Local News

  • Local election results

    Election results for Taylor County


    Governor/Lt. Governor

    Steve Beshear/Jerry Abramson, Democrat, 3,139

    David Williams/Richie Farmer, Republican, 2,292

    Gatewood Galbraith/Dea Riley, Independent, 382


    Secretary of State

    Alison Lundergan Grimes, Democrat, 3,423

    Bill Johnson, Republican, 2,187


    Attorney General

    Jack Conway, Democrat, 3,170

  • Organizer has high hopes for food pantry fundraiser

    Hopes are that this Saturday’s Hearts To Help food pantry benefit becomes an annual event.
    “I would love to see this become an annual fundraiser for the food pantry,” said event organizer Gail Godsey. “Christmas is a time of giving, and what better way to launch the Christmas season than giving to our neighbors?”

    Godsey contacted Taylor County Food Pantry volunteer Marietta Moyers in August after reading a Central Kentucky News-Journal article about costs being up, while donations were down at the food pantry.

  • Mayor wants to grow city's water sales

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young wants to help other communities get good quality water for a cheaper rate. And he is taking steps to make that a reality.
    Young attended last Tuesday’s meeting of the Green-Taylor Water District to propose an extended contract between the entities.

    The Campbellsville Water Co. provides water services to Campbellsville residents and some who live outside the city limits. The company also sells water to many surrounding counties, including Marion, Casey, Adair and LaRue.

  • Voters challenged to turn out Tuesday

    Mark Carney has a challenge for local voters.

    The Taylor County Clerk wants to see the county at the top of the voter turnout percentages on Tuesday.

    “I really do believe that Taylor County voters will do better than the state average,” he said.

    “Wouldn’t it be awesome to say we voted 50 percent on a day when the rest of the state voted 25 percent? Let’s be the only county that does that. Go vote Tuesday.”

  • Citizens Bank announces employee promotions

    The board of directors of Citizens Bank & Trust Co. announces the promotions of three people to assistant vice president — Matt Hopper, Josh Myers and DeLisa Knopp.
    “Matt, Josh, and DeLisa have been a key part of our business and we are pleased to promote them to assistant vice president,” stated Mark Johnson, president/CEO of Citizens Bank & Trust Co.

  • FSA County Committee voting begins Friday

    Farm Service Agency County Committee voting begins Friday.
    Ballots for the 2011 elections will be mailed to eligible voters by Friday, according to FSA State Executive Director John W. McCauley. The deadline to return ballots is Dec. 5.

  • Two charged with selling drugs in sealed indictments

    Two Campbellsville men have been charged with selling drugs in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.
    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.
    Joshua Watson, 28, of 102 Windsor Court, was charged with selling 8 ounces to less than 5 pounds of marijuana.
    Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. He was ordered to not consume any drugs or alcohol.
    If convicted, Watson could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • County Clerk’s Office announces holiday closures

    The Taylor County Clerk’s Office will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12, for Veterans Day and Thursday, Nov. 24, to Saturday, Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving.

  • First-ever nationwide Emergency Alert System test is Wednesday

    For the first time, a nationwide Emergency Alert System test will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. During the test, Television and radio stations will broadcast a test warning message.
    Similar to local emergency alert system tests, an audio message will interrupt television and radio programming indicating: “This is a test.” When the test is over, regular programming will resume. The test is expected to last about 30 seconds.
    The purpose of the test is to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the system in alerting the public.

  • Sodomy charges dismissed against local man

    Sodomy charges against a local man have been dismissed at the request of the alleged victim.
    Leonard Macon Jr., 20, of 1601 Parkview Drive, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury twice this year on sex crime charges.
    In January, he was charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy.
    According to the indictment, he allegedly committed the crimes in August or September 2009.