Local News

  • Man accused of assaulting officer


    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with third-degree assault after he allegedly assaulted a sheriff's deputy.

    William E. Newcomb, 51, of 139 Delia Drive was arrested at 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15.

    According to Newcomb's arrest citation, he is accused of throwing coffee in Taylor County Sheriff Deputy Rodney Cox's face while Cox was unlocking the door to the Taylor County Courthouse.

    The citation states that Newcomb allegedly ran to First Street but was caught.

  • Williams/Farmer campaign makes Campbellsville stop


    Republicans David Williams and Richie Farmer brought their gubernatorial campaign to Campbellsville on Thursday evening, meeting supporters at Forcht Bank on Broadway. Williams, who is seeking the governor's seat, said the Williams/Farmer administration would be very accessible to the people. "We're here to do something for everyone," Williams said. "It's time we all got on the same team."

  • A look back at Campbellsville history


    From a Main Street dirt road to an aerial view of the Green River Lake construction project, Campbellsville's history is laid out in black and white in a new book.

    Titled "Campbellsville," the book presents more than 200 vintage photos depicting the city's first 125 years spread out over 128 pages. The book is authored by Joseph Y. DeSpain, John R. Burch Jr. and Timothy Q. Hooper and was released by Arcadia Publishing as part of its Images of America series.

  • Holiday giving starts at home

    Several local groups are organizing drives to make sure no one is left out this holiday season.

    From toys to food to help with paying utilities, social service groups are gearing up for the holiday season, when need for assistance increases.

    To make sure no one misses out on celebrating the season and to organize local giving, the annual Holiday Helpline will open for business next Monday.

    Those wishing to submit names of those in need of assistance should call any time between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. through next Friday. The number to call is 849-2363.

  • Might as well be WHO?


    Taylor County residents took in more in lottery winnings and scholarships this past year than they spent on tickets.

    The Kentucky Lottery earned a record $214.3 million for the state this fiscal year.

    In Taylor County, 2009-2010 lottery revenues totaled $3.98 million. During that time, the lottery paid $2.47 million in prizes and $2.1 million to local students for scholarships and grant funding.

    Kentucky Lottery Communications Specialist Sara Westerman says the majority of revenue from the lottery goes toward education.

  • Marina will be rebuilt


    All that's left is rubble. Once home to Green River Marina, the site is now the scene of a fire investigation.

    A state fire marshal was on the scene Monday morning as manager Marie Tucker vowed to rebuild.

    "It will probably rebuild in a different spot, but we will rebuild," she said.

    Tucker didn't know exactly when the marina would be rebuilt.

    The cause of the fire is still unknown, Tucker said, though an electrical problem is the most likely culprit.

  • One injured in New Lebanon Road crash

    A Springfield woman was injured Monday in a one-vehicle crash on New Lebanon Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Amber Thompson, 20, of 500 Settles Lane was driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla on New Lebanon Road at 5:15 p.m.

    The report states that Thompson's car left the road and traveled through a fence.

    She was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where she was treated and released.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox investigated.

  • One injured in KY 210 collision

    One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Courtney M. Warren, 18, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2003 Ford car along KY 210 when she pulled into the path of a 2000 Honda van operated by Carrie M. Thompson, 73, of Louisville. The collision occurred at 6:48 p.m., about seven miles west of Campbellsville.

  • Other Thanksgiving letter entries


    Though they didn't win the contest, following are other Thanksgiving letter entries that were sent electronically.


    Children's entries

    Kelsey Woodrum, Campbellsville

    What does it mean to be thankful? The definition of thankful is feeling or showing gratitude. Gratitude means to be thankful and appreciate things. I have a lot to appreciate in my life. Here are only a few of those things.

  • Two injured in crash near Bradfordsville

    A Campbellsville man was one of two people injured in a single-vehicle crash near Bradfordsville on Wednesday night.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at about 9:40 p.m., Howard W. Gribbins III, 33, of Campbellsville was driving a 1997 Ford Mustang south on KY 1157 when the car left the roadway and struck a ditch.

    Gribbins and his passenger, Shannon Hudgins, 22, of Lebanon, were not wearing seat belts. Both were treated and released at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.