Local News

  • Local man dies in garage fire

    A Taylor County man died over the weekend after a garage fire that happened Friday.

    Paul Anderson, 71, of Campbellsville, died at the University of Louisville Hospital, having sustained severe burns over much of his body, according to the Taylor County Fire Department.

    At about 1:45 p.m. on Friday, the Taylor County Fire Department was sent to Anderson's residence in the 600 block of Wade Lane, according to the fire department, which also stated that Anderson's wife took him to Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Nancy Cox nominated for ‘Best TV News Anchor’

    LEX18 News, which appears on NBC affiliate WLEX-TV, has been honored with 16 nominations for the 2015 Kentucky Associated Press Broadcaster Awards.

    Among those nominations was Campbellsville native Nancy Cox, who was among the candidates nominated for Best TV News Anchor.
    LEX18 was also nominated for Best Newscast. LEX18 was the only Lexington station nominated in that category.

  • Two suspects arrested on suspicion of local thefts

    Two Campbellsville men were arrested Wednesday evening in connection with a series of burglaries that stretch back a month-and-a-half.

    Don Allen Moyers, 38, and Chad A. Dowell, 23, were arrested by Officer Andy Warren of the Campbellsville Police Department at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, and were each charged with seven counts of third-degree burglary, according to a CPD report.

    The report stated that the CPD has investigated seven burglaries of local businesses.
    CPD Sgt. Shannon Wilson said.

  • Two indicted for alleged pizza robbery

    A Taylor County grand jury indicted two Campbellsville men on Tuesday in connection to a robbery that occurred around the new year.

    Joshua A. Gill, 25, and Demarkquis Webb, 19, both of Ray Street in Campbellsville, were each charged with first-degree robbery, a Class B Felony. The indictments accuse the two of using the threat of force to rob a person on Dec. 31, 2014, and Jan. 1.

  • Barn quilts a creative way to honor one’s heritage

    For Marilyn Clarke, the barn quilt that hangs in front of her barn on Smith Ridge Road, titled “Virginia Pike,” is a way to honor the age-old craft of quilting.

    “I went ... and got a sign painter to do my barn quilt,” Clarke said. “And Jim, my husband, hung it on the barn with some help … but [Taylor County RECC workers] did most of the hanging for free.”

    That sign painter was Don Swafford of Swafford Signs, who did several of original barn quilts.

  • Man arrested for having drugs

    A Campbellsville man was arrested on Saturday afternoon at Burke’s Outlet, primarily on drug possession and assault charges, according to a report by Sgt. Shannon Wilson of the Campbellsville Police Department.

    Ronald D. Hayden, 36, of Blue Ridge Road, was arrested by CPD Officer Roy Rodgers on first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), third-degree assault of a police officer, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

  • Support shown for parkway project

    Last month, Taylor County officials joined others in Frankfort for Heartland Parkway Day.

    Dr. John Chowning of Campbellsville University chairs the Heartland Parkway Foundation. That foundation has the stated mission of supporting the transportation project, which runs through Taylor, Marion, Adair and Washington counties.

  • Local man arrested on assault charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested late Saturday morning at a South Columbia Avenue business after a reported assault, according to a report by Deputy Dickie Benningfield of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Woman reportedly hits boyfriend with her car

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested on Sunday, March 15, after she reportedly intentionally hit her boyfriend with her vehicle, according to a report by Sgt. Shannon Wilson of the Campbellsville Police Department.

    Kara M. Tennyson of the 200 block of Bell Avenue was arrested on Sunday afternoon on a charge of first-degree domestic assault and is lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center, the report stated. The jail website stated she was there on a $25,000 cash bond.

  • St. Baldrick’s Conquer Week starts Saturday

    A child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes.

    And Campbellsville St. Baldrick’s is looking to help.

    Within the next two weeks, two major local fundraisers for the organization will be held to help raise money for pediatric cancer research.

    The annual Shave for a Cure event will start off what is being called St. Baldrick’s Conquer Week this Saturday, March 21.