.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Judge sentences man to four years

    A Campbellsville man will spend four years in prison for violating the terms of his probation.

    Eric M. Edwards, 27, of 215 Davis St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

    In February, Edwards pleaded guilty to receiving more than $300 in stolen property. A month later, he was sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

    Edwards' probation was revoked because he has avoided probation and parole personnel, tested positive for drug use and has since been convicted of other crimes.

  • EDA meeting rescheduled

    The regular monthly meeting of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority Board that was scheduled for last Friday has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 17 at 8 a.m. at the Team Taylor County office on Broadway.

  • DLG offers cemetery preservation grants

    The Department for Local Government will reopen the application window for its cemetery preservation grants.

    Although the program only has $38,000 to distribute at this time, DLG Commissioner Tony Wilder stated in a press release that this amount can still be divided among applicants to make a difference in several communities.

    The purpose of the program is to provide grants for the restoration and maintenance of non-profit cemeteries not receiving perpetual care funds.

  • One injured in motorcycle collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Saturday after driving his motorcycle through a fence.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Cory Graham, 19, of 4245 Barney School Road was driving a 2006 Kawasaki at about 7 p.m. on Merrimac Road.

    The report states Graham left the roadway and struck a fence.

    Graham told Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox that a four-door dark colored vehicle was driving on his side of the road and forced him to leave the roadway.

  • Campbellsville man injured in Marion crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured after his vehicle collided with another just west of Lebanon on Tuesday afternoon.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at 1:45 p.m. Mark Johnson, 46, of Campbellsville was traveling west on U.S. 68 in a 1995 Ford Aspire when he struck a 2005 GMC Yukon, driven by James W. Morris, no address listed. Morris was stopped in traffic due to road construction.

    Johnson was taken to Spring View Hospital. He was treated and released.

  • Man dies Saturday after Thursday wreck

    One of the eight people injured in last week's collision on Lone Valley Road has died as a result of the wreck.

    Raymond H. Tincher, 82, of McKee, Ky., a passenger in one of the two vehicles involved, died Saturday at University of Louisville Hospital.

    A Taylor County Sheriff's Office report states that deputies responded to the two-vehicle collision at the intersection of KY 55 and Lone Valley Road last Thursday at about 9:30 p.m.

    According to witnesses and evidence, Chris Clark, 19, of Campbellsville was traveling south on KY 55 driving a 1995 Pontiac van.

  • Music in the Park

    This year's final Music in the Park event featured MoTown music on Friday night.

    Greater Campbellsville United, the City of Campbellsville and Taylor County Fiscal Court hosted the annual Music in the Park events each Friday night in September.

    Friday's performance was by the local group Gifted Soul. Other events featured gospel and country music. The first event, which was to feature Campbellsville University international students, was canceled because of rain and will not be rescheduled.

  • Mercury discovered at CHS

    A drop of mercury discovered at Campbellsville High School on Tuesday turned out to be of an insignificant level, according to an Environmental Protection Agency monitoring team.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville Independent School District, upon returning to class after a fire drill Tuesday afternoon, a student noticed what appeared to be a drop of mercury on the floor of a science classroom.

    Teacher Richard Dooley covered the drop with sulfur powder and zinc and evacuated the classroom.

  • Taylor PVA charged with ethics violation

    PVAs in 11 counties - including Taylor - have been charged with ethics violations for promoting or hiring family members.

    Taylor County's Property Valuation Administrator Julie Shields is being investigated for promoting her husband to chief deputy PVA.

    In response, Shields says she believes she should have been told by state officials if any of her appointments were illegal or unethical.

    According to an initiating order from the Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission, a preliminary investigation into Shields' and the other PVAs' actions began on June 29, 2007.

  • Sounds of The Platters

    A good crowd was on hand Friday night for the classic sound of The Platters, the opening performance for this year's Central Kentucky Arts Series.

    Wilson Williams and His Platters performed at 7 p.m. at the Taylor County Middle School gymnasium.

    "Only You," "The Great Pretender," "The Magic Touch" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" are a few of the classics performed by The Platters.