Local News

  • Former teacher sues school district

    A Sonora woman is suing local school officials after she says she was fired from her teaching job but not told the real reason why. And the woman wants lost wages and benefits and her job back.

    Lexington attorneys J. Follace Fields II and Carrie C. Mullins filed a complaint on Angela Brasser’s behalf on Nov. 18 in Taylor Circuit Court.
    Brasser lists Campbellsville Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton and Campbellsville Board of Education as defendants.

  • County magistrate on the mend after back surgery

    After having back surgery earlier this month, a Taylor County magistrate says he believes he is making a good recovery.
    Dr. James Jones said in October than he had been experiencing leg and back pain for a few weeks that made walking difficult. For a while, Jones, 77, said he just went about his routine and attempted to bear the pain.

    “So I kind of just toughed it out,” he said. “It’s just painful to walk.”

  • Election deadlines approaching

    With just more than a month until the deadline, two local candidates have already filed for the May primary election.

    Stan McKinney has filed for re-election to the non-partisan Campbellsville City Council, while Republican Rodney Burress has filed for re-election as Taylor County Circuit Clerk.
    The deadline to file for re-election is Tuesday, Jan. 31.

  • Local man killed in Adair wreck

    The funeral for a Campbellsville man who died Thursday in a one-vehicle crash in Adair County will be tomorrow.
    Robert Kevin Rhodes, 33, died at 7:30 a.m. after his 1998 Volkswagen Beetle left the roadway and struck a tree.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Trooper Andy Olson is investigating the crash, which happened nine miles north of Columbia on West Egypt Road.
    The report states that Rhodes was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by Adair County Coroner Todd Akin.

  • TRH presents Auxiliary awards

    Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers had its annual awards luncheon on Dec. 6. With 50 workers, the auxiliary has given 7,936 volunteer hours in 2011 to help TRH, by working at the information desk, surgery department, emergency department, radiology department, cancer center, as greeters and in the gift shop.  The auxiliary also collected canned food items to be donated to the local food pantry as part of its service to the community.

    Pat Webster presented the Volunteer of the Year Award to Muriel Green who worked 1,132 hours during 2011.

  • KSP Shop with a Trooper

    Kentucky State Police Post 15 “Shop with a Trooper” was Tuesday, Dec. 20, in Taylor and Adair counties. Eighteen children, ranging from ages 2 to 18 from the Post 15 counties, were treated to pizza at Gatti’s in Campbellsville and Pizza Hut in Columbia before being taken to Wal-Mart to shop. Post 15 Troopers and dispatchers, members of the Post 15 Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association and friends of KSP participated.

  • Four charged with arson, burglary of abandoned homes

    Three Campbellsville residents and a Greensburg man have been arrested and charged with stealing from and setting six abandoned homes in Taylor County on fire.
    Arrested were:

  • Man charged with second DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI.
    Jake A. Squires, 23, of 716 Lebanon Ave., was arrested Sunday, Dec. 11, at 5:27 a.m.
    According to Squires’s arrest citation, he drove by the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center with two flat tires.
    When making contact with Squires, Campbellsville Police officer Scotty Perian wrote that Squires smelled of alcohol, was slow to respond and had red, glassy, blood-shot eyes.

  • KSP food drive doubles last year’s total

    The Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” campaign more than doubled the amount of food collected this year with a total of 50,168 pounds — 28,582 pounds more than last year. Post 15, which serves Taylor County, doubled its efforts of a year ago breaking the 2,500-pound mark and finishing fifth in the state.
    The food will be distributed to local shelters, churches or other organizations serving those in need during the holiday season.

  • Burress attends 2011 Circuit Clerks Fall College

    Taylor County Circuit Court Clerk Rodney Burress participated in the 2011 Circuit Clerks Fall College on Nov. 15-17 at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Conference Center in Frankfort.
    The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the education program for the state’s circuit court clerks. The theme for the event was “Building Excellence in Changing Times.”