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  • TCHS substitute teacher arrested, charged with sex crimes


    A Taylor County High School substitute teacher has been arrested and charged with sending and soliciting explicit photographs to students, as well as having sexual contact with the students.

    Lawrence Harris, 46, of Campbellsville, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to a report by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, following an investigation by the TCSO.

  • Three injured in Broadway crash

    Multiple agencies responded to a two-vehicle accident on East Broadway in front of Forcht Bank Wednesday afternoon at around 4 p.m. 

    Few details are known at this time other than that three people were transported from the accident scene by EMS. 

    More information will be released as it is made available. 

  • TCIS students present interactive animal museum

    Fourth-grade students in Mrs. Kellie Jones’ project-based science class at Taylor County Intermediate School recently donned their white lab coats and presented interactive museum-style exhibits for multiple audiences over the course of a two-day period on Friday, March 3, and Monday, March 6.

    The students held walkthrough visits Friday morning and throughout the day on Monday.

    The students have recently spent time researching various animals for their projects and prepared detailed, interactive presentations for various classes that came by.

  • From the chains of addiction, Roop rises to live

    The following is the second part of a two-part series about a local man’s journey through drug addiction and recovery.

    At age 37, Jason Roop knew he was running out of options. At that point, he picked up the phone and called his mother.

    Roop’s mother gave him a business card that ultimately became the turning point in his life. The card contained the information to an addiction treatment center in Washington County called the Isaiah House.

  • City hopes to start work on sports complex

    The city hopes to start moving dirt out near KY 55 for the proposed sports complex in the next few months, or whenever weather permits.

    “We are excited about planning the development of this sports complex,” Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said after Monday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    By moving dirt, Young means moving topsoil and clay to make the area strong enough for construction. Crews will also have to move dirt to build the roads.

  • Main Street group looking at community garden

    The Campbellsville Main Street organization is looking at opening a community garden on Main Street.

    Main Street member Niki Marineau says that while several groups are on board, the biggest issue is finding a spot. So if the garden doesn’t open this year, it will open next year.

    “I’m still looking for a site,” said Marineau. “It might not happen this year, but it’s still a project for another year, if not this spring … We have some support, but it’s just a matter of finding a site.”

  • Grand Jury indicts 13

    A Campbellsville man who led law enforcement on a pursuit was among 13 that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

  • Roop shares drug addiction story

    The following is the first part of a two-part series about a Campbellsville man’s journey through drug addiction and recovery. The second part will appear in the Thursday, March 9, issue of the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    At age 37, Jason Roop knew he was running out of options. At that point, he picked up the phone and called his mother.

    “I need help, I am about to die,” Roop told his mother over the phone.

  • Two-vehicle crash on East Broadway


    Emergency responders were on the scene of a two-vehicle crash shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday. The crash happened at the intersection of Poplar Street and East Broadway near Campbellsville Christian Church. More details will be provided when they are available.

  • Lebanon man’s murder trial set for April 10

    The case of a Lebanon man accused of a local murder will almost certainly go to trial about a year after the alleged shooting.

    At a Tuesday morning hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding kept William Calhoun’s jury trial for April 10. He’ll also have a pre-trial conference for Friday, March 17.

    Calhoun, 25, of Oak Street, is charged with murder, a Class A felony; first-degree assault, a Class B felony; and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony.