Local News

  • Police investigate scam targeting businesses

    Campbellsville Police are investigating a scam targeting local businesses.

    According to a police report, local businesses have reported receiving a call from a man claiming to represent the Taylor County Detention Center or Taylor County Sheriff's Department, requesting bond money to be sent via money gram for an employee who has been arrested.

    The Detention Center does not accept bond payments via money orders, and employees do not make phone calls requesting bond money to be wired.

  • Man arrested, charged with insurance fraud

    A Liberty man has been arrested in Campbellsville and charged with insurance fraud and aiding and abetting, following an FBI investigation.

    According to David Beyer, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert E. Petty, 52, was arrested Thursday, July 2 as he was leaving a Tae Kwon Do class at a downtown Campbellsville business.

    Kentucky State Police officers aided in the arrest.

  • Two injured in two-vehicle crash

    Two people were injured Thursday in a two-vehicle collision on KY 208.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Jamia Raikes, 31, of 100 Clara Lane in Campbellsville was traveling west on KY 208 at about 10:30 p.m. in a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 truck.

    The report states that James Thornton, 28, of 150 N. Coburg Road in Campbellsville was traveling west on KY 208 and was stopped in the road to avoid striking a deer when Raikes struck his 2009 Jeep in the rear.

  • Schools set orientations

    Students in local school systems will soon pack up their pencils and paper and head back to school.

    Campbellsville, Taylor County and Kentucky Christian School students will begin the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

    Orientations and special events have been planned at all local schools to help students and their parents start the new year.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Resident charged with violating sex offender registry terms

    A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with violating the terms of his sex offender registration after he allegedly moved without reporting his new address.

    Kevin Lee Wilson, 37, of 112 E. Walnut St. was arrested last Monday at 10:45 a.m.

    According to Wilson's arrest citation, Kentucky State Police received a complaint that he was living at his Walnut Street address with juveniles.

    The citation states that Wilson's sex offender registry lists his address as 24 Purcell Court.

  • The buzz on honeybees

    There was a buzz at the Taylor County Extension Office on Thursday.

    Several members of the Green River Beekeepers Association were on hand to talk about bees, the first of what is hoped to become an annual Honey Bee Awareness Day.

    About 70 people attended the event, where they saw a glass-encased cross section of a hive, sampled honey granola and honey lemonade, witnessed equipment demonstrations and browsed honey and bee-related merchandise.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • State could issue new lodge RFP

    Efforts to build a lodge and golf course at Green River Lake are once again showing signs of life.

    According to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, the state is conducting a feasibility study to determine whether a new request for proposals should be issued. A request for proposals is a series of advertisements seeking bids on a project from developers.

    The last RFP was issued in November. That RFP was the fourth issued for the project.

    Read more on this story and others in Thursday's print edition.

  • Early Arrivals

    The Gibbs family's roller coaster ride has finally slowed to the gentle pace of a carousel.

    "They told us it would be a roller coaster," Anne Gibbs said Monday, nearly five months after the premature birth of twin daughters Julia and Madeline.

    "There were times when we'd have a great day ..." her husband Chris says, and Anne quickly finishes his statement, "And the next day I'd be crying my eyes out."

    Julie and Maddie were born on Feb. 22 at 24 weeks, though they weren't due until June 11.

  • One injured in Beartrack Road collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Tuesday in a motorcycle collision on Beartrack Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's office report, Thomas Grammer, 21, of 1898 Old Lebanon Road was traveling east on Beartrack Road at about 6 p.m. when he lost control of his 2000 Suzuki TL 1000 motorcycle, ran off the road and struck a tree.

    Read more on this story and others in Thursday's print edition.

  • Sheriff's department finds marijuana plants

    A Taylor County man was arrested Tuesday night after sheriff's deputies found marijuana growing in his backyard.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's office report, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call at 149 Tabernacle Road at about 9:15 p.m.

    After arriving at the home, the report states, deputies found that Mitchell Wright, 24, had already fled from the residence.

    Read more on this story and others in Thursday's print edition.