Local News

  • Supreme Court denies man's final appeal

    Calen McKinney


    The Supreme Court has denied a local man's request to hear his appeal of a jury verdict in his lawsuit against Taylor Regional Hospital.

    William H. Wethington sued TRH in 2007, claiming that staff failed to provide adequate care for his wife Betty. A jury agreed but did not award him any damages.

    After the Kentucky Court of Appeals denied an appeal of the jury's decision, Wethington's lawyer asked that the Kentucky Supreme Court review the case.

  • Enchanted Expressions celebrates grand opening

    Enchanted Expressions celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting and a “Dancing in the Streets” party Thursday night on Main Street. Owners Chris Woods Richardson and Kasey Childers Moss offer wedding and event planning. Contact them at 789-8550 or 789-7488 or visit their website at www.myenchantedexpressions.com. Enchanted Expressions is located at 123 E. Main St.

  • Locals attend Kentucky Nurse Day banquet

    On May 13, in conjunction with National Nurse’s Week, the Kentucky Nurse Day Committee hosted the 30th annual Kentucky Nurse Day Recognition Banquet in Shepherdsville. The banquet is a statewide celebration for all Kentucky nurses.  
    The Kentucky Nurse Day Committee consists of volunteer nurses from all areas of the state. The purpose is to host the Kentucky Nurse Recognition Banquet each year to award and recognize the dedication, commitment and hard work of all Kentucky nurses.

  • Pancho's joins chamber

    Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant celebrated becoming a member of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday.

  • Taylor County Bank donates to CU

    Taylor County Bank CEO Henry Lee, second from left, donated a check for $12,500 to the Campbellsville University School of Education and for an athletic corporate scholarship. With him for the presentation were, from left, Benji Kelly, CU vice president for development; Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU president; and Chuck Vaughn, CU director of the Big Maroon Club.

  • Olson joins KORT Campbellsville

    Kellye Olson, an occupational therapist with six years of clinical experience, has joined KORT Campbellsville.
    Olson has recently passed the advanced skills test to achieve the title of certified hand therapist. The title is held by only 5,594 therapists worldwide.  Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.
    To be a certified hand therapist, one must be either a physical or occupational therapist, have a minimum of five years’ experience and 4,000 or more hours of direct practice in hand therapy.

  • Mackie and Stearman join The Green Room

    Stylists Danielle Mackie and Ashley Stearman recently joined The Green Room to complete their apprenticeships.

  • Bluegrass Cellular to give away headsets as part of safety initiative

    Bluegrass Cellular is launching a new wireless safety initiative, “Drive Now Text L8R,” to encourage drivers to remain hands-free from cellular devices while driving.
    The initiative begins during Wireless Safety Week, June 26 through July 2, which is sponsored by the National Safety Council.

  • Woman accused of passing counterfeit money

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after she allegedly attempted to use counterfeit money at a convenient store.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Jaclyn Lee Ann Bland, 30, of 200 Walters Road was arrested at noon last Wednesday.
    The report states that Bland was arrested on Milder Creek Road after sheriff’s deputies conducted an investigation into the counterfeit bills. She is accused of passing two fake $20 bills at Fast Track on KY 55.

  • Local judge participates in local rules seminar in Louisville

    Circuit Court Judge Allan Ray Bertram, who serves Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties, attended a Local Rules Seminar on May 17-18 in Louisville.
    The seminar was to help courts update their local court rules to comply with the new statewide Family Court Rules of Procedure and Practice that the Supreme Court adopted Jan. 1.