Local News

  • Man charged with assault, DUI

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging he struck another man while driving under the influence of drugs.

    Joshua A. Cochran, 21, of 310 Salem Church Road was arrested at about midnight Sunday after law enforcement received a report of a suspicious vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Deputy Robert VanCleave saw a vehicle leaving an empty parking lot on Old Lebanon Road.

  • Barnes announces magistrate candidacy

    Lifelong Taylor Countian Larry Barnes has announced his candidacy for 3rd District magistrate.

    Barnes, 58, says he has lived most of his life in the 3rd District. He grew up in South Campbellsville, lived in Mannsville for 31 years and now resides on Elk Horn Road. He graduated from Campbellsville High School in 1970 and attended Green County Vocational School.

    After graduation, Barnes enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard, serving six years.

    Barnes said his work has afforded him plenty of experience with the public.

  • Spring Clean Week begins March 21

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean Kentucky highways. The Transportation Cabinet has announced that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will take place March 21-27.

    "The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers who help keep our highways and communities beautiful and litter-free," Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock stated in a press release.

  • Schools have their own report cards

    Students may dread getting them or show them off when the bottom line looks good.

    And the bottom line on local school and district report cards says that the majority of students are finding success after graduating from high school.

    Not to be confused with student report cards, district and school report cards were released recently to show what schools are doing and just how successful they are doing it.

    Issued each year by the Kentucky Department of Education, parents will receive the report cards for each school their children attend.

  • C&S Mission Store helping others since 1982

    Bedridden for three months with rheumatic fever, Chester Wise was ready to make a deal.

    "I told the Lord that if he'd help me, I'd help others if I could."

    So when his health returned, Wise found himself at C&S Mission Store.

    Staffed entirely by volunteers, many of them retirees like Wise, the store sells items for next to nothing.

    "I enjoy it," says Wise, who works three days a week. "I enjoy helping."

  • City audit shows $160,760 operating loss

    Jeffrey Sprowles of Wise, Buckner & Sprowles presented the 2008-2009 audit of the City's finances at Monday night's City Council meeting.

    Sprowles said the audit shows a $160,760 operating loss, meaning the City spent more than it took in. The City's revenue stream was steady, he said, except for state and federal grant funds, which dropped.

    Expenses were down about $218,000 across all City departments, Sprowles said.

  • Smoke on the Mountain

    Campbellsville University's theater department will take a trip back in time to the year 1938 when it performs "Smoke on the Mountain" on March 27-29.

    Performances are at 7 p.m. on March 27 and 29 and 3 p.m. on March 28 in the University Theater.

    Travel to Mount Pleasant, N.C., and join the Sanders family and the Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe for an "upliftin' good time."

  • County expected to receive $800,000-plus for roads

    Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet district office in Elizabethtown presented a Rural Secondary Road Program report at last Tuesday's Fiscal Court meeting, which states that a little more than $834,000 has been allotted for Taylor County road improvements in 2010-2011.

    Portions of Hancock Road to U.S. 68, Gwinn Lane to KY 3183, KY 634 to the Taylor/Marion county line, Shirley Wooley Road to Raikes Hill Road and KY 658 to KY 1799 will be paved, at an estimated cost of $882,585.

  • Local man injured in crash near Lebanon

    A Campbellsville man was injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash two miles west of Lebanon on KY 208.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Joseph Brady, 82, of Lebanon was attempting to leave a private drive and pulled into the path of a 1990 Ford driven by David Isaacs, 58, of Campbellsville.

    Isaacs was transported by private vehicle to Springview Hospital in Lebanon. His condition was not available as of press time.

    Brady and his passenger, 82-year-old Goldie Brady, also of Lebanon, were not injured. All parties were wearing seat belts.

  • Rogers announces judge/executive candidacy

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers has announced his filing for re-election.

    Rogers has served two terms as judge/executive - from 1999 to 2002, and again from 2006 to the present.

    "I have had the joy and privilege of serving this community as your Taylor County judge/executive," Rogers stated in a news release. "I am, and have always been, a 'people' person. From day one, I have tried to make my office easily accessible to everyone with my open-door policy."