Local News

  • Bowling Green Man Accused of Stealing Trailer

    A Bowling Green man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly stole a trailer and several firearms.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies received a call on Friday at about 1 p.m. reporting a stolen trailer being pulled by a GMC SUV on KY 55.

  • Vehicle Collides With Van, Carport


    No injuries were reported, though a vehicle, carport and home were damaged when a vehicle crashed into a structure on Saturday afternoon at about 4:45 p.m. Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue employees were called to the scene at 2319 Greensburg Road, in the Arrowhead Trailer Park. Upon arrival, they saw a Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Emily Ford of Campbellsville had collided with a van, portable carport and a ramp leading to the home. The van is owned by Jimmy Russell, and Mary Russell owns the home.

  • One Person Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash


    At least one person was injured in a two-vehicle crash on the north bypass at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A car and SUV collided near the former Goodyear location. Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel responded and helped remove the driver of the car from her vehicle. Campbellsville Police officers are investigating. A police report wasn’t available at press time. See Monday’s issue for complete details.

  • One Person Injured in Three-Vehicle Crash


  • Two Children Injured in Crash


    Two children were injured Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Broadway and Roberts Road. A truck and car collided at about 8:15 a.m. Campbellsville Fire & Rescue and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel responded to the scene and Campbellsville Police are investigating. A complete report wasn’t available at press time. See Monday’s issue for more.

  • Medical Condition Causes Crash


  • Woman in critical condition after crash


  • Library kicks off summer reading program


    With free books and other goodies in hand, they're off.

    Taylor County Public Library kicked off its summer reading program on Saturday, with the children attending receiving a free book, and fun with bubbles and other crafts.

    The first summer reading program event is Thursday, June 12, with Mad Scientist Jack Strauss presenting shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the library.

    The shows are free and for those of all ages.

  • Library budget includes pay raises


    They are spending less money while expanding services all the while.

    At the Taylor County Public Library, finances are in order and its checking account is healthy.

    Library board members approved the 2014-2015 operating budget on Monday, which will see more money spent on buying books for patrons.

    The library is funded primarily through local tax dollars. Of the projected income for next fiscal year, it is estimated that $800,000 of the nearly $1.4 million in revenue will come from Taylor County residents' tax payments.

  • Man indicted for raping teen


    A Campbellsville man has been accused of raping a teenage girl six times last year.

    Jeffrey E. Watson, 41, of 337 Pruyear Road, was arrested on Friday and lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.

    A Taylor County grand jury charged Watson earlier this month with six counts of third-degree rape, though the indictment was sealed.

    Because Watson has been arrested, Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram unsealed the indictment on Monday.