Local News

  • Expanded gaming could be put to public vote

    Expanding gaming could have its day in the sun next year.
    Rep. Mike Nemes, R-Louisville, has pre-filed a bill that would allow Kentucky voters to decide whether they want to amend the state constitution to allow expanded gambling. Rep. John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville, and Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, say they have mixed feelings about the bill.

  • Local author releases first book


  • Minor change made to rescue agreement

    State officials have found a minor hiccup in the wording of the new interlocal agreement between the city and county. But after a vote last week, the issue has been resolved.
    At last Tuesday’s regular Fiscal Court meeting, County Attorney John Bertram told magistrates that the Department of Local Government found a common mistake in that a termination clause was left out of the agreement.

  • Traces of metals/cyanide found in soil samples at Parker-Kalon

    Traces of metals and cyanide, which can be highly toxic to humans, were found in soil samples taken from Parker-Kalon’s Campbellsville facility, according to a State Division of Waste Management report.
    According to Jeff Grow of the Division of Waste Management’s Superfund branch, the substances were found near a drainage swale to the northeast of the facility.
    Messages for Parker-Kalon officials were not returned by press time.

  • Bee Awareness Day

    The Green River Beekeepers celebrated Bee Awareness Day on Thursday at the Taylor County Extension Office.

  • Resident accused of burglary

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with second-degree burglary.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies received a complaint of a burglary last Wednesday at a home on Saloma Road.
    During an investigation, the report states, deputies learned that Nikita Looper, 23, was allegedly involved.
    The following day, Looper was interviewed and arrested.
    Campbellsville Police Officer Travis Begley also charged Looper with two counts of more than $500 in fraudulent use of a credit card.

  • Campbellsville woman charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with her second DUI offense.
    Misty A. Buley, 37, of 1881 Sportsman Lane Road, was arrested at 4:25 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12.
    According to Buley’s arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a complaint from the local probation and parole office that Buley was supposed to submit to a drug test but drove away.
    Records state that Buley allegedly went to a person’s home, got a pill bottle with urine inside and was caught tampering with the drug test at the probation and parole office.

  • Campbellsville man cited for growing marijuana

    A Campbellsville man has been cited for growing marijuana.
    Robert C. Clements, 56, of 12243 Liberty Road, was cited at 2:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
    According to Clements’ citation, Kentucky State Police troopers saw a marijuana plant growing beside a building in the back yard of his home.
    The troopers were conducting aerial surveillance for the Governor’s Marijuana Eradication Team for a Drug Free Kentucky.
    Court records state that Clements admitted to growing the marijuana and owning the plant. The plant was cut down and destroyed.

  • One injured in three-vehicle crash

    A child was injured in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday morning.
    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, at 10:45 a.m., Angela M. Morgan, 29, of Greensburg was driving a 2005 Chevrolet east on KY 210, when her vehicle struck a 1995 Toyota driven by Lisa Napier, 27, of Campbellsville. Napier’s vehicle was crossing KY 210 from Nancy Cox Drive to Green River Plaza. Morgan’s vehicle then struck a 2003 Buick driven by Cindy Burton, 53, of Columbia. Burton’s vehicle was stopped at a red light.

  • Chick-fil-A Express has ribbon cutting

    Chick-fil-A Express celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting recently. Larry Hayes, center, secretary for the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, cut the Campbellsville University Chick-fil-A Express ribbon along with Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU president, who is speaking.