Local News

  • Four injured in one-vehicle crash

    Four people were injured Saturday in a one-vehicle crash on KY 76.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, April Dawn Cox, 28, of Proctor Knott Street in Campbellsville was traveling east on KY 76 at 5:47 p.m.

    The report states that the hood of Cox's 1995 Lincoln Towncar came unlatched and flew up, causing her to strike a tree.

    Cox and her passengers, Takyia Cox, 5, Shyanna Young, 3, and Jazzlynn Cox, 1, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel with minor injuries.

  • Two arrested on robbery charges

    Two people were arrested and charged with robbing Taco Bell late Tuesday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 11:10 p.m., 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.

    After a brief investigation, Campbellsville Police located and arrested Pelly and Salley. They were charged with second-degree robbery.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Brian Simpson investigated.

  • University offers more than just education

    Taylor Countians don't need to travel out of town to enjoy the arts. From plays to art exhibits and nearly everything in between, Campbellsville University offers a variety of programs to the public.

    "So many times, people will travel to Louisville and Lexington and miss our local events," said J. Robert Gaddis, dean of the CU School of Music. "We have strong programs here. We have a big-time music program in a small Christian environment."

    While Gaddis is speaking of CU's music program, the same can be said of the university's other offerings.

  • Back to School

    “Are you excited?” he asks, with a smile on his face. The boy replies, “Yes,” picks up his new backpack and makes his way into Campbellsville Elementary School. Students at Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County schools headed back to class on Wednesday. And at CES, students were greeted by a new face, interim principal Ricky Hunt. Taylor County students saw no principal changes this year.

    Hunt, wearing a purple tie, waves to a parent and says, “We’ll take care of them.”

    See more photos in Thursday's print edition.

  • Police want to better track stolen items

    Stolen items could soon have a better chance of being recovered.

    At Monday night's regular City Council meeting, Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield asked the Council to consider adding secondhand stores and precious metal and scrap metal dealers to the list of businesses required to keep electronic records.

    Last August, the Council passed an ordinance making it mandatory for pawnbrokers to keep computer records of all the items they take in and sell.

  • Campbellsville native offers his take on the movies

    Robert Pattinson stood inches from me. Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz, both Oscar winners, were only feet away. Directly in front of me, and behind the camera, sat Rodrigo Prieto, an Oscar-nominated director of photography.

    I should have been completely awestruck at the level of talent that surrounded me. Yet the only thing I could truly focus on was my aching feet and legs due to the flat slippers the wardrobe department had given me to wear - and having to stand on them for hours on end.

  • Jail helps to balance County budget

    The Taylor County Detention Center made more money and spent less than expected last fiscal year. As a result, officials say, that has helped keep the County's finances in shape.

    Taylor Fiscal Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee met last Tuesday to discuss the status of the County's 2010-2011 budget.

    All magistrates except Milford Lowe attended the meeting, as did Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Taylor County Treasurer Melissa Williams and Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield.

  • Extension camps offer cooking, sewing and CSI techniques

    "No elbows on the table," she says, with a bit of sternness in her voice. "Sit up nice and straight."

    They learned proper table manners, how to sew a pillow and even how detectives solve a crime.

    The Taylor County Extension Office hosted day camps last week for local youth, offering games, food, learning and plenty of fun. The camps were free, though spots were limited to 10 and 12 children each.

    The camps began Wednesday with a day just for Cloverbuds, children ages 5 to 8. They had an entire day of food, games, cooking, crafts and reading.

  • Man charged with bringing drugs into jail

    A Greensburg man has been charged with second-degree promoting contraband after he allegedly brought drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Scott Owen Morgan, 48, of 2423 Hugh Paxton Road was arrested at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, July 24.

    According to Morgan's arrest citation, a crack pipe was found in his possession while he was being searched at the jail before being incarcerated on other charges.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Dickie Benningfield made the arrest.

  • Man accused of growing marijuana

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

    James W. Marrs Jr., 28, of 879 Salem Church Road was arrested at 1:40 p.m. Friday, July 23.

    According to Marrs' arrest citation, Kentucky State Police officers spotted the marijuana from a helicopter.

    The citation states that KSP officers saw Marrs walking around and watching the helicopter.

    Eight marijuana plants were found beside Marrs, the citation states, and four others were in the ground.

    Marrs was charged with growing more than five marijuana plants.