Local News

  • Signed UK basketball to be raffled

    The Hiestand House and Taylor County Museum will raffle a University of Kentucky basketball signed by coach John Calipari.
    Tickets are $1 each or $5 for six. All proceeds will go to the Hiestand House and Taylor County Museum. Tickets are available at Citizens Bank and Trust Co. and Taylor County Bank and from any Hiestand House board member.
    The basketball will be raffled Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the Campbellsville v. Taylor County basketball game.
    The ball was donated with the help of State Rep. Bam Carney, R-Campbellsville.

  • 9/11/01: ‘Never Forgotten’

    About 50 people gathered at Miller Park Sunday in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Organized by Campbellsville Fire & Rescue and Campbellsville Police Department, the half-hour event featured various city and county officials offering their thoughts on Sept. 11. Earlier in the day, the city’s emergency siren sounded at 9:59 a.m. and again at 10:28 a.m., the times that the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers fell after being struck by airplanes.

  • County tax rates to decrease

    Property owners in Taylor County will see a decrease in their tax rate this year, which means they could be paying less.
    Tax rates for some local taxing districts will increase this year, though the county’s property tax revenue is expected to remain the same with rates that are a bit lower than last year’s.
    Taylor County Fiscal Court has each year approved a “compensating” tax rate, which means that the new tax rate is expected to bring in about the same amount of money as the previous year’s rate.

  • Moreland joins CKNJ

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal has a new leader.
    Jeff Moreland joined the staff Monday. Moreland takes on the new publisher/editor role, filling positions vacated last week by publisher Patrick Keefe and editor Rebecca Cassell.

  • Man pleads guilty to sodomy charge

    A former Campbellsville man accused of sodomizing a young boy in Green County has pleaded guilty to the crimes and could spend 10 years in prison for them.
    Campbellsville Police arrested Dennis “Booger” Joseph Milby, 33, of 909 Hamilton Court in April on an active Green County arrest warrant.

  • Homeplace Fall Festival

    About 1,500 people attended this year’s fall festival at The Homeplace on Green River. There were many activities for adults and children alike, from making cornhusk dolls to shopping for handmade items to riding horses.

  • Tebbs Bend Flea Market draws 1,100

    Tebbs Bend is known for more than just its Civil War history. It’s also the place to go for an annual 3-mile-long flea market.
    The annual Tebbs Bend Road Community Wide Flea Market was Saturday with about 1,100 people attending.
    The flea market is hosted by the Tebbs Bend-Green River Bridge Battlefield Association.
    There were booths selling food, candles, NASCAR items, woodcrafts, antiques, fresh vegetables, yard sale items, old coins, collectibles and more.
    For more information, call Betty Williams at 465-4210 or Donna Kerr at 789-3025.

  • Campbellsville man accused of growing marijuana

    A Campbellsville man was arrested and charged with growing marijuana on Friday, after five plants were found behind his business.
    According to a Campbellsville Police Department news release, officers received a tip that marijuana was being grown behind a business on KY 55.
    Upon arrival, officers found five plants they believed to be marijuana.
    John Patrick “Pat” Blevins, 46, was arrested and charged with growing five or more marijuana plants, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of marijuana and possession of drug supplies.

  • Campbellsville woman cited for DUI following crash

    A Campbellsville woman was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs following a one-vehicle crash on Monday.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 2:09 a.m., Stephanie B. Lawson was driving a 2012 Hyundai Sonata north on South Columbia Avenue near Commercial Street when her vehicle struck the corner of a bridge.
    Lawson refused treatment at the scene, but was later taken to Taylor Regional Hospital. No information was available as to her condition at press time.
    Lawson was cited for DUI and failure to maintain insurance.

  • Police warn of bank scam

    Campbellsville Police are investigating a possible bank scam.
    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, customers of Citizens Bank and Trust Co. and Taylor County Bank have been notified by phone that there is a problem with their debit card. Customers are then asked to provide their account information.
    Both banks say they have not placed any calls to their customers. Officials at the banks say they are investigating the calls. The scam may extend to other banks.