Local News

  • Local students are Governor's Scholars


    It helped them learn to be independent. They also made friends to last a lifetime and got a taste of what college life might really be like.

    This summer, 10 local high school students attended Governor's Scholars programs at Murray State University, Morehead State University and Bellarmine University.

  • Kids make music in youth orchestra


    The goal is to show young people just how much they can learn by playing music. And the group is open to students of all ages.

    Campbellsville Youth Orchestra will soon start its second season.

    Last year, about 25 students from Taylor and surrounding counties participated in the orchestra, which is conducted by Campbellsville University School of Music professors.

  • Supreme Court rules in Gaither murder case

    It's been almost 20 years since her fight began. And now, Virginia Gaither will finally be able to buy a gravestone for her grandson, LeBron.

    LeBron Gaither, 18, was tortured and murdered in 1996, after Kentucky State Police used him to make a drug buy, even though his identity was compromised.

    Last week, Kentucky Supreme Court justices ruled that the KSP was negligent in LeBron's death and she will be compensated as a result.

  • City police department adds five vehicles to its fleet


    As part of an ongoing effort to replenish an aging fleet, Campbellsville Police Department recently bought five police cruisers.

    The four 2013 and one 2014 rebuilt Ford Interceptors cost about $16,000 each for a total of $80,000, and were purchased from D.D.C. Auto Sales in Salyersville.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said the department purchased two similar vehicles two years ago that have proven to be cost effective with low maintenance costs.

  • Firefighters continue to recover from injuries


    They remain in a Louisville hospital receiving treatment, but reports are they are improving each day.

    Firefighter Tony Grider is still in critical condition and Alex Quinn is in stable condition after they were shocked last Thursday afternoon when they got too close to a power line after helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS ice bucket challenge.

    Grider and Quinn were two of four Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel injured. Captain Steve Marrs and firefighter Alex Johnson were the others.

  • Woman charged with burglarizing local home


    A Taylorsville woman has been arrested and charged with burglarizing a home in Taylor County.

    Felicia Irene Simpson, 46, of Bloomfield Road, was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 11:17 p.m.

    According to Simpson's arrest citation, she allegedly entered a home on Boca Noir Circle on July 6 and took about $10,000 worth of guns, jewelry and cash.

    The warrant was issued July 22 and personnel from the Jeffersontown Police Department arrested her after a search revealed the warrant was active.

  • Two injured in KY 210 crash


    Two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash last Thursday afternoon on KY 210, near Badger Road. The two were airlifted from the scene for treatment.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Office investigated. At press time, no formal report had been released about the crash.

  • Horse-drawn carriage leads funeral procession


    He loved horses. And those who attended Bobby Shofner's funeral on Friday saw horses carry him to his final resting place. Several said Shofner would have loved that.

    Danny Raley and Kathleen Kirk of Lexington Livery Co. Inc. came to Campbellsville on Friday to drive a horse-drawn carriage hearse from his funeral at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home part of the way to Shofner's burial site, Bethel Cemetery.

  • Man accused of threatening to kill woman


    A Campbellsville man has been charged with unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman.

    William "Billy" J. Dicken, 36, of Social Band Road, was arrested at 3:08 a.m. Wednesday.

    According to Dicken's arrest citation, he allegedly assaulted a woman while inside her vehicle, which was parked in the Walmart parking lot.

    Dicken allegedly stole the woman's cell phone while they were inside the vehicle and refused to give it back to her.

  • Courthouse will close Aug. 28, 29

    Taylor County Courthouse will be closed this Thursday and Friday, Aug. 28 and 29, so workers can remove asbestos in the building.

    Magistrates voted recently to install a new heating and air conditioning system in the courthouse at a cost of about $620,000. But before that can be done, any asbestos in the building must be removed.

    Carrier officials, who will install the new system, told magistrates at a recent meeting that the process of removing asbestos is safe.