Local News

  • Campbellsville woman injured in two-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Anna Perkins, 73, of Campbellsville was attempting a left turn from University Drive onto North Central Avenue in a 1997 Plymouth van when she pulled into the path of a 2003 Lincoln LS, driven by Lottie Curtis, 66, of Campbellsville.

    Campbellsville/Taylor Rescue personnel transported Curtis to Taylor Regional Hospital. She was treated and released.

    Perkins and her passenger, who was not identified, were not injured in the crash.

  • Candidate for City Council declared ineligible

    A judge has ruled that City Council candidate Walter Ray Rafferty doesn't live in the city limits and therefore isn't eligible to run for the position in the November general election.

    Campbellsville City Councilman David Nunery filed a lawsuit last month alleging that Rafferty does not live in the city of Campbellsville. The lawsuit asked that a judge decide the issue.

  • Staying afloat in a slow economy

    Driving around his facility Tuesday morning, Cox Interior President/CEO Barry Cox points out that not a single shard of wood is wasted. What's not used to manufacture moldings, trim, doors, etc. is used either to produce wood shavings or create electricity for the facility.

    And today, that approach is more important than ever.

    Just as it has for any business in today's struggling economy, it's been a tough year for Cox Interior.

  • Crosstown Rivalry

    When the football schedules are released for Taylor County and Campbellsville high schools, every fan follows the same routine.

    They will place their finger at the top of the schedule and run it down the page until they find the Friday night when the two local rivals clash in their annual battle to claim bragging rights for the next year.

  • Long-time Campbellsville physician dies Monday

    A man who cared for thousands of Taylor Countians for nearly five decades has died.

    Dr. Forest F. Shely died Monday morning after suffering from heart problems and complications from strokes. He was 86.

    A supporter of Campbellsville University, the Campbellsville Rotary Club and a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church, Shely operated a medical practice in Taylor County from 1950 until retiring in the late 1990s.

  • More than just fun at the state fair

    Jeff Kerr expected to have ample opportunity to kick back and read the Sunday paper at the Kentucky State Fair. But, as he was quick to learn, he'd have no such luck.

    Kerr and his wife, Sherry, manned the Taylor County booth for six hours on Sunday. The booth was a part of the fair's Pride of the Counties display.

    "I had my Sunday paper and was ready to sit back and read," Mr. Kerr said. "I hardly picked it up."

    The crowds were non-stop at Taylor County's booth, he said.

  • Resident charged with setting car on fire

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with second-degree arson after he was seen running from the scene of a vehicle fire.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were dispatched to a vehicle fire on Greensburg Road last Friday at 11:45 p.m.

    Brandon Keifer, 19, was seen running from the scene, according to the report, and was apprehended by sheriff's deputies and Campbellsville Police officers.

  • Payne files another appeal

    The Campbellsville man found guilty in 2003 of raping and sodomizing a 9-year-old girl is taking his case to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    William R. Payne, 42, was found guilty of nine counts of first-degree rape and five counts of first-degree sodomy and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

    The girl, who was 13 years old at the time of the trial, testified that while her mother was working nights, Payne forced her to have sex with him. Payne denied the accusations.

  • Jail denies former inmate's allegations

    Taylor County jail staff have denied allegations in a lawsuit filed against them by a former inmate.

    Lebanon attorney Ted Lavit filed the lawsuit on behalf of Greensburg resident Dusty D. Nunn on Friday, Aug. 13 in Taylor Circuit Court.

    The lawsuit names defendants Rick Benningfield, individually and as Taylor County jailer, and B.J. Milby and John Hawkins, individually and in their capacity as deputies at the jail.

  • Munfordville man accused of using computer to lure minor

    A Munfordville man has been arrested and charged with using a computer to lure a minor for sex.

    Henley Garland Albert, 61, of 1285 Horton Lane was arrested at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Pickard investigated the case as a part of an ongoing investigation into Internet crimes against children.

    Albert was charged with five counts of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sex and five counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.