.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Man charged with third DUI offense

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    William A. Johnson III, 26, of 600 McVay Road was arrested at about 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.

    According to Johnson's arrest citation, he failed several field sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol level of .1, higher than the legal limit of .08.

    Johnson was also charged with driving on a suspended operator's license, possession of less than 8 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug supplies.

    According to court records, Johnson was found with rolling papers and he smelled of alcohol.

  • BBB reports Americans' trust in business has dropped

    The Better Business Bureau announced findings from its second BBB/Gallup Trust in Business Index survey, noting American consumers say in a seven-month period their trust in businesses has fallen in 13 of 15 industries measured, with an overall composite index decline in consumer trust of 14 percent.

    And nearly half (47 percent) of those surveyed say they have only "some, very little or no trust at all" in companies they do business with in everyday life.

  • City Council

    Those planning large construction projects will soon have to seek out another permit.

    Campbellsville City Council members heard first reading of an erosion prevention ordinance during their regular meeting Tuesday.

    Under the federal Clean Water Act, cities with a population greater than 10,000 are required to have a storm water permit. Part of the process requires an erosion prevention ordinance. If the City doesn't adopt an ordinance, Mayor Brenda Allen said, it could be fined up to $25,000 a day.

  • Campbellsville man arrested on stolen property charges

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested in connection with the theft of equipment from the Taylor County Detention Center construction site as well as vehicles and other items.

    On Monday, Campbellsville Police arrested Preston Dean Pyles, 39, on five counts of receiving stolen property more than $300. More charges are pending.

    According to a press release, officers received a tip that a Caterpillar skid steer taken from the detention center construction site was on Pyles' Quisenberry Road property.

  • Student attends Democratic convention

    His political science textbooks came to life last week when he heard speeches by famous politicians, Kentucky lawmakers and a presidential hopeful.

    He was also the youngest person to serve as a Kentucky delegate at the Democratic National Convention.

    Micah Spicer, 19, is a sophomore working on degrees in political science and pastoral ministries at Campbellsville University.

  • Man pleads guilty in federal court

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to possession of 3.5 grams of cocaine in U.S. District Court and could spend 30 years in prison for his crimes.

    According to a press release from U.S. Attorney David L. Huber's office, Christopher Howard Tucker, 35, of McMahan Road, pleaded guilty last Friday to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

    Tucker admitted that on Aug. 15, 2007, he had and intended to sell 3.5 grams of cocaine, with a street value of $350.

  • Two injured in crash Friday

    Two people were injured in a crash at the intersection of Lebanon and Osage avenues Friday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Freda Lawson, 44, of Campbellsville was attempting to make a left turn on to Lebanon Avenue when she pulled her 2002 Ford Mustang into the path of a 1995 Eagle Vision, driven by Willie Hunt, 66, of Campbellsville. The collision occurred at 7:30 p.m.

    Both drivers were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital, where they were treated and released.

  • ACT scores released

    Results from last year's round of ACTs for high school seniors were released last week, showing Campbellsville High students' scores remained steady, while Taylor County seniors' improved slightly.

    Campbellsville's 39 seniors scored a composite of 19, the same as the previous two years. Taylor County's 147 seniors scored a composite of 19.8, a notch above the previous 19.7. The test is optional for seniors (see sidebar).

    The statewide 2008 composite is 20.9, compared to 2007's composite of 20.7. Nationally, the 2008 composite score was 21.1, a drop of 0.1 percent from 2007.

  • UpdateNational Guard activated for hurricane relief

    About 350 Kentucky National Guard soldiers have been activated to help with Hurricane Gustav relief missions, including 51 from Campbellsville's unit.

    According to a press release, Gov. Steven L. Beshear and Adj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini have directed the deployment of more than 350 troops, five Kentucky Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk and three OH-58 Kiowa helicopters to Louisiana.

    Aircraft crews from the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade left Sunday at the Army Aviation Support Facility located at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort.

  • UpdateMan dies in motorcycle crash

    A Campbellsville man is dead from injuries he received after crashing his motorcycle into a tree Saturday night.

    According to a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff's Department, Richard Rawlings, 49, of 3386 Elk Horn Road was traveling north on KY 527 about a mile from Campbellsville just after 6 p.m.

    Sheriff's Deputy William Rice stated in his report that Rawlings lost control of his maroon 1981 Honda 900 motorcycle in a curve, drove off of the northbound lane and struck a tree. He was not wearing a helmet.