Local News

  • Judicial Center floods


    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel were called to the Taylor County Judicial Center on Tuesday afternoon at about 4 p.m. after a sprinkler was broken and water began to flood the building.

    An inmate allegedly broke the sprinkler while being housed in a holding cell.

    Water flowed at 35 gallons a minute and spread to courtrooms, hallways and stairwells.

    Officials at the scene said the inmate will face felony criminal mischief charges.

  • Marion County man arrested following police chase



    A Marion County man has been arrested and charged following a police chase that started in Bradfordsville and ended in a wooded area in Mannsville on Monday night.

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements said a bench warrant had been issued for Ricky L. Garrett, 28, of St. Ann Street in Lebanon after he failed to appear for a probation revocation hearing.

  • Work progresses on Palestine Bridge
  • Schools using new leadership program


    When students head back to school in a few days, they won't just be learning their core subjects. They will also learn to become leaders.

    Students at Campbellsville and Taylor County schools will participate in the Leader in Me program this year, based on author Stephen Covey's book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People." The habits are listed in a sidebar to this story.

  • Few make plans for digital assets after death

     Most people plan what will happen to their children, property and other personal belongings after their death. But few might think to specify what is to happen to their email and other digital assets, from their Facebook and Twitter accounts to their online photo galleries.

    “What do you do with that?” Tony Smith, who serves as the IT specialist for Taylor County government, said. The Uniform Law Commission might have an answer.

  • Kentucky laws set tone for other states

    A dozen of Kentucky's new laws could soon become model legislation for other states. And, Taylor County's legislators were involved with three of the 12 bills becoming law.

    According to the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, the Council of State Governments will consider adopting 12 of Kentucky's new laws at its annual meeting this month.

  • Courthouse gets new flag
  • Man accused of shooting gun inside home


    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with shooting a gun inside a home.

    Michael Ray Cox, 67, of Cottage Court, was arrested Thursday, July 24, at 12:38 a.m.

    According to Cox's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Jonathan Leigh responded to a complaint of a person with a shotgun inside a home. Upon arrival, Cox told Leigh that he didn't know where the gun was.

  • Elk Horn woman accused of abusing child


    An Elk Horn woman has been arrested and charged with abusing a child.

    Nikkie Roseanna Russell, 21, of Bass Ridge Road, was arrested on Wednesday, July 23, and charged with second-degree criminal abuse of a child age 12 or younger.

    According to Russell's arrest warrant, she allegedly caused a large contusion on the child's right cheek and contusions and scratches on the child's left cheek, while the child was in her care on May 23.

  • Food pantry helping local families in need


    Everyone who delivers the food, stocks the shelves and sorts the bags is a volunteer.

    Marietta Moyers, long-time volunteer for the Taylor County Food Pantry, said this policy ensures donations are used to help needy families in the community.

    "It's just such an easy system that it works," Moyers said.