Local News

  • Dog dumper confesses

    The person responsible for dumping dogs near the Taylor/Marion County line made a call for help and revealed her identity last Thursday.

    According to a Taylor County Animal Shelter report, Christina Gribbins of Marion County called the Taylor County Animal Shelter around 2 p.m. Thursday and asked that someone come remove some dogs she had at her home.

  • Animal shelter cleared of allegations

    State officials have dismissed allegations that dogs were buried alive at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    Discussion about the animal shelter began in November when the News-Journal received a letter from inmate Andy Stewart, who said he was working at the animal shelter when several animals were buried alive.

  • Lawmakers challenge redistricting plan

    A Franklin Circuit Court judge is expected to rule today whether the redistricting plans passed by the House and Senate are constitutional.

    Republican lawmakers Joe Fisher, R-Fort Thomas, Kim King, R-Harrodsburg, Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, Eubank Mayor Frey Todd and Vanceburg resident Anthony Gaydos filed suit against the House plan, saying it is unconstitutional because it splits too many counties, exceeds the allowed plus/minus 5-percent variance in populations among districts and pairs non-contiguous counties.

  • Taylor Regional has new high-tech MRI machine

    There’s good news for those who are apprehensive of having an MRI.
    Taylor Regional Hospital has upgraded its MRI machine to give patients more room while undergoing the procedure.
    TRH is only the second hospital in the state to have such an MRI machine. The other is in Leitchfield.
    “So what we provide to this area is amazing. It’s great,” TRH’s MRI Team Leader Elizabeth Mattingly said. “ ... It is a technology that is not provided anywhere in this area.”

  • Aviation student has his head in the clouds

    Dylan Skaggs has his head in the clouds. But that’s a good thing.
    A self-described “D-average student” before, Dylan, 16, is now focused on his school work, thanks to Taylor County High School’s aviation class.
    “It’s really changed my perspective on school,” he said. “Aviation is really important to me and now I know what I need to do to be an airline pilot.”

  • Kim Johnson named TRH winter Ambassador

  • Higdon visits with the Turtle Man

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, center, presented a resolution honoring Ernie “The Turtle Man” Brown Jr., right, in the Kentucky Senate on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Brown, star of the Animal Planet program “Call Of The Wildman,” was accompanied by regular sidekick and banjo player Neal James, left.

  • Resident accused of threatening school staff

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with threatening school staff.
    Daniel T. Lotter, 47, of 7791 Liberty Road, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 10:15 p.m.
    According to his arrest warrant, Lotter is accused of making derogatory statements against Taylor County School System teachers and Taylor County Board members on Jan. 24.
    Lotter was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening, which is a Class D felony, punishable by as much as five years in prison.

  • Reward offered for information about theft

    A $500 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a burglary and theft at the B&W Metals building on KY 55 on Jan. 26.
    Anyone with information should contact the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office at 465-4351.

  • Teenager injured in KY 210 crash

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured in a one-vehicle crash on KY 210 on Friday, Jan. 27.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Paul Swartz, 17, was traveling west on KY 210 at 9:34 p.m. in a 2001 Nissan Altima.
    The report states that Swartz lost control of his vehicle and struck a guardrail.
    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel transported Swartz to Taylor Regional Hospital. He was treated for minor injuries and released.
    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue and Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department also responded.