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Today's News

  • KSP restarting ‘Trooper Teddy’ program

    The Kentucky State Police are restarting the Trooper Teddy program.

    Trooper Teddy is an agency program that provides teddy bears to children in distress. Bears are given to children involved in situations such as exposure to dangerous drugs, being present when parents are arrested, involvement in a crash or in any kind of crisis.

    The program is designed to establish trust between the Trooper and child, while reducing stress to a child during a traumatic incident.

  • Man pleads not guilty in murder case

    A murder suspect pleaded not guilty Tuesday at his third arraignment hearing.

    Jorge Serrano Gavarrete, 20, remains lodged in Taylor County Detention Center on a $1,000,000 bond. He’s been housed there since Sept. 19.

    At Tuesday’s arraignment hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram appointed public defender Shanda West-Stiles from the Department of Public Advocacy to represent him.

  • Making spirits bright

    Everyone knows that Santa Claus couldn’t prepare for the busiest time of year without the help of his pint-sized assistants.

    However, on Monday at the Campbellsville Walmart, men in grey uniforms and shinny black shoes were placing toys, clothes, shoes and other goodies into carts for children.

    These definitely weren’t elves from the North Pole. They were Kentucky State Police troopers taking deserving children on the annual Shop with a Trooper outing.

  • Death penalty to be sought against Ashby in Lamer murder case

    Taylor County Commonwealth’s Attorney Shelly Miller announced earlier this month that they are seeking the death penalty in the Rocky Ashby murder case.

    Ashby, 36, faces charges of murder – domestic violence, a Class A felony; second-degree burglary, a Class C felony; and first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony, charges that date back to a reported murder on July 16 of this year.

  • ‘Murakami Model’ to benefit local students

    Two students from Taylor County High School will soon be named Murakami Scholars, thanks to a new agreement between Eastern Kentucky University, Murakami Manufacturing and Taylor County Schools.

    The program will forge an alliance between Murakami Manufacturing, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, Taylor County Schools and EKU to provide a $1,000 annual scholarship and paid internship to help two graduates from Taylor County Schools attend and graduate from EKU’s applied engineering management program.

  • Wise, Carney to host town hall on education issues

    State Sen. Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) and State Rep. Bam Carney (R-Campbellsville) announced a town hall discussion regarding upcoming legislative issues as it relates to educational policy legislation for the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. 

    This event is intended for any current or former Kentucky educator or anyone who has a vested interest in Kentucky’s educational system.

    Topics of discussion will include charter schools and education reform under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) among other pressing education priorities.

  • Taylor County splits district twinbill at Marion County

     

  • Harrison’s play results in Bluegrass Play of Season

     

  • Lady Eagles score last 25 points in 74-29 rout of Burgin

     

  • Eagles fall to Fort Knox 58-50 in Fifth Region All ‘A’

     

    Campbellsville led 3-0 on Ethan Lay’s trey and tied things up at 6-6, but Fort Knox dominated the next two-and-half quarters to claim the Fifth Region All “A” Classic championship 58-50 on Friday night at Caverna.
    The Eagles (4-15) trailed as much as 49-30 early in the final quarter before going on a 15-2 run to narrow the deficit to six.
    Tyrion Taylor tallied 11 points around baskets by Logan Cole and Malachi Corley. Connor Wilson’s three cut it to 54-48 with 1:20 left, but Fort Knox scored the final points at the stripe.