Local News

  • City operating under budget

    With 42 percent of the budget cycle completed, the city has spent 41.3 percent of its budget, according to a report presented by Mayor Tony Young at last week’s regular council meeting.

    Total revenue for November was $991,412.10, while expenses were $892,944.47. Year-to-date revenue is $4.2 million and year-to-date expenses are $3.6 million.

    Campbellsville Water Co. has spent about 39 percent of its budget so far.

    November revenues totaled $352,431 and expenses were $392,285.

  • Two charged with government benefits fraud

    Two Campbellsville residents have been charged with government benefits fraud.
    April D. Smith, 32, of 6 Purcell Court, and Mandrel V. Smith, 20, no specific address given, were indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    The two were charged with fraudulently using an identification card or electronic code to receive benefits to which they weren’t entitled.

    According to the indictment, the two are accused of unauthorized use of a food stamp card.

  • Guthrie to host listening sessions in Campbellsville

    Congressman Brett Guthrie, KY-02, will host listening sessions in each of the 21 counties in the Second District this month.
    During the listening sessions, individuals will be able to ask questions or offer ideas on what Congress should be doing. A constituent services representative will also be available to assist with any specific questions individuals may have about a federal government agency or service.

  • Higdon releases 2012 general assembly survey

    In order to find out what issues are important to his constituents, 14th District Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, has released a survey.
    Legislators return to Frankfort this month for a 60-day session.
    “My colleagues and I will be developing a two-year budget for state government as well as looking at other important issues, such as jobs and economic development, education, and Kentucky’s roads and highway planning,” Higdon wrote in an introduction to the survey.

  • Budget amendments approved during emergency meeting

    Magistrates approved several amendments to last year’s Taylor County Sheriff’s budget during an emergency meeting last Friday at about 5:15 p.m.
    During the meeting, Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton told magistrates Matt Pendleton, Ed Gorin and Richard Phillips and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers that his office has spent more than he allotted in several of his budget line items, from fuel to vehicle maintenance.

  • Local Salvation Army Kettle drive collection up

    The local Salvation Army Red Kettle drive saw an increase in collections over the holiday season.
    The collection drive, which took place at Walmart and Kroger in Green River Plaza from Nov. 25 to Christmas Eve, netted about 20 percent more funding than the previous drive, according to local kettle chairman Dan Durham. Durham didn’t release a dollar figure.
    Durham said the number of volunteers was also up.
    The best day for collections, Durham said, was the day students from Kentucky Christian Academy rang the bell and sang Christmas carols all day.

  • Carney and Higdon host coffee talk

    State Rep. John "Bam" Carney and State Sen. Jimmy Higdon will host a coffee talk Monday, Jan. 9, at Orville's restaurant from 8 until 9 a.m.

    The talk will be an opportunity for the public to share their thoughts and questions about the 2012 General Assembly.

  • Key witness to undergo deposition

    A key witness in the Tonya Ford murder case will undergo a deposition next week after being arrested for not appearing in court.
    Tonya Ford’s case was called in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday morning for the next of 14 hearings that have been scheduled in her case. The hearing, before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly, lasted seven minutes.
    Though the hearing was called in her case, Ford didn’t attend and wasn’t the focal point. Her mother was.

  • Charges pending following one-vehicle crash

    Charges are pending following a one-vehicle crash Saturday night in which police say alcohol is a suspected factor.
    According to a news release, Campbellsville Police officer Roy Rodgers was traveling south on South Columbia Avenue at about 8:12 p.m. when he spotted a 1991 Lexus traveling north at a high rate of speed in a restricted zone.

  • Sign-ups for LIHEAP Crisis under way

    Sign-ups for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program are now under way at Lake Cumberland Community Action, located at 110B North Jackson St.
    The crisis portion of the program helps people who have received an electricity/natural gas disconnect notice or who are within four days of running out of coal, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, wood or coal.
    Last year, $217,401 in crisis benefits were paid to 1,145 Taylor County residents.