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Today's News

  • Two-vehicle wreck on KY 55 and Blue Hole Road injures three

    A Tuesday afternoon wreck on KY 55 near Blue Hole Road involving a car and a tractor trailer sent three to the hospital, a Campbellsville Police Department said.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS sent Hanna Jonas, 18, of Greensburg, and her two juvenile passengers to Taylor Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the report stated.

    According to the report, a 2000 Nissan driven by Jonas collided with a 1998 Mack truck that was driven by Stephen Shanklin, 52, of Greensburg, at approximately 3:30 p.m.

  • State gas prices continue to decline

    Gasoline prices continue to drop locally and nationally, with the average Kentucky price falling 4.9 cents last week to $1.99 a gallon.

    The Paducah area is seeing even lower prices with most stations selling between $1.84 and $1.79 a gallon.

    Prices in Kentucky have come down 30.6 cents in the past month and 53.4 cents in the past year, according to a GasBuddy.com survey of 2,623 gas outlets in the state.

  • Brennan on patrol

    It was a dream come true for Brennan Wheatley as he suited up in his Campbellsville Police uniform.

    The soon-to-be 23-year-old with Down syndrome has wanted to be a cop for as long as his family can remember.

    “Today means so much to me because Brennan has always wanted to be a police officer,” Sueann Wheatley, Brennan’s mother, said. “He sees that they help people and he has such a loving heart ... he wanted to be like that. He wants to help.”

  • City’s wet-dry vote set for Sept. 20

    The county has announced that an alcohol referendum will take place within the city limits on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

    Pat Keefe, who has been getting signatures for the referendum, needed 527, and turned in 570.

    “I had well over 850 signatures, however, not all lived in the city and not all were registered voters,” said Keefe. “(Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney) validated 560 or so — plenty more than required.”

  • Ashby arraigned in Lamer murder case

    A Georgetown man accused of a local murder pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Wednesday morning in Taylor County District Court.

    At the arraignment, Taylor County District Judge Connie Phillips appointed a public defender to Rocky T. Ashby, 36. He is being represented by Lauren Hunter of the Adair County Department of Public Advocacy.

    Judge Phillips kept Ashby’s bond at $1 million full cash. He remains in Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Man killed in Thursday motorcycle crash

    A Magnolia man died after an accident between a pickup and a motorcycle on Thursday afternoon on Fairview Road and KY 210.

    The Taylor County Coroner’s office declared James Whitlock, 59, dead at Taylor Regional Hospital due to injuries sustained in the accident, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

  • Doss first at Tates Creek G.C.

    Calen McKinney, Campbellsville Schools

    Campbellsville High School boys’ golf team finished in ninth place at the 20-team Commodore Classic at Tates Creek Golf Course in Lexington on Saturday.
    Eagle junior Alex Doss won a playoff on the second hole to finish the tournament in first place with a 73.
    Overall, the CHS team, coached by Jim Ward, finished with a 336.
    Other scores for the Eagles were: Layton Hord (82), Myles Murrell (89) and Noah Wagers (92).
    Connor Wilson did not play for CHS because of a muscular shoulder strain.

  • Dicken qualifies for All ‘A’ State

    Calen McKinney, Campbellsville Schools

    Campbellsville High School girls’ golfer Abbie Dicken has advanced to the All “A” State Tournament.
    Dicken, a sophomore, competed in the All “A” Fifth Region tournament at Green County Country Club on Monday, and was one of the top two individual finishers not from the qualifying squad — Green County (152).
    Dicken is the only girls’ golf player at CHS this year, so she competes as an individual under coach David Payne.
    Dicken finished her nine holes with a 48.

  • Campbellsville University begins 29th football season

    Richard RoBards, CU Sports Information

    Campbellsville University, winner of two straight Mid-South Conference West Division Championships, will kick start its 2016 campaign on the road when the Tigers travel to Williamsburg for a match-up with University of the Cumberlands on Thursday at 7 p.m.

  • Eighth annual Forcht Bank Bowl Friday, Saturday at CU