Today's News

  • Voter registration deadline is Monday


    Those who want to vote in the general election on Nov. 4 have just days left to register to do so.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said those wanting to register must come to his office to complete the paperwork or mail it by Monday. He said applications postmarked with Monday's date will be accepted.

    "So if you can't get by the office, that'll be OK, too," he said.

    Carney said his office staff members have received several new registrations, as many as 100, in the past few weeks.

  • Elk Horn Baptist to host Christian concert


    Hoping to raise money to fulfill the dream of building a new sanctuary, Elk Horn Baptist Church started sponsoring contemporary Christian concerts a year ago.

    Their first concert featured Dove Award-winning and contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Plumb, accompanied by Josh Wilson and the band Mikeschair.

    Although he wasn't the main act, Jamie Browning, chairman of the church's fundraising team, said the crowd of nearly 900 was in awe of Wilson's vocals and instrumental talent.

  • VanMeter bikes to beat cancer


    She doesn't remember much about when it happened, and only recently has she been willing to share her story.

    Lauren VanMeter, 22, is a cancer survivor.

    When she was 2, VanMeter was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia.

    She and her family moved from Louisville to Campbellsville in 2004 and have made their home here since. The VanMeters lived in Middlesboro before moving to Louisville in 2001.

  • One injured in crash involving school bus


    A man was injured in a crash involving a motorcycle and a Taylor County school bus on Tuesday night that shut down all four traffic lanes on East Broadway.

    The crash occurred at the intersection of East Broadway and Ingram Avenue at about 8:15 p.m.

    According to Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette, the initial investigation shows that the bus, driven by Brad Lackey, age 52, pulled into the motorcycle's path while attempting to make a left turn onto Ingram Avenue.

  • Two local murder cases headed to jury trials


    Murder cases against three Campbellsville residents are continuing to move toward a jury of their peers deciding their fate.

    Jesse Durham, 23, who is charged with killing his great-grandmother, and Brianna Means Brucker, 22, and Dale Brucker, 27, who are accused of killing Brianna's infant son, had their cases heard in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday.

    The Bruckers, formerly of Mill Street, are now scheduled to appear in court again on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

  • Two on the ballot to serve as county coroner


    Two people want to be Taylor County's coroner, and on Nov. 4, voters will be asked to choose the one they want to serve in the position.

    Incumbent Terry Dabney, a Republican, will face Lyndell R. Petty, a Democrat, for the position.

    Central Kentucky News-Journal staff members mailed questionnaires to candidates in the contested races on the general election ballot. Dabney and Petty responded and their answers are printed below.

    See the candidates' complete questionnaires with this story online.

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  • UPDATE: Escaped inmate still on the loose


    At press time, law enforcements officials were still searching for the inmate who walked away from a work detail in Green County last Tuesday afternoon.

    Officials are searching for Jonathan T. Crum, 28, of 119 Womack Road in Grayson County.

    According to Taylor County Jailer Hack Marcum, Crum was working at a detail in Green County when those supervising the inmates realized he was gone. It was his second day working in Green County.

  • A hero's sendoff


    As the dispatcher calls for the fallen firefighter, his friends and family members hear nothing but silence.

    "Captain and firefighter Tony Grider, this will be your last and final call."

    The last call for Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Capt. Tony Grider, 41, of Columbia, was made just before his body was laid to rest on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Judge rules that day care worker abused child

    A judge has ruled that a former day care worker abused a child in her care.

    But whether the worker's actions caused the child's injuries has yet to be decided.

    In January 2013, local attorney Jon Hieneman filed a lawsuit in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Amber Hyde and her daughter, Jolie Maiz Morris.

    Listed as defendants are Erica Gravel of Spring Meadow Court in Campbellsville and Learning Tree Kids Zone Inc. of Hudson Street in Columbia.