Local News

  • Missing woman found OK

    The Campbellsville woman reported missing Friday evening has been located.

    According to E-911 Dispatcher Adam England, Sandra Morris, 46, was located by K9 search dogs on Western Drive at 5:05 p.m. Saturday.

    Morris was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue with minor injuries.

    She had been missing since about 6 p.m. on Friday.

  • Local man inducted in state Civil Rights hall

    A local man is among the 31 Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame 2010 inductees.

    The Rev. Walter L. Johnson was inducted into the hall during a Kentucky Commission on Human Rights ceremony on Friday, Oct. 15 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.

    Johnson has led three churches - Mt. Vernon, Pleasant Run and Jacob Grove Baptist. He has been a long-time member of the Campbellsville Human Rights Commission and has been in the forefront of civil rights and integration movements in Campbellsville and Taylor County.

  • Man pleads guilty to abusing three young girls

    The Campbellsville man charged with sexually abusing three children last year has pleaded guilty to amended charges.

    As a result of his plea, Oliver L. Schmitz may be sentenced to probation for his crimes and ordered to register as a sex offender.

    Schmitz, 24, of 130 Coppock St., was arrested June 17, 2009. According to his arrest citation, Schmitz is accused of subjecting three females, who were all younger than 12 years at the time, to sexual contact.

  • For the Babies

    On first glance, Kayleigh Farmer, nearly 6 months old, appears as happy and healthy as any other baby. The only semblance of anything otherwise is the tiny tube she is connected to ... the tube that's keeping her fed.

    Kayleigh was born two months early in May, with a cleft palate.

    Heather Farmer says the condition means her daughter will have to undergo surgery when she's about a year old.

  • Furniture company to be rebuilt

    Campbellsville Handmade Cherry Furniture owners say they will rebuild.

    The business, formerly known as McMahan Furniture, caught fire Friday morning. The showroom suffered heavy damage while the manufacturing portion of the building was completely destroyed.

    As her husband Eugene inspected the remains of his building Monday with an insurance adjuster, Linda McMahan said they would rebuild on the same Water Tower Bypass site.

  • Watson announces constable candidacy

    Finn Watson has announced his candidacy for 3rd District constable. He is running on the Democratic ticket.

    Watson, 63, has lived in the 3rd District all of his life. He is a former bus driver, having retired from Taylor County Schools after 35 years of service.

    "Your vote will be appreciated," Watson stated.

  • Campbellsville Police Department receives perfect score

    Campbellsville Police Department has become one of very few Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services members to receive a 100 percent score on their law enforcement scorecard.

  • A fall concert

    The Campbellsville University Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. J. Robert Gaddis and Wansoo Cho, presented its fall concert Tuesday, Oct. 5 in Ransdell Chapel.

    The program is a pops concert featuring music of "Stage and Screen."

    Musical selections included "Theme from Star Wars" by John Williams, another selection of music by Williams, music from "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Porgy and Bess" by George Gershwin, "A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein" and a musical portrait of James Horner.

  • How much do they earn?

    Elected officials not only serve the people, they are also paid by the people. Local tax dollars fund local salaries. So, how much do the local officials up for re-election this year earn?

    The salaries of most elected officials are set by the state and follow a scale based on experience and the population of the county or city they govern.

    Salaries for judge/executive, mayor, county clerk, sheriff and jailers operating full-service jails are set by the Department for Local Government.

  • Turning lanes to be added on South Columbia

    A construction project to add turning lanes on South Columbia Avenue near Amazon.com will soon begin.

    On Tuesday night during the regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates accepted the remaining $115,000 of a total $315,000 in grant funding from the state Transportation Cabinet to build the turning lanes.

    Last month, magistrates accepted $200,000.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the City applied for grant funding for the project but was denied. He said the County applied and was approved.