Local News

  • MicroHose relocates to Florida

    With efforts to open a facility in Campbellsville stalled, MicroHose has moved operations to Flagler County, Fla.

    Margaret Combs, chief executive officer of MH Operations, said the company received financing incentives to locate in Florida and couldn't pass on the opportunity.

    "We really hated that we had to leave Kentucky," Combs said. "We spent over a year there [searching for funding]. The company has to survive. It is our hope to make it back there someday."

  • Resident charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with DUI after police say he smoked marijuana and drove.

    Joshua O. Barbour, 27, of 107 Elm St. was arrested at 9:24 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19.

    According to Barbour's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Travis Begley stopped Barbour on Tie Street for not having his car's headlights turned on.

    Upon contact with Barbour, Begley wrote in court records, he smelled marijuana.

    Court records state that Barbour failed several field sobriety tests and also admitted that he smokes marijuana every day.

  • College Life

    "Just one more trip," she said, with a large empty box in her hands, "and I think we'll have everything."

    Carri Hunt of Mt. Vernon was just one of many Campbellsville University students who moved into their dorms last week and began classes on Monday.

    Enrollment figures for this semester aren't yet available, though CU officials anticipate the number will increase from last semester's 3,006 students.

    Two new dorms opened on the CU campus this fall. The new Men's Residence Village complex offers 90 beds.

  • Another former inmate files suit against jail staff

    A former Taylor County Detention Center inmate has filed suit against jail staff, claiming they called him names and injured him.

    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.

  • County schools try for nickel tax again

    Taylor County Schools is giving the nickel tax another shot.

    At a special meeting Tuesday night, Taylor County School Board members approved Superintendent Roger Cook's proposal to increase real estate revenues by 4 percent and enact a 5.6-cent real estate building tax. The Board accepted the proposal in a 4-1 vote, with Board Chair Bernie Cave casting the lone "no" vote.

    The proposal raises the real estate tax 6.9 cents to 50.1 cents per $100 assessed value. The increased rate would amount to about $39 more a year on a $60,000 piece of property, Cook said.

  • Cash Crop?

    Looking across one of his smaller tobacco fields, Dwain Brockman says 2010 will be a positive year for him.

    "Our yield, for the most part, is going to be good," he said.

    In fact, Brockman said, about 110 of his 130 acres of tobacco will produce a good yield.

    Overall, tobacco yield in Taylor County will likely be average, says Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, despite some of the hardships tobacco growers have endured. Still, with many just beginning to cut tobacco last week, it's too early to tell.

  • Grand jury hands down indictments

    Two men have been indicted on charges alleging they used a computer to proposition a Taylor County Sheriff's deputy posing as a minor in an online chat room.

    Frankie E. Hardin, 59, of 313 Sharon Drive in Campbellsville and John B. Cox, 38, of 202 Millbrooke Drive in Hopkinsville were indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Cox allegedly transmitted a pornographic photo of himself to the deputy.

  • Resident charged with assault, selling drugs

    A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with selling drugs after she was allegedly involved in an assault with her former husband.

    Tatem A. Tungate, 22, of 107 Taylor Ave. was arrested at 5:35 p.m. last Monday.

    According to arrest citations, Tungate and her former husband Christopher R. Tungate, 28, of 2365 Hundley Ave. in Lebanon were allegedly fighting at Phillips Lanes Bowling Alley at about 5:30 p.m.

  • Woman accused of DUI, dragging dog while driving

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with her second DUI and torturing an animal after she allegedly dragged a dog outside of her vehicle while driving.

    Kristy M. Nelson, 36, of 1304 Elmhurst Drive was arrested at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday.

    According to Nelson's arrest citation, Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Pickard met her vehicle while driving on Broadway.

    Pickard wrote that Nelson had a dog chained to her vehicle's bumper while she was driving.

    Court records state that the dog died three to five minutes after Nelson was stopped.

  • Two charged in sealed indictments

    Two people have been charged with selling drugs and other crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Carla Lee Davis, 28, of 615 Westport Road #105 in Elizabethtown was charged with second-degree selling a controlled substance and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.