Local News

  • Man violates sex registry terms

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to five years' probation for violating the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Richard "Ricky" Dale Johnson, 38, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, July 8.

    In May, Johnson pleaded guilty to violating the terms of his sex offender registration. A first-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed.

  • Man accused of firing handgun

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon after he allegedly shot a handgun outside.

    Anthony Jermaine Smith, 22, of 347 Handley St. was arrested just after midnight on Friday, July 11.

    According to Smith's arrest citation, witnesses told police that they saw Smith fire a handgun while standing outside of a vehicle parked on Bowman Street. The citation states two of the witnesses identified Smith as the person who fired the shots.

    After Smith was stopped by police, a search found a handgun underneath Smith's seat.

  • Campbellsville residents charged in sealed indictments

    Three Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug and other crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Jeffrey Dewayne Mitchell, 27, of Scott Terrace Apartments, Apt. 8, was charged in three separate indictments with three counts of first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond for two of the cases was set at 10 percent of $25,000. In the other case, bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000.

  • Campbellsville residents in Marion court

    Four Campbellsville residents appeared in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    They are:

    - Gilbert Bland, 59, of 232 Brockman Road in Campbellsville was sentenced to five years' probation for second-degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking more than $300. He was ordered to have no contact with Bo's Smoke Shop.

  • Korean War veterans to be honored Thursday

    Although the Korean conflict took place thousands of miles away, an estimated 55,000 Kentuckians responded to the global military challenge against communism. More than 50 years later, the service of those brave soldiers will be recognized.

    According to State Rep. Russ Mobley, R-Campbellsville, on Thursday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs will host a ceremony to honor the Commonwealth's Korean War Veterans beginning at 2 p.m.

  • Greased lightning

    The same product that makes those crispy, golden fries so tasty can also be used to fuel a car.

    Not only is the idea earth-friendly, but, for Mike Kehoe, it is also pocket-friendly.

    Kehoe, golf professional at Campbellsville Country Club, began converting oil to biodiesel fuel about three years ago.

    "My wife and I were sitting at home watching Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel," Kehoe said.

    On this particular episode, Mike Rowe, the show's host, was at a location where guests on the show were converting oil to usable fuel.

  • Magistrates approve jail, detention center bills

    Magistrates approved payment of several bills on behalf of the Taylor County judicial and detention center projects at a special meeting Monday afternoon.

    Magistrates approved a $10,823.49 payment to CMW Inc. and $600,910.04 payment to Codell Construction Co. for the Taylor County Judicial Center.

    Magistrates also approved payment of $7,033.96 to CMW Inc. and $386,658.04 to Codell for the Taylor County jail.

  • No alcohol will be sold on Sundays

    Campbellsville City Council members voted down Sunday beer sales Monday night but agreed to reconsider the issue later.

    During a special meeting, at which an alcohol ordinance was the only item of discussion, the Council discussed Sunday alcohol sales, which was banned by the ordinance proposed.

    In May, voters living within the City approved the sale of alcohol in restaurants seating at least 50 people as long as the drinks are served in conjunction with a meal. Restaurants must derive at least 70 percent of their income from the sale of food. The measure passed by 74 votes.

  • Campbellsville man injured in LaRue wreck

    Two people were injured in a car vs. tractor collision on KY 61 Friday night.

    About 10:15 p.m., Robert Flowers, 22, of Rineyville was driving a John Deere tractor pulling a disc bine north on KY 61, just outside Buffalo.

    "A 1995 Oldsmobile, driven by 72-year-old Loris Hamilton of Greensburg, was in the southbound lane and collided with the left side of the disc bine," according to Officer Jamie Medley of Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement.

    "The disc bine was so wide, it took up [Flowers'] lane and 3 to 4 feet of the opposite lane," Medley said.

  • Burress attends circuit clerk conference

    Rodney Burress, circuit court clerk for Taylor County, participated in the Administrative Office of the Courts' 2008 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College on June 18-20 in Lexington.

    Circuit court clerks have offices in all 120 Kentucky counties and are responsible for managing the records of circuit and district courts.

    Participants were given an update on how legislation passed by the 2008 General Assembly will affect their offices. They also learned how automation and new court technology can streamline the way circuit court clerks conduct business.