Local News

  • Man faces sodomy charges

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with sodomy in connection with a case from 2009.

    Leonard Macon Jr., 20, of 1601 Parkview Drive was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last Tuesday. He was charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy.

    According to the indictment, he allegedly committed the crimes in August or September 2009.

  • Health Department hit with funding cuts

    Seeking to spare a heavier burden on taxpayers, the Taylor County Health Department will attempt to save money through refinancing to help stay afloat in a struggling economy.

    The Lake Cumberland District Board of Health, which provides administrative services to Taylor and nine other health departments, voted in December to require the member counties to pay an extra penny per $100 of real property to remain members of the District Health Department, a change that would have been passed along to taxpayers.

  • Regular glaucoma screenings key to eye health


    It's virtually symptomless and can lead to blindness. If caught early, however, it can be treated.

    January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and local optometrists say the key to combating the disease is having regular eye exams.

    Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can gradually impair vision through optic nerve damage and high eye pressure.

    Dr. Arthur Haley of Family Eye Care says he checks every patient he sees for early signs of glaucoma. If untreated, the disease can leave a person blind.

  • Snow cancels school

    There was enough snow before 6 p.m. Thursday that area school officials had already canceled classes for Friday.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County schools are closed and Campbellsville University will operate on its snow schedule.

    Watch Monday's print edition for more on the latest snowstorm of the winter.

  • School canceled Wednesday

    All area schools are canceled today because of the snow.

    In addition, Campbellsville University is running on its snow schedule, though offices will be open at regular time.

  • Governor authorizes funding for heating crisis program

    Gov. Steve Beshear has announced an immediate distribution of $27 million in federal funds to be allocated to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

    "The availability of energy assistance is critical at this time of the year," Beshear stated. "Kentucky has already experienced an unusually cold winter. More funding means more families can apply for heating assistance to stay warm."

  • Residents charged in sealed indictments

    Three Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug and other crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    They are:

  • Campbellsville man injured in Marion crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured following a single-vehicle crash near Lebanon on Sunday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at 12:26 a.m., Jimmy Karnes, 66, was driving a 1992 Ford pickup west on KY 527 when he struck a rock wall and overturned. The crash occurred about 6 miles west of Lebanon.

    Karnes was transported to Springview Hospital and later flown to University of Louisville Hospital. His condition was unavailable as of press time.

    Marion County Fire, EMS and Rescue also responded.

  • Gubernatorial forum streams live online tomorrow

    The Kentucky Press Association is sponsoring a forum with gubernatorial candidates Friday and the event will be carried on live video streaming.

    The public can access the video stream through www.courier-journal.com/livenews. The event begins at 9 a.m. from the Hyatt Regency in Louisville.

    The 90-minute forum will be moderated by Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky. Confirmed candidates participating in the forum include Gatewood Galbraith, Phil Moffett and Sen. David Williams.

  • Fire at SONIC


    SONIC restaurant on Campbellsville Bypass caught fire Tuesday night. Firefighters responded and police shut down KY 210 to keep traffic away. Look for more information in Monday's issue.