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Today's News

  • Audit results released for county clerk's office

    Kentucky State Auditor Mike Harmon released the results of his audit of Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney’s office last week.

    According to the results of the audit, auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether the financial statement “presents fairly the receipts, disbursements, and excess fees of the Taylor County Clerk in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.”

  • City will continue to use old police station

     

    It was announced at Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Campbellsville City Council that Campbellsville’s old police station on Terri Street still be used after some cosmetic changes.

    The building will be used as a one-stop shop for such things as planning, zoning, engineering and code enforcements.

    “Hopefully this will help folks for having to run all over town to get things done,” Mayor Tony Young said.

    The police station moved to 132 South Central Ave. in June.

  • New deli aims to offer more dining options for residents

    Diane Marinelli did not plan to stay in Campbellsville for very long.

    The plan was simple. Help her mother, Ruth Knoblauch, move into her new home in Campbellsville after she retired, and then go back home to resume her normal life.

    After Marinelli helped her mother move, she stayed in the area for a while helping her unpack and get adjusted to a new city. Although she had planned on going back home, instead, Marinelli bought a home in Taylor County.

  • Two arrested on drug charges

     

    Two Campbellsville men were arrested on drug charges Saturday following an investigation.

    According to a release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old Doug Wheeler and 33-year-old Donte Hatcher were arrested and face drug trafficking charges.

    During a routine patrol, a deputy with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office located Hatcher near a business on North Columbia Avenue. The report states that the deputy recognized Hatcher and knew that he had an outstanding warrant.

  • Search continues for escaped Hardin County inmate

     

    William Jeffrey Glover, 46, of Elkhorn, escaped from the Hardin County Detention Center early Saturday morning and law enforcement says that he could be in Taylor, LaRue, or Adair County.

    Police believe he has contacts in each of these areas.

    Multiple reports state that Glover escaped from the Hardin County Detention Center at around 4:50 a.m. Saturday.

    Glover was working in the kitchen during breakfast preparation and allegedly stole a set of keys from the kitchen office, Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen told The News-Enterprise.

  • Pension session could affect local schools

     

    A special session regarding the state’s pension issue is likely coming up in the next few weeks, and state educational leaders are proposing that school districts close for a day to allow teachers and school employees to go to Frankfort during that special session.

  • Grand Jury returns indictments against 18

     

    A Taylor County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments against 18 individuals with charges ranging from burglary to assault to drug trafficking.

    The indictments were released on Tuesday, and the following individuals were indicted:

  • County unemployment rate drops again

     

    According to recently released statistics from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce, Taylor County’s unemployment rate has dropped nearly one percent in September 2017 compared to the same time last year.

    Taylor County’s unemployment rate for September 2017 is recorded at 4 percent, compared to 4.9 percent during September 2016.

    Taylor County’s unemployment rate is tied for the lowest in the Lake Cumberland District, with Casey County also being recorded at 4 percent.

  • Local man killed in Tuesday night crash

     

    A Taylor County man is dead following a one-vehicle crash on Chestnut Grove Road Tuesday night. 

    According to a report by the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Joshua Cochran, 28, was killed at 10 p.m. Tuesday after the 2006 Chevrolet Colorado he was driving struck a tree. 

    Cochran was traveling west when the vehicle left the road, just past Heritage Drive, according to the report. 

  • Butler arrested in LaRue County, faces additional charges there

     

    Local attorney Danny P. Butler is now facing another criminal indictment, with this one coming out of LaRue County.  He has been lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.

    A release from Kentucky State Police Post 15 stated that KSP investigators were attempting to locate Butler after the indictment was released.

    An updated release on Friday stated that Butler surrendered himself to the LaRue County Detention Center at 2 a.m. Friday.