Local News

  • Man accused of attempting to steal identities

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with attempting to steal several people's identities.

    Campbellsville Police Sgt. Shannon Wilson arrested Paul R. Bailey III, 30, of 25 Cheryl Drive on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 4:20 p.m.

    According to Bailey's arrest warrant, he is accused of taking personal data of three Colorama customers while he was employed at the business to establish credit card accounts in their names. He is also accused of attempting to create accounts in nine other customers' names. He allegedly committed the offenses from June 1 through the present.

  • Defendant accused of growing marijuana

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with growing marijuana.

    Ricky D. Cox, 50, of 478 N. Garnett Road was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5.

    According to Cox's arrest citation, he has been charged with growing more than five marijuana plants and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Cox pleaded not guilty to the charges in Taylor District Court on Friday, Aug. 6. Bond was set at $10,000 cash and he was ordered to have no weapons and to consume no alcohol or drugs. He was appointed a public defender.

  • Enrollment up at local schools

    Enrollment is up at both public school systems and officials expect those numbers to grow even more.

    Campbellsville Independent had 1,091 students enrolled as of Friday, up 13 from this time last year, according to Jeff Richardson, director of pupil personnel and food service.

    At Taylor County Schools, there were 2,716 last week, up 68 students from this time last year, according to Angela Loy, director of pupil personnel.

    Enrollment will continue for a few more weeks, Campbellsville Independent Superintendent Mike Deaton said, leveling off as late as Labor Day.

  • Candidate faces lawsuit

    A Campbellsville City Councilman is alleging that one of his fellow candidates doesn't live in the city.

    As such, the councilman has filed a lawsuit asking that a judge decide.

    Steven C. Call of Nunery & Bennett PLLC in Campbellsville filed the suit Thursday at Taylor Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress' office on behalf of attorney and Councilman David A. Nunery.

    According to Nunery's claim, Walter Ray Rafferty, who has filed as a candidate for election to the City Council on the November general election ballot, does not live in the city of Campbellsville.

  • Man accused of carrying deadly weapon

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest.

    William Houston Gaddie, 25, of 26 Anna Court was arrested at 5:43 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 after he allegedly resisted being arrested by a Campbellsville Police officer.

    According to Gaddie's arrest citation, police received a complaint that someone was outside of a building on Anna Court with a gun. Officers Andy Warren and Ryan Jewell responded. Upon arrival, Warren saw Gaddie beating on the door of a building.

  • Deputies investigate stolen four-wheeler

    Taylor County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the theft of a four-wheeler.

    According to a sheriff's office report, a red and black 2007 or 2008 Polaris four-wheeler was taken during the late evening hours on Tuesday or the morning hours on Wednesday at Bobby Burress' residence on Speck Ridge Road.

    Sheriff's deputies ask that anyone with information about the stolen four-wheeler call them at 465-4351.

  • Resident accused of planning Taco Bell robbery

    Another Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with planning the Aug. 3 robbery of Taco Bell restaurant.

    Ashley Baird, 24, of 218 Wickliffe Ave. was arrested at 9:15 a.m. last Tuesday, Aug. 10.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, Cristina T. Pelly, 29, of Campbellsville and Jonathon Scott Salley, 21, of Faubush, Ky. entered Taco Bell on East Broadway and forcibly took money from the clerk. Court records state that an estimated $1,026 was missing.

  • Made from scratch

    He climbs in, turns the ignition and the car rumbles to life ... loudly. The red paint glimmers in the sunlight and almost looks maroon. He gives the gas pedal a light push, and he's on his way for a ride around the neighborhood.

    For Mal Kateley, his 1915 Model T isn't just an old car. It's what he spent 10 years building with his two sons and something he has always wanted.

    Kateley and his wife Marty moved to Campbellsville from Colorado in June 2007.

  • Ballot positions set for general election

    Ballot position for non-partisan candidates in the November general election is now set, but there could be a change in the works.

    Following Thursday's ballot position drawing at Taylor County Courthouse, County Clerk Mark Carney said a lawsuit has been filed alleging that City Council candidate Walter Ray Rafferty doesn't live within the City limits, a requirement of the position.

    Rafferty's name was still included in the drawing - he drew the No. 10 slot - but Carney is uncertain what will happen if a judge rules Rafferty's candidacy ineligible.

  • ‘Discover’ deadline is Friday

    It's that time of year again - the time when the News-Journal scopes out all Taylor County has to offer.

    Each year, the Central Kentucky News-Journal publishes a free community guide centering on Taylor County.

    "Discover Taylor County," published each September, includes stories and information about everything there is to know in Campbellsville and Taylor County.

    But we can't publish this guide without some help.