Local News

  • Campbellsville preschool teacher honored

    Campbellsville Preschool instructor Sherry Cowherd is the recipient of the Dare to Soar award.

    Campbellsville School Superintendent Mike Deaton presented the award to Cowherd during Monday's regular school board meeting at Campbellsville Elementary School.

    Deaton said Cowherd earned the award for her nurturing attitude. Deaton read a portion of a letter from a parent whose child was "freaked out" at the thought of starting preschool. However, after meeting Cowherd, the child now looks forward to school.

  • Secretary of State candidates believe in their backgrounds

    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he says he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because she says Kentuckians are hurting and she says she believes they need and deserve strong leaders.
    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.
    Grimes, 32, is a business attorney and said she believes her background is important to understand state and federal election laws as well as business laws in Kentucky.

  • Library director to step down

    After 37 years, Elaine Munday is stepping down as director of the Taylor County Public Library.
    At last Tuesday’s Library Board meeting, Munday said that she would like to take over the cataloger job when Alyce Hutchins retires on Nov. 30.

    Hutchins has been with the library since 1983.
    “We need someone who can keep up with the technology,” Munday told Board members. “You need a full-time director who can stay on top of the changes.”

  • Taylor County had fewer tourists in 2011

    Slightly fewer visitors flocked to Taylor County’s No. 1 tourist attraction this season.
    Between Oct. 2010 and September 2011, there were 1,286,246 visitors at Green River Lake. From October 2009 to September 2010, there were 1,464,218 visitors.

    Taylor County Tourist Commission Executive Director Alisha Nelson isn’t sure what led to the drop, but she suspects the economy might have had a role.

  • October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

    Looking at the monthly credit card bill, something looks a bit strange.
    Some of the purchases are from businesses out of state, and one is from another country. The family hasn’t taken any trips lately.
    After a call to the credit card company, a representative says this might be the work of someone who hacked into the family’s online credit card account.
    As the victim of a cyber crime, the investigation begins.

  • Mannsville residents rally to save post office

    If Mannsville residents have their way, their zip code won’t change.
    Last Thursday, about 140 people gathered at Mannsville United Methodist Church to discuss the impact of the U.S. Postal Service closing the Mannsville Post Office.
    Though no decision has been made yet, the Postal Service announced in July that the Mannsville Post Office is one of about 3,700 being studied for possible closure. More than 130 of the locations are in Kentucky.

  • Farmer vs. a farmer in race for ag commissioner

    One candidate to be Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.
    The Democratic candidate, Robert “Bob” Farmer of Louisville, operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.

  • One person injured in school bus collision

    One person was injured in a collision with a school bus Thursday afternoon.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3:15 p.m., Tony Houston, 50, of Campbellsville, was driving a Campbellsville Independent School District bus, attempting to make a right hand turn from South Central Avenue onto Tie Street, when a 1992 Honda driven by Courtney Giles, 23, of Knifley struck the bus in the driver’s side. Giles was traveling north on South Central Avenue.

  • Two injured after vehicle overturns on KY 70

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured on Thursday when a vehicle overturned on KY 70.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Jessica Murphy, 18, of Campbellsville, was driving eastbound on KY 70 at 2:04 p.m. in a 2000 Ford.
    The report states that Murphy lost control of her vehicle in a curve, spun around and then overturned.

  • Two injured in KY 55/U.S. 68 crash

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured in a two-vehicle collision Monday at the intersection of KY 55 and U.S. 68.
    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at about 3:30 p.m., Deidra Brady, 25, was driving a 2005 Pontiac north on KY 55 when she failed to stop at a traffic light and rear-ended a 2002 Dodge, driven by Richard Rakes, 21.
    Both drivers were treated and released from Taylor Regional Hospital. Both were wearing seat belts.