Local News

  • Election series begins Thursday

    Beginning with Thursday's issue, the News-Journal will begin a series of stories detailing the races in the May 18 Primary Election.

    Each candidate who filed to run in this year's election has been offered an opportunity to bring a photograph and press release to the News-Journal announcing their intention to seek office. The announcement was each candidate's first opportunity for coverage in the News-Journal.

    This year's election series will hopefully answer any remaining questions residents might have about their future political leaders.

  • Man files lawsuit against jail

    A Taylor County man has filed suit alleging he didn't receive necessary medical treatment while he was an inmate at the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Attorney Derrick Helm of the Bertram & Wilson law firm in Jamestown filed the complaint on behalf of James Johnson in Taylor Circuit Court last Wednesday.

    Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, individually and in his capacity as jailer, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Taylor County are listed as the defendants.

  • Police chase ends in LaRue

    A Campbellsville man who was suspected of bringing drugs into Taylor County has been arrested and charged after he led police on a chase that reached speeds of 120 mph.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers received a report on Sunday that someone was attempting to bring drugs inside a vehicle into Taylor County at about 2:45 p.m.

    The report states that officers located the vehicle as it was entering Campbellsville and attempted to stop the driver on Shawnee Drive.

  • Teen arrested, charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville teenager has been arrested and charged with DUI after she crashed into a gas station and fled.

    According to Campbellsville Police, Fasha D. Bond, 18, drove her 2001 Mazda into the BP gas station on East Broadway about 2 a.m. Sunday. Police said she immediately fled the scene.

    According to a report from Officer Andy Warren, police found the car on Blackberry Lane in Bluegrass Estates. Bond had struck a tree and had to be extricated from the vehicle. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • New barn quilt paintings in the works

    Local students are completing an art project that will be on permanent display.

    In 2008, the Heartland Waterways Corridor, which includes Taylor County, received a grant to paint and hang quilt patterns on the sides of barns.

    Since then, eight quilts have been painted and hung on barns in Taylor County.

    After recently receiving another $800 in grant funding, three more paintings will soon hang on barns in the county. And, this time, a group of Taylor County High School students will paint them.

  • White Trash Customs burglarized

    A Campbellsville novelty store was burglarized Thursday evening.

    According to Campbellsville Police, they received an alarm call to White Trash Customs just before 9 p.m.

    Upon officers' arrival, they found the front door had been kicked in and items taken from the store.

    Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to contact the Campbellsville Police Department at 465-4122. Callers may remain anonymous by calling the PRIDE hotline at 469-7743 or visiting the Campbellsville Police Web site at campbellsvillepolice.com and submitting a tip form.

  • A Portrait of History

    He dips his brush into the paint, takes a breath and gets to work.

    Surrounded only by obsolete voting equipment, talk radio in the background and a heater to keep him warm, Joshua Mason squats on top of the painting and works on perfecting the details of a woman's face.

    Wearing protective shoes, Mason plants his feet on a mat and kneels to get close to his piece of art. It's only mid-morning, but he has lots of work to do.

  • Easter Fun

    As soon as they heard the word "Go!," they sped off in a flash to search for some goodies.

    Local Girl Scouts hosted an Easter egg hunt Saturday at Miller Park. Fifty-two local children participated and searched for more than 1,100 hidden eggs.

    Kimberly Hardin won the grand prize for finding the most eggs, 68.

    Several local businesses donated prizes and gift certificates. Organizers say they hope to make the event an annual one.


  • City agrees to buy new ambulance

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue will soon have a new ambulance.

    Campbellsville City Council agreed to lease a new ambulance on Monday night during a special meeting at a cost of nearly $123,000.

    At the Council's regular meeting this month, Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue Director Allen Bottoms told Council members that Rescue needs a new ambulance.

  • Senator to speak at Chamber lunch

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly luncheon at noon Thursday, April 8 at First United Methodist Church.

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon will be the guest speaker.

    Kentucky Christian Academy is the co-sponsor of the event.

    The cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors.

    Reservations must be made at the Chamber by noon on Tuesday, April 6. Any cancellations after Tuesday will be billed. Any reservations made after the deadline will cost $1 more.