Local News

  • Lowe's Heroes give a helping hand


    The people of a community are what make it a special place to live. Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said he sees that in the employees of Lowe’s, who recently offered a helping hand to replace some items that were vandalized and others that were stolen from the area around the walking path at Miller Park.

  • Jobless rates down in 110 counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 110 Kentucky counties between August 2010 and August 2011, while eight county rates increased and two counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 7.1 percent. It was followed by Fayette County, 7.2 percent; LaRue and Oldham counties, 7.3 percent each; Calloway, Henry and Livingston counties, 7.5 percent each; and Franklin, Madison and Owen counties, 7.6 percent each.

  • Energy panel discusses energy diversification in Kentucky

    Kentucky’s energy diversification efforts make it more attractive to the energy industry and government regulators, the state Special Subcommittee on Energy heard recently from an industry official.
    Native Kentuckian Jolly Hayden, who is now based in Texas as a vice president for transmission development with NextEra Energy Resources, said long-range cost analyses and other considerations of using natural gas, hydro power and other resources to make electricity are helpful to the Commonwealth, which currently derives 94 percent of its electricity from coal.

  • Lawmakers study arrest of minors

    Children age 10 or younger who face criminal arrest in Kentucky should not be prosecuted, but instead referred to social services, state judicial and social service officials told a state legislative committee recently.

  • One injured in Hidden Meadows crash

    One person has been treated and released after a one-vehicle crash on Hidden Meadows Drive.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies responded to a one-vehicle crash at 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
    The report states that Jordan Cundiff, 16, of Campbellsville, was traveling toward U.S. 68 in a 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada when his vehicle hydroplaned, left the roadway and struck a brick mailbox.
    Heather Cundiff, a passenger in Cundiff’s vehicle, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital. She was treated and released.

  • Turning the Page

    "You can't leave," says Katie McGinnis, reacting to the news that Taylor County Public Library Children's Librarian Beverly Davis will retire Nov. 30.

    McGinnis and her brother, Levi, have been visiting the library and "Ms. B." for as long as they can remember.

    And they are not alone. Over the last 12 years, "Ms. B." has read to countless children in the community.

    "I've loved every moment with the children," Davis said. "It's been a really rewarding career."

  • Man pleads guilty to federal drug charges

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges and faces as much as 40 years in prison.

    Ricky Burton was indicted by a federal grand jury in July and charged with conspiracy to possess Opana with the intent to distribute it and possession of a controlled substance. Opana is a narcotic pain reliever also known as oxymorphone.

    According to court records, Burton was found with more than 2,000 pain pills and nearly $200,000 in cash.

  • $110,000 to be paid in federal fraud case

    A former Forcht Bank employee has been sentenced to home incarceration and ordered to pay more than $110,000 in restitution on federal fraud charges.

    Kenneth E. Harris, formerly of Greensburg, who now lives in Bowling Green, was charged Feb. 18 in U.S. District Court and accused of making fraudulent loans to people without their knowledge.

    Harris pleaded guilty to the crimes in March and said he took the money from the fraudulent loans and used it for his own benefit.

  • Man receives probation for sex crime

    A Campbellsville man who sent pornographic photos of himself to a Taylor County Sheriff's deputy posing as a 13-year-old girl in an online chat room has been sentenced to probation for his crimes.

    Frankie E. Hardin, 60, of 313 Sharon Drive, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in August 2010 and charged with unlawful use of an electronic system to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

    Hardin pleaded guilty before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly in July.

  • Man sentenced to prison time for computer sex crime

    A Hopkinsville man accused of using a computer to sexually proposition a Taylor County Sheriff's deputy posing as a minor in an online chat room will spend four years in prison for his crime.

    John B. Cox, 39, of 202 Millbrooke Drive in Hopkinsville, was indicted last year by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with unlawful use of an electronic system to induce a minor to engage in sex or other prohibited activities.