Local News

  • Man faces second sex crime indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted and charged with sex crimes for the second time this year.
    Ryan Lacaine Hardin, 32, of 5592 Hodgenville Road in Campbellsville, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last Tuesday. He was charged with third-degree sodomy and four counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Dickie Benningfield is investigating the case.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Hardin allegedly committed the crimes between November 2009 and February 2010.

  • Sex offender registry keeps public informed


    Out of the 51, only one is non-compliant.

    According to the online Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry, a large majority of Taylor County’s registered sex offenders are abiding by the terms of their registration.

    Officer Derek Benge with the Danville Probation and Parole Office will soon monitor Taylor County’s sex offenders.

  • Jay Gaines: A can-do kid


    Jay Gaines has been facing challenges all of his life. Gaines was born with one arm and one leg, but he continues to have big dreams, and he is making them come true as a member of the Taylor County High School football team.

  • Edelen, Kemper face off for state auditor’s office

    Jesse Osbourne

    Two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen on Nov. 8.
    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

    Adam Edelen
    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he has had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • One injured in Fairview Road crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash on Fairview Road.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s report, Patrick M. Neumann, 20, of 1609 Parkview Drive was southbound on Fairview Road driving a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle when he collided with a 1992 Ford pickup truck at 4:10 p.m. driven by Ronald D. Vanheck, 56, of 3735 Bengal Road in Campbellsville.
    The report states that Vanheck was westbound on Friendship Pike, crossing Fairview Road to Bengal Road.
    Vanheck pulled into Neumann’s path, according to the report.

  • Campbellsville woman injured in crash at Broadway/Airport Road

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Broadway and Airport Road on Wednesday just before 9 p.m.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Mary Buckman, 20, of Campbellsville was driving a 2002 Nissan Sentra north on Airport road when her vehicle hydroplaned and slid into the path of a 1994 Chevy pickup driven by Byron Livers, 47, of Lebanon. Livers was traveling east on Broadway.
    Buckman was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel. She was treated and released.

  • Three injured in crash at U.S. 68/KY 210 intersection

    Three people were injured in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday night at the intersection of U.S. 68 and KY 210.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Morris Cave, 23, of Greensburg was driving a 2005 Nissan Sentra east on U.S. 68 when he turned into the path of a 1990 GMC pickup driven by Charles W. Warren, 56, of Campbellsville. Warren was traveling west on U.S. 68. The collision occurred at 9:11 p.m.

  • One injured in U.S. 68/KY 55 intersection collision

    A Somerset woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of U.S. 68 and KY 55 on Wednesday morning.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, James D. Smith, 54, of Campbellsville was driving a 1999 Ford pickup east on U.S. 68 when he swerved to avoid a vehicle that was turning left on KY 55. Smith’s vehicle then struck a 2000 Pontiac driven by Cynthia Spencer, 54, of Somerset. Spencer was stopped at a traffic light on KY 55. The collision occurred at 6:13 a.m.

  • Six injured in two-vehicle crash

    Six people were injured Sunday, Oct. 16, in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 68.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Juan Saucedo, 18, of Versailles pulled onto U.S. 68 from KY 744 in a 2005 Nissan pickup truck at 4:30 p.m. and struck a 1996 Mercury Villager driven by Jonathon Rowland, 22, of 158 Northwood Drive in Lexington.
    Tonya Rowland and Julie Rowland, passengers in Jonathon Rowland’s vehicle, were injured in the crash.
    Saucedo and passengers Jennifer Montano, Humerto Reyes and Yamileth Escamill were also injured in the crash.

  • Golf scramble donations

    Taylor Regional Hospital Charity Golf Scramble received a big boost from two local banks. Citizens Bank & Trust Co. and Taylor County Bank were major sponsors of the third annual event. Each bank donated $5,000 toward the purchase of a second van, which will be used to expand the existing free van service offered to TRH patients.