Local News

  • 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.

  • Rate increase for RECC customers

    Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative customers can expect to see a slight increase in their bills next month.

    On Friday, the Kentucky Public Service Commission announced it has accepted a proposed settlement that grants an annual revenue increase of $43 million to East Kentucky Power Cooperative. And that means an average monthly increase of just more than $4 for Taylor County RECC customers.

  • Murder case on track for May trial


    Tonya Ford was in court again Tuesday for a hearing in the case that accuses her of murdering her husband.

    Ford, 37, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Tuesday morning for another discovery hearing, which lasted about five minutes.

    Ford is accused of killing her husband, former Lebanon Police officer David M. Ford on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.

  • Honoring a Legacy

    A weekend of events honored the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Events included a march, reception and memorial service. Pictures are included from each event.

    The Rev. James Buford, pastor of Fannie Chapel CME Church, was the guest speaker at the annual MLK worship service on Sunday.

    He encouraged Taylor County residents to shout about what's happening in this community.

    "You've got too much going on to be quiet," he said.

  • County in the path of another winter storm

    According to Taylor County Emergency Management officials, Taylor County is in the path of yet another winter storm.

    National Weather Service models are predicting about 3 inches of snowfall for the county on Thursday. A winter weather advisory is effect from 11 a.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. on Friday.