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Local News

  • Birds of a feather ...

    Hundreds of Sandhill Cranes were spotted in a field across from Campbellsville Middle School and near Taylor County Stockyards last week. According to Brian Gray of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the cranes often stop in Campbellsville at this time of year while migrating north.

  • Teen charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville teenager has been arrested and charged with DUI.

    Sean E. Whittle, 19, of 218 1/2 Wickliffe Ave. was arrested at 3:38 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20.

    According to Whittle's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Brian Morgan stopped him because he missed a curve on Industrial Drive and had to back up in the roadway to make his turn.

    The citation states that Whittle smelled of alcohol and failed several field sobriety tests. Court records state his blood alcohol level was .033.

  • Man accused of hit and run

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a collision.

    Roger D. Dotson, 24, of 9489 Saloma Road was arrested at 9:12 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22.

    According to Dotson's arrest citation, the Taylor County Sheriff's Department received a call about a vehicle in the roadway on Feather Creek Road.

    The citation states that when Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox arrived, Dotson was sitting in the driver's seat and the car was stalled in the road.

  • Out on Bond

    It's 6 p.m. and you've just broken the law. The police take you directly to jail. There's no passing go or collecting $200.

    You take a breathalyzer test to see if you have been drinking. The police ask a bunch of questions.

    You're searched by a member of the jail's staff to see exactly what you have in your pockets.

    Jail staff ask numerous questions about your medical and other history.

  • Statewide tornado drill is Tuesday

    The electricity was out. Phone lines were down. Trees were across the road. Cars were overturned. Homes and businesses were demolished.

    It was just after 6 p.m. on April 3, 1974. Mannsville had just been hit by an F4 tornado. An F4 tornado can reach speeds of 260 mph.

    Christine Gabehart was still working at Mannsville Sash and Door, a business started by her and her husband James, when someone stopped by and warned them of the approaching storm.

  • Man accused of attempting to bring drugs to jail

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly brought drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center to distribute.

    Jack A. Slinker, 26, of 117 Red Fern Road was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20.

    According to Slinker's arrest citation, he is accused of telling Taylor County Detention Center Deputy Jon Hawkins that he brought Xanax and tobacco products into the jail to distribute.

    Slinker was charged with selling a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

  • Heartland Parkway meetings planned

    Local residents will get their first look at alternate routes for the proposed Heartland Parkway this month.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials will conduct two public meetings, the first in Columbia and the second in Campbellsville. The meeting in Campbellsville is set for Tuesday, March 24 at Taylor County High School's cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m.

    The purpose of the meeting, according to Becky Judson, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Elizabethtown, is to share conceptual alternative routes and to seek public comment.

  • Man accused of breaking into home

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with burglary after he allegedly broke into someone's home and damaged their property.

    Leon David Satterfield, 35, of 220 Slate Creek Road was arrested at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18.

    According to the arrest citation, Satterfield is accused of going to another person's home on South Central Avenue and chasing a woman into the home while threatening her.

    The citation states that Satterfield left the property but returned later with a crowbar.

  • Appeal filed in alcohol petition case

    An appeal has been filed contesting a judge's decision to uphold the results of last May's local option election, which allowed some Campbellsville restaurants to serve alcohol.

    Last May, the majority of Campbellsville's voters approved a ballot measure allowing restaurants in Campbellsville - that seat at least 50 people and derive at least 70 percent of their revenue from food sales - to serve alcohol by the drink. However, alcohol can only be served in conjunction with a meal.

  • Learning a new language

    With her teacher sitting beside her, 7-year-old Karen Ramos-Diaz reads aloud from a book. She reads with a great deal of confidence, only struggling with a couple of words. Surprising, considering that a few years ago, Karen spoke little English at all.

    Karen is among the 32 limited English proficient students at local public schools. Between both schools, the students with limited English proficiency students speak Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Arabic.