Local News

  • McConnell seeks to protect Kentucky jobs

    U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has called on Congress to approve his legislation, The Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2012, which requires the director of the Bureau of Prisons to be appointed by the president, by and with the advice and consent of the United States Senate.

    Currently, the director of BOP is appointed by the U.S. Attorney General from within the executive branch and is largely insulated from congressional accountability.

  • City accepting donations for West Liberty tornado relief

    Those wanting to donate money to the tornado relief efforts in West Liberty can do so at Campbellsville's City Hall.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said West Liberty officials are asking for monetary donations rather than supplies. He said the officials said they have simply run out of room to store donated items.

    Anyone wishing to donate can do so at City Hall or at the drive-through window at Campbellsville Water Co. Checks should be made payable to City of Campbellsville Disaster Fund or City of West Liberty.

  • Local man pleads guilty to sexual abuse


    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl.

    In exchange for his guilty plea, the prosecutor has recommended that he receive probation and be ordered to register as a sex offender.

    Nathan J. Bradshaw, 24, of 420 Kenny St., was indicted last August by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a girl younger than 12 and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • One injured in KY 210 crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Monday in a two-vehicle crash on KY 210.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Morgan Jones, 23, of Elizabethtown, was driving a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee west on KY 210 at 10:55 p.m. when he crossed the center line of traffic and struck a 2005 Kia, driven by Mary Wethington, 50, of Campbellsville.

  • Dog dumper pleads guilty

    A Campbellsville woman has pleaded guilty to 23 charges of second-degree cruelty to animals in Marion District Court.
    Christina Gribbins was sentenced to two years’ probation on March 5 and was ordered to pay $1,856.87 in restitution to the Marion County Animal Shelter. She was also ordered to complete 100 hours of community service at the shelter.
    Gribbins, 36, of 173 Spurlington Road, confessed to abandoning 23 dogs on KY 412 in Marion County on Jan. 24, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements. Gribbins was arrested Feb. 7.

  • Taylor County native studies abroad


    Campbellsville High School alum and Western Kentucky University junior Morgan Murrell studied abroad in Ecuador this winter.

    While abroad, Murrell and 30 other students from WKU studied agricultural issues in coastal regions.

    Murrell also took part in a dental sealant project at orphanages and public schools led by Dr. Rankin Skinner.

    Local dentists Marlene Richerson and Abby Coyle donated toothbrushes and toothpaste that Murrell gave to children in the villages they visited.

  • CU Board of Trustees chair wants to help students attend CU


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Joe Owens of Lexington, the new chair of Campbellsville University's Board of Trustees, said he wants to work to ensure that all students are afforded an education in spite of their financial standing, and that the university remains true to his mission and vision.

  • CES students participate in Hoops for Heart


    Campbellsville Elementary School had 10 students participate in this year's American Heart Association Hoops for Heart event.

    The students collected $268. Money raised with this event goes to the American Heart Association.

    Pictured are, front, from left, Abi Wiedewitsch, Noah Mardis, Jake Dicken, Hassan Alabusalim.

    Back, Conner Riley, Devon Lakins, John Orberson, Malachi Corley, Samantha Johnson and Fatimah Alabusalim.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 27 through March 5.

    They are, from left, eighth-grader Allison Brockman, freshman Caleb Lee, sophomore Taylor Johnson, junior Gavin Cheng and senior Kathryn Hieneman.

  • TRH Auxiliary donates to hospital for equipment