Local News

  • Former city council member Kibbons dies at 84


    A true friend and the epitome of a servant leader.

    That is how Dr. Dwayne Howell described Dr. Jerry Ray Kibbons, who died this past Saturday in Lexington, Ky. He was 84.

    Howell, a 1982 graduate of Campbellsville College who now serves as professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Campbellsville University, called Kibbons his mentor and friend for close to 40 years.

    Howell delivered the message at Kibbons' funeral Wednesday at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

  • Campbellsville Police to ‘arrest’ local celebrities on Friday, June 12

    The Campbellsville Department will host its inaugural “Arrest of Local Celebrities” on Friday, June 12, starting at 10 a.m.

    The event is aimed toward raising funds for the Lake Cumberland Children’s Advocacy Center. Located in Jamestown, Ky., the center is used as a bridge between law enforcement and children who are victims of a crime.

  • Relay for Life set for Friday

    In an effort to find a cure for cancer, Taylor County’s annual Relay for Life event will take place at the Taylor County High School football field on Friday, June 12, starting at 7 p.m., and running until Saturday, June 13 at 3 a.m.

    Drew Underwood is the event leader for this year’s Relay for Life. He said that although Relay is a one-night event, the work that makes it possible takes place all year long, and it helps in many ways.

  • 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."