Local News

  • Taylor County native studies abroad


    Campbellsville High School alum and Western Kentucky University junior Morgan Murrell studied abroad in Ecuador this winter.

    While abroad, Murrell and 30 other students from WKU studied agricultural issues in coastal regions.

    Murrell also took part in a dental sealant project at orphanages and public schools led by Dr. Rankin Skinner.

    Local dentists Marlene Richerson and Abby Coyle donated toothbrushes and toothpaste that Murrell gave to children in the villages they visited.

  • CU Board of Trustees chair wants to help students attend CU


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Joe Owens of Lexington, the new chair of Campbellsville University's Board of Trustees, said he wants to work to ensure that all students are afforded an education in spite of their financial standing, and that the university remains true to his mission and vision.

  • CES students participate in Hoops for Heart


    Campbellsville Elementary School had 10 students participate in this year's American Heart Association Hoops for Heart event.

    The students collected $268. Money raised with this event goes to the American Heart Association.

    Pictured are, front, from left, Abi Wiedewitsch, Noah Mardis, Jake Dicken, Hassan Alabusalim.

    Back, Conner Riley, Devon Lakins, John Orberson, Malachi Corley, Samantha Johnson and Fatimah Alabusalim.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 27 through March 5.

    They are, from left, eighth-grader Allison Brockman, freshman Caleb Lee, sophomore Taylor Johnson, junior Gavin Cheng and senior Kathryn Hieneman.

  • TRH Auxiliary donates to hospital for equipment

  • Resident charged with DUI, carrying concealed weapon

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI after he allegedly drove after consuming Xanax pills.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, the office received a complaint of a possible intoxicated driver on KY 55 at 5:28 p.m. on Saturday.
    The report states that Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Dickie Benningfield and Senior Deputy Rodney Cox responded, located the vehicle and made contact with the driver.

  • Driver partially thrown from vehicle after crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Sunday after his vehicle hit a tree.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office press release, Timothy Hunter Yates of Cheyenne Drive was driving a 2004 Nissan Xterra south on Palestine Road at 7:15 p.m.
    The report states that Yates lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree in someone’s yard.

  • Use caution in donations

    The severe storms and deadly tornadoes that hit Kentucky and Indiana last week left many homeless, while others even lost friends and loved ones. There’s no doubt tragedy like this brings out the best in us, and we instantly want to do whatever we can to help.

  • Wise hearing reset for March 22 in Lebanon


    A decision as to whether incriminating statements will be allowed in a murder case has been delayed once again.

    Kathleen H. 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, Wise faces as much as life in prison. She has pleaded not guilty to the crime. The prosecution has said it will not seek the death penalty.

  • County preps for new five-year solid waste plan

    Work to draft the county’s new five-year solid waste management plan is under way.

    Magistrates say the document will require lots of work and several meetings of the Taylor County Fiscal Court’s Sanitation and Environment Committee.

    The Committee met on Monday night to discuss how the document will be prepared and the county taking over operation of the Campbellsville Recycling Center.