Local News

  • Bailout seeks to pump up economy

    Merrill Lynch had been bought out. Lehman Bros. was broke. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were going under. People were being forced out of their homes after being approved for mortgages they could never pay.

    Those are just a few reasons local experts offer in explaining the $700 billion buyout approved recently by the U.S. Congress.

    "The loan structure with regard to mortgages and sub-prime loans somewhat triggered [the economic downtown]," said Joe Foster, assistant professor of business and economics.

  • Man accused of assaulting another with baseball bat

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assault and other charges after he allegedly beat another man with a baseball bat.

    George W. McNear, 28, of Purcell Court, Lot 4, was arrested at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8.

    According to McNear's arrest citation, he allegedly went to an ex-girlfriend's home and then left when he realized the girl was with another man. The citation states that McNear returned to the Purcell Court residence with a baseball bat and allegedly hit the man in the head, back and arm.

  • Woman charged with second DUI

    A Willisburg woman has been arrested and charged with her second DUI offense.

    Tammie Sue Bugg, 47, of 3707 Mt. Zion Road was arrested at 12:51 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9.

    According to Bugg's arrest citation, she was stopped by Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren for having only one headlight.

    The citation states that Warren observed two people pulling into a convenient store very fast and then switching seats with each other.

    Records state the passenger in the vehicle, a male who was originally driving the vehicle, did not have a driver's license.

  • Campbellsville man injured in motorcycle crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured after he crashed his motorcycle Tuesday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Jerry Lawson, 56, was traveling east on KY 88 in Green County on a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle when he lost control and ran off the roadway. The crash occurred at 3:50 p.m. He was not wearing a helmet.

    Lawson was treated and released at Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Former Campbellsville man dies in LaRue crash

    Wet roads contributed to a wreck Thursday morning that claimed the life of a 62-year-old Hodgenville man.

    Roger D. Nelson was killed when he was thrown from his vehicle on KY 210 nine miles east of Hodgenville, according to a Kentucky State Police report.

    The Lincoln Towncar was heading east on KY 210 when Nelson apparently lost control, according to KSP. After leaving the road, the vehicle hit an earthen embankment, began to spin and the driver's side door came open.

    Contents of the trunk including carpentry tools were strewn several yards along the ditch line.

  • County signs garbage agreement

    County garbage pickup service will remain with Waste Connections Inc.

    Magistrates awarded a five-year contract to the company at last week's regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting.

    At the Court's September meeting, magistrates agreed to begin advertising for bids to provide the County's solid waste service. The current franchise agreement with Waste Connections Inc. ends in December.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said three responses were received.

  • Two seek to fill U.S. Representative's seat

    Next month's General Election will allow voters to select their choice for Kentucky's next U.S. Representative.

    Incumbent Ron Lewis will give up his seat, which he has held since 1994, to one of two state legislators, either Sen. David Boswell, D-Owensboro, or Sen. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green.

    Boswell's political career began with two terms as a Kentucky State Representative from 1978 to 1982.

    Boswell was elected Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture in 1984 and elected to the Kentucky State Senate in 1990.

  • Court adds half million to jail fund

    Magistrates took steps Tuesday night to transfer an additional $150,000 of this year's budget to replenish the nearly depleted jail fund.

    Some magistrates, however, say this may not be enough to pay for upcoming jail costs, and other steps may become necessary.

    Earlier in Tuesday's meeting, magistrates had also approved the transfer of nearly $325,000 from the general fund to the jail fund.

    On Wednesday, Taylor County Treasurer Melissa Williams said that money is a third of the amount already budgeted to be placed into the jail fund.

  • Two square off in U.S. Senator’s race

    Voters will decide next month who will become Kentucky's U.S. Senator.

    Incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell will face off against Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford for the seat in the Nov. 4 General Election.

    McConnell's Senate career began in 1984. He has since been reelected four times. In June 2005, he became the longest-serving Republican Senator from Kentucky.

    On Nov. 15, 2006, McConnell was unanimously elected Republican Leader in the 110th Congress by his colleagues, making him only the second Senator from Kentucky to lead his party in the U.S. Senate.

  • BBB alerts senior citizens of telephone scam

    BBB is warning senior citizens to be aware of an emerging telephone scam that is preying on grandparents nationwide.

    BBB has recently received reports about grandparents who thought they were aiding their grandchildren by providing money for an emergency situation but were in fact giving thousands of dollars to Canadian con artists.