Local News

  • Fruit of the Loom property for sale


    The former Fruit of the Loom property is up for sale, and the plan is to divide the 38 acres into at least seven sites for potential retail stores.

    When driving by the former FOL site, passersby might notice a new sign out front, asking those interested in purchasing some of the 38-acre site to call a real estate agent in Louisville. The property has a $500,000 price tag for each acre, or $19 million for the entire site.

  • A long way from home, local woman serving in Afghanistan


  • Theft a growing problem for local authorities


    It’s something she has does all the time when shopping, but C.D. Harvey says she will never again leave her purse unattended.
    On March 22, Harvey, who is principal of Taylor County Middle School, had finished her shopping at Kroger in Green River Plaza. After placing her groceries and her purse in the front of her vehicle, she then went to return her cart to the nearby corral. She said that’s when she noticed a black pickup truck speeding away.
    “She was driving so fast it made me notice the license plate,” Harvey said.

  • Nearly $600,000 belongs to Taylor residents, state treasurer says

    The date is set for the county to help residents find “lost” money.

    At Taylor County Fiscal Court’s March meeting, magistrates voted to participate in Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach’s unclaimed property Treasure Finders program.

    According to www.kytreasury.com, the program began as a way to help residents find their unclaimed property, including financial assets such as abandoned savings and checking accounts, non-cashed checks and travelers checks turned over to the state after a period of time.

  • Preacher gets probation on sex charges


    A Columbia preacher has been sentenced to probation for sexually abusing women in Taylor and Adair counties.

    Carlos Mendez-Almendra, 44, of 2227 Cane Valley Road, was indicted by Taylor and Adair county grand juries in June 2010.

    In Taylor County, he was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and intimidating a witness in the legal process. He was charged with first-degree rape and five counts of sexual misconduct in Adair County.

  • Lebanon man guilty of criminal mischief


    After being acquitted of similar charges twice before, a jury found a Lebanon man guilty last week of causing several thousands of dollars in damage to vehicles and has recommended that he spend two years in prison for his crimes.

    George Sullivan, 53, of 1115 Ed Sullivan Road, faced a jury last Tuesday in Taylor Circuit Court before Special Status Judge Steve Hurt.

  • Resident accused of burglary

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with burglarizing another person’s home.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies received a complaint of a burglary at a home on Heather Lane earlier this year.
    The report states that an investigation led to a warrant being issued for Brandon Edelen’s arrest.
    Edelen, 23, of 1488 Roberts Road, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with second-degree burglary. Campbellsville Police Officer Bart Gilpin made the arrest.

  • Police investigating pharmacy burglary

    Campbellsville Police are seeking the public’s help in investigating a burglary at Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy on Campbellsville Bypass.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Capt. Shannon Wilson responded to an alarm at the pharmacy just after 4:30 a.m. last Wednesday and discovered that the front door glass had been shattered and an undetermined amount of narcotics had been taken.
    Using surveillance video, police say the suspect was wearing a brown ski mask, dark pants and shirt or possibly bib overalls, a camouflage jacket and blue gloves.

  • SPCA group searches for new logo

    Taylor County’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals group is searching for a new logo. Children and teens age 18 and younger can enter the group’s contest for the best logo and possibly win a $50 prize.
    A logo is a clear image that will instantly let people know who the SPCA group is and what it stands for. The new SPCA logo should communicate love and respect for all animals. It can be as simple as a picture or may also incorporate “TCSPCA” or the words “Taylor County SPCA.”

  • Campbellsville University Holy Week service is April 4


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    “And he took the bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’