Local News

  • City to buy land for $1.3 million

    The city of Campbellsville has agreed to buy land for a sports complex and an expansion of the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park.
    Campbellsville City Council and Taylor County Fiscal Court members had a joint meeting Monday night to discuss the land, which is located next to the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park. Owned by Sue Dowell, the 175 acres is priced at $1.3 million.

  • Man receives probation for child abuse

    The Campbellsville man who shook his 18-month-old son and caused brain and eye trauma has been sentenced to probation for his crime.
    In June, a Taylor County grand jury charged Jason Maupin, 23, of 2319 Greensburg Road, Arrowhead Trailer Park, Lot 49, with first-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12.
    Last month, Maupin appeared in Taylor Circuit Court before Judge Dan Kelly and pleaded guilty to an amended charge of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Local man pleads guilty to endangerment

    A Campbellsville man accused of rape and sodomy has pleaded guilty to amended charges and could spend 10 years in prison for his crimes.
    McQuinn Orlando Johnson, 36, of 206 Candace St., was indicted in September by a Marion County grand jury and charged with first-degree sodomy, first-degree rape and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.
    Commonwealth’s Attorney Tim Cocanougher said Johnson’s case was recently mediated with a senior status judge. Both the victim and her mother participated, he said.

  • Man gets 10 years in prison for sex crime

    A former Campbellsville man, accused of sodomizing a young boy in Green County, has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for his crimes.
    Campbellsville Police arrested Dennis Joseph “Booger” Milby, 33, of 909 Hamilton Court in Campbellsville, in April on an active Green County arrest warrant.

  • Judge dismisses inmate's lawsuit

    A lawsuit filed by a former Taylor County Detention Center inmate, who claimed he didn't receive necessary medical treatment, has been dismissed.

    Robert Bertram of the Bertram & Wilson law firm in Jamestown filed the complaint on behalf of Eddie Yates in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

    Former Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Taylor County were listed as defendants.

  • YMCA plans move forward

    About 70 percent of Taylor and surrounding county residents would use the Campbellsville YMCA.

    The results of a market study were unveiled at Taylor Regional Hospital on Friday, which said that demand is high for a local YMCA, particularly one with an aquatic center.

    In May, various city and county officials and business leaders met with YMCA of Greater Louisville President Steve Tarver and Luckett & Farley Architects Senior Project Manager Aric Andrew to discuss establishing a local YMCA.

  • Local company makes official state ornament

    Ever dreamed of owning the governor's mansion? Thanks to a Campbellsville company, that's now possible, albeit in the form of a five-inch wood-carved ornament.

    Campbellsville-based K&M Crafts of Kentucky was selected to produce this year's limited edition official state Christmas ornament.

    The project was an offshoot of K&M's work on the custom ornaments Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear gave to various dignitaries from around the world during the Alltech World Equestrian Games in Lexington last year.

  • Checking It Twice

    The fire department will be accepting toys for its annual Toys for Kids program to benefit underprivileged children in Taylor County through Christmas Eve.

    While they have many items, more are still needed to provide presents to children of Taylor County.

    To make a donation, call the fire department at 465-4131, or drop items off at the fire department.

  • Reading in a Winter Wonderland


    Community leaders recently participated in Reading in a Winter Wonderland at Campbellsville Elementary School.

    The leaders visited the school to read stories to classes in the library.

    Students were also able to learn about the different careers of adults in Campbellsville.

  • Taylor students visit New York City


    A group of gifted and talented students from Taylor County elementary and middle schools and their parents visited New York City during Thanksgiving break.

    While there, the group visited Carlo's Bakery, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Yankee Stadium, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, a Broadway play and other landmarks.

    Those who attended were, from left, front, Raegan Mardis and Carli Clifford.