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Local News

  • Parker-Kalon manufacturing to close

    Parker-Kalon's manufacturing facility in Campbellsville will close by the end of the year, with a loss of 30 jobs.

    According to a statement released last Thursday at about 4 p.m. by Tim Perra, global communications director, the manufacturing facility will close because of a decline in demand for the self-tapping screws that have been produced at the Campbellsville location.

  • Driver injured in crash, charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a single-vehicle crash Saturday at 7:20 p.m. on U.S. 68, a mile east of Campbellsville.
    A 1995 Honda operated by Tomas Velli, 18, of Russell Springs, was traveling west when the vehicle left the road on the eastbound side, striking a fence before coming to a stop.
    Velli, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where he was treated and released. He was later charged with DUI and having no insurance or operator’s license. He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • One injured in two-vehicle crash on Old Pitman Road

    One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday on Old Pitman Road.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 1:10 p.m., Gordon Smith, 83, of Campbellsville was driving a 2010 Toyota when he attempted a left turn from KY 527 onto Old Pitman Road, turning into the path of Elijah Hill’s vehicle.
    Fayetta Hill, a passenger in a 2003 Buick driven by Hill, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital. No information was available on her condition at press time.
    Neither driver was injured in the collision.

  • Police investigating burglary

    Campbellsville Police are investigating the burglary of a convenience store over the weekend.
    According to a news release, on Saturday, Aug. 27 at about 3 a.m., several people entered All-Star Food Mart #1, located at 202 S. Columbia Ave., by breaking glass out of the front door. An undetermined amount of merchandise was taken. Descriptions of the suspects were not available at press time.
    Anyone with information is asked to contact Campbellsville Police at 465-4122 or call the anonymous Community Pride Line at 469-PRID(E).

  • Campbellsville man injured in Greenbriar/Old Lebanon Road crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday evening.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Jacob A. Paris, 20, of Campbellsville was attempting to turn his 2004 Pontiac from Old Lebanon Road onto Greenbriar Drive at about 7:24 p.m. when he turned into the path of a 1992 Toyota being driven by Cody M. Bertram, 25, of Campbellsville.
    Paris was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital. He was treated and released. Bertram was not injured in the collision.

  • State economic development secretary to address chamber

    Larry Hayes, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, will be the guest speaker at the September Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce lunch.
    Sponsored by Fowler Durham CPAs & Advisors and Life Advisors Financial Planning & Wealth Management, the luncheon is at noon on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Campbellsville University’s Old Banquet Hall.
    The cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors.

  • Taylor County at the Kentucky State Fair
  • Moving Day

    Campbellsville University students moved into their dorms this past weekend.

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  • Trial over before it begins

    A Campbellsville man accused of attempting to shoot and kill a local woman didn't face a jury trial on Tuesday after all. He pleaded guilty to some of the charges before the trial began and will go to trial on the others in November.

    Preston Dean Pyles, 42, of 451 Quisenberry Road was indicted in March 2010 by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, 20 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and 10 counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

  • Habitat chapter buys more property for homes

    The local Habitat for Humanity chapter is gearing up to build more homes in Taylor County.

    After taking last year off because they had no land to build on, Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity members hope to begin building five new homes next year.

    The local chapter recently purchased 15 lots in the Birdwood Subdivision on Wickliffe Avenue for $28,000. However, because of their small size, the lots are equal to about five average lots, according to Karen McMahan, administrative assistant for the local Habitat chapter.