Today's News

  • Police looking for escaped inmates


    Local law enforcement are trying to find two inmates who allegedly escaped from the Taylor County Detention Center after leaving an assigned work detail.

    The Campbellsville Police Department confirmed that Joshua Gill and Michael Tetreault walked off during work release around 2:25 p.m. today, and took off in a white unmarked Ford Crown Victoria.

    The police don’t know which direction the escapees were headed in, but the vehicle has official plates; they’re still working to get the plate number.

  • Council member charged with passing bad checks


    A Campbellsville City Council member remains in jail after his Tuesday, Sept. 29, arrest for allegedly passing cold checks.

    Rufus Franklin Hansford Jr., 54, of Lebanon Avenue - also known as Frankie Hansford, according to a Campbellsville Police Department report - is in the Taylor County Detention Center on a $2,000 full cash bond on four counts of theft by deception - including cold checks under $500; the bond was lowered from  $10,000.

    According to the police report, he was arrested at 12:10 p.m. on Sept. 29.

  • Hayes fights second round against breast cancer


    Battling breast cancer is no easy feat, but the reward of beating the disease is what everyone hopes for. Linda Hayes has done it not once, but twice.  

    “I must be a tough ole bird,” Hayes said. “That’s what everybody tells me.”

    In 2002 Hayes was diagnosed with breast cancer.

    “It was so long ago I couldn’t even tell you what type (of cancer) it was,” she said.

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  • Four-year-old struck by car Monday afternoon

    A 4-year-old who was hit by a car on Kenny Street on Monday afternoon remains hospitalized, a Campbellsville Police Department report said.

    The child was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and was later taken to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. Campbellsville Police Chief Pat Thompson said the boy is going to recover.

    According to the report, at approximately 3:07 p.m., Laverne Sapp was driving west on Kenny Street in a 1991 Ford Thunderbird when the boy darted out into the street in front of her.

  • City council looks at parking issues

    Campbellsville City Council member Allen Johnson suggested at Monday’s meeting that the Council look at taking some action to make sure cars are not on the side of the road when snow plows need to get through this winter.

    “A lot of people park their vehicles in the street,” Johnson said. “So when they plow, they have to drive around these vehicles, they’re trying to get the streets cleared, and they’ve got obstructions all over the place.”

  • Teen killed in weekend crash


    A Campbellsville teen died in an automobile accident on Old Summersville Road late Friday night, according to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report.

    Taylor County Coroner Al Hardy declared John Matthew Clark, 17, deceased at the scene of the accident, the report said.

    According to the report, at approximately 10:28 p.m., Clark, driving a 2004 Ford pickup truck, was on Old Summersville Road, about 6 miles west of Campbellsville, when his truck ran off the road on the right side and hit a tree.

  • Taylor County man dies in Marion crash


    Mitchell McWhorter, 54, of Campbellsville died Saturday morning after a head-on collision on Campbellsville Highway.

    The accident occurred at 7:25 a.m. on Campbellsville Highway, approximately five miles south of Lebanon near the Marion County/Taylor County line, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • Superheroes fight cancer at TCES


    Superheroes walked the track Thursday at Taylor County Elementary School in support of childhood cancer research and the KJ Richerson Scholarship Fund.

    KJ Richerson, who attended TCES, lost his battle with cancer two years ago as a young child.

    "He was one of our Cardinals," Melissa Long, vice principal, said.

    Family and friends of KJ established a scholarship fund in his memory. KJ loved superheroes and found enjoyment in art.

  • Accused bank robber to undergo psychiatric exam


    A Lexington man who is accused of robbing a local bank in January is to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

    Thomas E. Riley, 52, who wasn't present in court Friday morning, will have another pre-trial conference at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1. His trial, which was originally scheduled for Monday, has not yet been rescheduled.