Local News

  • Right-of-way meeting set for July 28

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will conduct a public right-of-way informational meeting on Thursday, July 28, from 5-7 p.m. at the activity center at Elk Horn Baptist Church on 3145 Elk Horn Road.

    The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on this section of the Campbellsville Bypass, extending from KY 55 to KY 70, and to share information concerning right-of-way activities.

  • City alcohol petition could be verified soon

    A possible alcohol referendum in Campbellsville reached another milestone last week.

    Organizer Pat Keefe, who has been collecting signatures for such a special election, says he turned his signatures in to the Taylor County Clerk’s Office on Monday.

    A citywide “wet/dry election would require 527 votes; Keefe says he had 570 as of Monday, July 11.

  • Raw talent

    Music has been running through Tonyajavonne Yarbrough’s veins for as long as she can remember, but it wasn’t until this year she started to make her natural gift known.

    Her comfort zone is being behind an instrument at her church, First Baptist Church.

    “That’s when it becomes easy for me,” she said.

    In addition to playing the keyboard, piano and organ, she can also sing.

  • Body found in creek Thursday

    A Campbellsville man was found dead Thursday morning in the creek at the corner of South Columbia Avenue and Oak Street.

    The Taylor County Coroner’s Office declared Walter Herman Tutt, 88, of Dell Street, dead at the scene, according to a Campbellsville Police Department report.

    As of press time, the CPD said their preliminary investigation showed no signs of foul play.

    According to the report, the CPD responded at approximately 8:47 a.m. to a call regarding an older white male in the waterway, finding Tutt unresponsive there.

  • Taylor County Primary Center opening delayed

    With exciting changes coming to Taylor County Schools, students will have to wait a bit longer before moving in.

    At the regular Taylor County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, July 12, Superintendent Roger Cook announced they would not make the primary center construction deadline.

    “We’re not going to make the Aug. 5, primary center deadline to get in. That’s not going to happen,” Cook said.

  • New fire station bids to be opened Friday

    Magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court will see bids on the proposed Taylor County Fire Station at a special-called meeting at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 15.

    They will hold another special-called meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, where they will decide whether to move forward. The station would be located on U.S. 68, on the other side of the road from Phillip’s Lanes.

    “Blevins Construction will look at all the bids and then bring them back to the county,” said Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

  • Brucker pleads guilty in son’s 2012 death

    One of the suspects in the 2012 death of an infant will serve as much as eight years after pleading guilty, while another suspect is still awaiting trial.

    At a Tuesday afternoon hearing in Taylor County Circuit Court, Brianna Brucker pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree complicity to commit manslaughter, a Class C felony charge that had been amended from first-degree murder, a Class A felony.

  • Calhoun murder trial set for November

    A Lebanon man accused of murder has a tentative trial date in November.

    At a Tuesday morning arraignment, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding gave William M. Calhoun, 25, of Oak Street, a trial date of Monday, Nov. 7. It would start at 8:30 a.m.

    Since Nov. 8 is Election Day, the trial would resume on Nov. 9. Spalding estimates that the trial will last at least three days.

    Calhoun’s attorney, Dawn McCauley out of Lebanon, entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

  • Three new businesses set to open

    At least three new businesses will soon be open in Campbellsville.

    A Wings Pizza N Things restaurant will likely open on KY 55 later this year.

    Kelly Niswender, owner of the future restaurant, said it’ll probably take about four months to construct the building.

    The new restaurant, to be located on KY 55 near Cornerstone, will have a groundbreaking in the not-too-distant future. A specific date has not yet been set.

  • Storms cause damage locally

    About 2,000 customers lost power as a result of Thursday night’s storms, according to the Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation.

    All but a few had power as of Friday. RECC officials said several trees were also down.

    The outages were all in the county, according to Kentucky Utilities, which recorded no outages in its mostly city-based area. Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the outages were in places like Lemons Bend, Meadow Creek and in the area around Davis Road.

    No injuries were reported.