Today's News

  • Benefit auction planned for local man

    A benefit auction has been planned for Billy Floyd, who was diagnosed with lung and brain cancer in February.

    The benefit will be Friday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 82. Ruff Cutt will perform.

    All money raised will go toward Floyd's medical bills.

    For more information, contact Natasha Wright at 789-7561, Deana Willis at 465-0109, Regina Fair at 789-1395 or Diane Minor at 465-8547.


  • Giles Society hosts pottery workshop

    The Giles Society will host its annual pottery workshop on Saturday, June 20 for children ages 7 to 12 at the Giles House on Spout Springs Road in Knifley.

    There will be two classes, one from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET and the other from 2 to 4 p.m.

    Each student will be charged a $10 fee for art supplies.

    The Giles House will be open to the public through Saturday, Oct. 3 on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m. ET.

    On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Giles House will host its annual Kentuckians Reading Kentuckians event.

  • Benefit planned for Campbellsville native

    A benefit auction and singing has been planned for Darrell "Peewee" Dishman, a Campbellsville native who has been diagnosed with cancer.

    The benefit will be Saturday, June 13 at Susie Fire Department in Monticello at 4 p.m.

    The Sage Knoll Band will perform and plate lunches will be sold for $6.

    To donate items for the auction, call the Wayne County Judge/Executive's Office at (606) 348-4241 or Patty's Hair Salon in Albany at (606) 387-8430

  • Taylor County Fair

    See the Accent and Milestones pages in Monday's print edition as well as a slideshow at the bottom of today's home page for more photos from this year's Taylor County Fair.

  • FOL fire report months away

    Campbellsville's fire chief says he doesn't believe Tuesday's fire at the former Fruit of the Loom building was intentionally set, but a report of the official cause might be months away.

    The east side of the building at the factory, which closed its doors in 1998, caught fire early Tuesday morning.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson said at a press conference last week that three explosions inside the building were confirmed.

  • Two horses killed in collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured and two horses were killed Tuesday in a one-vehicle collision on KY 70.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Matthew T. Cash, 26, of 7834 Liberty Road was traveling west on KY 70 at 6:08 a.m.

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

  • Resident charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with drug crimes 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.

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

  • Teen Board was tops this year

    Responsibility. Competitiveness. Love. Graduation. Patriotism. Politics. Family. Social networking. Self-image. Religion.

    You name it, and this year's Teen Board has covered it.

    If you've taken the time to read the "Insight Page" published each month since last September, then you know there's some serious issues on the minds of Taylor County teens.

  • County says 'no'' to mowing abandoned properties

    The County will no longer mow the lawns of properties that have been abandoned or are in foreclosure.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates at last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting that the County has recently received nearly a dozen requests to mow the yards of homes that have been abandoned or are in foreclosure.

    "Are we in the mowing business?" he asked.

    Rogers asked magistrates if they wanted the County to continue to mow the yards.

  • Two from Taylor County arrested in Texas

    Two Campbellsville residents have been arrested in Texas and charged with possession of more than 50 pounds of marijuana.

    According to court records from the Texas Highway Patrol Division, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Joseph Hogue stopped a Dodge vehicle on Saturday, May 9 at 3:24 a.m. for speeding on I-30 in Hopkins County.

    Court records state that the driver of the vehicle, Thomas William Sprowles, 43, of 6399 Hodgenville Road said he was coming from the Dallas area and that he appeared nervous.