Local News

  • Former mayor is recovery center leader


    Brenda Allen has a new job.

    The former Campbellsville mayor has been named executive director of The Healing Place of Campbellsville, formerly known as the Alternative Recovery Center. Allen will begin work on Feb. 1.

    "I'm very excited about it," Allen said. "It's a new adventure, a new opportunity."

    As executive director, Allen will oversee the day-to-day operation of the facility. Joe Neikirk was previously executive director.

  • MLK events begin Saturday, continue through next week

    They will march, sing and worship together to remember him and his legacy.

    The annual events honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are Saturday and Sunday, with a change in this year's lineup.

    All of the events are free and everyone is invited to attend.


    Saturday at 1 p.m.

    Events will get under way on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the annual MLK march beginning at Campbellsville Middle School.

  • Taylor to count homeless Jan. 27

    Felicia Pike had nowhere else to turn. Money was running out and the bills were piling up.

    A water main had burst at the home Pike shares with husband Jerome and daughter Gabbie. Then their electricity was shut off.

    Though initially reluctant to ask for help, Pike said, she had to.

    "I've always taken responsibility upon myself to provide for me and mine," she said. "I had to swallow my pride and ask for help that I knew was available."

  • Extreme Training


    First responders from three counties trained for the unthinkable at the Green River Paddle Trail on Saturday.

    According to Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue Capt. Chris Taylor, all too often rescuers from Taylor, Adair and Green counties are faced with situations that involve swift water.

    "That is what we train for," Taylor said. "We have to be trained and prepared for the unthinkable."

  • Resident charged with unlawful imprisonment


    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with holding a woman against her will.

    Timothy R. Davis, 23, of 218 McNary St. was arrested at 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28.

    According to court records, Davis allegedly assaulted a woman on Sunday, Dec. 26 by hitting her several times in her face, causing minor injuries.

    Records state that the woman attempted to call for help, but Davis allegedly took a phone away from her and broke it. Davis allegedly dragged the woman back inside a home.

  • Resident accused of robbing convenient store


    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with robbing a convenient store.

    George Lawrence Rakes Jr., 38, of 308 Pitman Ave. was arrested at 3:58 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30.

    According to court records, Campbellsville Police received a complaint of a robbery at Fivestar on Broadway, and Rakes was identified as the person who allegedly committed the crime.

    Records state that officers found a pipe and cocaine in Rakes' home.

  • Campbellsville man charged with second DUI


    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI and other crimes after he allegedly nearly struck another vehicle head-on.

    Edward Donald "Drew" Andrews, 44, of 505 Duffy St. was arrested at 12:07 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1.

    According to Andrews' arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren saw him attempting to back up a hill at Trace Creek.

    Andrews allegedly refused to stop after Warren turned on his cruiser's lights and siren.

  • One injured in Old Lebanon Road crash

    A Greensburg man was injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on Old Lebanon Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Lisa Bridgewater, 45, of 104 Roberta Court in Campbellsville pulled her 1999 Honda Accord from Red Fern Road onto Old Lebanon Road at 6:16 p.m. and struck a 2010 Ford Focus being driven by Timothy Cooper, 48, of 243 Becam Rogers Road in Greensubrg.

    Cooper was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. He was treated and released.

  • HVAC installers face more red tape in 2011

    Contractors who install heating and cooling units face more red tape, thanks to a state law that went into effect Jan. 1.

    They are now required to apply for HVAC permits and have those installations inspected.

    The law requiring the Division of HVAC to establish a permitting and inspection program was passed in April 2008. The act required the program be in place by Jan. 1.

    The new regulations cover all initial installations of HVAC systems in commercial buildings, single family and multi-family buildings.

  • One injured in KY 208 crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash on KY 208.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Jordon R. Bland, 22, of 103 Landon Lane in Campbellsville was driving a 2007 Chevrolet truck on KY 208 at about 5:45 p.m.

    The report states that Bland crossed the centerline of traffic and struck a 1995 Toyota truck driven by Paul M. Jones, 56, of 5025 Bengal Road in Campbellsville.