Local News

  • Body found in culvert identified, man charged with murder


    A Campbellsville man was arrested Friday in connection with the alleged murder of a woman who was found near KY 744 Friday morning.

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Major Crime Task Force arrested DeWayne D. Gribbins, 42, of Peterson Street, on a charge of murder, a Campbellsville Police Department release stated. The woman, who was discovered placed in a culvert under KY 744, has been identified as Christina Gribbins, 39, of Peterson Street in Campbellsville.

  • Fugitive killed in shootout


    A Marion County native who was on the run and wanted for the attempted murder of a police officer has been killed after exchanging gunfire with officers in Cumberland County.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital moving forward in the fight against breast cancer


    Taylor Regional Hospital's radiology department could have an almost $500,000 3-D mammography unit by the end of next year.

    "What I'm talking about is the latest technology for mammography. Right now we have digital technology," said TRH Director of Radiology Debbie Carrico. "It's a huge investment for the hospital."

    Sherry Howard, also of the hospital, said the screening procedure will be the same. Carrico said the unit differs in that it takes pictures at multiple angles to create a three-dimensional image.

  • Local restaurants constructing new buildings


    The new McDonald’s is scheduled to open on Thursday, Nov. 5, and Venture Construction Company Superintendent Wayne Landers said that while there have been delays, he believes they’ll make that deadline.

    Venture Construction out of Franklin, Tenn., is in charge of construction of the building, located on the site of the old McDonald’s.

    “We’re just a little bit behind schedule, but I believe we’re going to catch it up,” said Landers.

  • Westbrook fights breast cancer with prayer, support


    For many breast cancer survivors, having routine six-month mammograms is just part of their after-cancer life, but for the past five years it was normal for a cancer-free Hollie Westbrook.

    She had trouble with her yearly mammograms because of her dense breasts. Results would come back with irregularities that called for more mammograms, ultrasounds, scans and even biopsies.

    "It was never cancer, it was always calcium deposits or non-cancerous cells," Westbrook said.

  • CU receives $1 million toward new student center


    CU officials announced a proposed roughly $5 million multi-purpose building at an official dinner Monday night.

    "This is a very exciting time in the life of Campbellsville University," said CU President Dr. Michael Carter. "We stand right at the edge of some very, very exciting things happening."

    The event, which was the 36th annual President's Club Dinner, was also partly a fundraiser for the building.

  • Fire department dedicates new truck


    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department welcomed the newest member of its fleet - a cinder custom pumper fire apparatus, or as it will be more commonly referred to, Engine 1.

  • Local 4-H benefits from Ag Tag funds

    The Taylor County 4-H Council will receive $1,041.67 from the 2015 Ag Tag donations, Amanda Sublett, Taylor County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development, said last week.

    Since 2012, Kentucky farmers have had the option to make a $10 donation when they purchase or renew their farm license plate; those donations go to the Agricultural Program Trust Fund.

  • County, state officials recognize Bioenergy Day

    Two local locations that harness the power of bioenergy were toured and recognized on Wednesday by local and state officials.

    Wednesday, Oct. 21, was the third annual National Bioenergy Day, said Tim Hughes, director of the Division of Biofuels at the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.

    According to Hughes, the event was well attended, with people attending from as far away as New Jersey.

  • Two arrested for burglaries, thefts

    Two Campbellsville men were arrested Thursday in connection with thefts that allegedly occurred in June and July.

    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Dickie Benningfield arrested James Fulks, 24, on one count of first-degree burglary, three counts of second-degree burglary, one count of third-degree burglary, two counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500 and one count of third-degree criminal mischief, a TCSO report said.