Local News

  • Local attorney arrested

    A Campbellsville attorney was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly stealing more than $200,000 from a client.

    The Kentucky State Police arrested Danny Perkins Butler, 70, at approximately 10:12 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at his home in the 500 block of Hyde Park Road in Campbellsville, a KSP report stated.

  • CU to serve as Operation Christmas Child relay station

    Campbellsville University will once again serve as the community’s relay station for the Operation Christmas Child effort.

    OCC is a nationwide effort, coordinated through Samaritan’s Purse, to give packed shoeboxes of gifts, toiletries and school supplies to impoverished children in several countries around the globe and to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to chil dren in need around the world. The CU collection station opens Monday, Nov. 14, and will stay open through next Monday, Nov. 21.

  • County school construction nearly complete

    The Taylor County Board of Education received a clean bill of health from its auditor’s report during Tuesday’s meeting. Jeff Sprowles of Wise, Buckner, Sprowles & Associates presented the auditor’s report.

    “Clean opinion, good numbers. The district’s done well this past year,” Sprowles said.

    Superintendent Roger Cook said that they “work hard and are frugal with our taxpayers’ money.”

  • Voter turnout at 63 percent

    There will be three new faces on the Campbellsville City Council come January.

    Alexander Shively, Jay Eastridge and Diane Ford-Benningfield will join the Campbellsville City Council, while Council members Frankie Hansford and Stan McKinney will depart.

    Eastridge received the most votes, with 2,173, and will be Mayor Pro Tempore. Two of the other challengers, Ford-Benningfield and Shively, received 1,298 and 1,268 votes, respectively. The other two challengers, Lucy Cox and Henry Goff, received 1,260 and 1,139 votes, respectively, and will not be on the council.

  • Liquor licenses could come soon

    Campbellsville could see as many as four bars and four liquor stores early next year.

    At a Campbellsville City Council meeting on Monday night, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said the state could start taking applications for, or even selling, licenses on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

    “We’re on a strict timeline. We have to have this done by Nov. 28,” said Young. “In order to have some kind of regulation, this must be in place by then.”

  • Extension Office welcomes new agent

    The Taylor County Cooperative Extension Service has added a new agent to their team.

    Kara Buck is the new County Extension Agent for Horticulture Education.

    Horticulture is the branch of agriculture that deals with the art, science, technology and business of growing plants. It includes the cultivation of medicinal plants, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs, sprouts, mushrooms, algae, flowers and seaweeds, as well as non-food crops such as grass and ornamental trees and plants.

  • Taylor County Grand jury indicts 18

    A Campbellsville man accused of a September murder was one of 18 people that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    Jorge Serrano Gavarrete, 20, of Ray Street, was charged with murder, a Class A felony; and first-degree burglary, a Class B felony.

  • A special mission

    The Air Evac Life Team had a special mission last week at Taylor County Primary Center.

    While kindergarten classes were learning their alphabet with the focus letter for this week being H, it was only appropriate for a real life lesson on helicopters.

    The Air Evac Team helicopter landed in the soccer field behind the school Tuesday. The students anxiously watched as the large air craft landed at their school.

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department accompanied, too, with their fire truck.

  • City looking for sewer overflow fixes

    During its Monday meeting, Campbellsville City Council members will look at measures aimed at reducing the problem of sewer overflows during heavy rains.

    Among them is an amendment to the city’s sewer use ordinance that requires inspections of homes to check for illegal connections to the sewer system.

    As Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young put it, the ordinance amendments would help the city control inflow and infiltration of water into the city’s sewer system – commonly referred to simply as I&I.

  • Deer pose danger for drivers this time of year

    Accidents, injuries and fatalities involving deer and automobiles increase dramatically during the autumn months, according to Kentucky State Police.

    “Drivers should be engaged, alert and on the lookout for deer this time of year. Deer mating season leads to higher roaming activity all across the commonwealth, which leads to more car-deer crashes,” says Kentucky State Police Lt. Michael Webb.