Local News

  • Primary Election ballot heats up

    Nearly 100 people have filed to run in the 2010 Election.

    With the filing deadline now expired, the Primary Ballot has been set, according to County Clerk Mark Carney. The Primary Election is May 18. In all, 98 people have filed.

    Not every race will be contested in May.

    "The most you'll see is six if you're in the city and five if you're in the county," Carney said.

    The magistrate's race is the most hotly contested, with at least one Primary race in five of the six districts.

  • Campbellsville Schools out Thursday

    Campbellsville Independent Schools has canceled classes for Thursday.

    The CHS boys' basketball team will face Glasgow on Thursday at 9 a.m. in the All "A" Classic State Tournament at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

    Closing schools for the day will allow students who would like to support the team to do so.

    Superintendent Mike Deaton said he is excited about the opportunity for the boys' team.

  • Got Yours?

    If the Girl Scouts haven't come to call, you're in luck because there's still time to get your Thin Mints or Samoas.

    The initial order period for your favorite sweet treats has ended, but don't fret. The Girl Scouts will be setting up booth sales Saturday, Feb. 21 through March 14 at local Wal-Mart and Kroger stores.

    "Sales are going really well," says Service Unit Manager Jennifer Willis. "We've sold 13,795 boxes and we still have booth sales going on."

  • UPDATE: Jury finds man guilty

    A Campbellsville man has been found guilty of assault and other charges stemming from a two-vehicle crash that injured a family from Kansas.

    A Taylor County jury found Anthony R. McMahan, 52, of 7812 Saloma Road guilty of assault and other charges last Thursday after a two-day trial before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly. McMahan was indicted in April 2008 on assault and wanton endangerment charges after two children and their mother were seriously injured a month earlier in a collision on KY 210.

  • One injured in one-vehicle crash

    A Greensburg man was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash on Old Mac Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Kharece Shofner, 44, of 2083 Bloyds Bluff Road in Greensburg was traveling north at 11:30 a.m. in a 2000 Pontiac.

    The report states that Shofner lost control of her vehicle, left the road and struck a tree.

    A passenger in her vehicle, William Fields, of 131 Long Meadow Drive in Greensburg, was airlifted from the scene to the University of Louisville Hospital.

    Shofner was not injured in the collision.

  • One injured in Old Columbia Road crash

    A Campbellsville resident was injured Monday after she struck an unoccupied semi truck.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Samantha Jones, 18, of 2260 Old Columbia Road struck a stalled 2000 Western Star semi at 7 a.m. with her 2004 Chevrolet.

    The report states that the truck was unoccupied when it was struck because the driver had gone into a nearby business to ask someone for help getting the vehicle off the road.

  • Retired police chief dies

    Those who worked with him say he was kind and had a way with people but also knew how to get the job done.

    Former Campbellsville Police Chief Kenneth Adams died Saturday at Norton's Hospital in Louisville. He was 65.

    Adams, who lived on Rosecrest, served as a police officer for more than 30 years and was currently serving as Campbellsville's codes enforcement officer.

  • No one injured in two-vehicle crash

    No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday on Broadway after a pickup truck's brakes failed. According to Campbellsville Police, Barry Derringer of Campbellsville was driving a 2005 Chevy Silverado west on Broadway at 3:43 p.m. when the truck's brakes failed, causing him to swerve to avoid a 2005 Chevy Malibu driven by Tina Mershon of Campbellsville. Derringer's truck traveled up guide wires of a nearby utility pole and came to rest on the trunk of Mershon's car. The westbound lane of Broadway from North Hoskins to North Central Avenue was closed until nearly 5 p.m.

  • Cash announces sheriff candidacy

    Timothy "Sparky" Cash has announced that he will run for Taylor County Sheriff.


    A Republican, Cash says that he "will give 130 percent to ensure that this county continues to be properly served."

    If elected, Cash said he will require monthly random drug testing throughout the Sheriff's department "to assure the citizens of Taylor County that the office is drug free and able to carry out the duties in a timely and efficient manner."

  • Two injured in crash, cited on alcohol charges

    Two men were injured Monday after their vehicle struck an embankment. The men were later charged with DUI and alcohol intoxication.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Ronnie Callahan Jr., 30, of 1701 Rennie Road in Elkton was traveling west on West Main Street at 8:40 p.m. in a 1998 Chevrolet truck.

    The report states that Callahan lost control of his vehicle in a curve, struck an embankment and came to rest in a field.