Local News

  • 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.

  • Campbellsville woman charged with growing marijuana

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

    Dronda L. Anderson, 51, of 478 N. Garnett Road was arrested at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5.

    According to Anderson's arrest citation, she was charged with growing more than five plants, enhanced by the presence of firearms.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. Anderson is scheduled to be arraigned in Taylor District Court on Monday, Aug. 30.

    Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • A/C units work to keep up with high temps

    The near 100-degree temperatures in the past week have air conditioners working overtime. And according to local heating and cooling experts, some A/C units could be headed for disaster.

    Just like vehicles need oil changes and periodic tune-ups to run at their peak, air conditioners also require maintenance.

    One of the most common problems heating and cooling professionals encounter on a service call is dirty condenser coils.

  • Beating the Odds

    She couldn't help but cry. After decades, Marty Ramsey, whom doctors believed would never walk, had worked her last day.

    "My body said we need to think about slowing down a little bit," Ramsey said. "It was time to retire and take it easy."

    Ramsey, 61, retired from the Campbellsville Social Security Administration office on Friday, July 30 after nine years.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Councilman files lawsuit

    A City Councilman has filed a lawsuit alleging that another candidate for City Council does not live in the city limits.

    The lawsuit was filed on behalf of David A. Nunery on Thursday.

    According to Nunery's claim, Walter Ray Rafferty, who is a candidate for election to the City Council on the November General Election ballot, does not live in Campbellsville.

    Read Monday's issue of the Central Kentucky News-Journal for more on this story.

  • One injured in Old Pitman crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle crash on Old Pitman Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, William R. Edrington, 70, was traveling on Old Pitman Road at 11 a.m., driving a 2009 Eagle 150 Motor Scooter.

    The report states that Edrington lost control of the scooter and crashed.

  • Resident accused of sharing child pornography

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested after he allegedly shared pornographic photos of children online.

    Rocky Creed Kelly, 22, of 299 Campground Road was arrested at 10:46 p.m. Monday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies are continuing their investigation into Internet crimes against children.

    As part of the investigation, the report states, Kelly was arrested after deputies found that he had allegedly, between Aug. 3 and Aug. 9, shared 96 pornographic images and videos of children through the use of peer to peer software.

  • Green River Ministries seeks to revamp mission

    Though it won't change the day-to-day operations, board members are hoping a new mission will help people know exactly what Green River Ministries has to offer.

    The Green River Ministries Board recently adopted a new mission statement and a new logo.

    The mission statement, printed in a sidebar to this story, reflects what the GRM center actually offers, according to Executive Director Misty Curry.

    And the new logo, she said, will visually represent GRM as the "umbrella" for many other service agencies for Taylor County residents.

  • Sheriff cracks down on Internet crime

    Taylor County will soon have another tool to fight crimes against children.

    At Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates agreed to allow Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp to purchase computer software to help track those committing Internet crimes against children.

    In June, magistrates gave Shipp approval to borrow up to $52,000 from the Kentucky Association of Counties to purchase two new vehicles for his deputies.