Local News

  • Women in Agriculture host ‘Taste of Kentucky Proud’ event

    As part of their 12th Annual Conference, Kentucky Women in Agriculture will host the “Taste of Kentucky Proud” at the Crowne Plaza-Campbell House in Lexington on Thursday, Oct. 27.
    The event begins at 5:30 p.m. when Sullivan University Culinary students present their Kentucky Proud food creations. Joining them will be Kentucky chefs Bobby Benjamin and Jeremy Ashby, and a variety of Kentucky Proud vendors.

  • One injured after ATV crashes into tractor-trailer

    A Campbellsville man is in critical condition after he struck a tractor-trailor while riding an ATV.

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office responded to a two-vehicle injury collision on Hickory Grove Road shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Gerald Bault, 46, of Campbellsville was riding a 2004 Honda Rancher ATV and traveling west on the eastbound shoulder of KY 210.

  • A sign of change

    Donnie Kitchen of Rodgers Sign Service in Elizabethtown was busy Thursday afternoon installing a new message center at Citizens Bank and Trust Co. on Broadway in Campbellsville.

    Kitchen said the message center will feature text messages and can also show photos and video. Citizens Bank President Mark Johnson said the original sign was destroyed about six weeks ago by high winds.

    He said the new sign is mounted on a brick post, as opposed to the old sign, which was mounted on a metal post.

  • Rape charge against man is dismissed

    A first-degree rape charge against a local man has been dismissed in exchange for a guilty plea to other charges.
    Brian R. Rutledge, 37, of 98 Earthborne Lane in Campbellsville, was charged by a Taylor County grand jury in August 2010 in two separate indictments.

    He faced charges of first-degree rape in one case and two counts of first-degree sodomizing two children younger than 12 in another.

  • Man pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

    A Campbellsville teenager has received probation for having sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl.
    Jeddy Chastain, 19, of 220 Bibb St., was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February on a charge of second-degree rape.

    Chastain appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on July 29 and pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor offense.
    Records from Chastain’s appearance weren’t filed at the Taylor Circuit Clerk’s Office until late last week.

  • Man gets probation in sex case

    A Campbellsville man accused of having sex with a girl younger than 18 has been sentenced to probation.
    Timothy J. Bishop, 44, of 6256 Knifley Road, was indicted in June 2007 by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Bishop was charged with second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and four counts of a sex-related crime.

  • Man pleads guilty in child porn case

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to having child pornography.
    William Cody Edwards, 22, of 42 Lisa Lane in Campbellsville, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in March and charged with possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

    Edwards appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Aug. 26 and entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • State test scores improve

    The results are in, with both good and not so good news.
    Though the local schools have improved in many areas, some have been ruled as not meeting adequate yearly progress.
    No Child Left Behind, Kentucky Core Content and Interim Performance Report data were released last week.
    Signed into law in January 2002, the federal NCLB Act requires states to provide information on districts’ progress to reach proficiency by 2014.

  • TRH hosts "topping off" ceremony for surgical center

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently reached a milestone in the construction of its surgical center addition by completing the steel structure portion of the new facility.

    To commemorate reaching this milestone, Wehr Constructors, general contractor for the project, hosted an official "topping off" ceremony on Friday, Sept. 16, at the site of the new building.

  • Bennett opens new law practice

    Bryan E. Bennett PSC has opened a new practice in downtown Campbellsville. His office is located at 111 East Main St.

    Bennett represents clients in the Campbellsville and surrounding area.

    He offers services in personal injury, auto accidents, divorce, estate planning and oil and gas leases.

    Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Services are available in Spanish and Portuguese.