Local News

  • Rep. Guthrie to host town hall meeting

    Congressman Brett Guthrie will host an America Speaking Out Town Hall meeting in Taylor County on Tuesday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at the Taylor County Fiscal Courtroom at 203 N. Court St.

    Guthrie says America is facing many challenges, and these town hall meetings are part of an initiative of engagement with the American people that gives them the opportunity to give their ideas on issues that are most important to them.

    This is a free public event.

  • Resident charged with selling drugs

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with selling drugs in an indictment 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.

    Guy Wood, 24, of 386 Jayne Ave. was charged with second-degree selling a controlled substance and possession of drug supplies.

    Bond was set at $5,000 cash. Wood was ordered not to consume any drugs or alcohol. If convicted, he could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • From blank walls to airbrushed masterpiece

    It was once a bare wall. But after the touch of an artist, it's his masterpiece.

    Campbellsville native Jason Parker has spent the past few weeks turning the blank walls of Elk Horn Baptist Church's Kid Zone into a forest, complete with children playing sports, planting trees, eating ice cream and simply being children.

    Parker has operated his own airbrushing business, Parker Design, since graduating from Taylor County High School in 1992. Having his own business, he said, allows him to set his own hours and choose his jobs.

  • Greensburg man leads police on chase

    A Greensburg man has been arrested and charged with DUI and fleeing from police after he allegedly refused to stop for local law enforcement.

    Anthony M. Feese, 36, of 302 Greenriver Drive was arrested at 1:48 a.m. Sunday, May 16.

    According to Feese's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a complaint of someone possibly driving while intoxicated coming into Campbellsville from Lebanon.

    Court records state that Campbellsville Police Sgt. Shannon Wilson met a vehicle matching the description the caller reported in front of Fiesta Mexico restaurant.

  • County road employees may have radio communication

    County Road Department employees could soon get radios to help them communicate with each other.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates at last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting that the May 2 flood is a good example of why the department needs radios to communicate with each other. He said cell phone service isn't available in some areas, which can prevent workers from talking to each other.

  • Resident charged with selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling cocaine.

    Antonio Urbano, 30, of 1196 Fairview Road was arrested at 2:55 a.m. Thursday, May 13.

    According to Urbano's arrest citation, Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Pickard saw him standing in his front yard while a traffic stop was being conducted near his home.

    Court records state that Pickard saw Urbano throw a bag of white powder in the fender of a vehicle.

    Pickard wrote that the bag contained 14 grams of cocaine.

  • Week recognizes small business owners

    It's been a long week for Paul Gabehart. It's graduation time and the orders are pouring in at Visions Glass Etching.

    But Gabehart won't complain. He's doing what he loves.

    Gabehart picked up engraving as a hobby in 1992. One day, a camper decal caught his eye. Soon after, he found himself in an art shop in Indianapolis, where he discovered acid etching.

    "I was looking for a hobby that would support itself," Gabehart said.

    Before long, Visions was born.

  • Taylor farmers eligible for emergency loans

    Taylor County is among the 47 counties in which farmers are eligible for federal disaster assistance, including low interest emergency loans from the USDA Farm Service Agency.

    On May 11, President Barack Obama declared 11 Kentucky counties as disaster areas due to severe weather that occurred on May 1, including nearby Casey.

    As a result, 36 contiguous counties, including Taylor, are now eligible for assistance. Loan applications for physical and production losses will be received through Jan. 11, 2011.

  • History in the making

    A scene from Campbellsville's history now hangs on the side of the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Joshua Mason's painting depicting a snowy Civil War scene was hung on the side of the building Saturday.

    Mason, of Elk Horn, began work on the mural Jan. 17. He completed the majority of his work at the former Minor's Jeans building, which the County rents for storage.

    The mural, paid for entirely with grant funding and a donation, depicts three Civil War union generals riding on horses in a wintry scene in January 1862.

  • Local man sentenced on federal child porn charges

    Campbellsville resident Paul Nance, 56, was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison last week by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph H. McKinley for receipt and possession of child pornography.

    The indictment against Nance alleged that between Nov. 28, 2006, and April 4, 2007, he received and possessed images of child pornography.

    In his guilty plea on Nov. 20, 2009, evidence established that Nance had downloaded multiple videos and images of minors engaging in sexual activity using the Limewire file-sharing program.

    There is no parole in the federal system.