Today's News

  • Former school employee charged with rape


    A Campbellsville man has been accused of having sex with a young girl while she was a student at the school at which he used to work.

    Ian M. Hoskins, 28, of Sunset Drive, was indicted by a Taylor County Grand jury Oct. 21 in a sealed indictment on charges of third-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, first- and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and seven counts of third-degree rape.

    A grand jury can seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

  • Holiday Help program begins today

    The goal is to make sure those who need help get it.

    From toys to food to help with paying utilities, the community's social service groups are gearing up for the holiday season, when need for help typically grows.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County residents who need help during the upcoming holiday season can sign up for the Holiday Help Program beginning today.

    The Taylor County Inter-Agency Council, an informal group of representatives from many local organizations, sponsors the program.

  • Chandler's store to change hands


    After school, children would rush in to flip through comic books and admire the three-tier display of Russell Stover candy. In the spring, farmers would head to the green bins in the back to choose among 40 kinds of seeds. 

    Chandler's, established in 1892 by William Chandler, would eventually evolve into a prominent office supply store offering copiers, furniture and everyday office essentials.

    But soon, downtown Campbellsville's oldest business will be getting a new name.

  • Sage Mama serves moms and moms-to-be


  • Ground broken for new school


    It's been more than 10 years in the making. And on the count of three, Taylor County Schools' vision of building new schools started to take shape last Wednesday as officials broke ground for the new Taylor County High School.

    "This is not something you get to do but once every 50 to 75 years," Superintendent Roger Cook said during a ceremony at the project site on KY 210.

    Cook said his education career started in 1958 at Taylor County Elementary School and is proud that he will end it at the same district when he retires.

  • Firefighters touched power line, report says


    Officials have ruled that the power line that shocked four firefighters in August was being maintained properly.

    Their report also states that two of the firefighters made contact with the line, although it was previously believed an electric arc shocked them.

    Kentucky Public Service Commission officials released a report about the incident last Wednesday which occurred on the Campbellsville University campus on Aug. 21.

  • Candidates report campaign spending


    Political campaigns can be expensive, with candidates spending lots of money, some of their own and some from supporters.

    This year's general election candidates have raised a lot of money to fund their efforts, and Taylor Countians have contributed to candidates on the local and state level.

    There are 33 local and two state races on tomorrow's ballot.

    Of the 33 races, 19 of the 75 candidates have filed election financial records with the Kentucky Registration of Election Finance.

  • Suit filed against bus driver, school district

    The Elk Horn man injured when his motorcycle was struck by a Taylor County school bus has filed suit against school officials for his injuries.

    The man is asking that the school board and bus driver be ordered to pay for his medical expenses and pain and suffering.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash happened on Sept. 30 at about 8:20 p.m.

    The report states that Bradford Lackey, 52, of Campbellsville, was driving a bus east on U.S. 68 near the intersection of Ingram Avenue.

  • Raganas to be Google certified teacher


    Only about 800 people in the world can say they have done it. And a Campbellsville woman will soon become one of them.

    Laura Raganas, who has made her professional career as a teacher, will become a Google certified teacher next month.

    Raganas and thousands of other teachers applied for one of 50 spots at this year's Google Teacher Academy.

    After a rigorous application process, Raganas learned a few days ago that she was chosen as one of the 50.

    The academy will be in Austin, Texas, on Dec. 2 and 3.

  • New library director seeks public input

     Though she doesn’t officially start for a few more weeks, Andrea Lawler has already begun transitioning from high school teacher to library director.

    Lawler was hired last week to replace Julia Turpin as director of the Taylor County Public Library.

    Turpin, the library’s second director in its history, left her position to work at a library in North Carolina. Turpin replaced Elaine Munday, who was the library’s first director, after she stepped down from the position about three years ago.