Local News

  • Mongiardo makes campaign stop in Campbellsville

    U.S. Senate candidate Dan Mongiardo made a campaign stop in Campbellsville on Monday night at Best Western Campbellsville Inn. Speaking to about 35 supporters, Mongiardo said lobbyists have control of government, but he is fighting for workers in Kentucky. He said opponent Jack Conway has made the Senate race about money, though Conway himself has made statements that are hypocritical to his spending habits. "The hypocrisy is of silver spoon proportion," Mongiardo said.

  • One injured in Meadow Creek crash

    A Louisville man was injured Saturday after a one-vehicle crash on Meadow Creek Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Edwin "Wynn" L. Rogers, 43, of 3837 Jupiter Road was traveling east on Meadow Creek Road at 8:28 p.m.

    The report states that Rogers ran off the right shoulder of the road and into a culvert, striking several trees before coming to a rest. He was extricated from his 2004 Suzuki passenger car by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel.

  • Former CU president named Citizen of the Year

    He was a man of few words on Tuesday night, but if his resume of accomplishments is any indication, he is very active in his community.

    "Thank you very much," he said. "Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

    Dr. W.R. "Randy" Davenport was one of five award winners recognized at Tuesday night's annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

    Davenport took home the Everette Lee Citizen of the Year Award. A sidebar to this story lists the other winners.

  • Federal appliance rebates going fast

    Those who intend to take advantage of the federal appliance rebate had better act fast.

    Just a week into the program, which began last Thursday, more than 60 percent of the $4 million allotted to Kentucky has been spent. The program continues until the funds are gone.

    And local businesses have benefited from the program's early success.

    "We've been overwhelmed," said William Johnson, one of the store managers at Coppock Appliance & Electronics. "For us, it's been a very good success."

  • Wizard of Oz

    Taylor County High School Drama's spring production will be "The Wizard of Oz."

    Students will perform the play Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. All performances will be at the Campbellsville University Theater. Tickets are $5 per person.

    Performances will be by two casts of students.

    Karen McAnelly is the sponsor.

    At a recent talent showcase, Dorothy was portrayed by Bella Jeffrey, the Tin Man by Philip Matherly, Scarecrow by Meredith Alexander and the Cowardly Lion by Ashley Moss.


  • Man pleads guilty to amended sex charges

    A Hodgenville man accused of raping a young girl has pleaded guilty to amended charges and was sentenced to 90 days in jail for his crimes.

    Joshua O. Henderson, 25, of 320 Devores Lane was indicted in July 2009 on charges of third-degree rape and intimidating a participant in a legal process.

    On Tuesday, Henderson pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and facilitation to commit intimidation.

    According to the indictment, Henderson was accused of having sex with a girl younger than age 16 in July 2008.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Mike Dubree investigated.

  • State seeking requests on lake lodge project

    The state is once again seeking requests concerning a lodge/golf course project at Green River Lake State Park.

    An advertisement in today's News-Journal seeks Requests for Expressions of Interest, or RFIs, "from the private sector to develop, finance, construct, operate and maintain a first class, high quality lodge, cottages, golf villas, and/or golf course."

    The state has issued several Requests for Proposals, or RFPs, for the project in the past, but this is the first RFI.

  • County budget nearly balanced

    Officials are nearly finished drafting the County's 2010-2011 budget, which includes a 3 percent raise for all full-time employees. Magistrates, however, have agreed to not give themselves a raise.

    In the budget, though, there could be less money than anticipated for blacktopping.

    Last Tuesday, Taylor Fiscal Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee met to discuss the budget.

    At the group's previous meeting on April 6, members said the budget stood at virtually the same as this fiscal year's $8.4 million.

  • ELECTION: Taylor County Judge/Executive

    Three candidates want the County's top leadership position this election year, and two of them will face off in the May Primary Election.

    Republicans Greg Gribbins and Gary Osborne will battle next month to represent their party in the Taylor County Judge/Executive race on the General Election ballot this November.

    Incumbent Eddie Rogers was the lone Democrat to file for the office. He advances directly to the November election and will face the winner of the race between Gribbins and Osborne.

  • Earth Day 2010

    Campbellsville was home to two Earth Day celebrations Thursday.

    A swamp oak tree was planted on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on the lawn of Ransdell Chapel at Campbellsville University. Local officials, CU faculty, staff and trustees and second and third-grade students from Angie Russell and Laura Dicken's Campbellsville Elementary School classes shoveled dirt at the site.