Today's News

  • If only dogs could talk

    I watched her stop at the edge of the yard beneath the tree. The rabbit, perched at the edge of the woods nibbling clover, wasn't aware of Maggie's presence ... yet.

    But it wasn't long before the rabbit realized something new was near, and it hopped quickly back into the woods.

    With the different sizes of rabbits making their appearance in the past couple of weeks, it didn't take long for us to realize there must be a family of rabbits making their home in our woods. It also didn't take our border collie, Maggie, long to realize it either.

  • Booster seat violations now come with fines

    Motorists who fail to use booster seats for some child passengers could be fined.

    Known as the Booster Seat Law, the law requires children between 40 and 50 inches tall and younger than 7 to be placed in a booster seat.

    "We don't see a lot of it," said Billy Gregory, public affairs officer for Kentucky State Police Post 15 in Columbia. "But it is a problem or [lawmakers] wouldn't have addressed it."

  • Campbellsville man arrested on burglary charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested after police responded to a call that an intoxicated man was trying to force his way into a Handley Avenue home Thursday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, when officers arrived on the scene shortly after 9:30 p.m., it was determined that David Lee Miller, 56, had allegedly gotten into a fight with the residents of the Handley Avenue home.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • Woman charged in sealed indictment

    A woman has been charged with selling drugs in an indictment 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.

    Patricia Simpson, 23, no address given, was indicted on a charge of second-degree selling a controlled substance.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.


  • Police find 600 marijuana plants

    An investigation is still pending, with criminal charges expected, after Taylor County Sheriff's deputies found nearly 600 marijuana plants with a potential value of nearly $1 million at an East Martin Road home last week.

    According to a sheriff's office report, the deputies responded to a report of a gun shot at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at 430 E. Martin Road.

    Following an investigation, and after executing a search warrant, deputies found an indoor/outdoor marijuana growing operation at the home.

  • Elizabethtown woman accused of bringing drugs into jail

    An Elizabethtown woman has been charged with first-degree promoting contraband after she allegedly brought drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center while being booked on other charges.

    Jamie Nicole Thetford aka Jamie Nicole Davis, 30, of 502 E. Circle, Apt. C, was arrested Friday, June 26 at 5 p.m.

  • Maybe we should remember the actual man in the mirror

    Exactly how many hit singles does a singer need for people to forget that he was likely a child molester? If you only have a couple is it okay to rob a store or maybe to beat your wife? Perhaps Huey Lewis gets a free pass on a speeding ticket but Paul McCartney could murder a hobo with nobody thinking negatively about him.

  • Four arrested in Miller Park concession break-in

    Two adults and two juveniles have been charged in connection with a break-in at the Miller Park concession stand Wednesday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to a call just after 10:34 p.m. Shortly after, two adults — Silas Jamal Cowan, 18, of Campbellsville and Brittany Ann Parnell, 19, of Columbia — and two juveniles were arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief. Parnell was also charged with falsely reporting an incident.

  • Nutritious school lunches equals healthier children

    Given all I know about food and the food system as an adult, it seems slightly funny that as a child, with parents who diligently packed me a brown bag lunch every day, I was jealous of the kids who ate school lunch. I wanted the pizza, the sloppy joes and the tater tots ... and not my crummy turkey sandwich on whole grain bread.

    I suppose that's because I, along with many Americans, had yet to learn the real impact of unhealthy food on children.

  • Children's parade is July 3

    The third annual Taylor Regional Hospital children's parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 3.

    Participation is open to children ages 12 and younger. Individuals, groups and families are encouraged to participate and create a non-motorized themed float.

    The parade will begin at Campbellsville High School and travel down Main Street to the Family Fun Zone at Jackson Tower.

    Judges will award trophies for different categories. All registered participants will receive a ribbon for participating.

    For more information, call Darlene Humphress at 465-9347.