Local News

  • Campbellsville woman arrested after fleeing scene of crash

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested and another injured as the result of a two-vehicle crash on Dec. 23.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3:45 p.m., Carrie L. Rowe, 67, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu east on Martin Luther King Boulevard when she crossed the centerline and struck a 1998 Chevrolet S10 driven be Shawna Spurling, 37.

    Spurling left the scene in her vehicle, but was found a few minutes later on foot on Purcell Court. She was arrested on an outstanding probation violation warrant and a charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

  • Marrs is 'Firefighter of the Year'

    Steve Marrs' career as a firefighter began as a tag along.

    "One of my friends was a firefighter. I went along with him on a run back in the early part of 1996," Marrs said. "Upon watching what was going on, I was hooked. I couldn't see myself doing anything else."

    Marrs joined the firefighters that year and hasn't looked back.

  • Campbellsville man charged with burglary

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with burglarizing another man's home.

    Ben Harrison, 20, of 13 Linda Lane was arrested last Monday at 6:45 p.m.

    According to Harrison's arrest warrant, he is accused of entering a man's home on Nov. 13 and stealing two cameras, two iPods and several gold and diamond rings. The items, the warrant states, are estimated to be valued at about $4,860.

    Harrison was charged with second-degree burglary.

  • The "Polar Plunge"

    John "Bam" Carney said he, his brother Mark and their friend Chad Shively are men of their word. Carney, during a Toys for Tots radio auction last month, made an on-air promise that the three would take the "polar plunge" at City Lake if the community would raise $1,500 more. He said he wasn't surprised that the community came through.

    "We met the goal and being men of our word ..." Carney said. "It's for the kids. Anytime you can have a little fun ... We take life too seriously."

  • One injured in Wise Road crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash on Wise Road.

    According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Wendy L. Dye, 35, of 780 KY 289, Lot 13, was driving a 2004 Pontiac westbound on Wise Road at 8:46 p.m.

    The report states Dye drove her vehicle off the westbound shoulder at a high rate of speed and came to a stop after she crossed a ditch. She then struck an earth embankment.

  • New Year's resolutions

    With the start of a new year, local officials are sharing their resolutions. From spending more time with family to being healthier, local resolutions mirror the top 10 resolutions across the nation.

    According to polls recently conducted by General Nutrition Centers, Quicken and several others, the No. 1 resolution for 2010 is to spend more time with family and friends. More than 50 percent of Americans say they will make this their top priority in the new year.

  • Jewell is 'Officer of the Year'

    This year's Campbellsville Police Officer of the Year is short by a couple of months.

    "I was pretty shocked," said Ryan Jewell upon receiving the award. "I didn't really believe it. I haven't even been here a year."

    Jewell, 27, joined the Campbellsville Police Department last February.

    And though the Officer of the Year has only been on the job for about 10 months, he proved himself quickly, according to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield.

  • Jail escapee gets two years

    The inmate who escaped from the Taylor County Detention Center in June has been sentenced to two years in prison for his crime.

    Keith A. Turner, 39, of 207 Cranberry St. in Lexington appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

    Turner escaped from the Taylor County Detention Center on June 19. He had been assigned to a work detail at the Taylor County Animal Shelter when he walked away.

    Turner was captured two months later in the 200 block of Cranberry Street in Lexington, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshal's office.

  • No smoking at hospital, CU

    Those who go to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment or to visit loved ones will soon have no place to smoke while there.

    TRH will become a smoke- and tobacco-free campus on Friday.

    Jane Wheatley, TRH's chief executive officer, says the policy will apply to the hospital's campus, the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the Urgent Care Center in Green County.

    At TRH, patients and staff had been able to smoke at a gazebo on site and at areas near wings 2 and 3.

    "After Jan. 1, they will not be able to smoke there," Wheatley said.

  • City lawsuit settled, dismissed

    A lawsuit against the City of Campbellsville by a Casey County man has been settled and dismissed.

    Lebanon attorneys Elmer J. George and Joseph H. Mattingly III filed the suit on behalf of Jared M. Rodgers in Taylor Circuit Court on Friday, Aug. 17, 2007.

    The Campbellsville Water Co. and the City of Campbellsville were named as defendants. In his complaint, Rodgers alleged the two entities were responsible for injuries he suffered in a collision.