Local News

  • Elk Horn man critical after Bass Ridge crash

    An Elk Horn man is in critical condition after a one-vehicle crash on Bass Ridge Road.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, William “Bill” Covin, 57, was driving a 1998 Jeep southbound on Bass Ridge Road on Monday at 7:54 p.m.
    The report states that Covin left the roadway on the right side, came back on the road and then overturned several times.

  • Campbellsville man charged with making bomb threat

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly attempted to rob a drug store in Louisville by threatening that he put a bomb inside.
    According to several Louisville media reports, Lewis R. Laroche was arrested last Thursday night after he attempted to rob a Rite Aid on Dixie Highway.
    According to a police report, Laroche allegedly approached the front counter and passed a note to the clerk that said, “There is a bomb in the store. I will detonate it if you do not give me all the money in the drawer.”

  • TRH goes red

    Taylor Regional Hospital personnel went red on Friday, Feb. 3, in recognition of February being National Heart Month.

  • Commission of Women director to speak

    Eleanor Jordan, executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Women, will be the guest speaker at the March Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The luncheon will be at Campbellsville Christian Church.

    It will be sponsored by Greater Campbellsville United, a nonprofit organization promoting equal opportunity, equality and positive relationships among all racial, ethnic, socio-economic, religious, gender and political entities in the community and throughout the region. GCU is now in its 10th year of bridging gaps from a proactive stance.

  • Amazon staying in Campbellsville, GM says

    Rob Robinson says Amazon.com is in Campbellsville to stay, and he should know. Robinson is the general manager of Amazon.com’s Campbellsville fulfillment center. He was also the guest speaker at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon last Thursday, which Amazon.com hosted.

    Robinson said not only is the company staying in Campbellsville, growth and additional jobs are a possibility in the future of the local facility as the entire Amazon.com operation continues to grow.

  • CU students take center stage for play


    Campbellsville University will present a  production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The comedy centers around two men who assume the name Ernest to win the hearts of the women they love. The play will be performed today through Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. All performances are at the CU Theater. Call 789-5266 for tickets.

  • Mayes will mediate DUI-related murder case

    The Taylor County man accused of killing a local woman in a drunken driving crash will soon mediate his case with a new prosecutor.

    William Howard Mayes, 29, of 1350 Liberty Road in Elk Horn, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last July. He was charged with first-degree murder, among other crimes, and faces as much as life in prison if convicted.

    Mayes, who is being represented by a public defender, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

  • Foster faces nearly 200 counts of a sex-related crime

    A plea agreement has been offered to the Campbellsville foster parent who has been charged with nearly 200 counts of a sex-related crime.

    Last March, Gary Foster, 63, of 1167 Lone Valley Road, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with 72 counts of having sex with someone who was older than 12 but younger than 18 at the time, and 121 counts of having unlawful sex with someone older than 18. The indictment alleges Foster committed the crimes from Jan. 1. 1992, to Dec. 18, 2009.

  • Motion made to suppress statements in Wise murder case

    A motion has been made to suppress incriminating statements made by the Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband with a morphine overdose.

    Kathleen H. Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road, was indicted in July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree murder. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison. She has pleaded not guilty to the crime.

    Wise’s case was discussed in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday before Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly. Wise, nor her attorney, William Butler of Louisville, appeared in court.

  • Charge upgraded in great-grandmother murder case

    Originally charged with first-degree murder, the charge against a Campbellsville man who has admitted to killing his great-grandmother with a hammer has been amended to capital murder.

    Both charges carry a sentence of as much as life in prison.

    Jesse James Durham, 20, of 102 Eads St., and formerly of 2700 Bryant Ridge Road in Liberty, was arrested on Feb. 12 and charged with murdering his great-grandmother, Elizabeth Arinsmier, 77, of 105 Daisy Drive in Campbellsville.