Local News

  • 45 hours in despair


    Jesse Osbourne

    Landmark News Service

    Nearly 45 hours after disappearing, Randall Chesser was found alive, next to a creek off of Coulter Lane, lying on the ground, roughly three miles from his home.

    The 7-year-old autistic boy from Willisburg endured rain, wind and storms that started on Sunday night and lasted into Monday morning.

  • Greensburg woman charged with burglary

    A Greensburg woman has been arrested and charged with stealing from a local home.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a complaint on Sunday at 12:25 p.m. of a burglary at a home on Hodgenville Road. The burglaries allegedly occurred on three separate occasions at storage facilities on the property.

    Carla McClister, 30, of 415 Durham St., Apt. A, was arrested on warrants that deputies obtained. She was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center and charged with three counts of third-degree burglary.

  • One injured in Attila Road crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Attila Road on Monday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Peggie Sprowles, 47, was traveling east in a 1994 Ford Tempo at 1:50 p.m. when she ran off the road, struck a mailbox and overturned.

    The report states that the vehicle came to a rest in a ditch upside down.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS transported Sprowles to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment of multiple injuries. She was treated and released.

  • Man accused of growing marijuana

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with growing marijuana after sheriff's deputies found 88 plants on the man's property.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a complaint on Friday at 11:25 a.m. reporting that marijuana was being grown at 705 Dell St.

    The report states that deputies found several plants growing in plain view at the address. Upon investigation, the report states, deputies found 88 suspected marijuana plants, suspected processed marijuana, drug supplies and more than $500 in cash.

  • Two charged with stealing from church


    Two Campbellsville men have been arrested and charged with theft.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a complaint of a theft from Mt. Roberts Baptist Church last Friday at 3:47 p.m.

    The report states that two outdoor air conditioning units had been stolen. A description of those who stole the units and their vehicle was given to local recycling businesses.

  • Strike up the bands


    Thirteen area bands competed at the annual Taylor County Marching Invitational on Saturday at Taylor County High School.

    In Class A, the Campbellsville High School Marching Eagles received first place and best color guard awards. Metcalfe County won the best percussion award and second place honors. Cumberland County finished third and Caverna was fourth.

    In Class AA-1, Washington County won first place along with best color guard and best percussion. Green County was second and Monroe County finished third.

  • McCrobie appeals sentence again


  • Flu season is around the corner

    Flu season officially begins in a few days, and the local health department is offering residents a chance to get vaccinated.

    The Taylor County Health Department will host a walk-in flu vaccine clinic on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. No appointments are needed.

    Flu shots are also available for $20 at Taylor Regional Care Center in Greensburg from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No appointments are necessary.

  • Lowe's Heroes give a helping hand


    The people of a community are what make it a special place to live. Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said he sees that in the employees of Lowe’s, who recently offered a helping hand to replace some items that were vandalized and others that were stolen from the area around the walking path at Miller Park.

  • Jobless rates down in 110 counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 110 Kentucky counties between August 2010 and August 2011, while eight county rates increased and two counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 7.1 percent. It was followed by Fayette County, 7.2 percent; LaRue and Oldham counties, 7.3 percent each; Calloway, Henry and Livingston counties, 7.5 percent each; and Franklin, Madison and Owen counties, 7.6 percent each.