Local News

  • Local barber has large collection of license plates

    From the outside, it might look like any other barbershop. But inside, it’s designed to feel like a place to hang out with friends. Car memorabilia lines the walls, and a disco ball hangs from the ceiling.

    At his barber’s chair, Matthew “Disco” Rogers, owner of Disco’s Chop Shop, chats with his client as he “chops” his hair.

    Discussion at the shop often centers on how the shop is strategically decorated with car accessories, from seats out of cars to dozens of old license plates.

  • Local man sentenced on rape/sodomy charges

    A Campbellsville man accused of rape and sodomy has been sentenced to serve a decade in prison for his crimes.
    McQuinn Orlando Johnson, 36, of 206 Candace St., was indicted last September by a Marion County grand jury and charged with first-degree sodomy, first-degree rape and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.
    After mediation last month, Johnson pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and the persistent felony offender charge was dismissed.

  • Inmate takes his case to Court of Appeals

    An inmate who claimed he didn’t receive necessary medical attention at the Taylor County Detention Center will now take his case to the Court of Appeals.
    Robert Bertram of the Bertram & Wilson law firm in Jamestown filed a complaint on behalf of Eddie Yates in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 29, 2010.
    Former Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Taylor County were listed as defendants.

  • Resident charged with prostitution

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with prostitution.
    Kimberly Campbell, 20, of 1669 Gaddis Ridge Road, was arrested at 6:46 p.m. last Tuesday.
    According to court records, Campbell told Kentucky State Police troopers that she had engaged in sexual intercourse with multiple males on several occasions for money.
    Records state that Campbell said she was paid $25 for the encounters and began prostituting herself last August.

  • Resident accused of buying narcotic medication

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with helping purchase illegal narcotic medications.
    Karika L. Nelson, 21, of 306 N. Court St., was arrested at 12:52 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23.
    According to Nelson’s arrest citation, she is accused of providing transportation and money for Prozac and Xanax medications that were illegally obtained. She allegedly committed the crime on July 19.
    Records state Nelson was also arrested on two warrants for failure to appear in court.

  • Resident charged with third DUI after crash

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI after he struck a guardrail with his vehicle.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Norman Seaborne, 60, of 606 S. Central Ave., was driving near Calvary Road last Tuesday at 7:20 p.m.
    The report states that Seaborne failed to stop at the intersection of Calvary Road and KY 744. He crossed KY 744 in his 1993 Nissan truck and struck a guardrail.

  • Another charged with arson, burglary of abandoned homes


    Another Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with damaging and setting abandoned homes in Taylor County on fire. A total of six people have now been charged.

    Justin Atwood, 19, of 2268 Old Summersville Road, was arrested at 5:15 p.m. last Monday and charged with seven counts of second-degree arson, seven counts of third-degree burglary and seven counts of first-degree criminal mischief.

    According to an arrest warrant, the six are accused of committing the crimes between Sept. 11 and Nov. 3.

  • City schools consider new band uniforms

    Campbellsville High’s marching band could soon sport new uniforms.
    Band Director Zach Shelton attended last week’s Campbellsville Independent School Board meeting to ask the Board to consider purchasing new uniforms.
    Shelton said the District has used the current uniforms for 12 seasons and they are showing their age. He said the current uniforms were designed to last no more than five to eight seasons.

  • Matney joins Green Room

    Stylist Jessica Matney of Greensburg recently joined The Green Room to complete her apprenticeship. Matney graduated from Empire Beauty School.  
    Matney is eager to take her current knowledge to the next level, owner Karen Patton said, and the salon professionals at The Green Room are excited to share their many years of experience and provide Matney with a hands-on learning environment that will enable her to further develop her skills.  

  • Up to $17 million available from USDA wetlands program

    USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Kentucky State Conservationist Karen Woodrich recently announced a funding opportunity enabling NRCS to enter into agreements with eligible partners to target and leverage resources for high-priority wetland protection, restoration and enhancement activities on eligible land.