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Local News

  • Forcht Broadcasting buys radio stations

    Forcht Broadcasting Corp. of Corbin has reached an agreement with Commonwealth Broadcasting Co. of Taylor and Marion counties to buy the assets of radio stations WCKQ-FM Q-104 and WTCO-AM ESPN Radio in Campbellsville and WGRK-FM K-Country 105.7 in Greensburg.
    The agreement is subject to approval by the Federal Communications Commission.

  • Grain profitability discussed at Ag Council

     

  • Sheriff's office tax audit released

    State Auditor Adam Edelen recently released the annual audit of the 2013 financial statement of Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton’s office.
    State law requires two audits of each county sheriff’s office, one on the sheriff’s tax account and the other on the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Sex offender sentenced after failing registration terms

     

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve 100 days in jail for twice failing to comply with the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Ronnie L. Ray, 30, of 606 David St., has been indicted twice this year by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with failure to comply with the terms of his sex offender registration.

    According to the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry, Ray is a 20-year registrant who has been convicted of third-degree sodomy of a 14-year-old.

    He was first indicted in February.

  • The sound of music

     

    Stephen Beus, a pianist, performed at Campbellsville University on Monday night as part of the 2014-2015 Central Kentucky Arts Series season, in partnership with the Kentucky Music Teachers Association and Campbellsville University's School of Music.

    Beus performed works by Felix Mendelssohn, Ronn Yedidia and Samuel Barber.

    The next CKAS event will be in March, with actor John Chappell presenting "Mark Twain on Stage" at Russ Mobley Theater on the CU campus. The date and time are to be announced.

  • Future firefighters

     

    They opened their quarters to the public on Sunday, to show their appreciation for all the community's support.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel hosted an open house at the fire department headquarters, with the public invited to meet with firefighters, tour the station and have something to eat.

    The event was hosted to thank the community for its support when four firefighters were injured during an ALS ice bucket challenge on the Campbellsville University campus in August.

  • Lawsuit against nursing home dismissed

    A Campbellsville woman's lawsuit alleging a local nursing home was negligent in caring for her has been settled and dismissed.

    Lexington attorneys Ross F. Mann and Brian M. Jasper filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Kenneth Pope of Campbellsville and his now deceased wife, Fay, in September 2012.

    Listed as defendants are Exendicare Homes Inc. dba Medco Center of Campbellsville, now known as Campbellsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and several of the company's subsidiaries and John Does.

  • Volunteers needed to ring Salvation Army bell

     

    Soon, the bells will be ringing. And they're looking for a few good bell ringers to keep the donations coming.

    The Salvation Army will begin its annual red kettle drives in about three weeks, around the Thanksgiving holiday. Local kettles will be set up at Walmart, Kroger and Tractor Supply locations.

    Volunteers to ring the bell are needed, and those interested should call now to schedule their hours. The drive will continue through Christmas Eve.

  • Men seek to build statue for fallen firefighter

     

    They grew up together, so news of his death was especially hard.

    In the 1990s, Brad Shofner and his twin brother, Chad, began volunteering at then Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. One of the first people they met when setting foot inside the department was Tony Grider.

    "I was on that department roughly 18 years," Brad said. "We grew up there. That was all we knew."

    Brad said he remembers the day he met Grider, seeing him standing on the apparatus floor.

  • Incumbents dominate at polls

     

    Eddie Rogers and Tony Young will remain the community's top leaders.

    Voters re-elected them as Taylor County judge/executive and Campbellsville mayor, respectively, on Tuesday night.

    The county's magisterial lineup also won't change, but the Campbellsville City Council will have two new members come January.

    Allen "A.J." Johnson and Rufus "Frankie" Hansford Jr. will join the Council, and current members Randy Bricken Jr. and Diane Ford-Benningfield will vacate their seats.