Local News

  • Man receives probation after pleading guilty to amended charges


    A Campbellsville man has received probation after pleading guilty to having sexual contact with a juvenile.

    In October 2013, Kenneth A. Bryant, 67, of Coakley Street, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, fourth-degree assault and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Last month, Bryant appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly and pleaded guilty to amended charges.

  • Producers consider Farm Bill safety nets

    Coverage selection for the new 2014 Farm Bill programs that function as safety nets for landowners begins today. Farmers have until March 31 to enroll in Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage. The one-time decision will remain in effect for the life of the farm bill, which expires in the 2018 crop year.

    David Claycomb, executive director of the USDA Taylor County Farm Service Agency, said it's critical for landowners to make a selection by the deadline or they won't be eligible for 2014 payments.

  • Two injured in KY 76 crash


    Two Campbellsville residents were injured and, at press time, remain at a Louisville hospital for treatment after a two-vehicle crash Thursday night.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Manuel Mings, 54, of Roberts Road, was traveling east on KY 76 in a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe at about 5:50 p.m. Ocilla Perkins, 69, of Speck Ridge Road, was traveling west in a 2000 Chevy Cavalier.

  • Sheriff's deputies investigate barn crash


    Taylor County Sheriff's deputies were called to investigate a reckless driving complaint on KY 70 last Wednesday night.

    A man driving a truck crashed through a barn and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel were called to treat him for injuries he received.

    The man was then handcuffed and laid on the ground as deputies investigated. At press time, no official report had been released about the incident.

  • In the holiday spirit


    She says it's easy, something everyone can do. And, on Thursday night, she taught 15 people some tricks of her trade.

    Bonnie Webster, outreach librarian at Taylor County Public Library, who is known for her talent of making mesh wreaths, showed residents how to make them during a free class.

    The class was full, with men, women and children attending, and Webster said the library might host another one.

  • Diabetes on the rise locally, nationally

    It's the leading cause of adult blindness and accounts for 85 percent of non-traumatic amputations worldwide. The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, a condition in which a person's body is unable to utilize sugar from eating, is on the rise.

    Destiny Greer, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator for the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, which serves Taylor County, said 12 percent of Taylor County's adults have diabetes.

  • Cost could rise for community center

    Those who rent the county's community center for private events could soon have to pay a bit more for the service.

    Last Monday, magistrates discussed the ongoing effort to keep the center clean, and how an employee working another position for the county can no longer do it. As a result, the county might hire someone to do the work and increase the rate to rent the center to offset the additional cost.

  • County prepares for arrival of flu

    Flu activity remains "sporadic" in Kentucky, the lowest rate, and it doesn't seem to have hit Taylor County yet.

    And, so far, children at local public schools aren't experiencing other illnesses caused by declining temperatures.

    Amy Tomlinson, public health preparedness manager for Lake Cumberland District Health Department, said there have been isolated cases of flu across the state, but no widespread outbreaks.

    "There have been no cases of flu confirmed in Taylor County by the Kentucky State Lab," she said.

  • Second nursing home lawsuit dismissed

    Another of the three lawsuits filed against a local nursing home has been settled.

    The second to be dismissed in recent weeks, the lawsuit claimed the nursing home was responsible for a Columbia woman's death.

    In January 2013, Lexington attorneys Ross F. Mann and Lisa E. Circeo filed a complaint on behalf of Dorothy Lowe and Lisa Anderson, as co-executrixes of Margaret S. Gumm's estate, in Taylor Circuit Court.

  • TCHS offers nursing program for students


    Students pursuing a career in the medical field have an opportunity to get a jumpstart on their education and experience by enrolling in the Taylor County High School nursing program.

    Students receive hands-on, real-life patient care while preparing for the State Registered Nursing Assistant Certification.