Local News

  • Local girl tries to make it big in Chicago

    Campbellsville residents traveling to take in a little theater might just find themselves watching a fellow Taylor Countian perform.

    Eva Swan, a former Taylor County High School student, has spent the past five years living in Chicago pursuing her dream of becoming an actress.

    Swan, 26, the daughter of Dr. Terry and Cinda Swan, was born in Bowling Green but spent the majority of her youth in Campbellsville, attending Taylor County schools. She was involved in dance team and chorus throughout middle and high school.

  • City receives Preserve America funds

    Campbellsville is among eight Preserve America communities in the Kentucky Crossroads Rural Heritage Development Initiative that will receive Preserve America grants to conduct cultural resource surveys, prepare nominations to the National Register of Historic Places and support heritage tourism projects.

    An umbrella grant totaling $80,000 was awarded to the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office to be made available to RHDI communities in an effort to raise awareness and promote historic assets in rural areas. Grant funds will be expended through July 2009.

  • Two charged in sealed indictments

    Two Campbellsville residents have been charged with selling cocaine 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.

    Robert Leo Sallee, 33, of 103 Anna Court was indicted on a charge of first-degree selling cocaine.

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

  • K-Country Showdown

    Kristen Autumn Willis was the winner of Thursday's K-Country 105.7/Colgate Country Showdown.

    Mary Beth Montgomery was first runner-up and Allie Shae Hash was named honorable mention. Sixteen competed for the opportunity to perform at the state level.

    State winners vie for a $1,000 cash prize and advance to a regional competition. The five regional winners are awarded an all-expense paid trip to the national final where they will compete for the $100,000 grand prize and the national title.

  • Trooper involved in crash

    A Kentucky State Trooper was involved in a crash Tuesday afternoon on KY 70.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, Trooper Nathan Rhodes, 26, was traveling east on KY 70 at about 4 p.m. when he swerved to avoid hitting the rear of a vehicle stopped to turn onto Old Elk Horn Road.

    The report states that Rhodes struck a 1993 Jeep operated by Kyle Long, 20, of Liberty.

    Rhodes, Long and Zackery Cochran, 18, also of Liberty and a passenger in the Long vehicle, were taken to Taylor Regional Hospital, treated and later released.

  • City receives $5,000 grant for Merchants Hotel work

    The City of Campbellsville has received a federal grant to pay for preparation of a historic structures report on the Merchants Hotel.

    The City will receive $5,000 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The report, prepared by Donna Logsdon and Steve Flinchum, outlines the history of the building, measured drawings, photographs, a description of existing building materials and conditions and recommendations for future building renovation. A copy of the report is available at City Hall.

  • Somerset judge announces candidacy for Supreme Court seat

    Daniel J. Venters, a former chief circuit judge for the 28th Circuit, has announced his candidacy for the Kentucky Supreme Court's 3rd District.

    The 3rd District is comprised of 27 counties, including Taylor. The seat was recently vacated by Joseph Lambert, who resigned on June 27.

    The election to fill the vacant spot will be conducted during the November General Election.

    In a press release, Venters outlined his qualifications.

  • Summer fun

    From bouncing to bubble blowing, dozens of children celebrated the end of the Summer Reading Program at Taylor County Public Library on Monday.

    Kids enjoyed a bounce house, a giant slide, jousting, bubbles, face painting and more at the party, which took place at Veterans Memorial Park.

    Themed "Catch the Reading Bug," this year's Summer Reading Program was designed with families in mind, according to Bonnie Webster, library programmer.

  • Firefighters respond to house fire twice

    An evening house fire had firefighters responding twice.

    Greensburg/Green County Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire on East Meadow Creek Road in Taylor County at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 28. Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department and Green County EMS also responded.

    The home, which suffered extensive damage, is owned by Frankie McNear. No injuries were reported.

    When firefighters arrived, smoke and flames were visible from the home.

    Both fire departments were called back to the scene at 4:09 a.m. because the fire rekindled.

  • Green River Ministries gets state, federal funding

    Green River Ministries will receive $69,750 in federal and state funding for its emergency shelter.

    Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Housing Corp. announced the latest recipients of emergency shelter grant funds last week. Green River Ministries is among the 42 agencies to share $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Kentucky Housing to assist the homeless in Kentucky.

    Green River Ministries will receive $46,500 in federal funds and $23,250 in state funds.