Local News

  • Campbellsville residents indicted in Marion County on marijuana charges

    Two Campbellsville residents have been indicted on charges of growing marijuana.
    Justin Garrett, 27, and Kelly Coffman, 24, both of 410 E. Moores Creek, were recently indicted in Marion Circuit Court for growing more than five marijuana plants.
    According to the indictments, the two are accused of planting, growing or harvesting the plants on July 28, 2010, with the intent to sell or transfer them.
    Bond for both Garrett and Coffman was set at $15,000.
    The pair was indicted on Feb. 23, but those indictments were originally sealed.

  • Commonwealth Cleanup Week is March 17-24

    Volunteers from across Kentucky are set to fill trash bags and pick up old tires March 17-24 during the 14th Commonwealth Cleanup Week.
    The annual weeklong event is implemented by the Energy and Environment Cabinet and kicks off the Great American Cleanup, spanning from March through May. Its purpose is to provide Kentucky communities with an opportunity to “spring clean,” recycle and promote personal responsibility across the commonwealth.

  • Pill mill legislation approved by House

    Legislation that would crack down on “pill mills” by requiring electronic monitoring of prescribed pain medications by the state’s attorney general was approved by the state House of Representatives last week.

  • JOBS Act will restore opportunities for America’s entrepreneurs and small businesses, Guthrie says

    Congressman Brett Guthrie voted last week in favor of H.R. 3606 — Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. This legislation, which passed the House with strong bipartisan support, removes government barriers to help startups and entrepreneurs get off the ground, access capital and create jobs.

  • Community Action offers reconnection program

    Lake Cumberland Community Action is offering a utility reconnection program through the end of the month.
    The office will grant a certificate of need for a reconnection of utility services, excluding municipal utilities, for services disconnected because of non-payment.
    The applicant must pay one-third of the amount owed, up to $200, agree to a repayment schedule and meet income eligibility guidelines.

  • SPCA vows to continue to monitor animal shelter

    Taylor County SPCA members say they want to keep monitoring the Taylor County Animal Shelter and continue to grow in the community.

    The SPCA group met on Monday night to discuss several of its programs, its goals and purpose for its involvement with the community and the operation of the animal shelter.

    An early order of business was an announcement that Marcia Edwards, who served as president of the SPCA group, has resigned her post.

  • Judge has concerns about recycling center

    The county is set to take over the city’s recycling center in July, but it’s top official says he isn’t quite sure that’s a good financial move.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates at Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting that he has some concerns about the move.

    Rogers said revenue from the recycling center is about $27,000 a year, which he said likely won’t pay for more than a minimum wage employee’s salary and benefits.

  • Animal shelter launches PetPoint tracking system

    Taylor County Animal Shelter’s PetPoint system is going live on Thursday, March 15.

    With the system, staff will be able to post information online about each animal available for adoption at the shelter.

    And, with the program going live, every animal adopted will leave the shelter with a microchip implanted that contains electronic owner data. Magistrates voted in December to begin using the PetPoint program. A $500 deposit was required, though it will be returned after a year.

  • Prisoners won't steal local jobs

    The playing field has been leveled for Campbellsville Apparel.
    After weeks of public pressure by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and others, Federal Prison Industries has opted not to bid on the military T-shirt contract currently held by Campbellsville Apparel.
    “We still have to win the contract, but at least it’s on a level playing field with other U.S. countries,” said Campbellsville Apparel President Chris Reynolds.
    McConnell applauded FPI’s move.

  • One indicted for murder, two for human trafficking

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with murdering his great-grandmother.

    The prosecution has said the man likely won’t face the death penalty, but is facing as much as life in prison.

    Jesse J. Durham, 20, of 102 Eads St., was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday, March 6. The indictments weren’t released from the Taylor Circuit Clerk’s Office until March 12.