.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Residents charged in sealed indictments

    Four Campbellsville residents have been charged with selling drugs in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Indicted were:

    - Danny Cox, 37, of 151 Gray Court was charged with selling diazepam in or near a school. Bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000. If convicted, Cox could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • Jessie off to "Flying Start" in thoroughbred career

    John Jessie is enjoying the warm, dry Kentucky weather.

    Jessie is spending the summer back home in Campbellsville. But for the past six months, he has been in Ireland as part of the Irish National Stud horse program. There, he and 26 other students from around the world got an inside look at the breeding of thoroughbreds.

    "You hear about Ireland getting a lot of rain and being damp," Jessie said. "It was definitely that."

    But it was also a beautiful country, Jessie said, with its lush green countryside.

  • Fourth celebration has largest crowd ever

    This year's Fourth of July celebration was a success, with more people estimated to have attended than ever before.

    According to Greg Gribbins, who served as chair of the celebration, said all events went smoothly, with only one being canceled due to rain, a patriotic musical by Campbellsville Christian Church at the Miller Park Amphitheater.

    "We got in every event and we were on schedule," Gribbins said.

  • Money expertise garners Bright annual "Spirit' award

    For some, keeping a checkbook balanced - and in the black - might prove difficult. But to Shirley Bright, it's just a part of life.

    Bright, who is branch manager of Citizens Bank and Trust Co.'s Campbellsville Bypass location, has actually kept up with four checkbooks - her personal one, her family's farm account, the Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration's and the Campbellsville Kiwanis Club's.

    And her work keeping the books balanced is part of the reason Bright was chosen to receive this year's Spirit of the Fourth award.

  • Man pleads guilty to child sex abuse

    A Campbellsville man accused of sexually abusing two young children has pleaded guilty to amended charges and may spend a year in prison for his crimes.

    In January 2008, Darrin Leonard Watson, 44, of 209 McNary St. was indicted on two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sex abuse.

    Watson pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and two counts of second-degree sex abuse on Tuesday, June 16 before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram. Records from Bertram's hearings that day became available only last week.

  • Board of Education denies discrimination

    The Campbellsville Independent School System has filed an answer to a claim that one of its former students was subjected to discrimination at the middle school because of his race.

    The lawsuit was filed last month at the Taylor Circuit Clerk's office.

    The plaintiffs - identified only by their initials - are A.R.G.R., a minor, and his parents, R.G.R. and B.J.R.

    The suit names the Campbellsville Board of Education, CMS Principal Chris Kidwell, CMS Dean of Students Tim Bailey and CMS teacher Angela Brasser as defendants.

  • Hands On

    From studying bat roosts to tagging turtles, a couple of Campbellsville University students have spent their summer getting a firsthand look at the life of environmental workers.

    Recent CU graduate Andrea O'Bryan and junior Amy Etherington are taking part in CU's Environmental Studies Internship Experience this summer.

  • Grand jury charges woman with arson

    The Campbellsville woman accused of setting her sister's house on fire earlier this year was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury on arson and other charges stemming from the incident.

    Geneva M. Hicks Brown, 39, of 108 W. Walnut St. was charged in two separate indictments with first-degree arson, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree assault and first-degree unlawful imprisonment.

  • Jailer sees inmates working as a benefit to community

    They might be seen picking up trash on the side of the road or adding a fresh coat of paint to fire hydrants. That's because several local organizations are using Taylor County Detention Center inmates to provide services for the community.

    And, so far, according to Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, the program is going well.

    Benningfield says he sees the detention center as a service to the community and that using inmates for work purposes is a perfect example of that.

  • U.S. Rep. Guthrie received hoax letter

    At least three congressional offices in Kentucky - including one of Brett Guthrie's - have received threatening letters that purported to contain anthrax.

    Investigators determined the anthrax threat was a hoax, congressional spokespeople said.

    The offices of U.S. Reps. Geoff Davis, Guthrie and Ed Whitfield received the letters in the mail Monday morning.

    A staffer in Guthrie's Bowling Green office opened one of them and immediately called authorities, Guthrie's spokesman, Nate Hodson, said.