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Today's News

  • Man charged with shooting, kidnapping

    A Greensburg man was arrested Thursday afternoon after he allegedly shot a woman the day before.

    The Kentucky State Police Special Response Team arrested Steven D. Hewitt, 24, at approximately 3:08 p.m. on Thursday at an Indian Trail Trailer Park residence on a warrant for first-degree assault, a KSP Post 15 press release stated.

  • Back to school

     

    Big changes are in store for Taylor County School District this year, but until then, it’s business as usual.

    “It was almost like we never ended (school),” Superintendent Roger Cook said. 

    Taylor County students packed backpacks for a successful first day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 3. 

  • Grand jury indicts 12

    A Taylor County Grand Jury indicted 15 people last week, largely on drug-related and theft-related charges.

  • Dealership rescues cat from car

    Cindy Perkins’ day got off to a normal start on Thursday.

    She got in her car and started into town from her home on Dowell Street like any other day. But as she got closer to Taco Bell on Broadway, things changed.

    Accompanied by her granddaughter, 10-year-old Karlie Cox, and Karlie’s friend, Isabel Dengel, 9, Perkins said she heard a noise from inside her car’s engine. That noise was a “meowing” sound.

  • Rains blamed for sewer issues

    During heavy rainstorms, water and raw sewage bubble up from manholes at Miller Park, creating unsanitary conditions there.

    It’s something that several people have taken videos of recently. According to the city, while it’s been happening for decades, rainstorms have become more intense in recent years, compounding the problem.

  • On the road to Rio

    Athletes from around the world are preparing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games that are set to kick off this week. Morgan Reed Magness and her family of Campbellsville are on their way to Brazil for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience firsthand the excitement of the Olympic Games. 

    Reed, 17, is one of 40 Make-A-Wish kids nationwide in attendance to see the best of the best compete. 

  • Stolen road signs costly for local government

    Replacing stolen road signs costs local governments thousands of dollars a year, and it’s difficult to catch those responsible. 

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said theft of road signs is an ongoing problem. And it isn’t just the signs; many of the poles are also taken, he added.

  • Rogers gives annual state-of-the-county address

    The county is in a holding pattern with regard to Veterans Memorial Park.

    That is what Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said in his state of the county speech Tuesday morning at a Taylor County Agricultural Council meeting.

  • Johnson to start as Taylor County Middle School principal

    Students at Taylor County Middle School will have a new principal to greet them when the school year starts this week.

    The Taylor County Board of Education welcomed Danita Johnson as the school’s next principal. She replaces outgoing principal Tony Jewell.

    A veteran educator, entering her 24th year of teaching, Johnson comes to TCMS after working as an associate principal in Fayette County Public Schools.
    Johnson has felt so welcomed by the community of Taylor County.

  • Residents look at plans for Campbellsville Bypass

    Work on the southern half of the bypass around Campbellsville is set to start in about two years, and it’s tentatively scheduled to be open in about four years.

    That was the message at a public right-of-way informational meeting that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet held Thursday evening at Elk Horn Baptist Church.

    The first half of the bypass, which is approximately 3.3 miles, will start from KY 55, just north of INFAC, to KY 70.