Local News

  • Meyer sues defense contractor

    Former Marine Dakota Meyer, an Adair County native who received the Medal of Honor, has sued a major defense contractor for allegedly saying he is mentally unstable and has a drinking problem, according to the Wall Street Journal.
    Meyer said a supervisor at BAE Systems made the remarks to another defense contractor, which has ruined his ability to get jobs in the industry, the Journal reported.
    According to the article, Meyer worked for BAE earlier this year but left after objecting to the company’s attempt to sell high-tech thermal optic scopes to Pakistan.

  • Man arrested on DUI charges

    A man was arrested on DUI charges following a one-vehicle crash Tuesday.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office news release, at 9:37 a.m., Salvador Martinez, 35, address unknown, was traveling along KY 55 when he ran off the roadway, went down an embankment, struck a fence and an unused concrete tile.
    Martinez was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, having no operator’s license, failure of non-owner to maintain insurance and having expired registration.
    Deputy Dickie Benningfield investigated.

  • One injured in East Walnut collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident Sunday.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3:40 p.m., Susan Harris parked her 2005 Jeep Cherokee at Orville’s Restaurant on East Walnut Street. Harris exited her vehicle but left it in gear. The vehicle rolled and struck her.
    She was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS. She was treated and released.
    Campbellsville Police Officer Bart Gilpin investigated.

  • CU alumna gives thanks at annual Thanksgiving chapel


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Ginny Flanagan, a 1965 graduate of Campbellsville University, a financial supporter of the university, a former employee of the university who remains a part-time employee, gave a testimony of why she’s thankful for the university at the annual Thanksgiving service Wednesday, Nov. 16.

    Flanagan’s address was made possible through a grant from the Reuben and Jewel Robertson Worship Endowment Program.

  • Armory hosts Lights on After School

    A community-wide event was hosted at the Campbellsville National Guard Armory on Friday, Nov. 18, for local students.

    “Lights on After School” was sponsored by the Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition, Campbellsville High School’s 21st Century Community Learning Center and the Taylor County elementary, middle and high school 21st CCLC groups. More than 100 local students and parents were in attendance.

  • Woman files suit against Taylor Regional Hospital,others

    A Campbellsville woman has filed suit against Taylor Regional Hospital, claiming she received a severe radiation injury while being treated there.

    Louisville attorneys Lea A. Player, Douglas H. Morris and William F. McMurry filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on Oct. 21 on behalf of Javonna Smith of 528 N. Jackson St.
    Defendants named in the suit are:
    • Taylor County Hospital District Health Facilities Corp. dba Taylor Regional Hospital of Campbellsville.
    • Dr. Maura L. Campbell of Lascassas, Tenn.

  • Williams dies at age 111

    Lera Williams, who was unofficially the oldest living Kentuckian, has died.
    Williams died Friday, Nov. 25, at the age of 111. Originally from Cumberland County, Williams moved to Campbellsville in 1928.

    Kitty Dixon, a friend of Mrs. Williams, said they often talked about what they thought heaven would be like, as well as what Williams thought of living for so long.
    “She said, ‘I don’t know [what heaven is like] but it’s going to be good. I bet a lot of my friends think I’ve gone to the other place.”

  • Hazlette takes reigns as new police chief

    Today is Tim Hazlette’s first full day as Campbellsville Police chief.
    Hazlette was sworn in at 5 p.m. yesterday. He succeeds Dennis Benningfield, who served as chief for six years.

    Hazlette, a former Kentucky State Police colonel, was hired on Nov. 1. He was among 11 applicants interviewed.
    “His whole background, his honesty and openness [made him stand out],” Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said on Nov. 1. “He pays attention to the details, he’s very sincere, humble and intelligent.”

  • Library employees honored with retirement receptions

  • Public invited to Hazlette swearing in ceremony

    Incoming Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette will be sworn into office on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m.
    The ceremony will take place in the apparatus room at Campbellsville/Taylor Emergency Medical Services. A reception will follow. The public is invited.
    Hazlette succeeds Dennis Benningfield, who will retire on Nov. 30. Hazlette will assume his duties at 5 p.m. that day.