Local News

  • Local man pleads guilty to sexual abuse

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a young girl and could spend three years in prison for his crimes.
    Brian Waggoner, 32, of 408 Kentucky Ave., was indicted in June by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a girl who was younger than 12.
    On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Waggoner pleaded guilty to the crimes before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

  • One injured in White Rose Road crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on White Rose Road.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Andrea Brown, 34, of 109 Lamanda Lane was traveling east on White Rose Road at 3:27 p.m.
    Brown told deputies that her vehicle, a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica, dropped off the right shoulder of the road. She said she overcorrected, lost control of her vehicle and struck a ditch.

  • Two injured in South Columbia collision

    Two people were injured in a two-vehicle collision on South Columbia Avenue on Saturday.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 4:21 p.m., William Wethington, 59, of Campbellsville, was traveling on South Columbia in a 2003 Pontiac Montana minivan when he rear-ended a 2003 Kia Optima driven by Brittany Jackson, 21, also of Campbellsville. Jackson was stopped on South Columbia, attempting to make a left turn into Lucky Vista Motel.

  • Two injured in collision on Lebanon Avenue

    Two people were injured in a two-vehicle collision on Lebanon Avenue on Friday, near West Lake Drive.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 4:20 p.m., Samantha Leigh, 28, had stopped her 1998 Ford Taurus in the northbound lane, attempting a left turn on West Lake Drive, when her vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Deborah L. Russell, 56, of Greensburg.
    An unidentified 6-year-old passenger in Leigh’s vehicle and a passenger in Russell’s vehicle, Julie Antonio, 28, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Salvation Army looking for a few good bell ringers

    For some, it’s synonymous with the start of the holiday season - the ringing of the Salvation Army bells.
    But it takes lots of volunteers to keep those bells ringing.

    The local chapter is in need of volunteers for this year’s Salvation Army Christmas Kettle drive, which begins Friday, Nov. 25. The effort ends on Christmas Eve.

  • Man dies after being struck by car Friday

    A Star Wars fanatic. A wrestling enthusiast. A loyal friend. A soldier.
    Richard “Ricky” Dale Wilson Jr., 32, of Campbellsville, wanted to design video games for a living.

    He was unemployed after losing his job at Pizza Hut when the restaurant closed recently, but was looking for a job. He got a hair cut on Monday, Oct. 24, in preparation for an interview.
    Wilson died last Friday night after being struck by a car while crossing the street near Kroger on Broadway.

  • Search continues for missing baby

    A two-month-old baby has been reported as missing after his mother failed to meet the baby’s alleged father for a scheduled visitation.

    But the mother’s attorney says the baby isn’t missing — he is simply with his mother — and the man claiming to be the child’s father isn’t his father.
    Conner Wayne Keith was born in Campbellsville on Aug. 24, and hasn’t been seen since Sept. 27.

  • New police chief named

    Tim Hazlette, a former colonel with the Kentucky State Police, will serve as Campbellsville’s next police chief.
    Mayor Tony Young made the recommendation to hire Hazlette during a special Campbellsville City Council meeting Tuesday night.

    The Council approved Young’s recommendation with a unanimous vote. Councilwoman Patti Phillips was absent.
    Hazlette takes the reigns of Campbellsville Police Department on Dec. 1. Dennis Benningfield is retiring on Nov. 30 after six years as chief.

  • Two cars involved in Broadway crash

    A two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Broadway near Lebanon Ave. sent a woman to the hospital.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Jeffrey K. Blythe, 30, of Columbia, was traveling east on Broadway in a 2005 Pontiac.

    He was attempting to turn left into the Medicine Center parking lot when his vehicle was struck in the passenger side door by a vehicle driven by Marcus J. Richardson, 33, of Campbellsville.
    Carolyn Burton, 26, a passenger in the Blythe vehicle, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • CU students 'Read for the Record'


    Campbellsville University’s School of Education hosted the third annual “Read for the Record” event for the Campbellsville community recently. This event was part of a nationwide Jumpstart program designed to promote early literacy.