Today's News

  • Bargains, Bites & Bales

    They were looking for bargains, hoping to get a few bites and having tons of fun climbing in bales of hay.

    This weekend was full of free events for those from Taylor and surrounding counties, including the annual Tebbs Bend Flea Market, the second annual Fall Heritage Festival at The Homeplace on Green River and the annual Green River Lake Kids' Fishing Derby.

    Tebbs Bend is becoming known for more than just its Civil War history. It's also the place to go for a 3-mile-long flea market.

  • Young, Westbrook take third at state fair

    Reece Westbrook and Audrey Young placed third in the Little Miss and Mister Pageant at the Kentucky State Fair. Representing Jefferson County, they competed against 72 other couples from across the state. Westbrook is the 7-year-old son of Rob and Hollie Westbrook of Campbellsville. He is a student at Taylor County Elementary. Young is the 6-year-old daughter of Troy and Dana Young of Campbellsville. She is a student at Colonel William Casey in Adair County.

  • CHS Class of 1951 gathers for reunion

    Campbellsville High School Class of 1951 met Saturday, Sept. 5 at Creek Side Restaurant.

    The following classmates attended: Doug Jones of Waverly, Tenn., Bill Mardis of Somerset, Pat Walsh Blakeman and Nancy Durrett Milby, both of Greensburg, Jane Buchanan Roution of Casey Creek, Anne Harpe Fraim, Billy B Smith, Guy McAnelly and Delores Morris Money, all of Campbellsville.


  • Powell-Whitley

    Felicia Ann Powell and Derrick Wesley Whitley, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Sept. 19.

    Powell is the daughter of Kim Pike and Greg and Norma Powell, all of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Joe and Sue Powell of Ohio, Doug Reed of Mannsville and the late Pat Reed.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2008 graduate of Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology. Powell is employed at Davina's Plaza Salon in Campbellsville.

  • CU loses on road to Carson-Newman

    For 28 minutes of football, Carson-Newman College had its work cut out Thursday night, as the Campbellsville University Tigers pulled within a touchdown of the NCAA Division II perennial power.

  • Man accused of having concealed weapon

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon after he allegedly had a pistol in a vehicle.

    William D. Rigdon, 24, of 940 Sulpher Springs Road was arrested at 10:27 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6.

    According to an arrest citation, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officer Jeremy McQueary spotted Rigdon and a woman standing beside a vehicle.

    Court records state that McQueary smelled alcohol on Rigdon and the woman when talking to them, though they both denied they had been drinking.

  • Kudos to Durham reunion organizers

    Keeping our history alive. That's what it's all about.

    The biennial Durham High Reunion is a wonderful time to reflect on where we have been and where we're headed.

    We think it's great that those who attended Durham High School care enough about their heritage to get together every other year for a reunion.

    It takes a lot of time and effort to plan such an event, and those who participate should be commended.

  • Grand jury indicts man on theft charge

    The man who allegedly stole a Taylor County school bus and led police on a short chase has been indicted on theft and other charges.

    Ronald E. Vanheck, 33, of 726 Buckner St. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Deputy Rodney Cox noticed Vanheck, who is not employed by the Taylor County School System, driving a Taylor County school bus on Saturday, Aug. 29.

  • Superintendents on the job

    Taylor County and Campbellsville Independent Schools both welcomed new superintendents on July 1.

    And both districts have seen changes beyond the faces of their superintendents.

    Now, two months in to their new jobs, Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook and Campbellsville Independent Superintendent Mike Deaton talk about the changes they have made and what the future has in store for their schools.

    To read the interviews with Cook and Deaton, see Monday's print edition.

  • More Campbellsville Police officers suspended

    Two additional Campbellsville Police officers have been suspended, bringing the total suspensions to four since July.

    According to City Attorney John Bertram, the two officers have been placed on suspension while they are the subjects of investigations.

    In July, a Campbellsville Police officer was placed on suspension while being investigated. Soon after, a second officer was suspended.

    Bertram said the suspensions are not related.