Local News

  • Teen injured after seeing deer in road

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured Monday after a deer ran in front of her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Sara M. Teel, 19, of 938 Sullivan School Road was traveling west on Meadow Creek Road at 4:07 p.m.

    The report states Teel lost control of her black 2001 Ford pickup truck after the deer ran in front of her. Teel ran off the right side of the road, the report states, and struck a mailbox. She crossed the roadway and struck a tree head-on before coming to a rest.

  • About 250 get seasonal flu shots at clinic

    It's not too late to get a seasonal flu shot and local health department officials are strongly recommending them.

    The Taylor County Health Department hosted a flu shot clinic on Saturday at Taylor County High School. And, according to Savannah Knopp, the health department's public information officer, about 250 shots were given.

    Knopp said anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu should get a seasonal influenza vaccine.

  • Several officers disciplined as result of internal investigation

    Several Campbellsville Police officers have been disciplined as a result of an internal investigation, though no officers have been fired.

    According to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield, officers were disciplined due to department policy violations.

    "During the month of June 2009, I began a quarterly review to see if the department was meeting our goals and objectives," Benningfield said. "During the course of the inquiry, several violations of departmental policy and procedures were discovered."

  • Fire department offers free smoke/carbon monoxide detectors

    Campbellsville Fire Department is offering free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to local homeowners.

    Bill Hall, Campbellsville Fire Department assistant chief said the detectors were provided to the department at no cost through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Hall said firefighters will also install the detectors for free.

    Call the fire department at 465-4131.

  • Taking the Stage

    For Campbellsville University's fall production, the audience will have a hand in the outcome.

    A cast and crew of more the 15 will bring to life "Mr. A's Amazing Maze Plays," an interactive play written by Alan Ackybourn.

    The story centers around Suzy and her dog Neville and their adventure through a mansion owned by Mr. Acousticus.

    "It is a very interactive children's show," said Starr Garrett, assistant professor and theater director, "but I think people of all ages will enjoy it."

  • One injured in collision with telephone pole

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Tuesday after she struck a telephone pole with her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Kathy Pike, 37, was traveling south on Stone Quarry Road at about 11:15 a.m.

    The report states that Pike lost control of her 1994 Oldsmobile 88 and struck a telephone pole.

    Pike was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. She was treated for a cut on her head and face. As of press time, no information was available as to her condition.

  • Greensburg men arrested on robbery charges

    Two Greensburg men were arrested in Campbellsville on Sunday and charged with second-degree robbery and first-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to a Campbellsville Police Department release, at about 4:45 p.m., Michael Thomas Miller, 30, and Carlos A. Vazquez Jr., 23, allegedly shoplifted items from Kroger in Green River Plaza.

  • Local man accused of pointing gun

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after he allegedly pointed a gun at another man.

    Andy Trevis Rice, 37, of 103 Mason Lane was arrested at 3:34 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25.

    According to an arrest citation, the Campbellsville Police Department received a call reporting a man with a gun on Mason Lane.

    The citation states that witnesses told police Rice had walked across the street, pulled a gun out of his waistband and pointed it at a man.

  • Poker runs raise nearly $1,000

    The leather-clad riders put on their helmets and roared their engines to life. Their motorcycle caravan could be seen from far away, but the impact of the money raised from their ride will be felt right here in Taylor County.

    Poker runs on Saturday combined raised nearly $1,000 for the annual Toys for Kids and St. Baldrick's fundraisers.

    Nick and Renee Alsager hosted the first annual St. Baldrick's poker run, which raised $323. The Alsagers have participated in the St. Baldrick's fundraiser for about three years.

  • Group offers hand to women in need

    Someone to talk to. Someone to offer guidance. Someone to pray with. Someone to call a friend.

    That's all Cheryl Kretzler needed. And through the local Christian Women's Job Corps, that's what she got.

    "[I wanted to be part of the program] just so that I wasn't alone and so that I had somebody to talk to," she said.

    Kretzler found out about the program through the group Bible studies CWJC leads at the public housing facility on Ravine Way every other Tuesday.