Local News

  • Tucker wins Community Trust contest

    Bradley Tucker, left, is the winner of last week’s Community Trust Bank Guess the Weight contest. Tucker correctly guessed the weight of a watermelon at the bank’s Broadway office. Barry Pennington, Community Trust Bank senior loan officer, presented Tucker with a watermelon.

  • Campbellsville Police investigating counterfeit bills

    Campbellsville Police are investigating several cases involving the circulation of counterfeit $50 bills.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the bills that have been passed at local businesses have the serial number AB74657610E. However, police warn, all counterfeit bills may not have the same serial number.
    Anyone who accepts what they believe may be a counterfeit bill is asked to contact Campbellsville Police at 465-4122.

  • Two charged with assaulting man with machete

    Two Campbellsville men have been arrested and charged with first-degree assault after they allegedly cut another man with a machete.
    Arrest warrants were issued Friday, July 29 for Jeremy Hicks, 20, of 2078 Tebbs Bend Road and Christopher A. Couch, 20, of 444 Gerard Lane.
    Hicks was arrested at 4:02 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, and Couch was arrested Sunday, July 31 at 11:10 a.m.
    According to the arrest warrants, Hicks and Couch allegedly attacked a man on July 29 with a machete. Court records state that the man suffered multiple cuts as a result.

  • Indiana man charged with carrying concealed weapon

    An Indiana man was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon after local law enforcement found a handgun in his vehicle.
    Robert A. Miller II, 30, of 2155 E. 28th Ave. in Hobart was arrested at 12:18 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1.
    According to an arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian was helping a Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy process a crime scene at a local convenient store when Miller drove into the parking lot.

  • Saloma Road home destroyed by fire

    A Saloma Road home was destroyed by fire last Monday night.
    According to a Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department report, firefighters were dispatched to 9464 Saloma Road at 8:22 p.m. where they discovered a mobile home on fire.
    According to the report, homeowner Kevin Davis was home at the time.
    Twenty-six firefighters responded with three engines and were on the scene for about two hours.
    The cause of the fire is still undetermined but is believed to have ignited in the living room.

  • YMCA study now under way

    A feasibility study for a possible local YMCA is now under way.

    According to Taylor Regional Hospital CEO Jane Wheatley, who spearheaded the effort, Daxko/T2 Consulting will contact 800 Taylor County residents at random by phone as part of the study.

    Wheatley said the group will ask residents if they would use a YMCA and what they would like to see a local YMCA offer.

    The group will also contact schools and industries, as well as community leaders and stakeholders.

    The study is expected to be completed by next month, Wheatley said.

  • How bad is the nation’s debt?

    Crisis. Default. Downgrade. Negative words that have been getting a lot of use lately regarding the nation's debt problem.

    But as several local experts contend, the real problem has been the impact that these negative buzzwords have had on consumer confidence.

    "It's really a perceptual thing," says Larry Bowen of Edward Jones. "Consumer confidence has been shattered."

  • Murder trial could be delayed

    The trial for the Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, a Lebanon police officer, may be delayed.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed a motion on Wednesday to postpone the trial for Tonya Ford, which is set to begin Aug. 22, because he says the prosecution has disclosed some new evidence in the case.

    Ford is accused of shooting her husband David M. Ford on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.

  • Smooth start

    The school year is off to a smooth start at both local districts.

    Classes began on Wednesday, Aug. 3, and school officials said the first day was problem-free at all schools.

    "Everything went very smooth," said Campbellsville Independent Superintendent Mike Deaton. "We did not have any turnover in our administrators and very few new teachers in the District this year.

  • Big changes in store for rescue, fire

    Big changes are in the works at Rescue, Fire and E-911.

    On Sept. 5, the Campbellsville Fire Department will become Campbellsville Fire and Rescue, and what used to be Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue will become an emergency medical services operation.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young revealed a plan to save the city and county money at a meeting Thursday night of the joint committee charged to study the operation, revenue and expenses of Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and E-911.