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Today's News

  • Heroin remains a problem locally

    Taylor County, like other areas, has seen a sharp uptick in heroin overdoses in recent days, some of them, tragically, fatal.

    Among them was Misty Buley, 42, who died on Aug. 15. 

    Buley’s obituary, published by L.R. Petty Funeral Home, lists her death as an overdose. Her mother, Joyce Bennett, says she wanted that in the obituary as a warning to others about the dangers of drug abuse.

  • Community trail officially opens

    The Trace Pitman Greenway was officially recognized with a ribbon cutting Monday morning, held at a section of the trail known as the wall, near Trace Creek Softball Park.

    Campbellsville City Council member David Nunery, who chairs the city’s Trail Town Committee, encouraged people to “take a hike” on the trail, which has been in the works for years. He added that it’s a beautiful trail on a beautiful piece of land.

  • City to close part of park during rains

    The city has tested Trace Creek, the creek that flows through Miller Park and the neighboring softball park, for contamination from sewer overflows.

    At a meeting of the city’s Water and Sewer Committee, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said they will close the lower part of the park temporarily immediately after the sewer overflows out of the manhole near the creek.

  • Saluting those who serve

    Campbellsville and Taylor County law enforcement were served a home-cooked meal last week with an appreciation dinner given by radio stations Q104, K-Country 105.7 and WTCO Sports Radio. 

    “We wanted to do something,” Barb Smith, general manager of Forcht Broadcasting, said. “It’s very small, but we appreciate what they do for us.”

  • Hewitt to face grand jury on shooting, kidnapping charges

    A Taylor County Grand Jury will contemplate indictments against a Greensburg man accused of a shooting, kidnapping and hostage taking.

    At a Wednesday morning hearing, Taylor County District Judge Connie Phillips forwarded Steven Hewitt’s case to a grand jury. Hewitt, 24, faces possible charges of first-degree assault, a Class B felony; kidnapping of an adult, a Class B felony; and four counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, a Class D felony.

  • Clement hopes to make a difference at TCMS

    As things continue to progress and change for the Taylor County School District, there is a new supporting factor in place at Taylor County Middle School. New assistant principal Eddie Clement started his first week of school last week. 

    Clement comes on board to join new principal Danita Johnson. The pair have worked together in the past while in Lexington. 

  • Body found in Wal-Mart parking lot

    The body of a man was found in a van parked at the Campbellsville Wal-Mart Tuesday morning.

    The man has been identified as Christopher York, 39, of Greensburg.

    Officials believe York may have been dead for a few days according to scanner traffic, although a spokesperson with the Green County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday morning that they had received no reports of York as missing.

  • Acquitted of assault, Jones still faces charge of tampering with a witness

    A man who was acquitted earlier this year of assault still faces a tampering with a witness charge in connection with that case.

    At a Tuesday afternoon hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allen Bertram reduced Jeffery Jones’ bond from $10,000 full cash to a $1,000, 10-percent bond. That means he or someone else only needs to pay 10 percent of that, or $100, for him to be released.

  • Annual fishing derby set for Saturday at GRL

    It’s that time of year again, as kids prepare to bait up for the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with Green River Lake State Park and Friends of Green River Lake, are ready to make this year’s event a “reel casting” success. 

    The derby is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to noon EST near the shelter on the shoreline in Green River Lake State Park.

  • Bluegrass and Barbeque

    Scores of people came out to the Campbellsville Civic Center to enjoy bluegrass music, have barbeque and help donate to the Hiestand House.

    “We sold over 100 tickets and probably 100 attended,” said Betty Jane Gorin Smith, who helped organize the Brothers BBQ and Bluegrass event Saturday evening. “If I were guessing, I would say we fed over 100, counting the band members.”