Local News

  • TCHS receives literacy grant

    The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Youth Literacy grants totaling $4,000 to three central Kentucky schools, including Taylor County High School, to help children and students who are reading below grade level or who are experiencing reading difficulty.

    The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded grants to TCHS, Glasscock Elementary in Lebanon and Green County Primary School in Greensburg.

  • Taylor County man charged with violating federal child pornography laws

    A federal grand jury in Louisville has returned a 15-count indictment against a Taylor County man, charging him with violating federal child pornography laws that include the production and possession of child pornography.

    David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, announced the charges last week.

  • Teens check in to KSP driving academy


    Thirty high school students from 21 schools throughout the state, including Taylor County, checked into the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort recently for the annual "Drive To Stay Alive" program.

    "Drive To Stay Alive" is a four-day defensive driving academy for teens that combines classroom studies and road course tests in an effort to reduce teen deaths on Kentucky roadways.

    In 2011, there were 21,350 teen driving collisions resulting in 4,152 injuries and 63 deaths in Kentucky.

  • Twelve die on Kentucky roadways

    Preliminary statistics indicate that 12 people died in 12 separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Aug. 27, through Monday, Sept. 3.

    Seven of the victims were traveling in motor vehicles and five were not wearing seat belts. Single fatality crashes occurred in Fayette, Floyd, Hardin, Jefferson, Laurel, Madison and Metcalfe counties. The crash in Laurel County involved the use of alcohol.

    Two fatalities were the result of motorcycle crashes, one in Jefferson County and one in Rowan County. The victim in Rowan County was not wearing a helmet.

  • Flyin' High

    The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats performed on Friday night at Campbellsville University as the first event of the 2012-2013 Central Kentucky Arts Series season.

    The season will continue Monday, Nov. 5, with a performance by Gail Archer, a concert organist, at CU’s Ransdell Chapel at 7 p.m.

    Season memberships are $25 for an individual and $50 for a family.

    For more information, contact Dr. Tony Cunha at 789-5340 or visit www.centralkentuckyarts.com.

  • Wise gets life for husband's murder

    It took about a minute for her to hear the words that will keep her behind bars, possibly until her death.

    “I’m hereby sentencing you to a term of imprisonment for the rest of your life,” said Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

    The courtroom was quiet.

    Kathleen Wise, 61, formerly of 4203 Bengal Road in Campbellsville, was sentenced to serve life in prison on Friday after a jury found her guilty last month. Jurors said she killed her husband with a morphine overdose.

  • Murder leads to civil suit against nursing facility


    A civil suit alleging a local nursing home failed to supervise a convicted murderer has been transferred to federal court.

    But the plaintiff in the case has requested that the case be transferred back to Taylor Circuit Court, where it originated.

  • A courtyard for 'Miss Frances'


    She always said that when she told people she loved them, she truly meant it. On Thursday, family and friends who love her gathered to honor her legacy.

    Campbellsville University is now home to the Frances Clinkscales Courtyard, built in honor of the late Campbellsville City Council member and civic leader.

  • How to get the most from your public library


    Bonnie Webster

    Taylor County Public Library

    Bookmark your library's home page. Discover the many special events happening at your library. The Taylor County Public Library's website is www.taylorcountypubliclibrary.org. Events listed on our site for the upcoming month include adult computer classes, an adult craft program and family movie night. Be sure to check for updates on the remodeling of our new building.

  • CU president challenges as new academic year begins


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's president, Dr. Michael V. Carter, challenged students, faculty, staff and coaches as he read "poignant, important and piercing" passages from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7, to communicate with God during the 2012-2013 academic year.