Local News

  • Friendship Schoolhouse repairs nearly complete


    “When we’re finished, this will be the best-looking one room schoolhouse in the state,” says Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.
    Cook and other school personnel began work last week to renovate Friendship Schoolhouse.

  • Swing into Spring

    As spring arrived last week, many Taylor Countians were busy outdoors, enjoying the warm, sunny weather.

  • Two injured in collision in front of Campbellsville Elementary

    Two Campbellsville women were injured in a two-vehicle collision on West Main Street in front of Campbellsville Elementary Wednesday.
    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, Olivia Gabehart was driving a 2009 Nissan when she rear-ended a 1995 Nissan driven by Thereasaann Drew.
    Gabehart was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital by family members, while Drew was transported by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS. Both were treated and released.
    Drew’s passenger, a 3-year-old who was not identified in the news release, was not injured.

  • Senate approves two-year budget plans

    The Kentucky Senate approved its version of the state’s biennial budget plan Thursday by a 32-4 vote.
    House Bill 265, as amended by the Senate, is similar to the budget that cleared the House two weeks ago. The plan includes 8.4 percent cuts on nearly all agencies over the next two years.
    This is on top of 10 rounds of budget reductions since 2007. Critical areas, such as Medicaid, are exempt from the cuts.
    Base-line school funding remains, along with an additional provision for school districts suffering damage from the recent tornadoes.

  • Coomer selected for ‘Certified FeedMaster’ training

    Chris Coomer, Southern States territory sales manager, has attended a comprehensive three-day training program designed to qualify employees as “Certified FeedMaster Specialists” for Southern States Cooperative.
    Coomer is a territory sales manager for Southern States in the Campbellsville, Columbia and Liberty areas.

  • Campbellsville man indicted in LaRue County

    A Campbellsville man was indicted in LaRue County Monday, two months after police say he caused a crash while under the influence that injured another man.
    Jimmy Dean Underwood, 46, of Coakley Road in Campbellsville was indicted on charges of first-degree assault; first-degree wanton endangerment; operating a motor vehicle while license suspended for DUI, first offense; operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense; reckless driving; and possession of an open container in a vehicle.

  • TCHS show choir to perform Thursday through Saturday


    Taylor County High School’s Show Choir will take a stroll down the red carpet as it presents “And The Winner Is...” beginning tonight.
    The show features Oscar-, Tony-, Grammy- and Dove-award winning songs.
    Directed by Lisa Gupton, and assisted by Brian Clifford, the show takes place at 7 p.m. tonight through Saturday at the Taylor County Middle School gymnasium. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6 p.m.

  • With no state funding, school building plans put on hold

    Taylor County School District’s plans to build a new high school and a performance-based education campus are on hold.
    Thanks to the state budget woes, there simply is no money to help fund the replacement of category five schools. Category five school buildings are those deemed by state inspectors to be in the worst state of repair and in need of replacement. Taylor County Elementary is classified as category five.

  • Durham enters not guilty plea to murder


    A Campbellsville man has formally pleaded not guilty to killing his great-grandmother with a hammer.

    Jesse J. Durham, 20, of 102 Eads St., was indicted earlier this month and charged with the first-degree murder. On Tuesday, Durham appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram for arraignment.

  • Man dies after being hit by car

    A Campbellsville man is dead after being struck by a vehicle Friday night.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office news release, Aleksandr Karapetyan, 61, of 211 Misty Drive, was standing in the middle of the northbound lane of KY 55, near the intersection with Misty Drive, when he was struck by a 2003 Toyota sedan driven by Shirley A. Mardis, 69, of Campbellsville. The collision occurred at 9:26 p.m.