Local News

  • Police investigating fatal crash


    A hard worker. A football fanatic. A dog lover.
    Campbellsville resident James R. Davis, who was known for working at his father’s construction company, was buried on Monday after he died in a one-vehicle crash on Friday night.

  • Police chief to retire

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield will retire Dec. 1.
    Benningfield, who became chief in August 2005, says it is simply time for him to step down.

    “You know when you’re ready,” Benningfield said. “I’ve got 30 years in law enforcement. I’ve got a lot of things I’d like to do and get done.”
    Benningfield said his only real plans are to spend more time with family.
    “I want to put as much effort into family and church as I have my career,” he said.

  • Suits against jailer dismissed

    The lawsuits accusing the local jailer of holding three inmates against the law have been dismissed.
    Charles B. Bates, a public defender with the Department of Public Advocacy in Columbia, filed the civil suits in Taylor Circuit Court recently against Taylor County Jailer Hack Marcum.

  • Expanded gaming could be put to public vote

    Expanding gaming could have its day in the sun next year.
    Rep. Mike Nemes, R-Louisville, has pre-filed a bill that would allow Kentucky voters to decide whether they want to amend the state constitution to allow expanded gambling. Rep. John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville, and Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, say they have mixed feelings about the bill.

  • Local author releases first book


  • Minor change made to rescue agreement

    State officials have found a minor hiccup in the wording of the new interlocal agreement between the city and county. But after a vote last week, the issue has been resolved.
    At last Tuesday’s regular Fiscal Court meeting, County Attorney John Bertram told magistrates that the Department of Local Government found a common mistake in that a termination clause was left out of the agreement.

  • Traces of metals/cyanide found in soil samples at Parker-Kalon

    Traces of metals and cyanide, which can be highly toxic to humans, were found in soil samples taken from Parker-Kalon’s Campbellsville facility, according to a State Division of Waste Management report.
    According to Jeff Grow of the Division of Waste Management’s Superfund branch, the substances were found near a drainage swale to the northeast of the facility.
    Messages for Parker-Kalon officials were not returned by press time.

  • Bee Awareness Day

    The Green River Beekeepers celebrated Bee Awareness Day on Thursday at the Taylor County Extension Office.

  • Resident accused of burglary

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with second-degree burglary.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies received a complaint of a burglary last Wednesday at a home on Saloma Road.
    During an investigation, the report states, deputies learned that Nikita Looper, 23, was allegedly involved.
    The following day, Looper was interviewed and arrested.
    Campbellsville Police Officer Travis Begley also charged Looper with two counts of more than $500 in fraudulent use of a credit card.

  • Campbellsville woman charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with her second DUI offense.
    Misty A. Buley, 37, of 1881 Sportsman Lane Road, was arrested at 4:25 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12.
    According to Buley’s arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a complaint from the local probation and parole office that Buley was supposed to submit to a drug test but drove away.
    Records state that Buley allegedly went to a person’s home, got a pill bottle with urine inside and was caught tampering with the drug test at the probation and parole office.