Local News

  • Feds approve Medicaid managed care contracts

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday that the state received notice from the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services that it has deemed Kentucky’s Medicaid managed care systems prepared for this week’s transition of more than 500,000 Kentucky Medicaid recipients to managed care.

  • Somerset man sentenced to two years on pornography charges

    A Somerset man has pleaded guilty to distributing pornography and he has been sentenced to serve two years in prison for his crimes.
    Timothy L. Cook, 30, of 338 Frances Drive, was indicted in March by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with 13 counts of distributing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
    On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Cook pleaded guilty to the crimes. Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly sentenced Cook to two years in prison, to be served at the same time as sentences he received in three Pulaski County cases.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex offender registry violation

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty and will spend time in prison for failing to comply with the terms of his sex offender registration.
    Kevin L. Wilson, 39, whose last known address is 211 W. Hord St., was indicted in July by a Taylor County grand jury.
    The charge against Wilson was his second, alleging he violated the terms by moving without permission. He was also charged with being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • 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.