Today's News

  • KSP awards funds to prevent underage drinking

    Kentucky State Police has awarded $354,000 in federal grant funds to enforce underage drinking laws that prohibit the sale, purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors.

    Taylor County Fiscal Court is among the grant recipients and will use the $31,695 to facilitate the W.A.L.K. - Without Alcohol, Life's Kickin' - Project in colleges and high schools in the area. The project includes partners from the schools, college, law enforcement and the court system aligning together to prevent alcohol abuse among youth.

  • Group offers support to caregivers

    Betty Williams says she couldn't help but feel guilty. Williams is caring for her husband, Russell, who has been sick for the last two years. She said she felt guilty when she had to ask for help.

    "You go through a lot of feelings," Williams said. "You go through feelings of guilt."

    When caring for a sick loved one at home, she said, "you get exhausted. After you do everything, you're just too tired."

    Since she found help caring for her husband, Williams said, the couple have actually been able to spend more quality time together.

  • County says no to extra worker

    A request to hire a seasonal worker to help mow the county's roadsides has been voted down by magistrates.

    At last Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate Ed Gorin told his fellow magistrates that the Court's Transportation Committee met last Monday to discuss hiring a worker to help the County Road Department get caught up in mowing the county's roads.

    He said the group decided to recommend that the Court advertise for a seasonal employee who has a commercial driver's license and experience working with heavy machinery and is willing to work flexible hours.

  • Taylor County Fair offers pageants for all ages

    The Taylor County Fair is offering pageants for those of all ages.

    All pageant contestants must pay gate admission. There will be no pre-registration, and only cash will be accepted.

    Pageants are open to any Kentucky resident.

    For more information about any of the pageants, contact Janet Mills between 5:30 and 9 p.m. at 465-4821 or visit www.taylorcountyfair.org.

    Miss and Mister Toddler Taylor County Fair

    The Miss and Mister Toddler Taylor County Fair pageant was Saturday, June 5.

    Little Mister & Miss Taylor County Fair

  • Resurfacing begins Monday on U.S. 68

    Resurfacing on U.S. 68 in Campbellsville is scheduled to begin Monday. Work will take about two weeks to complete.

    Contract crews will mill and pave a 2-mile section of the highway from KY 3183 to June Drive.

    Motorists are advised to use caution in the work zone and to expect delays.

    Nally & Haydon Surfacing LLC of Bardstown is the contractor on the $385,521 project.


  • Civil rights listening tour is June 10 at CU

    A Civil Rights Listening Tour is scheduled for Thursday, June 10 on the Campbellsville University campus as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.

    The public is invited to attend the event in CU's Technology Training Center, Room 203, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Council may annex property for campsites

    Tourism in Taylor County could soon grow thanks to an effort by Amazon.com to hire retirees as temporary workers.

    Campbellsville City Council members had first readings of two ordinances annexing property into City limits. In both cases, the property owners have asked to be annexed so that City water and sewer services can be made available to the properties.

  • Cox drops to Cards' delight in MLB Draft

    Zack Cox expected to go higher in the Major League Baseball Draft, but it was to the delight and benefit of the St. Louis Cardinals as they tabbed Arkansas with the 25th pick in the first round of Monday’s first-round selections.

    “He’s got a tremendous swing,” St. Louis vice president of scouting and player development Jeff Luhnow said, calling Cox the “best college bat” in the draft. “He’s been a baseball rat his entire life. He puts everything he has into the game, and it shows.

  • Carney interview to air on 'Dialogue on Public Issues'

    Campbellsville University's WLCU TV-4 will air a "Dialogue on Public Issues" show with State Rep. John "Bam" Carney and host John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

    Carney represents House District 51, which includes Taylor and Adair counties. The show will be aired Wednesday, June 9 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

  • Tungate triumphs for 30th time at Bluegrass

    Campbellsville’s Tim Tungate claimed his 30th career Bluegrass Speedway feature in the Super Late Models on Saturday night in Bardstown while Robbie Settles of New Haven won the Seventh Annual Shorty Gardner Memorial for the WBRT 1320-AM UMP Sportsman feature and Jason Wheatley of Loretto was tops in UMP Modifieds and Timmy Glazer of Bardstown won the UMP Street Stock feature.