Local News

  • Campbellsville man arrested after crash

    A Campbellsville man was arrested and charged with DUI after a Tuesday night collision sent one juvenile to the hospital.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 9:08 p.m. Christopher Janes, 28, was traveling west on Broadway in a 2005 Chevrolet pickup when he ran a stop light at the intersection of Broadway and Lebanon Avenue. Janes struck a 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Charisse Laboyteaux, 30. Laboyteaux was crossing Broadway on Lebanon Avenue.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex abuse charge

    A Campbellsville man avoided a jury of his peers Monday by entering a guilty plea to sexually abusing a 14-year-old child.

    Davis L. Curtsinger, 31, of 478 N. Garnett Road appeared in Taylor Circuit Court before Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George.

    In June 2008, Curtsinger was indicted on charges of first-degree rape and sodomy, intimidating a witness, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Mobile home destroyed by fire

    An unoccupied Finley Ridge Road mobile home was completely destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

    At 2:05 p.m., 16 Taylor County volunteer firefighters responded with three trucks to the fire and were on the scene for about three hours.

    The mobile home, which is owned by Melvin Harris, was in the process of being remodeled.

    Taylor County Volunteer Fire Chief George Wilson said the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

  • Campbellsville man injured in Adair crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in Adair County on Tuesday when he lost control of his dump truck and overturned.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at 2:45 p.m., Jim G. Burris, 80, was driving a 1994 GMC dump truck south on KY 551 when he lost control and ran off the right shoulder of the road. Burris overcorrected, ran off the left shoulder, struck a utility pole and overturned in a pond.

    Burris was transported to Westlake Regional Hospital by Adair County EMS. He was treated and released.

    KSP Trooper Clint Walker investigated.

  • Knifley teen dies in single vehicle crash

    A 17-year-old Knifley girl is dead following a one-vehicle crash in Adair County on Monday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at about 10:13 p.m., Haley M. Luttrell was driving a 1995 Plymouth on Christine Road when she lost control and struck a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a seat belt.

    KSP Trooper Greg Brown investigated. Adair County Sheriff's Department, Adair County Fire and Adair County EMS also responded.

  • City School Board has re-vote for superintendent

    After a re-vote yesterday morning, Mike Deaton is still Campbellsville Independent Schools' new superintendent.

    Board members re-cast their votes for superintendent in a special meeting at 7:30 Wednesday morning.

    Board member Pat Hall made the motion to appoint Deaton, with Board member Mitch Overstreet's second. Hall, Overstreet, Board member Suzanne Wilson and Board chair Angie Johnson voted "yes," while Board member Barkley Taylor cast the lone "no" vote.

    Wednesday's meeting was a result of the Board's private vote on Friday.

  • Taylor Board begins superintendent interviews

    The Taylor County School Board will begin interviewing superintendent candidates during a special meeting Friday.

    Neither the number of candidates being interviewed nor their names is being released.

    The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Taylor County Board of Education office on East Broadway. Interviews are done in closed session.

  • Stacking 'em high

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department's annual pancake breakfast was held Saturday.

  • Update: City may set own occupational tax

    Campbellsville City Council set the wheels in motion to enact its own occupational tax and bill the County for its share of Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and E-911.

    At a special meeting Monday, Councilman David Nunery asked City Attorney John Bertram to draft an ordinance that would bill the County for Rescue runs and E-911 calls dispatched outside the City limits, as well as an ordinance that would enact a City occupational tax.

    The City is expected to consider both ordinances, as well as the actual occupational tax rate, at its regular meeting Monday.

  • Deaton named City Superintendent

    Mike Deaton is exchanging his principal's hat for that of superintendent.

    Deaton was named superintendent of Campbellsville Independent Schools shortly before 7 p.m. on Friday.

    A familiar face at Campbellsville Schools, Deaton has served as high school principal for the past two years.

    The Campbellsville School Board met in special session at 5 to finalize its selection of a new superintendent. Deaton was notified of the Board's decision in a telephone call while he was attending a track meet in Green County with his wife, Amy.