Today's News

  • Manslaughter trial set to begin Wednesday

    A Campbellsville man charged with crimes stemming from the July 2008 shooting death of 31-year-old David Brad Williams is expected to face a jury Wednesday morning.

    Gary Lynn Beard, 28, of 160 Happy Hill Drive was indicted in September 2008 on charges of second-degree manslaughter, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a handgun.

    Beard is expected to appear before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

    According to the Circuit Clerk's office, notices have been sent to 100 potential jurors.

  • CENSUS: Home visits begin May 1

    Those who haven't yet mailed in their Census questionnaires will soon receive a visit from a Census worker.

    The U.S. Constitution mandates a Census count every 10 years in an attempt to get the most accurate count possible of everyone living in the United States.

  • County agrees to digital map

    Work will soon begin on a digital map of all roads in the county road system.

    At Tuesday night's Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates heard a proposal from County Surveyor Don Dabney to create a geographic information system containing data on all county maintained roads.

  • Friends of the Marion County Library to host author

    The Marion County Friends of the Library will host author Patricia J.G. Ellis and her book, "Grateful As a Robin on Fresh-Plowed Ground," at the Marion County Public Library at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 18.

    Get that Easter bonnet back out, put on a bow tie, bowler hat and Sunday best because this will be an English tea with all the trimmings.

    The Friends encourage parents to bring their children and give them the opportunity to practice their manners or make it a nice mother/daughter afternoon or a grandparent/grandchild afternoon.

  • Finchville hosts annual KY 55 yard sale

    The annual KY 55 yard sale will be April 15-18 with its central location in Finchville.

    The sale will begin each day at 7:30 a.m.

    Those who would like to set up a booth at the Community Center in Finchville may do so for a fee.

    Those who would like to set up their own booths along KY 55 may do so and can call to receive free advertising.

    A map will be available for those wanting to know where booths will be.

    For more information, call (502) 834-7754.


  • Annual pancake breakfast is April 24

    The annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department pancake breakfast is set for Saturday, April 24 at the fire department.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson says the breakfast dates back to the 1950s when the County needed to raise money to buy a fire truck.

    Advance tickets cost $4.50 and are available at the station or from any firefighter. Tickets at the door will cost $5.

    Johnson says money raised goes toward purchasing equipment, and the breakfast has become a community social event over the years.

  • Drawings unveiled for new schools

    Preliminary drawings of a new Taylor County High School as well as a campus housing two elementary buildings and a middle school were unveiled Tuesday night.

    The plans, presented at Tuesday night's regular Taylor County School Board meeting, show a new high school and a new preschool to second grade facility, in addition to new uses for the current middle and high school buildings.

    The new plans would require the District to re-submit its building proposal to the state, said Superintendent Roger Cook.

  • Two guilty on federal drug charges

    A Campbellsville man has been found guilty of a drug charge after a four-day trial in federal court.

    United States Attorney Candace G. Hill announced Thursday that a jury in Bowling Green convicted Myron Young, 40, of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine.

    Co-defendant Zachary Young, 20, also of Campbellsville, entered a guilty plea to a charge against him before the return of the verdict.

  • McCormick honored for driving record

    Con-way Freight recognized driver sales representative Brian McCormick recently for his 20 years without a preventable accident or injury.

    Safety is Con-way's No. 1 priority, and McCormick has maintained an excellent safety record for two decades.

    McCormick has been with Con-way Freight since 1988 and works out of the Campbellsville location.

  • Lindsey Wilson Singers to perform April 14

    The Lindsey Wilson College Singers will make it a baker's dozen next week when they perform their annual Spring Homecoming Concert.

    The Lindsey Wilson Singers will perform at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 14 at Columbia Baptist Church. The concert, which is part of the 2009-2010 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series, is free and open to the public.

    The Lindsey Wilson Singers' annual Spring Homecoming Concert will come following a five-day concert tour that will include stops in Paris, Ky. and then at three locations in Texas.