Local News

  • One killed in Tuesday morning wreck

    A Campbellsville woman is dead following a two-vehicle accident on KY 210 Tuesday morning. Peggy Pyles, 78, was killed when her 1998 Chrysler Sebring collided with a 2004 Toyota Highlander driven by Donna Hunt, 48, of Campbellsville. According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Pyles was traveling east and Hunt was traveling west on KY 210 at 8:53 a.m. when Hunt’s vehicle crossed the center line resulting in a head-on collision. Pyles was pronounced dead at the scene. Hunt was not injured. Deputy William Rice investigated.

  • Billeter still serving Taylor County Bank 51 years later

    “Are you Mrs. Billeter? Well, I used to know you at Taylor County Bank.”
    That’s a question Frona Billeter, 88, says she gets a lot, even more so now that she is back at Taylor County Bank after a nearly 23-year retirement.

    “I never did lose interest in the bank,” Billeter said. “It’s something that just gets to be a part of you.”
    Which is why Billeter never hesitated to go back to work at the bank in 2007.

  • Month focuses on domestic violence awareness

    It’s increasing, she said, and more often than not, the situations involve the abuse of drugs and alcohol.

    Leticia Salinas-Newton, Taylor County victim’s advocate, is here to help those who have been the victim of domestic violence.

    She says she spends her days helping victims get protective orders and find counseling services, explaining the court process and talking to those who need someone to listen.

    “Any victim of any crime,” she said. “I’m the middle man between the court system.”

  • Man faces second sex crime indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted and charged with sex crimes for the second time this year.
    Ryan Lacaine Hardin, 32, of 5592 Hodgenville Road in Campbellsville, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last Tuesday. He was charged with third-degree sodomy and four counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Dickie Benningfield is investigating the case.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Hardin allegedly committed the crimes between November 2009 and February 2010.

  • Sex offender registry keeps public informed


    Out of the 51, only one is non-compliant.

    According to the online Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry, a large majority of Taylor County’s registered sex offenders are abiding by the terms of their registration.

    Officer Derek Benge with the Danville Probation and Parole Office will soon monitor Taylor County’s sex offenders.

  • Jay Gaines: A can-do kid


    Jay Gaines has been facing challenges all of his life. Gaines was born with one arm and one leg, but he continues to have big dreams, and he is making them come true as a member of the Taylor County High School football team.

  • Edelen, Kemper face off for state auditor’s office

    Jesse Osbourne

    Two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen on Nov. 8.
    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

    Adam Edelen
    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he has had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • One injured in Fairview Road crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash on Fairview Road.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s report, Patrick M. Neumann, 20, of 1609 Parkview Drive was southbound on Fairview Road driving a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle when he collided with a 1992 Ford pickup truck at 4:10 p.m. driven by Ronald D. Vanheck, 56, of 3735 Bengal Road in Campbellsville.
    The report states that Vanheck was westbound on Friendship Pike, crossing Fairview Road to Bengal Road.
    Vanheck pulled into Neumann’s path, according to the report.

  • Campbellsville woman injured in crash at Broadway/Airport Road

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Broadway and Airport Road on Wednesday just before 9 p.m.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Mary Buckman, 20, of Campbellsville was driving a 2002 Nissan Sentra north on Airport road when her vehicle hydroplaned and slid into the path of a 1994 Chevy pickup driven by Byron Livers, 47, of Lebanon. Livers was traveling east on Broadway.
    Buckman was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel. She was treated and released.

  • Three injured in crash at U.S. 68/KY 210 intersection

    Three people were injured in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday night at the intersection of U.S. 68 and KY 210.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Morris Cave, 23, of Greensburg was driving a 2005 Nissan Sentra east on U.S. 68 when he turned into the path of a 1990 GMC pickup driven by Charles W. Warren, 56, of Campbellsville. Warren was traveling west on U.S. 68. The collision occurred at 9:11 p.m.