Local News

  • Benningfield wins Community Trust Bank contest

    Roger Benningfield is the winner of Community Trust Bank’s Guess the Weight contest. Benningfield correctly guessed the weight of a watermelon at the bank’s Broadway office. Lisa Karr, Community Trust Bank branch manager, presented Benningfield with a watermelon.

  • Rustic Room opens on Elkhorn Road

    Nichole and Eric McDuffie have opened The Rustic Room, located at 3501 Elkhorn Road in the old Minor’s Jeans building. They have a variety of horse tack, grooming supplies, western decor, Montana West purses, hats, farrier tools, saddles, saddle pads, halters and more.

  • Local nurse participates in critical care class

    Taylor County resident, Tiffany Shaw, RN, was one of 31 Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital nurses who recently participated in an intensive two-day Critical Care Registered Nurse/Progressive Care Certified Nurse review class.

  • TRH names summer ambassador

    Diane Wright has been named the Taylor Regional Hospital Ambassador for summer 2011.
    Other nominees for the honor were Phyllis Henderson and Harrison Whitlock.
    Wright was nominated by a team member, who wrote:
    “Diane is a patient advocate in all she does, always putting their needs and concerns first. Since the weather adversely affects our pulmonary patients, she monitors the weather and coordinates transportation for them.

  • USDA producer loans available

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that a high demand for guaranteed farm ownership and direct farm operating funds has prompted USDA to transfer appropriated funds between programs as authorized by law, to meet the urgent credit needs of producers, including beginning and minority farmers and ranchers.

  • One man's journey from abusive home to volunteer

    He'd had enough. After years of abuse at the hands of his father, 12-year-old Roger Brooks was ready to stand up for himself.

    Originally from Illinois, Brooks, now 49, came to Campbellsville in 2004. But his path here was anything but easy.

    "When I was little, I was put in a home because my family said they couldn't handle me," Brooks said.

    Born with developmental disabilities, Brooks was verbally and physically abused by his father.

  • Two indicted for murder in separate cases

    Two Campbellsville residents have been indicted and charged with murder in separate incidents - a drunk driving crash in which a woman died and another in which a man died from a morphine overdose.

    Kathleen H. Wise, 60, of 4203 Bengal Road and William Howard Mayes, 29, of 1150 Liberty Road in Elk Horn were indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    If convicted, the two could each be sentenced to as much as life in prison.

  • Indictments issued for sex crimes, burglary, welfare fraud and more

    Five people have been indicted and charged with committing sex crimes in Taylor County, ranging from rape to contacting a minor for sexual contact through a computer.

    The five and several others were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on Tuesday.

    George Henry Colvin

  • One year later, police have no suspect in bank robbery

    More than a year after Citizens Bank & Trust was robbed at gunpoint, Campbellsville Police are still searching for the man who committed the crime.

    According to police, a man walked into the Citizens Bank KY 210 branch office on Friday, July 16, 2010, just after 2 p.m. and demanded money.

    The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches and 220 pounds.

  • Do you need one of these?

    It's odorless, tasteless, invisible and deadly. And it occurs naturally.

    Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, according to Timmy Green, a radon specialist for the Lake Cumberland District Health Department and environmental services officer Green County Health Department. The No. 1 cause of lung cancer is smoking.

    Green says radon has a greater potential to reach dangerous levels in Taylor County.