Local News

  • Two arrested, found in possesssion of meth

    Two Liberty, Ky., residents were arrested recently on KY 70 by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, according to a TCSO report.

    Melissa White, 40, of Griffith Ridge Road in Liberty, was arrested on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a prescription controlled substance not in original container - first offense; and driving under the influence of drugs.

    Justin Atwood, 23, also of Liberty, was arrested on a Casey County arrest warrant.

  • John McLean wins Agribusiness Person of the Year

    Even though he got his start as a poultry farmer — and still works in that field — John McLean considers himself more of a bio-gas farmer these days.

    That’s because, for the last four years, he has been putting much of his time and energy into his on-site bio-gas plant.

    But what started as a project built around curiosity has blossomed into one centered on passion.

    “My heart is in my bio-gas plant,” McLean said. “I believe we can be so much more efficient in so many ways.”

  • Grand jury indicts 10

    A man who allegedly assaulted his 5-month-old son was among those a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    Johnny A. Turner, 28, was formally charged with one count of first-degree criminal abuse, child under 12, a Class C felony. The indictment accuses Turner of intentionally abusing someone under 12 years of age.

  • Changes coming for Amazon

    The Amazon.com fulfillment center in Campbellsville is preparing for a shift in the kinds of products that come through the local distribution center in the near future. But Lena Lindsey, public relations officer for Amazon.com, stressed that not only will this shift not result in any job losses, but nationally and statewide, the firm is looking to hire 6,000 more people.

  • City employees to get 2-percent pay raise in new budget

    Campbellsville City Council members had a first look Monday night at the proposed 2015/2016 budget, which represents a decrease from the current one.

    The new fiscal year begins on Wednesday, July 1, so a special-called meeting will have to be scheduled for a second and final reading. Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said that will likely happen in the next couple of weeks.

  • 400-mile yard sale begins


    People, businesses, churches and other organizations in Campbellsville and Taylor County will be participating in the annual 400-Mile Sale today through Sunday.

    Every June, scores of yard sales take place along or near roughly 400 miles of U.S. 68 in Kentucky, stretching from Paducah in western Kentucky to Maysville in northeastern Kentucky.

    In the past, scores of people set up booths along that road and on nearby streets and roads.

  • Habitat for Humanity provides family with home


    A local mom and her son are able to have their own home, thanks to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity officials and others toured a home on Wickliffe Avenue Sunday afternoon, a home in which Lisa and Daniel Dishman will soon live.

    "It's been a long time coming, but a short notice on the dedication," said CTCHFH board member Tonya Young. "Tina Dishman ... has qualified and earned [the house] through Habitat For Humanity."

  • Myers is new extension agent


    When Audrey Myers graduated from Green County High School in 2000, she had never considered being a family and consumer science extension agent as a career. In fact, she didn’t “know (Family and Consumer Sciences) was a degree, per se.”

    But now that she has done it full-time for nearly 10 years, Myers wouldn’t change her career choice for anything.

    “I love what I do,” Myers said.

  • Comer concedes in Republican governor’s race

    Matt Bevin will officially be the Republican gubernatorial candidate in November.

    James Comer conceded on Friday in a race that had Bevin and Comer separated by 83 votes. A recanvass did not change the fact that Bevin received more votes.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said the local recanvass was performed without incident in about 20 minutes; the numbers were the same as before.

    This outcome did not surprise him.

  • Parties have until Wednesday to answer lawsuit

    Kentucky Utilities, Campbellsville University and Pierce Manufacturing have until Wednesday, June 3, to file a written response to a lawsuit Gina Grider filed against them.

    Lance W. Turner, attorney for the Griders, said he is “not inclined to say” how much they’re asking for.