Local News

  • A high rescue

    There was a little more drama than Melvyn Douglas expected Monday when Ray's Tree Service showed up to trim some trees on his property on Beechwood Drive.

    A lever controlling the company's bucket truck stopped working and an employee was stuck 40 feet above ground.

    Street department employee Kenny Childers arrived in another bucket truck, this one owned by the City of Campbellsville, and was able to rescue the man who was trapped.

  • Man arrested on burglary charges

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Richard A. Harrington, 41, was arrested by Campbellsville Police at around 7:30 p.m. on Friday. He allegedly broke into an office at Crescent Hill Manor.

    He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Campbellsville Police Detective Travis Begley investigated.

  • Saying goodbye

    On Monday, the waiting rooms are full, with some there just for a routine visit and others in need of medical attention. The phone rings incessantly in the background.

    Concerned parents ask questions, and the faint sound of a baby crying can be heard from the front desk.

    Along the walls are framed photographs given to him by his patients, some with him pictured as well.

    He walks out of an exam room with a medical chart in his hands, wearing a white lab coat and carrying a well-worn medical bag. He runs his hands through his graying hair and takes a breath.

  • MeLeigha Pollock wins Junior Miss

    MeLeigha Pollock was named the 2010 Taylor County Junior Miss on Saturday evening. Pollock also earned preliminary awards in interview, talent, self expression and fitness.

    The daughter of Michael and Susie Pollock, she played the piano as her talent.

    Morgan Murrell was named first runner-up. She also earned preliminary awards in talent and fitness and took home the scholastic award.

    Ariel Beam was second runner-up and also won a fitness preliminary.

    Chloe Tucker was third runner-up and earned preliminaries in interview and self expression.

  • Young man keeps positive attitude

    Ben Hughes has been confined to a wheelchair most of his life. But that doesn't seem to stop him from pursuing his dreams.

    "It don't bother me," he said, with a smile.

    He does what many young people like to do - fish, listen to music, hunt, work on do-it-yourself projects and text message his friends.

    Ben, 20, was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when a baby's spinal column doesn't completely fuse.

  • Man helps save a life

    He found the man lying on the field. A woman was doing chest compressions. The man was cold and his face was beginning to turn blue.

    "It hits you, 'This guy is dying,' and you don't want that to happen."

    Campbellsville native David Arvin lived this experience in the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 20 before school began in Marietta, Ga., where he is a teacher and assistant football coach.

  • Pediatrician's office to convert to U of L practice

    The University of Louisville will open a full-time pediatric practice in Campbellsville, in partnership with Taylor Regional Hospital and the community's long time pediatrician, Winit Chartisathian, better known as Dr. Winit.

    Chartisathian's practice will convert to University Child Health Specialists-Campbellsville tomorrow, according to a U of L press release.

  • Invisible danger

    Aug. 23, 1980, began as most other days on our family dairy farm. Milking began at 4 a.m. and finished around 7. That day's agenda included re-filling our new silo with corn silage.

    The silo had been erected in April, filled with alfalfa silage and capped with a plastic tarp. This was the first time we had chopped alfalfa for silage and used a tarp to cover the silage.

    For the past 10 years, we had only used corn for silage. Our silo had never sat idle for more than one or two days, so a tarp to protect from spoilage wasn't necessary.

  • Inmate captured by U.S. Marshals

    A fugitive who escaped from a work detail in Taylor County has been recaptured in Lexington by the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force.

    Keith Alan Turner, 39, escaped from the Taylor County Detention Center on June 19. He had been assigned to a work detail at the Taylor County Animal Shelter when he walked away.

    According to a news release from the U.S. Marshal's office, Turner was captured Friday in the 200 block of Cranberry Street in Lexington.

  • One injured in three-car crash

    One person was injured in a three-vehicle collision just after 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, Lois Lacy of Campbellsville was injured when her 1997 Chevrolet struck a 2000 Dodge being driven by Larry Gilpin, 56, of Campbellsville five miles east of Campbellsville on U.S. 68.

    Police said Gilpin was waiting for another vehicle, a 1995 Jeep being driven by Jacob Cisco, 16, of Campbellsville, to make a left turn into a private drive.