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Today's News

  • Cochran arrested at Lucky Vista Motel

    UPDATE: The Taylor County Sheriff's Office reports that Shawn Cochran was arrested at the Lucky Vista Hotel By Campbellsville Police and Taylor County Sheriff's Deputies at 12:45 p.m. today. 

    Kentucky State Police troopers and local law enforcement have ended a search for an individual that escaped from law enforcement custody Monday evening.

  • Sheriff's Office makes three arrests Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning

     

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office has made three arrests in connection with three different crimes. The arrests took place Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, according to TCSO reports. 

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in connection with a burglary that occurred Saturday morning at Big Al's Gun Shop. According to the report, the arrest occurred at 7:52 p.m. Erik J. Sanders, 18, of Union Church Road in Columbia, was arrested and faces first-degree burglary charges. 

  • Two Campbellsville residents face charges in drug investigation

    Two Campbellsville residents have been arrested and face multiple charges following a nine-month investigation into fraudulent obtaining and distribution of prescription drugs. 

    Kori Posey, 32, and Donald R. Thompson, 36, both of Wickliffe Avenue in Campbellsville, were listed in a Kentucky State Police report as being involved in the investigation. Posey was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Thompson has been lodged at TCDC since Aug. 21, according to the detention center’s website. 

  • Bicentennial celebrated with time capsule

     

    Last Thursday was the culmination of several weeks of anticipation for city officials, Bicentennial Committee members, and several other community members, as there was an official dedication ceremony for the Andrew Campbell Grist Mill and the burial of a time capsule.

  • KSP still searching for escaped inmate

    Police have arrested one of the two inmates who walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center in Marion County.

    According to Kentucky State Police, 38-year-old Brian L. Wyatt was arrested Thursday by the Nelson County Sheriff's Department at a relative's residence near Cox's Creek, Ky.

    John K. Francis, 41, is still at large.

    The two men walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center in Marion County on Sunday, Jan. 17 some time after 4 p.m.

  • Local attorney indicted again on alleged theft charges

    Local attorney Danny Perkins Butler, 71, has been indicted on four charges of theft stemming from incidents in Aug. 2014 and June 2016, according to an indictment released from Taylor Circuit Court Thursday. 

    The charges against Butler include one charge of theft by unlawful taking, over $10,000 but less than $1 million (a Class C felony); theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $10,000 (a Class C felony), and two counts of theft by deception over $10,000 (both Class C felonies). 

  • Retiring Old Glory

     

    More than 100 American flags, which were worn and tattered after a long period of flying proudly, were retired Saturday morning at the Edwards O’Banion American Legion Post in Campbellsville.

    Members of the American Legion, along with other guests, including the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, gathered to provide a proper retirement for the flags.

    Pat Keefe, who serves as adjutant finance officer for Post 82, said the post last performed such a ceremony about four or five years ago.

  • Campbellsville Police investigating shooting on Carnation Street

    Campbellsville Police responded to a call of a shooting on Carnation Street Monday night.

    According to a CPD report, officers responded to a call at 6:15 p.m. Monday night regarding a possible gunshot victim at 234 Carnation Street. When officers arrived, they discovered that 34-year-old Todd Brown had sustained a single gunshot wound.

  • Dates and times for Haunted Corn Maze announced

     

    Dates and times for the Haunted Corn Maze at Green River Lake State Park have been announced from the Kentucky Department of Parks. 

    The maze will be open Oct. 21, Oct. 27, and Oct. 28. Children will be admitted from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adults will be admitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

    Admission is $5 per person. 

    Proceeds from Oct. 21 will benefit the Mark Twain Shriners Club of Kosair. Proceeds from Oct. 27 and 28 will go toward Phi Alpha Theta at Campbellsville University. 

  • Carney speaks on pensions, education at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

    State Rep. John “Bam” Carney (R-Campbellsville) was the featured speaker at last week’s Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon.

    Carney spoke about several of the happenings in Frankfort. He mentioned the charter school legislation (HB 520) and said that it was one of the toughest experiences he has had as a legislator.