic cooking supplies and can be done in under and hour.

  • Man arrested, charged in Tennessee car theft, drug possession

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges related to a reported theft and drug use, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

    TCSO Deputy Branden Wilson arrested William Tylor Kendall, 29, of Fairview Road, on charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition - auto, first-degree possession of controlled substance - heroin - first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia, the TCSO report said.