Today's News

  • Young, Westbrook to compete at state fair

    Audrey Young and Reece Westbrook won the Jefferson County Little Miss and Mister Pageant. They will be competing at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville this week. Young is the daughter of Troy and Dana Young. Westbrook is the son of Rob and Hollie Westbrook.

  • Taylor County Junior Miss contestants 'cool off' at Clay Hill

    Twenty-one young ladies have been practicing for the upcoming Junior Miss program. On Saturday, Aug. 8, they had the opportunity to cool off with a pool party at historic Clay Hill.

    In addition to practicing, Junior Miss participants are currently selling Friends of Junior Miss tickets for $15, which entitle "friends" to admission to the Aug. 29 event and a program. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Aug. 24 from Junior Miss participants. All proceeds go to providing scholarships for participants.

  • Hedgespeth honored with baby shower

    Jessica Hedgespeth was recently honored with a baby shower, given by the Reynolds family, the Hedgespeth family and Good Hope Baptist Church. She and her husband, Bobby, have a new baby boy, Chase Thomas Reynolds, who was born on July 31.

  • Karnes celebrates 94th birthday

    Marie Karnes celebrated her 94th birthday with friends and residents of Jackson Tower, where she has lived for 27 years. Karnes received many cards with 27 cents in each, representing her years of residence.

  • Locals cash in their 'clunkers'

    More than a dozen residents have swapped their gas-guzzlers for more fuel-efficient vehicles at Alex Montgomery.

    A few people have even traded in vehicles worth $100 to $200 and received an instant $4,500 rebate, according to Don Shuffett, sales manager at Alex Montgomery.

    The Car Allowance Rebate System, better known as Cash for Clunkers, was launched on July 27 to help consumers purchase new fuel-efficient vehicles and boost the economy at the same time.

  • Louisville man accused of bringing drugs into jail

    A Louisville man has been charged with first-degree promoting contraband after he allegedly had a marijuana cigarette in his cell at the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Marion Ivan Taylor, 42, of 521 N. 43rd St. was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m.

    According to Taylor's arrest citation, jail staff noticed he was trying to hide a plastic bag during a cell search.

    Taylor, who is a state inmate, is accused of attempting to throw the bag into a toilet. Court records state he eventually gave the bag, which had a suspected marijuana cigarette inside, to jail staff.

  • Something to sink your teeth into

    Getting a child to read is sometimes difficult, I've been told. Teenagers might rather play video games, go to the movies or spend time with their friends. But a surprising phenomenon has taken over recently ... one that's drawing today's teenagers in droves to book stores. And I have to admit, without any embarrassment at all, that I've been bitten by the phenomenon, too.

    It seems today that if you want to make it big, you need only to write a book or screenplay about vampires, and you're set.

  • Three charged in sealed indictments

    Three Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug crimes in four indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Indicted were:

  • Enrollment on target at local schools

    Enrollment at local schools is on target, and officials expect those numbers to increase even more as the school year continues.

    At the Campbellsville Independent School District, enrollment stands at 1,075. Last year, the figure was 1,093.

    At Campbellsville Elementary School, according to Campbellsville Independent Superintendent Mike Deaton, enrollment is the highest it has been in at least a decade, at 493 students. The District also boasts 38 preschool students, which is almost at its capacity, Deaton said.

  • Marcum donates to Locks of Love

    Elizabeth Marcum, 6, donated her hair to Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Marcum is the daughter of Daniel and Laura Marcum of Glens Fork. Her grandparents are Janet and Harold Marcum of Magnolia and Tom and Phyllis Milby of Campbellsville. Local great-grandparents are Jewell Beard and Patsy and Rex Brown.