Local News

  • TCHS hosts career night


    Taylor County High School hosted college/career advising night on April 12.

    Students picked up their fall schedules and students and parents met with administrators, counselors and advisors regarding their college and/or career choices.

  • CMS SBDM seeking nominations

    Campbellsville Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council's parent member nominations will be accepted through April 27.

    The election will be Tuesday, May 1, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the middle school's front lobby.

    Nomination forms can be picked up at CMS. For more information, contact PTO President Judy Cox at 403-1286.

  • Taylor County residents named to community college dean's list

    Three Taylor County residents were recently named to Bluegrass Community & Technical College's dean's list for the 2011 fall semester.

    Those named include Garret Gabehart, Virginia Partin and Abel Tucker.

    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean's list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

  • Lawsuit against TRH dismissed

    A lawsuit filed against Taylor Regional Hospital alleging one of its pediatricians permanently injured a newborn baby has been dismissed.

    The claims remain active against the doctor, however, Campbellsville pediatrician Dr. Winit Chartisathian, who has retired.

    In May 2010, Gail Wilson of Jamestown filed suit against Chartisathian and TRH on behalf of Columbia resident Telissa Moore and her son, Brent Owen.

    In the complaint, Moore stated that Chartisathian delivered her son at Taylor Regional Hospital on May 29, 2009.

  • Magistrates approve recycling agreement

    Magistrates have added an addendum to the interlocal agreement that spells out how debt will be paid on land in the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park.

    The addendum, which was discussed during Tuesday's regular meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court, reveals the details as to how the transfer of the recycling center from the city to the county will take place.

    Magistrate Richard Phillips, who serves as chair of the Court's Sanitation and Environmental Committee, said the addendum was discussed during the Committee's meeting on Monday.

  • City to build 1-million-gallon water tank near industrial park

    Work to build the city a new 1-million-gallon water tank near the new industrial park should begin this summer.
    At Monday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting, Council members approved a resolution accepting a $1.6 million USDA loan and a $550,000 USDA grant, a resolution giving Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young authority to execute the necessary steps to build the tank and a resolution adopting environmental mitigation measures in relation to constructing the tank. The vote on all resolutions was unanimous. Councilwoman Patti Phillips did not attend the meeting.

  • Life is good for Yates despite Type 1 diabetes


    There was no reason to think that Chase Yates was a diabetic. There was no family history of the disease, and Chase, 9, was an active boy who preferred fruit over candy.
    But at age 6, Chase started to change. Something wasn’t right.
    “He was always thirsty, always had to go the bathroom,” said Shirley Yates, Chase’s mother. His father is Jimmy Yates.
    Yates first became aware that something might be wrong when she noticed Chase growing tired too quickly for a 6-year-old.

  • Mayes enters guilty plea in DUI death


    He answered the judge’s questions matter-of-factly, with either a yes or a no.

    “Do you know how this works,” the judge asked. “Yes,” the man, dressed in gray sweats, replied.

    “Do you want to plead guilty today,” the judge asked. Again, the man replied with a “yes.”

    And that answer could get him 20 years in prison.

    The Taylor County man accused of killing a local woman in a drunken driving crash has pleaded guilty to amended charges.

  • Will is an issue in murder case


    Defense attorneys will soon have access to a home where a local woman died to take photographs and measurements. But before that, a detective must open the woman’s will in court to determine who is to receive the house after her death.

    Jesse J. Durham, 20, of 102 Eads St. in Campbellsville, was in court on Tuesday before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram for a hearing in the case that charges him with the first-degree murder of his great-grandmother.

  • Local emergency personnel practice with mock disaster