Local News

  • Two die in car fire

    Two individuals have died after their car caught on fire Monday morning in Campbellsville. 

    On Monday morning, all emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle car fire in the area of KY 55/U.S. 68 and Palestine Road.

    The 911 caller indicated that there were two people inside the burning vehicle. When officials arrived on the scene the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.

    The individuals were taken to the medical examiners office.

  • City approves alcohol ordinances

    Campbellsville City Council members voted for two ordinances that will regulate the sale of alcohol in the city limits.

    In a special-called meeting on Monday night, council members voted 9-2 on a zoning ordinance that will determine where places can sell alcohol within the city limits.

    Council members David Nunery, Jimmy Ewing, Patti Phillips, Frankie Hansford, Greg Rice, Paul Osborne, Terry Kelter, Sharon Hoskins-Sanders and Allen Johnson voted yes.

  • Vehicle crashes into Broadway CVS building

    A one-vehicle accident occurred Thursday afternoon outside CVS/Pharmacy on Broadway.

    A vehicle pulled over the sidewalk and drove into the side of the store, crashing through a glass window and causing damage to much of the storefront.

    Officers from the Campbellsville Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

    No further information was available as of press time.

  • Campbellsville native arrested in Alaska on child porn charges

    A Campbellsville native was arrested last week in Alaska on child pornography charges.

    According to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, Jessie L. Thompson, 25, of Campbellsville, was arrested on 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

    As the charges are Class D felonies, Thompson could face 1-5 years in jail for each count.

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Cyber Crimes Unit announced that Thompson was arrested after a lead from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Alaska.

  • Help sought in recording history of communities

    The Taylor County Historical Society and Taylor County Museum are looking for historical documents detailing the histories of some of Taylor County’s communities.

    “If people would call us and tell us that they would like us to come to their areas, we’d be happy to,” said local historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith. “This is kind of a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”

  • Alcohol ordinance hearing tonight

    Campbellsville City Council members will hear a second reading of two alcohol ordinances at a special-called meeting tonight.

    A public hearing will be held at the Campbellsville Civic Center at 6 p.m.; once the public hearing has concluded, the actual meeting will start. The public will be able to make comment on a 21-page zoning ordinance amendment and a 31-page alcohol ordinance.

  • Campbellsville Elementary construction project nearing completion, Deaton says

    A sense of normalcy is about to take over Campbellsville Elementary as the end of the construction project is quickly approaching.

    “We’re looking at probably the end of December having total access to everything and having it turned over after the punch list is completed,” said Superintendent Mike Deaton.  

    The front entry way is set to be completed this week, and they will be able to start using the front doors again for loading and unloading buses.

  • Library hosts ‘Chopped — Library Style’ food event

    Local Taylor County food artisans called on their culinary skills as they faced off against one another in the second annual Chopped — Library Style Saturday. Participants prepared a dish to see whose was the best. The catch? Each chef had to use the same ingredients — bacon, raisins and shallots — in their creation.

  • Butler out on bond in theft case

    A local attorney was released from Hardin County Detention Center earlier this week after having allegedly stolen from a client in Hardin County.

    Danny Butler, 70, had been lodged there on a $207,000 bond, payable at 10-percent, meaning he needed only to post, or have posted, $20,700 to be released.

    He faced a Tuesday arraignment in Hardin County Circuit Court, but the results of that arraignment were not known at press time.

  • Two TCDC guards arrested

    Two guards at Taylor County Detention Center were arrested and are being investigated after alleged inappropriate sexual contact with an inmate.

    Kyle Novak was arrested on Nov. 3 for second-degree sexual abuse and second-degree official misconduct, both misdemeanor offenses, according to a Campbellsville Police Department arrest report. Court records indicate the charge is enhanceable.

    Joshua Kelley was also arrested on Nov. 11 for second-degree official misconduct, a misdemeanor offense, a CPD press release stated.