Local News

  • 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.

  • Bricken named Firefighter of the Year

    Keith Bricken grew up in the fire department.
    “I was 5 years old when I was making my first runs with my dad [Randy Bricken, assistant volunteer chief of Taylor County Fire Department.]”

    And now, Bricken has earned Campbellsville Fire & Rescue’s Firefighter of the Year award, which is voted on by fellow firefighters. Bricken said he was certain that multiple firefighter of the year winner Howard Dobson Jr. would receive the honor again this time. So, he was understandably shocked to hear his own name called.

  • O'Brien ready for state Distinguished Young Woman competition

    A fitness routine. Mock interviews. Singing the song. Again.
    Kimberly O’Brien, the first Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County, will leave Sunday for the state DYW competition. And she says she has been preparing for several months now.

    O’Brien took home the DYW title in August after competing against 18 other high school seniors. The DYW program is the former Taylor County Junior Miss program.

  • City looks at new emergency call system

    Emergency weather alerts could soon be more accurate.
    With the city’s contract with One Call Now set to expire in just two weeks, Ronnie Dooley, assistant E-911 coordinator and Taylor County Emergency Management public information coordinator, has suggested the city switch to a new service — CodeRED.

    Dooley and CodeRED representative Kurt Steier attended Tuesday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting to discuss the service.
    The city contracted with One Call Now four years ago at a cost of $25,000, Dooley said.