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Local News

  • City seeks input on bus service

    The City wants to know how many people are interested in public transportation in Campbellsville.

    Councilman Randy Herron, a member of the Council's transportation committee, said work is progressing toward the possibility of a bus service. However, he said, the City wants to know how many people would use it.

    Herron said the City also wants to know who would be using public transportation as well as how often they'd use it.

  • Veterans Memorial Park fire under investigation

    State officials are investigating a fire that occurred at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday morning.

    According to Taylor County Fire Chief George Wilson, firefighters responded to a structure fire at the park at 9:05 Saturday morning. Upon arrival, firefighters found a building housing wood and other materials on fire.

    While the building wasn't destroyed, Wilson said, it did suffer heavy damage.

    Kentucky State Police Arson investigators and State Fire Marshall officials are looking into the fire, Wilson said, but have yet to say whether arson is suspected.

  • Mr. Taylor goes to Washington

    There's a crisis in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea region. The president needs a plan of action, and he needs it fast. He turns to his national security team for a resolution.

    The pressure is on.

    Jaqil Taylor, a sophomore at Campbellsville High School, was among the National Youth Leadership Forum students from across the country who spent a week in Washington D.C. last month exploring American diplomacy, intelligence and defense.

    The trip offered Taylor and his fellow participants a chance to flex their security muscles.

  • Birds of a feather ...

    Hundreds of Sandhill Cranes were spotted in a field across from Campbellsville Middle School and near Taylor County Stockyards last week. According to Brian Gray of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the cranes often stop in Campbellsville at this time of year while migrating north.

  • Teen charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville teenager has been arrested and charged with DUI.

    Sean E. Whittle, 19, of 218 1/2 Wickliffe Ave. was arrested at 3:38 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20.

    According to Whittle's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Brian Morgan stopped him because he missed a curve on Industrial Drive and had to back up in the roadway to make his turn.

    The citation states that Whittle smelled of alcohol and failed several field sobriety tests. Court records state his blood alcohol level was .033.

  • Man accused of hit and run

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a collision.

    Roger D. Dotson, 24, of 9489 Saloma Road was arrested at 9:12 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22.

    According to Dotson's arrest citation, the Taylor County Sheriff's Department received a call about a vehicle in the roadway on Feather Creek Road.

    The citation states that when Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox arrived, Dotson was sitting in the driver's seat and the car was stalled in the road.

  • Out on Bond

    It's 6 p.m. and you've just broken the law. The police take you directly to jail. There's no passing go or collecting $200.

    You take a breathalyzer test to see if you have been drinking. The police ask a bunch of questions.

    You're searched by a member of the jail's staff to see exactly what you have in your pockets.

    Jail staff ask numerous questions about your medical and other history.

  • Statewide tornado drill is Tuesday

    The electricity was out. Phone lines were down. Trees were across the road. Cars were overturned. Homes and businesses were demolished.

    It was just after 6 p.m. on April 3, 1974. Mannsville had just been hit by an F4 tornado. An F4 tornado can reach speeds of 260 mph.

    Christine Gabehart was still working at Mannsville Sash and Door, a business started by her and her husband James, when someone stopped by and warned them of the approaching storm.

  • Man accused of attempting to bring drugs to jail

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly brought drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center to distribute.

    Jack A. Slinker, 26, of 117 Red Fern Road was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20.

    According to Slinker's arrest citation, he is accused of telling Taylor County Detention Center Deputy Jon Hawkins that he brought Xanax and tobacco products into the jail to distribute.

    Slinker was charged with selling a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

  • Heartland Parkway meetings planned

    Local residents will get their first look at alternate routes for the proposed Heartland Parkway this month.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials will conduct two public meetings, the first in Columbia and the second in Campbellsville. The meeting in Campbellsville is set for Tuesday, March 24 at Taylor County High School's cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m.

    The purpose of the meeting, according to Becky Judson, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Elizabethtown, is to share conceptual alternative routes and to seek public comment.