Local News

  • Child endangerment charge dismissed

    A charge against a Campbellsville man accused of endangering the welfare of a minor has been dismissed.

    Nicholas Scott Galarza, 25, of 1123 Apache St. was arrested at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.

    According to Galarza's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a call to respond to his home. Galarza had allegedly locked a woman and her 2-year-old child, his daughter, out of the home and would not open the door, according to court records.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Bryan Simpson's citation states that the temperature was 29 degrees.

  • Woman pleads guilty to embezzling from Campbellsville company

    A Glasgow woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling more than $200,000 from a Campbellsville company.

    Michelle Simmons, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, according to a press release from Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.

    The release states that Simmons admitted that between July 22, 2004, and Jan. 14, 2008, she embezzled about $218,000 from her employer, Blealand Campbellsville, Inc., while serving as the office manager.

  • City approves sidewalk, streetscape resolutions

    The City is one step closer to building two sidewalks.

    At a special City Council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Brenda Allen told Council members that blueprints for new sidewalks along Meader Street and Cherokee Drive are now being reviewed in Frankfort.

    At the meeting, Council members approved a resolution for the sidewalk projects that amended some language in the paperwork.

    On the original paperwork, a number read 09 when it should have been 06. The City must approve a new resolution with matching numbers before it can receive the money.

  • Statewide cleanup event set to begin

    Those who'd like to clean out their attics and garages this spring can also "spring clean" the community next week.

    The 11th annual Commonwealth Cleanup Week - a week-long event geared toward "spring cleaning" Kentucky's communities - begins Sunday, March 22 and ends Saturday, March 28.

    Taylor County Solid Waste Coordinator Debbie McNear said those interested in pitching in should contact her to make the arrangements.

  • Judge orders temporary condemnation

    A Taylor County judge has ordered three parcels of property be temporarily condemned for a road construction project.

    Three small parcels of land that are part of Green River Plaza, totaling less than an acre, will be condemned as a result of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's KY 210 widening project. The Transportation Cabinet will pay owner Centro Ga Apollo $28,000 for use of the land.

  • Man accused of DUI with children in vehicle

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment after he allegedly drove while intoxicated with two children in his vehicle.

    George A. Buck, 45, of 112 Roachville Ford Road was arrested at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.

    According to the arrest citation, the Taylor County Sheriff's Department received a call reporting someone driving while intoxicated leaving Tractor Supply.

    The citation states that Sheriff's Deputy Brian Pickard saw Buck in his vehicle at a traffic light and saw the children, who are 3 and 4 years old, inside his truck.

  • Sheriff's office receives grant

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office has received a grant to upgrade its communications equipment.

    According to a sheriff's office press release, the office applied for a Kentucky Homeland Security grant last December and recently received word that it had been awarded $116,000.

    The release states that the grant will be used to purchase and install new and up-to-date digital/analog radios in sheriff's deputies' and Campbellsville Police officers' vehicles.

  • Campbellsville residents appear in Marion court

    Two Campbellsville residents were sentenced in Marion Circuit Court on March 2. They are:

      -James Darrell Moore, 30, of 2955 St. Matthew Church Road in Campbellsville, who pleaded guilty to alcohol intoxication. He was sentenced to two years of pretrial diversion. He was ordered to pay a $10 monthly supervision fee, a $500 fine and $150 in court costs.

  • Building now 85 percent complete

    Taylor County's new courthouse may not be completed until late August, and workers won't get to move in until the end of September or beginning of October.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate James Jones told the Court that the building is 85.6 percent completed but won't be finished until late August.

    He said the delay has been caused by some construction change orders by the construction companies.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the companies have made the changes, which are minor.

  • Woman accused of stealing another's identity

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with identity theft after she allegedly used another person's identity to set up credit card accounts.

    Sherry Lynn Carter, 37, was arrested at 4 p.m. Monday, March 9.

    According to the arrest warrant, Carter is accused of using another person's information to create accounts and conduct $30,000 worth of credit transactions in October 2006.

    The warrant also accuses Carter of using about $15,000 worth of another person's child support payments for her personal use from January 2008 through last month.