Local News

  • Campbellsville men sentenced to federal prison

    Two Campbellsville men have been sentenced to federal prison time for conspiring together to sell drugs.
    Freddie E. Stone, 39, of 552 Mt. Carmel Road will spend nearly four and a half years in federal prison, while Orvey C. Harris Jr., 35, of 715 Maple Road will serve a year and three months.
    Stone and Harris were indicted in June 2008 by a Bowling Green federal grand jury. According to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office, Stone and Harris conspired together to distribute more than 900 OxyContin pills and more than 200 hydrocodone pills.

  • Local man gets 10 years on federal drug charges

    A Campbellsville man, one of 30 people accused of operating a drug crime ring in a neighboring county, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his crimes.

    According to a news release from United States Attorney David J. Hale's office in the U.S. Western District of Kentucky, 19 of the 30 were sentenced last week in U.S. District Court for their role in a drug distribution ring operating in and around Adair County.

  • Two injured in Fern Drive crash

    A Campbellsville man was trapped inside his vehicle and injured after a two-vehicle crash on Fern Drive over the weekend.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Justin Hayes, 21, of 42 Peachtree Circle was attempting to turn left from KY 289 onto Fern Drive at 8:07 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Creech delivers toys to tornado-ravaged Joplin

    Cee Cee Creech recently traveled to Joplin, Mo. to deliver elephants she knitted for children affected by May’s massive tornado.
    Cee Cee, 8, raised more than $3,000 for the Red Cross by knitting the elephants and seeking pledges. People were able to follow her progress on her Elephants Remember Joplin Facebook page.
    Cee Cee is the daughter of Chad and BeLinda Creech of Campbellsville.
    In Joplin, Cee Cee spent the day giving away the elephants. BeLinda Creech said that several people recognized her from her Facebook page.

  • From fatherhood to priesthood ...

    A husband, a father and a grandfather, the Rev. Jim Reinhart now has yet another role to fill - Catholic priest.

    Reinhart was installed June 22 as the administrator at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Campbellsville, Our Lady of the Hills in Finley and Our Lady of Fatima in Phillipsburg.

    But his path to the priesthood was different from most. As a rule, priests do not marry or father children.

  • Down on Main Street

    While there may be a few empty buildings downtown, officials say work is being done to fill them.

    According to Downtown Business Association President Doug Tucker, there are very few empty buildings downtown that don't have at least some activity tied to them. Empty buildings have either been purchased or are being actively marketed by owners. In some cases, Tucker said, there are rumors that at least a couple of spaces have been bought or rented recently.

  • Hot Topic - EDA: Chair says there’s not enough funding.

    Just as at a Campbellsville City Council meeting the night before, a discussion about the Economic Development Authority took center stage at Tuesday night's regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting.

    Mark Johnson, chairman of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority Board, said he wants to talk to magistrates about whether the EDA is doing what is expected. And, if not, he said, the EDA's purpose needs to be clarified.

    "I'm hearing that we're not doing what you want," he said.

  • Hot Topic - EDA: City says it’s not earmarking its $100,000 contribution.

    A possible miscommunication led to a lengthy discussion regarding the future of the Economic Development Authority during Monday night's special Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Mark Johnson, chairman of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority Board, told Council members that he needs clarification on recent actions taken by the City Council and Taylor Fiscal Court regarding EDA funding.

  • Resident accused of violating terms of sex offender registration

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of failing to comply with the terms of the state's sex offender registration program.

    Kevin L. Wilson, 45, of 211 W. Hord St. was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    The charge is Wilson's second such offense. He was also charged with being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, Wilson allegedly changed his address between Dec. 13 and Jan. 13 without notifying the Division of Probation and Parole.

  • Orthodyne photo contest winners announced

    Orthodyne Physical Therapy hosted a Fourth of July amateur photo contest. Entries were judged in the following categories - scenic, people, patriotic, miscellaneous and animal.

    First place won an engraved wooden picture frame and a $64 cash award. Second place received $20 and a ribbon and third place received $10 and a ribbon.

    Winners are as follows: