Local News

  • Comer concedes in Republican governor’s race

    Matt Bevin will officially be the Republican gubernatorial candidate in November.

    James Comer conceded on Friday in a race that had Bevin and Comer separated by 83 votes. A recanvass did not change the fact that Bevin received more votes.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said the local recanvass was performed without incident in about 20 minutes; the numbers were the same as before.

    This outcome did not surprise him.

  • Parties have until Wednesday to answer lawsuit

    Kentucky Utilities, Campbellsville University and Pierce Manufacturing have until Wednesday, June 3, to file a written response to a lawsuit Gina Grider filed against them.

    Lance W. Turner, attorney for the Griders, said he is “not inclined to say” how much they’re asking for.

  • Valedictorians honored at high school graduations

    After more than five hours of calculations, all that stood between earning valedictorian or salutatorian at Taylor County High School was .04 of a point.

    And in the end, it was William Cooper Hall, who goes by Cooper, who was named valedictorian, barely edging out salutatorian Kassie Miller.

    Hall had figured out almost a month prior to the official announcement that he and Miller would be the two battling it out for the top two spots in the Class of 2015 because they had taken the most weighted AP classes.

  • Valedictorians honored at high school graduations

    Don’t reach out of your comfort zone — move it.

    This advice from Abigail Hope Hieneman’s father was something that always stuck with her.

    This small reminder about comfort zones always helped her strive to do her best and to stay involved with different activities throughout her academic career.

    And last week, she knew that extra push had paid off when she found out she had been named the valedictorian for the Class of 2015 at Campbellsville High School.

  • Man arrested after alcohol-related crash

    A single-vehicle wreck on County Park Road on Thursday morning led to three injuries and one drunk driving arrest, according to a report by Deputy Rodney Cox of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Jeremy Clemmons, 22, Vicki Milby, 35, and Daniel Arellano, 22, all of Campbellsville, were taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for their injuries, the report said.

    Clemons was arrested on charges of driving under the influence; aggravated circumstances, first offense; and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Water, sewer rates to increase July 1

    Water and sewer rates in the city and county will go up in a little more than a month.

    By a vote of 9-3 at a special-called meeting Tuesday night, Campbellsville City Council members approved, on second reading, an ordinance to increase the rates and change the water rate structure.

    City Engineer David Bowles estimated the "average" user - that is, one who uses about 5,000 gallons a month - will see an extra $6 or $7 on their water and sewer bill per month, whether they're in the city or county. The ordinance goes into effect on July 1.

  • Man arrested after allegedly driving drunk, on wrong side of road


    A Detroit, Mich., man was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly driving intoxicated and on the wrong side of the road.

    Jovon J. Whisenton, 22, was arrested by Officer Scotty Perian of the Campbellsville Police Department at about 1:30 a.m. near Davis Street on a number of charges, according to a CPD report.

  • Lawsuit filed in firefighter's death


    The family of fallen firefighter Tony Grider is suing Kentucky Utilities, Campbellsville University and Pierce Manufacturing in connection with the accident involving last year's Ice Bucket Challenge, which took Grider's life.

  • Memorial Day events scheduled for Monday

    In what has become an annual tradition in the community, Taylor County residents will be honoring those who served their country on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

    The service will be held at 2 p.m. at the war memorial, which is located at the Taylor County Courthouse Square.

    Rep. John “Bam” Carney, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young will be among those speaking at the event.

  • Agee sentenced in sex crime case

    Christopher Agee was formally sentenced to five years on rape and sex abuse charges at a sentencing hearing on Tuesday.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Samuel Spalding sentenced Agee to five years concurrently on each charge, meaning he'll serve those five-year sentences at the same time. He will also be under a conditional discharge for three years after his sentence, and he has to be registered as a sex offender.