Local News

  • U.S. congressman speaks on CU campus

    Topics ranging from the national debt, health care and the closing of Campbellsville’s air filter manufacturer CLARCOR were addressed by United States Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., in a town-hall meeting attended by about 50 people in Campbellsville University’s Banquet Hall last Wednesday.
    Guthrie talked about issues in Washington, but Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers asked Guthrie about the loss of Campbellsville’s CLARCOR and other recent closures, including Parker-Kalon.

  • Campbellsville man accused of sexual abuse

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old boy.

    David Martin, 25, of 323 Handley Ave., was arrested last Tuesday at 8:18 p.m.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the alleged sexual abuse happened on Dec. 28.

    Through an investigation, Martin was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony punishable by as much as five years in prison.

    The report states that the investigation revealed that Martin allegedly subjected the child to sexual contact by force.

  • Man charged with theft

    A Campbellsville man was arrested and charged with theft Saturday after police caught him attempting to break into a vehicle.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officer Daniel Forbis was investigating a report of someone attempting to enter several vehicles along Osage Avenue.
    At 5:54 a.m., Forbis spotted Dylan McDonald, 23, allegedly attempting to open the door of a white Chevrolet Tahoe, which was parked in a driveway at 601 Osage Ave.

  • Local woman injured in two-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 10:23 a.m., Anna Teel, 75, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet along East Broadway when she collided with a 2002 Nissan, driven by Ronald Rain, also of Campbellsville.

    Teel was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel. She was treated and released. Rain was not injured in the collision.

  • Taylor County Bank employees promoted

    Taylor County Bank employees received promotions at the bank’s recent Board of Directors meeting.

  • Stolen street signs still causing problems

    It's become a problem again, with all six of the county's magistrates saying they have some missing in their districts.

    At last Tuesday's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates said they again need stolen street signs replaced.

    During their monthly road reports, Magistrate Tommy Corbin said there was a Home Health diabetic emergency situation in his District recently, where an employee couldn't find someone's home because a street sign had been stolen.

  • Residents almost scammed

    Bill Reid got lucky. He was just moments away from losing $1,300.

    A few weeks ago, Reid, who retired and moved to Campbellsville from Clinton, Iowa, 21 years ago, received a call from someone claiming to be his granddaughter.

    The caller, who Reid said did sound like one of his granddaughters, said she was in Canada attending a funeral. She was riding back to the airport in her friend's cousin's car when police pulled them over and found marijuana in the trunk.

  • Magistrates approve EDA debt plan

    Magistrates have given their stamp of approval to a plan to pay the $2.1 million debt on land in Heartland Commerce and Technology Park.

    But the approval didn't come without lots of discussion - and one magistrate voting "no" to the plan, saying he believes it isn't fair.

  • School districts to change

    School board districts will now mirror magisterial districts.

    At its regular meeting last Tuesday, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney asked Taylor County School Board members to consider moving 517 people from the third County School District to the second. Carney also asked Board members to consider changing the school district numbers to more closely match magisterial district boundaries.

  • First taste of winter


    Though Taylor County's first true taste of winter was more of a whimper than a bang, city and county road crews were still prepared.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, assistant E-911 coordinator and Taylor County Emergency Management public information officer, E-911 dispatchers fielded a few calls on Thursday night from motorists who slid off the road.

    No damages or injuries were reported, he said.