Local News

  • One charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with drug crimes in an indictment 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.

    Douglas D. Thompson, 36, of 203 Shady Lane was indicted on a charge of first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Thompson could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    u An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • One in critical condition after Thursday crash

    A Campbellsville man is in critical condition following a single-vehicle crash Thursday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, David White, 20, was driving a 1989 Dodge Dakota south on Palestine Road at about 10:30 a.m. White's truck dropped off the road, he overcorrected, crossed the road and struck a tree. The truck hit the tree on the passenger side.

  • Clearing House scam reported in Kentucky

    Better Business Bureau is warning the public to beware of letters supposedly from Publishers Clearing House that claim they have won a grand prize drawing of $1 million.

    Despite how official the letters might look, the recipient is the target of a widespread scam that is seeing a sudden resurgence across the country, including in Kentucky and Indiana.

    An increased prevalence of this scam comes on the heels of the actual Publisher's Clearing House awarding a New Jersey woman $5,000 a week for the rest of her life. Scammers often operate in the wake of newsworthy events.

  • Two injured in 68 crash

    A Campbellsville woman and her passenger were injured Friday in a two-vehicle crash.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 5:50 p.m., Ben Watson was driving a 1998 Toyota pickup west on U.S. 68 when he struck a 1995 Nissan in the rear. The collision occurred near the intersection of U.S. 68 and West Main Street.

    The driver of the Nissan, Amy Fair, and an unnamed passenger were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital. Fair was treated and released.

  • Councilman asks for private meeting

    The County has taken the first of two steps in breaking its occupational tax agreement with the City.

    But before the Fiscal Court meets again Tuesday, April 14, a group of magistrates and Campbellsville City Council members are expected to meet and could come up with a different solution to solve the County's budget issues.

    And that meeting could be closed to the public, which the News-Journal believes would be illegal.

    A discussion of budgets is not a stated exception to the Kentucky Open Meetings and Records Law.

  • Ovations!

    Taylor County High School's Show Choir will look to the past this weekend.

    "Ovations!" is a celebration of the choir's annual spring musical, which began in 1993 with "I'm Sorry, the Bridge Is Out, You'll Have to Spend the Night."

    According to Lisa Gupton, choral director, "Ovations!" features some of the more crowd-pleasing selections from spring performances past.

    While there were several musicals and revues performed before 1993, the spring show became an annual event that year, Gupton said.

  • City Council meeting rescheduled

    The regular City Council meeting set for Monday, April 6 has been rescheduled. The meeting has been moved to Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the City Council room above Campbellsville Police Department. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Hospital's economic impact is $35 million

    The impact of Taylor Regional Hospital goes far beyond health care.

    According to a Kentucky Hospital Association report, Taylor Regional Hospital has a local economic impact of $35 million.

    The study, based on 2007 data, offers information on employment and salaries, as well as spending estimates. The report, said TRH Board of Trustees Secretary Laura Wilds, shows the hospital impacts far more than local residents' health.

    "It makes me very proud of our hospital," Wilds said.

  • Circuit clerk's office open Saturday

    The Taylor Circuit Clerk's office, located at the Taylor County Courthouse, will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

    According to Taylor Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress, the office was originally scheduled to be open Saturday, April 11. However, due to the Easter holiday, the office will be open this Saturday instead.

    For more information, contact Burress at 465-6686.

  • Two injured in U.S. 68 crash

    Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 68 near Tharp Drive on Friday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Brittany Morgan, 17, of Greensburg was driving a 2003 Kia east on U.S. 68 when she struck a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Erica Blaydes, 25, of Campbellsville. Blaydes' vehicle then struck a 2002 Mercury driven by Nicky Ferguson, 54, of Hardyville.

    The collision occurred at 5:20 p.m.