Local News

  • McDonald's shows Campbellsville some 'love'


    For several years now, McDonald's restaurants have been advertising with the slogan, "I'm Lovin' It!" Now, the company is putting that love to work, and it could pay off for customers, including those at the Campbellsville location.

  • Local barista wins latte art competition


    Coffee is a culture.

    That’s what was so intriguing to Alex Pepper when he first discovered it at Lindsey Wilson College. His interest in coffee grew quickly the more he became a part of the culture.

    He began working part-time for Harden Coffee on Saturday mornings for two hours. He even started the Coffee Club at his alma mater.

  • Nash retires from extension service


    Becky Nash darted from person to person, not wanting to miss anybody that she had any form of interaction with over the years. Some told her stories as she listened, while other interactions were flip-flopped.

    And almost everyone — if not everyone — got a hug.

    There were presents on the table on one side of the room, a cake with her name on it on the other.

    It was officially her day.

  • Grand jury indicts seven


    A Campbellsville man has been indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on charges that he assaulted a police officer, in addition to other alleged crimes.

    Jacob J. Fink, 27, of Purcell Court in Campbellsville, was indicted on seven counts by a grand jury, including assault 3rd degree of a police or probation officer, a Class D felony. According to the indictment, the incident took place on Nov. 26, 2014, when Fink allegedly attempted to cause physical injury to an officer with a deadly weapon.

  • Community drug rally set for Thursday


    “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.” – John 10:10


    They knew they had to do something, but at that point, they weren’t sure what that “something” would be.

    Karen Jones lost her 26-year-old son, Morgan, to a drug overdose on Oct. 25, 2014, and she knew one thing: she didn’t want any other mother or anyone else to go through this.

  • Police department adds chaplain


    Steve Wagers has served the Lord for more than 20 years. Now, he will serve those who protect and serve us all.

    Wagers, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church on Coakley Street, has been named chaplain of the Campbellsville Police Department.

    Wagers is a native of Whitesburg, Ky., where he lived until the age of 15. His father, also a pastor, was called to pastor a church in Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Campbellsville native lives on the street to help the homeless


    Matt Rigsby is a native of Campbellsville, but these days, he’s living in Nashville.

    Life in a larger city like Nashville might sound glamorous to some, but there’s nothing glamorous about what he’s experiencing.

    You see, Matt Rigsby is homeless.

    The 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School is living life on the streets of Nashville, and he’s doing it to help bring attention to the number of homeless people living in the United States today. 

  • Man charged with robbing local bank


    A Lexington man is behind bars and charged with robbing a Campbellsville bank.

    Thomas Riley, 51, was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with robbing the Forcht Bank in Green River Plaza, according to a release from the Campbellsville Police Department.

    Riley allegedly robbed the bank and fled the scene in a black Jeep Grand Cherokee with an undetermined amount of cash and a handgun. Officers observed the vehicle at the intersection of Broadway and Federal Place and were able to take Riley into custody without incident.

  • Lebanon man arrested after fleeing domestic scene


    A Lebanon man is behind bars after attempting to flee the scene of a domestic call.

    Diaz Douglas, 25, of Lebanon, was taken into custody at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

    Deputy Mark Dickens responded to a domestic call at the intersection of Fairview and Friendship Pike, according to a release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office. When Dickens arrived, Douglas fled the scene on foot. He was apprehended by sheriff’s deputies moments later on Friendship Pike.

  • Marion County man killed in farming accident


    A Marion County man was killed after he became trapped in a grain bin at 911 Merrimac Road in Bradfordsville around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.

    Joseph Gary Blanford, 64, of Holy Cross, had climbed into the bin to attempt to unclog the auger when the soybeans caved in on top of him, causing him to be buried in the soybeans, according to a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Blanford was pronounced dead by Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney at the scene. Dabney said Blanford died as a result of asphyxia.