Today's News

  • Taylor County Fair

    The 2010 Taylor County Fair opened last Saturday with the annual horse shows.

    See more photos from the various fair events and competitions in upcoming issues and in a slideshow on today's home page.

  • Man accused of bringing drugs to jail

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of bringing drugs to the Taylor County Detention Center to sell.

    Nathaniel B. Sanders, 23, of 100 Todd St., Apt. #2, in Campbellsville was arrested Sunday, June 6 at about 9 p.m.

    According to Sanders' arrest citation, he was arrested on another warrant and searched at the detention center. Officers found 13 oxycodone pills in his wallet.

    Court records state that Sanders admitted to delivering the pills to the detention center and said he was told he would receive $5 per pill.

  • Man killed in Tuesday morning incident

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Campbellsville man on Tuesday morning after he jumped onto a moving vehicle.

    According to a sheriff's report, the office received a call reporting a domestic situation on Raikes Hill Road at 8:38 a.m.

    Upon arrival, the report states, officers found Raymond Dale Garrett, 44, not breathing.

  • Shaw-Ball engagement

    Amanda Marie Shaw and Aaron Glenn Ball will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Campbellsville.

    Shaw is the daughter of Robert and Lottie Shaw of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Flora Tungate of Campbellsville, Mary Vance of Greensburg and the late Louis Tungate and Robert "Bobby" John Shaw III.

    She is a 2004 graduate of Campbellsville High School and a 2009 graduation of St. Catharine College with a bachelor's degree in health science as well as a degree in cardiac sonography.

  • Bandy-Gabehart engagement

    Laura Leigh Bandy of Nortonville, Ky. and Aaron Lewis Gabehart of Campbellsville announce their forthcoming marriage.

    Bandy is the daughter of Mike Bandy of Madisonville, Ky. and the late Myrl Bandy. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bandy of Nortonville, Ky., Virginia Wilkerson of Mortons Gap, Ky. and the late Dairl Wilkerson.

    She graduated from Hopkins County Central High School in 2001, Campbellsville University in 2005 with a bachelor of arts degree and the University of Evansville in 2010 with a doctorate of physical therapy degree.

  • 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.