Today's News

  • Man accused of stealing backhoe

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with receiving more than $300 in stolen property after he allegedly stole a backhoe and parked it at Taylor County High School.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Ronald E. Vanheck, 33, of 726 Buckner St. was arrested Monday at 6:41 p.m.

  • One injured in motorcycle crash

    An Elk Horn man was injured Monday after he rear-ended a vehicle while driving a motorcycle. According to a report by Campbellsville Police Lt. Terry Lile, at about 11:10 a.m., David R. Payton, 39, was driving his 1983 Honda motorcycle on South Central Avenue when he struck a 1990 Honda Accord driven by Mitchell Collins, 19, of Greensburg. Collins was stopped in traffic, waiting to make a left turn. Payton, who was thrown from the motorcycle, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. His condition was unavailable.

  • Madson

    Leslie and Patricia Madson will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 30.

    The Madsons were married on Aug. 30, 1959, in Illinois.

    They have four children, Colleen, Kevin, Karl and Joseph, as well as five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    A reception will be hosted in honor of the Madsons on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hogards Chapel United Methodist Church at Black Gnat.

    All family and friends are invited to attend. They request no gifts.


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  • Why does God allow bad things to happen?

    Why does God let harm come to innocent people? Why does he allow drunk drivers to kill entire families? Why does he sit on his hands while men beat their wives? Why does he look the other way when mothers drown or burn their own children? Or why does he seem preoccupied as pedophiles harm one child after another? Why?

  • Flying High

    In 1958, Bob Heft, then a 17-year-old high school junior, turned a history class project into a history-making event when he designed what is now America's flag.

    Heft was in Campbellsville on Saturday, traveling with Bill Johnson, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senator.

    When he was in high school, Heft said, there had been talk about making Alaska the 49th state, but he didn't think that made sense since Alaska was a Democratic state and then President Eisenhower was a Republican.

  • Young, Westbrook to compete at state fair

    Audrey Young and Reece Westbrook won the Jefferson County Little Miss and Mister Pageant. They will be competing at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville this week. Young is the daughter of Troy and Dana Young. Westbrook is the son of Rob and Hollie Westbrook.

  • Taylor County Junior Miss contestants 'cool off' at Clay Hill

    Twenty-one young ladies have been practicing for the upcoming Junior Miss program. On Saturday, Aug. 8, they had the opportunity to cool off with a pool party at historic Clay Hill.

    In addition to practicing, Junior Miss participants are currently selling Friends of Junior Miss tickets for $15, which entitle "friends" to admission to the Aug. 29 event and a program. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Aug. 24 from Junior Miss participants. All proceeds go to providing scholarships for participants.

  • Hedgespeth honored with baby shower

    Jessica Hedgespeth was recently honored with a baby shower, given by the Reynolds family, the Hedgespeth family and Good Hope Baptist Church. She and her husband, Bobby, have a new baby boy, Chase Thomas Reynolds, who was born on July 31.

  • Karnes celebrates 94th birthday

    Marie Karnes celebrated her 94th birthday with friends and residents of Jackson Tower, where she has lived for 27 years. Karnes received many cards with 27 cents in each, representing her years of residence.