Local News

  • FOL demolition begins

    A boom echoes across the morning sky. A large chunk of Campbellsville history falls to the ground.

    It has stood for decades, but Monday the walls of Fruit of the Loom began tumbling down. Work is now under way to clear structures once home to "the factory."

    The goal, said Dennis Brinley, one of the three partners of Heartbeat Development, is to market the 27-acre-lot as retail space. Brinley says he envisions restaurants and retail stores, such as Walgreens or Target.

  • ELECTION: 6th District Magistrate

    Four candidates are vying for the 6th District magistrate's seat this election year, and three of them will face Primary opposition this May.

    Democrats Nevin Price, Gary Porter and Gerald Ray Smith will face off on their party's ticket.

    The winner of that primary race will face lone Republican candidate incumbent Richard A. Phillips in the November General Election.

    The News-Journal mailed questionnaires to all candidates facing opposition in the Primary Election. Price responded and his answers are listed below. Porter and Smith did not respond.

  • Parson announces constable candidacy

    Wayne Parson has announced that he is seeking re-election as 5th District constable.

    Parson has served two terms in the position and has spent 20 years in law enforcement.

    "I have enjoyed working with the people in Taylor County for a better and safer community," Parson stated in a news release. "Even though we don't receive any funds or help from the County to help pay for our equipment or expenses, we are hired by different organizations, contractors and school systems to help with our expenses. I appreciate the people for their help."

  • ELECTION: 5th District Magistrate

    Five candidates are vying for the 5th District magistrate's seat this election year, and all of them will face Primary opposition this May.

    Incumbent Ed Gorin and Angie Jo Johnson will face off on the Republican ticket. Democrats Thomas "Red" Goff, Adolphus Holland and Tony Harris will seek their party's nod.

    The winner of each primary race will face off in November's General Election to become 5th District magistrate.

  • Manslaughter trial set to begin Wednesday

    A Campbellsville man charged with crimes stemming from the July 2008 shooting death of 31-year-old David Brad Williams is expected to face a jury Wednesday morning.

    Gary Lynn Beard, 28, of 160 Happy Hill Drive was indicted in September 2008 on charges of second-degree manslaughter, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a handgun.

    Beard is expected to appear before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

    According to the Circuit Clerk's office, notices have been sent to 100 potential jurors.

  • CENSUS: Home visits begin May 1

    Those who haven't yet mailed in their Census questionnaires will soon receive a visit from a Census worker.

    The U.S. Constitution mandates a Census count every 10 years in an attempt to get the most accurate count possible of everyone living in the United States.

  • County agrees to digital map

    Work will soon begin on a digital map of all roads in the county road system.

    At Tuesday night's Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates heard a proposal from County Surveyor Don Dabney to create a geographic information system containing data on all county maintained roads.

  • Drawings unveiled for new schools

    Preliminary drawings of a new Taylor County High School as well as a campus housing two elementary buildings and a middle school were unveiled Tuesday night.

    The plans, presented at Tuesday night's regular Taylor County School Board meeting, show a new high school and a new preschool to second grade facility, in addition to new uses for the current middle and high school buildings.

    The new plans would require the District to re-submit its building proposal to the state, said Superintendent Roger Cook.

  • Two guilty on federal drug charges

    A Campbellsville man has been found guilty of a drug charge after a four-day trial in federal court.

    United States Attorney Candace G. Hill announced Thursday that a jury in Bowling Green convicted Myron Young, 40, of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine.

    Co-defendant Zachary Young, 20, also of Campbellsville, entered a guilty plea to a charge against him before the return of the verdict.

  • Three injured in Broadway crash

    Three people were injured Friday in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Broadway and Friendship Pike.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 10:40 p.m., Candice Tims, 25, of Campbellsville was driving a 2001 Nissan Sentra east on Broadway when she struck a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria driven by Christopher M. Wise, 22, of Campbellsville.