Local News

  • Blevins arrested in rape, incest case


    A Taylor County man was arrested Monday evening on charges related to a reported rape and incest.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Dicken arrested Bennie N. Blevins, 61, on charges of first-degree rape and incest - forcible compulsion/incapable of consent or under 18 years of age, according to a KSP report. KSP Post 15 Spokesman Trooper Billy Gregory said they executed a warrant out of Boyle County, where the reported crimes took place.

    Blevins was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center on a $50,000 full cash bond.

  • Smith arrested, charged in check theft


  • Drug Take Back Day is Saturday


    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26.

    Both the Campbellsville Police Department and the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Program for several years now.

    There are two permanent locations where people can dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs: the CPD office on 100 Terri Street, and the TCSO office in the lobby of the Taylor County Courthouse, 203 N. Court St.

  • Farmer to create energy with biomass project


    There have been several delays, but John McLean’s biomass project should start generating electricity early next month.

    For McLean, the project, which is designed to generate green, renewable energy, the point isn’t to make a profit - though he believes he’ll be successful — but to leave something for his neighbors and descendants.

  • Volunteers help clean up lakeshore


    Community members walked the shoreline and trails surrounding Green River Lake Saturday, picking up trash and the final remains of summer during the 29th annual lakeshore cleanup event.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Green River Lake and The Friends of Green River Lake had more than 270 volunteers help keep the "Green Clean."

    "It takes that many people to make a difference, to even make a dent in the trash," said Andrea O'Bryan, park ranger at Green River Lake.

  • Campbellsville Schools add two new positions


    Campbellsville Independent School District's current enrollment is about 1,200, the highest it has been since the 2004-2005 school year, and it is certainly being noticed. 

    Superintendent Mike Deaton commented during Monday's regular school board meeting that, "School is off to a really good start and we appreciate everyone's hard work."

    He also asked for the board's approval of creating two new district positions: a dual position for a half-time principal and teacher at Campbellsville Elementary.

  • Three charged with sex crimes


    Three Campbellsville men facing separate charges in sex crimes had dates in court Tuesday.

    Anthony Shepperson
    Anthony Shepperson, who was initially charged with first-degree sodomy, a Class B felony, accepted a sentence Tuesday morning for two counts of second-degree criminal abuse, a Class B felony.

    Shepperson was accused of forcibly sodomizing a woman last year, and he faces a 5-year jail sentence, which will be probated for five years.

  • Stoner Creek Bridge project nearing completion


    The KY 70 bridge across Stoner Creek has been closed since summer, but it could be open in a month or less.

    Crews are working on the concrete bridge, which takes KY 70 across Stoner Creek, just past an intersection with KY 1798.

    Josh Hornbeck, a branch construction manager for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Four, said construction, which started on July 15, should be complete by about Oct. 7.

  • City takes compensating tax rate


    The property tax rates for the city will be largely the same as last year.

    At Thursday evening's Campbellsville City Council special-called meeting - which lasted about two minutes - Council members unanimously approved, on second reading, a rate of 0.192 cents per $100 of assessed property value on real and personal property.

    The vote was 9-0. Council members Patti Phillips, Frank Hansford and Terry Keltner were absent.

  • CES students produce TV news program

    Kaitlin Keane


    Campbellsville Elementary students are making their mark in a big way on the news... Soar3 News, that is. This is the third year second and third graders have put together the Soar3 News Team to broadcast information about what’s happening around the school.

    The news team puts out a broadcast Monday through Thursday. Recording in front of a green screen they include news, weather, jokes, birthdays, the lunch menu, and at times special messages from the principal.