Local News

  • 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.

  • Foster parents accused of endangering a minor

    Two Campbellsville residents have been accused of endangering their foster child after the child allegedly nearly drowned at Green River Lake.

    Everette Allen, 53, and Peggy C. Allen, 49, of 1191 Social Band Road were cited Friday, Aug. 6 at 7:14 p.m.

    According to the Allens' court summonses, the two allegedly failed to supervise a foster child who nearly drowned.

    Court records allege that the Allens were not supervising children who were swimming at the lake on July 17.

    Park Ranger Stephen Martin investigated.

  • Get to know your neighbors

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal wants to help readers get to know their neighbors.

    The News-Journal will soon begin publishing a new feature series called "Neighbors."

    The series will feature one person in Taylor County each week and will include information about their neighborhood, hobbies, roots and current issues, as well as a photo of the person.

    To be featured, or to recommend someone to be featured, contact James Roberts at 465-8111 or by e-mail at writer@cknj.com.


  • Two injured in parking lot crash

    Two Campbellsville residents were treated for injuries following a single-vehicle collision Saturday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Parrish W. Keller, 35, was operating a 2000 Ford in the Walmart parking lot at about 10:30 a.m. Keller experienced mechanical problems with the vehicle and struck a light pole.

    Keller and a passenger, Kilee Faith Keller, 1, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital. Both were treated and released.

  • Liberty woman injured Saturday

    A Liberty woman is in fair condition following a two-vehicle collision in Campbellsville on Saturday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Donald C. Farmer, 77, of Campbellsville was driving a 2000 Chevrolet east on Broadway at about 2:20 p.m. when he stopped in the left turn lane.

    Farmer was sitting in the turn lane, waiting to turn into the Kroger parking lot, when a 1989 Dodge pickup driven by Christopher Middleton, 34, of Liberty crossed the center line and struck Farmer's vehicle.

  • Campbellsville man injured in crash near Lebanon

    A Campbellsville man was treated for injuries following a two-vehicle crash Thursday near Lebanon.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Samuel Wheatley, 35, of Lebanon was attempting to turn from U.S. 68 into a parking lot when his 1988 Chevy was struck in the rear by a 2000 Hyundai, driven by Kenneth Mitchell, 59, of Campbellsville.

    Wheatley and his passenger, Chad Spalding, 36, of Lebanon were not injured. Both men were wearing seat belts.

    Mitchell, who was not belted, was transported to Springview Hospital in Lebanon, where he was treated and released.

  • Teen accused of fourth DUI, possession of alcohol

    A Louisville teen has been arrested and charged with his fourth DUI and other offenses after he allegedly drove while drinking at a local campground.

    Glenn Michael Davis, 19, of 6514 Bilsin Lane was arrested at 7:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6.

    According to Davis' arrest citation, he approached Kentucky Park Ranger Stephen Martin at a campground to ask where he could get some ice.

    Martin wrote that he saw an alcoholic beverage in Davis' vehicle and asked him how much he had been drinking. Davis said five beers, according to court records.