Local News

  • County fair opens Saturday


    From food to fast rides to fun, the Taylor County Fair offers something for everyone. This year’s fair officially kicks off on Saturday, and final preparations are under way, according to Taylor County Fair Association President Mike Litchfield.

    He said Fair Board members are preparing the fairgrounds, pressure washing the bleachers and have installed a new announcing system. The old announcing system was stolen after last year’s fair.

  • Couple's car hits 600,000-mile mark


    As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. That may be true in most cases, but when it comes to a car one local couple purchased in 1986, they got a lot more than they ever imagined they would.

    Dr. Wesley and Sida Roberts recently saw the odometer on their 1987 Volvo reach a milestone few cars will see. The station wagon reached, and surpassed, the 600,000-mile mark Thursday afternoon.

    When the Robertses bought the car, they were looking for a reliable vehicle and one they could later pass on to their daughters.

  • Wise murder trial delayed until July 30

    The woman accused of using liquid morphine to murder her husband won’t face a jury of her peers tomorrow after all.

    Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road in Campbellsville, was indicted last July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with the first-degree murder of her husband, Joseph. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison.

  • Janes serving her country in the Navy

    It has helped her find her niche in life. She says it also allows her to help other people.
    Petty Officer 2nd Class Crystal Janes, of Campbellsville, serves as an aviation maintenance administrationman with the United States Navy.

    “I joined the Navy to serve my country and give back,” Janes stated in an emailed response. “I felt the greatest since of fear and pride on Nov. 2, 2008, when I boarded a commercial bus to NTTC Great Lakes for boot camp. But it has been by far the best decision of my life.”

  • Moyers named Citizen of the Year


    She spends countless hours making sure those less fortunate have food to eat. She also spends her time spreading the word of God.

    And, last week, she was honored for her volunteer spirit and selfless willingness to help those in need.

    Taylor County residents who give of their time, talent and leadership to make the community better were recognized on Thursday night.

  • A Day at the Park

    Temperatures were in the high 80s on Saturday morning, which got many children and adults outside.

    At Miller Park, children flocked to the swings and slides.

  • CU honors teachers for excellence in teaching


    Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the Campbellsville University School of Education, congratulated 167 teachers from 63 school districts throughout Kentucky as they received the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award on Saturday, May 12, at Winters Dining Hall in the E. Bruce Heilman Student Center Complex on the CU campus.

    "There is no doubt in my mind that the teachers we are honoring today truly believe that teaching is a calling placed on their lives by our Lord Jesus Christ," she said.

  • CU pins School of Education students


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    "As teachers, you take today's learners and turn them into tomorrow's leaders," Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, told graduates at the Campbellsville University School of Education Pinning Ceremony on May 4.

    Thirty-eight students, including several Campbellsville residents, received puzzle-shaped pins that featured the School of Education's theme of "empowerment for learning."

  • CU School of Theology celebrates graduates


    Campbellsville University's School of Theology gathered recently to honor its May graduates.

  • Alleged murderer charged with assaulting corrections officer


    The man who allegedly killed his great-grandmother with a hammer has been arrested and charged with assaulting a corrections staff member while in custody.

    Jesse Durham, 20, of 102 Eads St., is currently housed at the Taylor County Detention Center awaiting trial on a first-degree murder charge.

    According to court records, Durham has said he argued with his great-grandmother, Elizabeth Arinsmier, on Feb. 10 at her Daisy Drive home and then struck her with a hammer until she died.