Local News

  • Knifley man critical after collision

    A Knifley man is in critical condition following a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning near Columbia.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at about 10:58 a.m., Richard Marrado, 54, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet S10 west on Elk Horn Road when he left the roadway and struck a concrete culvert and utility pole.

    Marrado, who was wearing a seat belt, was airlifted from the scene to University of Louisville Hospital by Taylor County Air EVAC. He is listed in critical condition.

  • Arrive Alive Taylor County!

    Arrive Alive Taylor County traffic safety committee wants to alert drivers to the Top 10 collision locations in Taylor County.

    Each week for 10 weeks, the New-Journal and Commonwealth Broadcasting local stations will focus on a new location in Taylor County.

  • Election: 3rd District Magistrate

    Seven candidates are seeking the 3rd District magistrate seat this election year, and all of them will face Primary opposition this May.

    Incumbent Milford H. Lowe, Larry Barnes, Darrell W. Cox and Steve Hayden will face off on the Democratic ticket. Republicans Tommy Corbin, James E. Cochran and William "Bill" Kingdollar will battle for their party's nod.

    The winner of each primary race will face off in November's General Election to fill the district's magisterial seat.

  • Campbellsville man indicted on federal drug charge

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on a federal drug charge.

    A federal grand jury in Bowling Green returned the indictment last Wednesday against Brian M. Hash, 29, on charges of possessing Oxycontin with intent to distribute it, according to a news release from the office of Candace G. Hill, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    The Indictment alleges that on September 24, 2009, Hash was found in possession of Oxycontin pills with the intent to distribute them.

  • Woman accused of damaging convenient store

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with first-degree criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident after she allegedly drove her vehicle through the front of a local convenient store.

    Fasha D. Bond, 18, of 709 Rockford was charged Sunday, March 28 at 2 a.m.

    According to Bond's citation, Campbellsville Police received a complaint that someone had broken into BP/T-Mart on East Broadway.

  • Ticks getting head start

    They're almost invisible, lurking in tall grass or wooded areas. They are waiting for a host to latch on to. And they are already here.

    The Taylor County Extension Office has already received reports of ticks in Taylor County, spurred into action by unseasonably warm weather, according to Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources. Ordinarily, Hardesty said, calls reporting ticks start in late April.

    "This June weather we're having has brought them out already," Hardesty said.

  • Man accused of selling drugs

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling cocaine after police were called to his home to investigate a possible overdose.

    James Clinton Whitehouse, 23, of 1588 Sanders Road was arrested Tuesday, April 6 at 4:22 p.m.

    According to Whitehouse's arrest citation, Taylor County Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible overdose at his home.

  • Helping Hands

    She was 14 years old and her appendix had to be removed.

    After being turned away from a local hospital because she couldn't pay for the procedure, she had no choice but to go home. And, in Ecuador, that often means going home to die.

    But a group of Campbellsville surgeons and emergency room nurses and technicians were able to perform the surgery for free.

    "We took her appendix out," Dr. Robert Romines said. "She went home the next morning."

  • Federal suit against jail dismissed

    A lawsuit filed in federal court alleging Taylor County Detention Center staff neglected an inmate has been dismissed. And a judge has stated that an appeal of the dismissal would be "frivolous."

    Charles David Ross, who as of last week was incarcerated at the Daviess County Detention Center, filed the complaint in U.S. District Court on Nov. 17, 2009.

    U.S. District Court Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. dismissed Ross' complaint on Tuesday, March 16.

  • Text messaging bill bans texting while driving

    Those who text and drive might want to give their thumbs a break.

    State legislators have passed a bill that will ban texting while driving for everyone and all use of cell phones while driving for those younger than 18.

    Those who don't put their cell phones down could be fined $25 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense.

    The bill now waits on Gov. Steve Beshear's desk to be signed.

    State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, says all indications suggest that Beshear supports the bill and will sign it into law.