Local News

  • Campbellsville man facing rape charge

    McQuinn O. Johnson, 35, of 206 Candace St. in Campbellsville has been indicted by a Marion County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape, intimidating a participant in the legal process and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on or about April 29, Johnson allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with another person by force. The indictment also accuses him of attempting to influence the testimony of another person by the use of force or a threat to avoid the legal process.

  • Farm fields suffer from too much rain

    What took David Cowherd several hours and a few thousand dollars to install, Mother Nature washed away in just days.

    To prevent soil erosion on his farm, Cowherd had installed tiles 48 inches deep and dug four catch basins to direct excess rainwater into drains.

    However, the work had been completed only three weeks when the early May rains came. The ground, Cowherd said, hadn't had time to settle. The tiles and drainpipes eventually uprooted and floated to the top of the water standing in his fields.

  • Homeplace project receives state funding

    The City of Campbellsville received a $2,000 Let's Paint The Town grant for a Homeplace on Green River barn project.

    The grant was awarded during the annual TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky National Tourism Week event on May 11 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen, Taylor County Tourist Commission Executive Director Marilyn Clarke and other Campbellsville representatives were on hand for the presentation.

  • One injured in collision at traffic light

    A Greensburg man was injured after his vehicle was rear ended while stopped at a traffic light Monday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Brian Stants was stopped at the light at the intersection of Old Hodgenville Road and North Campbellsville Bypass in a 1997 Chevrolet pickup at about 3:10 p.m. John Cox of Campbellsville, who was traveling east on Old Hodgenville Road, failed to stop his 1989 Ford Crown Vic, striking Stants' vehicle.

  • Greensburg man injured after crashing motorcycle

    A Greensburg man was injured Monday after crashing his motorcycle at the intersection of Meader Street and North Campbellsville Bypass.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Bobby Whitlow, 21, lost control of his 2004 Suzuki motorcycle after taking off at a traffic light, skidding down the road. The crash occurred at 6:40 p.m.

    Whitlow was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor Rescue personnel. He was treated and released.

    Campbellsville Police Sgt. Shannon Wilson investigated. Campbellsville Fire Department also responded.

  • 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.