Local News

  • Tax audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released an annual audit of the settlement of 2010 taxes for Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton.
    The audit found that Newton’s financial statement fairly represents the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period of Jan. 1, 2011, to April 15, 2011. The statement was also found to conform with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • Fall forest fire season begins

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry is again preparing for an active wildfire season. The fall forest fire hazard season began Saturday and runs through Dec. 15. During this time, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  • Women in Agriculture host ‘Taste of Kentucky Proud’ event

    As part of their 12th Annual Conference, Kentucky Women in Agriculture will host the “Taste of Kentucky Proud” at the Crowne Plaza-Campbell House in Lexington on Thursday, Oct. 27.
    The event begins at 5:30 p.m. when Sullivan University Culinary students present their Kentucky Proud food creations. Joining them will be Kentucky chefs Bobby Benjamin and Jeremy Ashby, and a variety of Kentucky Proud vendors.

  • One injured after ATV crashes into tractor-trailer

    A Campbellsville man is in critical condition after he struck a tractor-trailor while riding an ATV.

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office responded to a two-vehicle injury collision on Hickory Grove Road shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Gerald Bault, 46, of Campbellsville was riding a 2004 Honda Rancher ATV and traveling west on the eastbound shoulder of KY 210.

  • A sign of change

    Donnie Kitchen of Rodgers Sign Service in Elizabethtown was busy Thursday afternoon installing a new message center at Citizens Bank and Trust Co. on Broadway in Campbellsville.

    Kitchen said the message center will feature text messages and can also show photos and video. Citizens Bank President Mark Johnson said the original sign was destroyed about six weeks ago by high winds.

    He said the new sign is mounted on a brick post, as opposed to the old sign, which was mounted on a metal post.

  • Rape charge against man is dismissed

    A first-degree rape charge against a local man has been dismissed in exchange for a guilty plea to other charges.
    Brian R. Rutledge, 37, of 98 Earthborne Lane in Campbellsville, was charged by a Taylor County grand jury in August 2010 in two separate indictments.

    He faced charges of first-degree rape in one case and two counts of first-degree sodomizing two children younger than 12 in another.

  • Man pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

    A Campbellsville teenager has received probation for having sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl.
    Jeddy Chastain, 19, of 220 Bibb St., was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February on a charge of second-degree rape.

    Chastain appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on July 29 and pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor offense.
    Records from Chastain’s appearance weren’t filed at the Taylor Circuit Clerk’s Office until late last week.

  • Man gets probation in sex case

    A Campbellsville man accused of having sex with a girl younger than 18 has been sentenced to probation.
    Timothy J. Bishop, 44, of 6256 Knifley Road, was indicted in June 2007 by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Bishop was charged with second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and four counts of a sex-related crime.

  • Man pleads guilty in child porn case

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to having child pornography.
    William Cody Edwards, 22, of 42 Lisa Lane in Campbellsville, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in March and charged with possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

    Edwards appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Aug. 26 and entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • State test scores improve

    The results are in, with both good and not so good news.
    Though the local schools have improved in many areas, some have been ruled as not meeting adequate yearly progress.
    No Child Left Behind, Kentucky Core Content and Interim Performance Report data were released last week.
    Signed into law in January 2002, the federal NCLB Act requires states to provide information on districts’ progress to reach proficiency by 2014.