Local News

  • Taylor woman's lost wallet returned

    Michael Pierce was running late for work on the morning of April 7. He pulled up at the Country Store on KY 70 West, hopped out and saw something lying on the pavement. Reaching down, he picked up a billfold and tossed it into his truck, then went on into the store.

    Since he was in a hurry, Pierce said he didn't think much about the billfold until later in the day. When he finally did inspect it, he got a shock.

    "There was a lot of cash in it. I didn't know what to think," Pierce said.

  • New magistrate for 4th District

    Taylor Fiscal Court members were greeted with a new face Tuesday night.

    Taylor County resident Kenneth Minor was sworn in as 4th District Magistrate just before Tuesday's special meeting.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said before the meeting that Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Minor to the position on April 9.

    The appointment comes after former 4th District Magistrate Marshall Caulk resigned last month, citing health reasons. Caulk is a Democrat.

  • Bank e-mails are hoaxes

    Campbellsville Police are warning residents about fake e-mails claiming to be from local banks.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said that several local banks have contacted police about the e-mails.

    The e-mails ask bank customers to update their account information by clicking on a link. If the customer does this, identity thieves can then intercept their account information as they enter it.

    This type of scam is known as "Phishing."

    Benningfield said residents should disregard the e-mails.

  • Are you registered?

    Those wishing to help decide the next president or whether to allow Campbellsville restaurants to serve alcohol have only two more days to register to vote in the May Primary.

    Voter registration books will be closed at 4:30 on Monday. Those who haven't registered to vote must do so at Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney's office by Monday. Registration cards that are mailed in must be postmarked no later than April 21.

  • Screening at Green River Lake Dam to begin next week

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin exploratory drilling at Green River Lake Dam this next week.

    The drilling will continue throughout the spring and into the summer.

    The Corps of Engineers annually inspects its reservoir dams, with a more thorough inspection occurring every five years. A recent screening of Green River Lake Dam determined that additional screening was necessary to assess the current condition of the 40-year-old dam. Soil and rock samples will be taken of the area for laboratory testing.

  • Campbellsville man arrested in Hodgenville

    A Campbellsville man was arrested and charged with several traffic offenses in Hodgenville last week.

    Richard K. Rakes, 18, of Fairview Drive in Campbellsville was charged with speeding, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and three counts of second-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to police, Rakes was clocked driving 103 mph in a 55 mph zone on Lincoln Parkway on April 11. Rakes had three teenage passengers in his vehicle.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County jail and will be arraigned in LaRue District Court.

  • UPDATETwo die in KY 210 crash

    Two people are dead following a two-vehicle crash on KY 210 at about 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Department report, Eddie A. Propes, 54, of Yosemite was driving a 1998 Isuzu cab and box truck east on KY 210 when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 1994 Peterbilt tractor trailer driven by Timothy L. Alley, 41, of Columbia. Propes' truck caught fire after the collision.

  • Education cuts could affect local schools

    Though the state budget passed by the General Assembly restored a great deal of proposed education funding cuts, local administrators say more funding is needed.

    "It's a little disappointing," said Taylor County Superintendent Gary Seaborne. "We're going to receive less funding. We're still expected to reach proficiency by 2014, but with diminished funding. It is pretty discouraging."

  • Lawsuit against City, Rescue dismissed, settled

    Claims brought by a Lebanon man alleging that two Rescue EMTS injured him have been dismissed by a judge. However, according to an attorney in the case, the man's claims have been settled out of court and will cost the City's insurance carrier $40,000.

    Louisville attorneys Diane Bluhm and Kevin B. Sciantarelli filed a claim on behalf of Alton Turpin in Taylor Circuit Court on Dec. 27, 2005.

  • CKAS presents: 'The Chairs'

    The Central Kentucky Arts Series brought Eugene Ionesco's play "The Chairs" to Campbellsville last week.

    The performance, part of CKAS' "Home Roots Series," brought Campbellsville native John Paul Davenport back to his hometown from Oxford, Miss. Three of Davenports students at Oxford High School performed in Campbellsville University's Theater, a theater Davenport himself performed on several times.