Local News

  • Budget amendments approved during emergency meeting

    Magistrates approved several amendments to last year’s Taylor County Sheriff’s budget during an emergency meeting last Friday at about 5:15 p.m.
    During the meeting, Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton told magistrates Matt Pendleton, Ed Gorin and Richard Phillips and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers that his office has spent more than he allotted in several of his budget line items, from fuel to vehicle maintenance.

  • Local Salvation Army Kettle drive collection up

    The local Salvation Army Red Kettle drive saw an increase in collections over the holiday season.
    The collection drive, which took place at Walmart and Kroger in Green River Plaza from Nov. 25 to Christmas Eve, netted about 20 percent more funding than the previous drive, according to local kettle chairman Dan Durham. Durham didn’t release a dollar figure.
    Durham said the number of volunteers was also up.
    The best day for collections, Durham said, was the day students from Kentucky Christian Academy rang the bell and sang Christmas carols all day.

  • Carney and Higdon host coffee talk

    State Rep. John "Bam" Carney and State Sen. Jimmy Higdon will host a coffee talk Monday, Jan. 9, at Orville's restaurant from 8 until 9 a.m.

    The talk will be an opportunity for the public to share their thoughts and questions about the 2012 General Assembly.

  • Key witness to undergo deposition

    A key witness in the Tonya Ford murder case will undergo a deposition next week after being arrested for not appearing in court.
    Tonya Ford’s case was called in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday morning for the next of 14 hearings that have been scheduled in her case. The hearing, before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly, lasted seven minutes.
    Though the hearing was called in her case, Ford didn’t attend and wasn’t the focal point. Her mother was.

  • Charges pending following one-vehicle crash

    Charges are pending following a one-vehicle crash Saturday night in which police say alcohol is a suspected factor.
    According to a news release, Campbellsville Police officer Roy Rodgers was traveling south on South Columbia Avenue at about 8:12 p.m. when he spotted a 1991 Lexus traveling north at a high rate of speed in a restricted zone.

  • Sign-ups for LIHEAP Crisis under way

    Sign-ups for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program are now under way at Lake Cumberland Community Action, located at 110B North Jackson St.
    The crisis portion of the program helps people who have received an electricity/natural gas disconnect notice or who are within four days of running out of coal, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, wood or coal.
    Last year, $217,401 in crisis benefits were paid to 1,145 Taylor County residents.

  • Campbellsville man accused of violating sex offender registration terms

    A Montgomery County, Texas, grand jury has indicted a Campbellsville man who now lives in New Caney, Texas, for failing to register as a sex offender.
    According to new reports in Magnolia, Texas, Bradley Lee Milsap, 42, whose last known address is 704 Rockford in Campbellsville, moved into his girlfriend’s New Caney home with her children in April, according to court records, after the two met in February when she was bartending in Humble, Texas.

  • Four people injured in three-vehicle collision

    Four people were injured in a three-vehicle collision Monday at the intersection of U.S. 68 and KY 210.

  • One injured in Cave Road crash

    A Greensburg woman was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash on Cave Road.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, April Milby, 37, of 131 Montgomery Mill Road, was traveling west on Cave Road in a 1999 Ford Ranger pickup when she ran off the shoulder, lost control of her vehicle and struck a ditch and embankment.
    The report states that Milby, who was trapped in her vehicle, was freed by Campbellsville Fire and Rescue personnel and treated at the scene by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel.

  • Taylor is Rescuer of the Year

    Being a newbie at Campbellsville Fire & Rescue, Chris Taylor says he didn’t expect to be named Rescuer of the Year.

    “I wasn’t able to make it to the Christmas dinner [where the awards where handed out],” Taylor said. “I found out by people calling me. I was surprised, being one of the new guys over here.”
    While he is new at Campbellsville Fire & Rescue, Taylor had been with Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue for 10 years before fire and rescue merged last fall.