Local News

  • Library celebrates National Walking Day at Miller Park

    In honor of National Walking Day, the Taylor County Public Library and the American Heart Association put on a walking-related event at the Miller Park walking track.

    The event, called “Walk With Us,” took place in the afternoon. Emily Synder with Taylor County Public Library said they’ve been planning this for about a month, as part of an effort to offer programs that span different age groups within a family.

  • Sanford accepted into U.S. Air Force Academy

    Only 12.3 percent of applicants to the United States Air Force Academy are accepted each fall.

    In the fall of 2017, Taylor County High School senior Meghan Sanford will be among that group.

    Sanford is set to graduate from Taylor County High School on May 19 and just a little over a month later on June 29, she will head west to enroll in the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Green-Taylor Water District faces lawsuit

    A Greensburg man is suing the Green-Taylor Water District, alleging that they fired him after he discovered their fraudulent water-testing methods.

    In a lawsuit filed last week, Dewayne Harmon, who notes that the GTWD employed him for 26 years, is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, and alleges that the GTWD violated the state’s Whistleblower Act when they fired him.

    “He knows what he’s talking about,” said Lebanon-based attorney Ted Lavit, talking about Harmon, who he is representing.

  • Shooting, fire lead to arrest

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Wednesday night after reportedly shooting his wife and setting fire to their house.

    Richard D. Hord, 54, of Collins Lane, was arrested on charges of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree arson and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

  • County working on 2017-2018 budget

    The county is working on its 2017-2018 fiscal year budget.

    After a meeting of the county’s budget committee, it was decided to advertise for one-year and five-year bids for janitorial services for the old courthouse and maintenance for the Taylor County Justice Center and Taylor County Detention Center.

    Maintenance and janitorial services were the main topics of conversation at that meeting. On hand was Taylor County District Judge Allen Bertram, who was there to advise committee members on the quality of the services rendered at the justice center.

  • Greensburg man charged with murder of Campbellsville woman

    An investigation into the death of 28-year-old Ronna Gaddie of Campbellsville resulted in the arrest of a Greensburg man Monday afternoon.

    Keith Wayne Morgan, 36, of Greensburg, was arrested at the Campbellsville Police Department Monday afternoon at approximately 3:20 p.m., according to a Kentucky State Police report.

    Morgan is charged with tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

    Gaddie’s body was found over an embankment off Edwin Williams Road in Metcalfe County last Saturday.

  • Bland wins big in Vegas poker tournament

    Cole Bland began playing poker at the age of five, around the same age when most children begin learning to write letters and numbers.

    Last weekend, Bland, now 29, put his talent and years of experience to use when he traveled to Las Vegas to participate in the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino $150,000 Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament.

  • City looks at ordinance on signs

    City officials are looking at restricting — but not banning — temporary signs and other signs not on the property of a business or a person.

    But according to Campbellsville City Council member David Nunery, such restrictions would be part of a zoning ordinance, and the details are not yet set in stone.

    Nunery said it will be difficult to accommodate everyone with regard to sign regulations.

  • World War II veteran passes away

    Conrad Claycomb was a wonderful man with a very positive outlook on life, according to those who knew him.

    Despite what he had been through in life, the local World War II United States Army veteran was optimistic and looked for the best in people.

    Claycomb was the last living Taylor County resident to have survived a World War II prisoner-of-war camp.

    He passed away last Monday, March 27, at the age of 92 at the Thomson-Hood VA Center in Wilmore, Kentucky.

  • KET documentary features Green River

    A KET documentary that heavily features Green River and talks about the importance of preserving it was shown Thursday night at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    “This show is about rivers,” said Dr. Richie Kessler, a biology professor at Campbellsville University. “The real star of the show is your river, the Green River … It’s just as much Campbellsville’s river as it is Greensburg’s river.”