Local News

  • 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.

  • Man charged with violating sex offender registry

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with violating the terms of his sex offender registration after he allegedly moved and failed to report his new address.

    Michael Lee Vanheck, 29, of 3735 Bengal Road was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 7.

    According to court records, Vanheck moved to an apartment on First Street. Probation and parole officers told Vanheck to report his new address, but court records state that he did not.

  • Main Street business gets Chamber award

    One of the ideas behind Café Bonin was always to help promote growth in downtown Campbellsville. In the two years since the restaurant opened its doors, plenty of other buildings have received facelifts and new lives as well. And now, Café Bonin has been rewarded for its own efforts.

    Café Bonin is this year's recipient of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Business Beautification Award. The award goes to a business that has completed a renovation or redesign to an existing building.

  • Rain doesn't dampen annual Relay for Life fundraiser

    They walked. Together, they spent Friday night walking hundreds of laps around Taylor County High School's gymnasium to honor those who have battled cancer. They also walked for those who lost that battle and can't walk anymore.

    Taylor County's Relay for Life events on Friday, originally planned to be at the TCHS football field, were moved indoors because of a threat of rain.

    But that threat didn't keep people from coming to Relay and raising money to fund cancer research.

  • UPDATE: And the winners are ...

    More voters than expected turned out on Tuesday, sending all incumbents to the general election in November.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, 41 percent of Taylor County voters showed up at the polls for Tuesday's primary election, a bit higher than the 39 percent he predicted.

    Individual vote totals are available HERE.

    The results

  • Newton, Walsh will square off this fall.

    Four candidates seeking to replace retiring Sheriff John Shipp have now been reduced to two.

    In Tuesday's primary election, Democrats chose Allen Newton while Republicans selected Bill Walsh. The two will meet up in the November General Election.

    On the Republican ticket, Walsh collected 2,243 votes to Timothy "Sparky" Cash's 1,125. On the Democrat side, Newton had 2,651 to Willard "Hank" Harris' 321.

    Newton, 53, a lifelong Taylor County resident, has been chief deputy and detective for the Taylor County Sheriff's Office for the past 17 years.