Today's News

  • Taylor Regional Hospital moving forward in the fight against breast cancer


    Taylor Regional Hospital's radiology department could have an almost $500,000 3-D mammography unit by the end of next year.

    "What I'm talking about is the latest technology for mammography. Right now we have digital technology," said TRH Director of Radiology Debbie Carrico. "It's a huge investment for the hospital."

    Sherry Howard, also of the hospital, said the screening procedure will be the same. Carrico said the unit differs in that it takes pictures at multiple angles to create a three-dimensional image.

  • Local restaurants constructing new buildings


    The new McDonald’s is scheduled to open on Thursday, Nov. 5, and Venture Construction Company Superintendent Wayne Landers said that while there have been delays, he believes they’ll make that deadline.

    Venture Construction out of Franklin, Tenn., is in charge of construction of the building, located on the site of the old McDonald’s.

    “We’re just a little bit behind schedule, but I believe we’re going to catch it up,” said Landers.

  • The Sheridans have just multiplied, again

    As Danielle, 9, wrapped her arms around the neck of her father, Fred Sheridan, and squeezed tightly outside the Taylor County Justice Center, he greeted her with the sentiment, “Hello Little Miss Sheridan.” Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, was the day that Danielle and her siblings officially became part of the Sheridan Family.  

    Fred and Donna Sheridan of Elk Horn adopted Carolina, 15, Brieann, 14, Danielle, 9, and Silas, 5, and welcomed them into their family with open arms.

  • County, state officials recognize Bioenergy Day

    Two local locations that harness the power of bioenergy were toured and recognized on Wednesday by local and state officials.

    Wednesday, Oct. 21, was the third annual National Bioenergy Day, said Tim Hughes, director of the Division of Biofuels at the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.

    According to Hughes, the event was well attended, with people attending from as far away as New Jersey.

  • Taylor County man arrested on rape, sex abuse charges

    The Kentucky State Police arrested a Taylor County man Wednesday night on rape charges.

    KSP Trooper Josh Dicken arrested Michael Sweeney, 53, of Campbellsville, on several charges, including one count of first-degree rape, 17 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, KSP officials said.

    A Taylor County Grand Jury indicted Sweeney in connection with Trooper Dicken’s ongoing investigation.

  • Two arrested for burglaries, thefts

    Two Campbellsville men were arrested Thursday in connection with thefts that allegedly occurred in June and July.

    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Dickie Benningfield arrested James Fulks, 24, on one count of first-degree burglary, three counts of second-degree burglary, one count of third-degree burglary, two counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500 and one count of third-degree criminal mischief, a TCSO report said.

  • Local 4-H benefits from Ag Tag funds

    The Taylor County 4-H Council will receive $1,041.67 from the 2015 Ag Tag donations, Amanda Sublett, Taylor County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development, said last week.

    Since 2012, Kentucky farmers have had the option to make a $10 donation when they purchase or renew their farm license plate; those donations go to the Agricultural Program Trust Fund.

  • Ghost tour at Brookside Cemetery shows history of county


    Students from Taylor County and Campbellsville Middle Schools played "ghosts" at Brookside Cemetery Sunday afternoon.

    "Jeremy Johnson, Debbie Gilpin and I gave the students material and photographs for their scripts," said local historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith. "The teachers helped the students with advice about their apparel and their props."

    TCMS teacher Pat Jones said it was the largest crowd she's seen, a fact she attributed to the event being well publicized.

  • Heartland Parkway work begins


    Some work on the KY 55 Heartland Parkway project began Monday in Adair County, according to a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Eight press release.

    "What has been discussed and worked on for 15 years is now becoming a reality," said State Sen. Max Wise (R-Campbellsville). "Economic development, tourism & infrastructure improvements are only the beginning of what may open up with this announcement."

  • Local FOP helps children in need

    The Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 22 recently presented Campbellsville and Taylor County’s Family Resource and Youth Services Center’s with money for students in need of a little extra help.

    The Cops Support Kids Program donated $3,000 to the schools – $1,500 for each district, to be divided evenly among the schools. The children who receive the funds are determined by teacher referrals. The students are able to purchase items they are going to need during the school year, ranging from clothes to school supplies.