Local News

  • Showing their stuff

    Samantha Jo Hughes, 9, above, competes in her very first dairy show contest at the Taylor County Fair on Friday morning. Samantha placed eighth in the junior showmanship division.

    See Monday's print edition for more photos.


  • Making a splash

    He climbs the ladder and then plants his feet. The diver walks slowly to the edge, braces himself and jumps high. He does a flip in the air and then ... splash.

    Campbellsville City Pool is now open for those looking for a way to beat the summer heat. And, judging by the crowd watching Casey Gilbert dive last week, many are taking advantage.

    According to City Pool Manager Steve Doss, attendance for the month of June has, so far, been higher than anticipated. Doss said the pool was expected to open Memorial Day weekend but didn't because of a leak.

  • Police seeking information on two 'persons of interest'

    Campbellsville Police are seeking information on two "persons of interest" regarding recent thefts at Walmart.

    According to Campbellsville Police Officer Jaysen Taylor, security cameras at Walmart recorded images of the two people on June 10 and June 11.

    Anyone with information on either person is asked to contact Taylor at 465-4122 or the Community Safe Line at 469-PRID(E).


  • Sodomy charges filed

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with sodomizing two young children.

    Brian Ray Rutledge, 36, of 2319 Arrowhead Ranch #19 was arrested Saturday, June 12 at 10:11 p.m. at the Campbellsville Police Department.

    According to Rutledge's arrest citation, a videotaped interview was given to Kentucky State Police troopers that depicted a young girl revealing that Rutledge sodomized her at least once in Taylor County and once in Mercer County.

    Another child, a male, also told KSP troopers that Rutledge assaulted him.

  • Special election is tomorrow

    Registered voters who live in the Taylor County School District will decide the fate of the District's recallable nickel tax tomorrow.

    The question on tomorrow's ballot will be "Are you in favor of the Taylor County Board of Education's levying of a real property tax of five cents on each $100 valuation to provide funds to maintain, renovate and construct school facilities?"

    Voters will decide whether they are "For" or "Against" the tax.

  • Former inmate files suit against jail

    A former inmate has filed a lawsuit against the Taylor County Detention Center, claiming that staff failed to give him medicine he needed and that he had a seizure as a result.

    Georgetown attorney Rocky L. McClintock filed the suit on behalf of Ralph Todd Maier in Taylor Circuit Court last Wednesday.

    Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield and Taylor County government are listed as defendants.

    Maier's complaint states that he was lodged at the detention center in June 2009 after being charged with DUI in Green County.

  • Underwoods have 'finest family farm'

    It's been a week and Doug Underwood still can't think of what to say.

    Underwood and his family received the 2010 Finest Farm Family award at the Taylor County Fair on June 10. Given by the Taylor County Fair Board and the Taylor County Cattlemen's Association, the award recognizes a farm for its upkeep, appearance and reputation for farming excellence.

    "We were honored to get it, no doubt," he said. "We're just proud that the farm was recognized. We feel like the farm has earned it."

  • School year likely to be shorter

    Students and employees could see less time in the classroom this fall.

    During its regular meeting last Tuesday, the Taylor County School Board amended the 2010-2011 school calendar to 176 days, shaving one day.

    Campbellsville Independent School Board is expected to consider an abbreviated calendar during its meeting on Tuesday, June 29, according to Superintendent Mike Deaton.

  • The Latest: Two hurt in plane crash at airport

    A Campbellsville man remains in serious condition after a plane crash on Saturday night at the Taylor County Airport.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center received a call reporting that a fixed wing single engine Cessna Model 170 had crashed at about 9 p.m.

    The report states that the plane was owned and being operated by Dale Willis, 69, of New Columbia Road in Campbellsville. His passenger was Barry Smith, 51, of Owl Creek Road in Campbellsville.

  • Clerk audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the annual audit of the Taylor County Clerk's office for 2009.

    The audit found County Clerk Mark Carney's financial statement to fairly represent the revenues, expenses and excess fees of the Taylor County Clerk's Office in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

    Luallen included three comments with the audit, however, stating that Carney should require timesheets prepared by his employees.