Local News

  • One injured in New Columbia Road crash


    At least one person was injured last Friday night in a two-vehicle crash on New Columbia Road.

    Campbellsville Police were called to the scene of a non-injury crash at about 8:30 p.m. However, shortly after they arrived, one of the people involved asked for medical treatment.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel treated the man at the scene.

    At press time, no formal report had been released about the crash.

  • Ingersoll Rand celebrates six million hours worked incident-free


    Ingersoll Rand, a global leader in compressed air systems and services, power tools and fluid and material handling equipment, surpassed six million hours of incident-free operations at its Campbellsville facility this month.

    The achievement represents 14 years of operations absent of any operational stoppages because of safety incidents.

    "This achievement has been 14 years in the making," said David Johnson, plant manager for the Ingersoll Rand Campbellsville facility.

  • Saga Mama hosts ribbon cutting


    A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently hosted for Sara Ward's recently opened Sage Mama business.

    The business, located at 122 E. First St., will provide support and education for mothers and mothers-to-be.

    The business is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    There is a childbirth class on Mondays at 6:30 p.m., a prenatal nutrition class on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and rhyme time early literacy program classes on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. Services are also available by appointment.

  • Carney attends school finance meeting


    State Rep. and House Republican Whip John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, recently attended the November meeting of the Subcommittee on School Finance.

  • TCES Cardinal Chorus performs Disney classics


    The familiar sounds of classic Disney songs filled the Taylor County Elementary School gymnasium on Thursday night.

    TCES Cardinal Chorus presented its fall performance for parents, friends and teachers and again the following morning. Students sang songs from "Tangled," "Mary Poppins," "Sound of Music," "Pocahontas," "Beauty and the Beast" and more.

  • Woman receives treatment after report of fire in home


    A woman was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment after it was reported to Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel on Wednesday at about 4 p.m. that her home might have been on fire.

    Firefighters responded and removed some paper from the woman's home on Brookside Avenue that was in flames. The fire was extinguished quickly.

    Campbellsville Police also responded and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel treated the woman at the scene.

  • KSP to host 'Cram the Cruiser' food drive

    Kentucky State Police recently began its fifth annual "Cram the Cruiser" food drive.

    Food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts, including Post 15 in Columbia, which services Taylor County. Sites have also been established throughout the state and at the agency's headquarters in Frankfort. The campaign extends through Dec. 16 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for needy families.

    KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb said the agency collected more than 124,000 pounds of food during the 2013 campaign.

  • Man could get probation for violating terms of sex offender registration


    A Campbellsville man might serve 180 days in jail for failing to abide by the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Michael Lee Vanheck, 34, of 702 Buckner St., was indicted in September by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Vanheck was charged with failure to comply with the terms of his sex offender registration and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to Vanheck's arrest citation, he registered his address with probation and parole staff members as 3735 Bengal Road in Campbellsville.

  • Charges dismissed after man completes pre-trial diversion

    A Campbellsville man accused of raping a young girl has completed a diversion and the charges against him have been dismissed.

    Michael J. James, 40, of Fieldstone Estates, was indicted in September 2008 by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with two counts of first-degree rape.

    According to the indictment, James was accused of having sexual intercourse with a female younger than age 12 in 2006.

  • Dairy protection program deadline extended

    The deadline to participate in the Dairy Margin Protection Program has been extended to Friday, Dec. 5.

    Farmers can enroll in the voluntary program, which was established by the Farm Bill. The program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin - the difference between the price of milk and feed costs - falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.

    Producers are encouraged to the www.fsa.usda.gov/mpptool to calculate the best levels of coverage for their dairy operation.