Today's News

  • Crime in Taylor County


    Each year, the Kentucky State Police release an annual Crime in Kentucky report for the previous year. The annual crime reports are extensive documents, with the 2017 report exceeding 400 pages. The report lays out various crime statistics in the state and county-by-county breakdowns. 

    Below are breakdowns of some the numbers for Campbellsville/Taylor County from the report. 


    Group A Crimes

  • Beach Boys Tribute Band to open 41st Arts Series season


    The first show of the 41st season of the Central Kentucky Arts Series is set to kick off Tuesday with a performance that should bring a sense of nostalgia to the crowd. 

    The Tuesday, Oct. 2 show is entitled “Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute” is a show that will focus on performing songs by America’s Band, The Beach Boys, a band that reached peak popularity in the mid-1960s, but whose music continues to be played today.

  • Remembering Ed Waggener


    I was saddened to find out that a friend of mine, Mr. Ed Waggener, passed away Monday following complications from a heart attack several days ago. 

    Many know Ed from his work as the editor/publisher with Columbia Magazine and for his work in newspapers in this region of Kentucky for many years. Ed is an icon when it comes to journalism, and he engaged communities in this region as well as anyone. Ed covered a lot of topics in Campbellsville/Taylor County as part of the seven county coverage area of Columbia Magazine. 

  • Comparing school tax rates


    The Campbellsville Independent School District voted not to increase the tax rate on real and personal property earlier this month, while the Taylor County School District voted to take a four-percent revenue increase. 

  • Annual Relay for Life event cancelled


    Due to recent developments, the event leadership team for the Taylor County Relay For Life program is announcing the cancellation of the upcoming Octoberfest event, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6. The decision came close to the event, as every effort was exhausted to keep it as scheduled.

  • Tree to memorialize victims of addiction

    At first glance, the small tree that recently popped up at Miller Park near the volleyball courts doesn’t seem out of the ordinary. 

    But for local resident Lisa Burton and many others in the community, the hope is that this small tree will be a powerful reminder of the toll that addiction can take on people and their families. 

  • Middle school football teams in action
  • Pettigrew, Eagles top Falcons

    Just when the Monroe County Falcons thought they had all the answers, the Campbellsville Eagles changed the questions.

    A Campbellsville player lost the wrist band that contains the plays Eagles coach Dale Estes calls throughout the course of a game, but even that wasn’t enough for the Falcons to come out with a victory.

    Estes simply changed the way he called the plays in to his players, and the Eagles responded just the way the coach hoped as they pulled away for a 55-22 victory Friday night at Dave Fryrear Field.

  • Golf teams ready for region

    It’s been a sensational season for the Taylor County boys’ golf team, which heads into the postseason having finished first or second in every tournament this year.

    The Boys’ 4th Region Golf Tournament is Tuesday at Danville Country Club, and the Cardinals figure to be in the mix for the team championship with senior Cooper Parks, the three-time defending individual winner, leading the way.

  • Cardinals back in action after bye week

    The Taylor County Cardinals are back in action this week, getting Class 4-A, District 5 play started with Friday’s game at West Jessamine.

    Taylor County (3-1) had its bye last week, perhaps a bit earlier in the season than coach Jason Foley would like, but it allowed the Cardinals to get some much-needed rest.