Local News

  • Taylor County student graduates from first youth leadership class


    Taylor County's Kaitlyn Benningfield has graduated from this summer's first class of The Center for Rural Development's 2011 Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.

    The Rogers Scholars program - The Center's flagship youth program - provides leadership and scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky and encourages graduates to build their careers in the region.

  • Students named to WKU dean's, president's lists

    Several Taylor County residents have been named to the spring 2011 dean's and president's lists at Western Kentucky University.

    Students earning dean's list honors have a GPA of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale.

    Students from Campbellsville listed on the dean's list are Emily G. Allen, Jolyn N. Brady, Morgan M. Murrell, Lindsey E. Wise, Jacob A. Williams, Dillon B. Mays, Victor C. Farrar and Matthew G. Dudgeon.

    Students on the president's list have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0.

  • Host families needed in Campbellsville

    Academic Year in America is looking for Campbellsville families to host high school exchange students from all over the world.

    This year, AYA is bringing hundreds of high school students to the U.S. to learn about American culture while living with volunteer host families and studying at high schools across the nation. American families have the unique opportunity to learn about the student's culture during this mutually rewarding exchange.

  • Man charged with second DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI offense.
    Kevin D. Cox, 33, of 306 Sharon Drive, Apt. C, was arrested at 11:29 p.m. Tuesday, July 12.
    According to Cox’s arrest citation, Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Coppage saw him driving in the wrong lane of traffic.
    Court records state that Cox was allegedly swerving from side to side and had slurred speech and was unable to perform field sobriety tests.

  • Man charged with killing family pet

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with cruelty to animals after he allegedly shot his family’s dog.
    Michael R. Cox, 64, of 700 Cottage Court was arrested at 1 a.m. Tuesday, July 12.
    According to court records, Cox is accused of firing a gun outside his home at least twice. One of the shots allegedly struck and killed his family’s dog.
    Records state that Cox told Campbellsville Police Officer Charles Houk that he had been drinking and arguing with his wife about the dog before the shooting.

  • Local man charged with assault in Louisville

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer after an incident at a bar in Louisville.
    According to court records, Jonathan Cook, 26, was arrested at 12:40 a.m. Sunday at a bar on Fourth Street. Records state that Cook was at Saddle Ridge Night Club when he allegedly jumped over the bar and assaulted a bartender.

  • Liberty man charged with burglary

    A Liberty man has been arrested and charged with burglary after he allegedly broke into an abandoned home and stole several items.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, the office received a complaint that someone had broken into an abandoned home on KY 210 on June 21.
    After an investigation, Christopher Middleton, 34, of 226 Creston Water Tower Road was arrested on July 14 and charged with third-degree burglary.

  • KSP now accepting cadet applications

    The Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for its next cadet class. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystate police.org and click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How To Become A Kentucky State Trooper.

  • 9-year-old recovering from dog attack

    A former Campbellsville boy is recovering from serious wounds sustained during a dog attack in Hodgenville, where he now lives.
    Franklin Parks, 9, was playing outside July 7 at a relative’s house on Dangerfield Road in Hodgenville, according to his mother, Rebecca Parks. Franklin had been warned to stay away from an adult dog that was loose in the yard. However, the dog had puppies and Franklin attempted to pet one of them. That’s when the adult dog, described as a “pit bull,” mauled her son, Mrs. Parks said.

  • UPDATE: Woman charged in husband’s death

    A Campbellsville wo-man has been accused of murdering her husband with an overdose of morphine.
    Kathleen Wise, 60, of 4203 Bengal Road was arrested Tuesday at 5 p.m.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, the office received a call on July 7 about a death that occurred on June 8.
    The report states that Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney pronounced Joseph Kenneth Wise, 71, dead at his home in Campbellsville. At the time, it was believed Mr. Wise had died of a heart attack.