Today's News

  • Columbia man accused of assaulting local man

    A Columbia man has been arrested and charged with second-degree assault after he allegedly hit another man and caused multiple injuries.
    Charles Smith, 28, of 900 Burkesville St., Apt. 102, was arrested at 6:20 p.m. on Monday, June 20.
    According to Smith’s arrest citation, he is accused of attacking another man after a friend was involved in a collision.
    Court records state that Smith said the other driver involved in the collision threw a bottle and swung his fists at him. Smith told Campbellsville Police Officer Roy Rodgers that he hit the man once.

  • Campbellsville man accused of stealing car

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with second-degree burglary after he allegedly stole a vehicle.
    Danny C. Strong, 33, of 209 Rose St. was arrested at 2:47 p.m. by Bowling Green Police. An electronic warrant had been issued for his arrest.
    According to the warrant, Strong allegedly entered the home on May 1 or 2, stole the keys to a Hummer and drove away.
    Strong was also charged with theft by unlawful taking of an automobile.
    Bond was set at $5,000 cash.

  • One injured in Stoner Creek crash

    A Liberty man was injured Thursday after he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his car.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Christopher N. Watson, 26, was driving west on Lower Stoner Creek Road at 4:36 p.m. when he fell asleep.
    Watson crossed into the eastbound lane in his 1999 Chrysler Concord, ran off the road and struck a concrete culvert. The report states that Watson’s vehicle came to a rest about 20 feet off of the road.

  • Man accused of carrying deadly weapon

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after police allegedly found a loaded gun in his vehicle during a traffic stop.
    Allen L. Pike, 39, of 32 Quisenberry Road was arrested at 6:31 p.m. on Sunday, June 19.
    According to Pike’s arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian stopped him for having an expired registration plate.
    Perian wrote in court records that Pike wasn’t wearing a seat belt, didn’t have a driver’s license or proof of insurance and was driving while his license was suspended for DUI.

  • Public record for June 27

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  • Lions Club corn hole tournament is July 2

    The Lions Club will host a Four Seasons Corn Hole Tournament "Summer Session" on Saturday, July 2 at Miller Park.

    Registration and a meal will be at 11 a.m., and the tournament will begin at noon.

    Entry fee is $30 for a two-person team. The tournament is double elimination format. First-place team payout is $300. Other payouts will be determined by the number of teams.

    All proceeds will go to the Lions' project account.

    For more information, contact Wayne Sapp at 469-6242, Mel Gilbert at 465-3154 or Mark Smothers at 849-5065.

  • Annual tractor show planned for July 4

    The 22nd annual Community Trust Bank tractor show is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 4 on First Street near the Taylor County Courthouse.

    The event will feature antique tractors, gas engines, old farm equipment and toys for sale. The show is open to anyone, and those with antique tractors may also participate in the Fourth of July parade.

    Those who wish to participate in the parade should meet at Water Tower Bypass. Signs will be posted. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Registration for the show will begin after the parade.

  • July Fourth Parade will begin at CMS

    This year's Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration parade will begin at Campbellsville Middle School and end at Campbellsville High School.

    This route is a reversal of the one used last year.

    The grand marshal will line up first at CMS, followed by local, state and federal officials, veterans, firefighters and rescue personnel.

    Classic cars will line up next at Watertower Bypass and Industrial Road. Next will be tractors and horses at Watertower Bypass and the old Lippert factory.

  • Kaiser Bill and Friends to perform at July Fourth celebration


    Kaiser Bill and Friends 50s/60s/70s Rockin Roll Review will be a featured event during the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration on Monday, July 4. The performance will be at 1 p.m. on the main stage.

    Bill has performed as a national act for four decades. He is a former Nashville, Tenn., recording artist and songwriter.

    In the 1960s and 1970s, he promoted and performed with Wayne Cockren, The CC Ryder Band, George Clinton, The Parliaments, Billy Joe Royal, The Drifters and others.

  • Students compete at keyboard festival

    Nine students from the central Kentucky area went to Western Kentucky University and University of Louisville for the annual keyboard festivals, sponsored by the Kentucky Music Teachers Association.

    Out of the nine, seven received superior ratings for their performances. The nine participating students are studying with Judith Chen Davis.

    The superior performers were Brandi Blakeman, Jilly Bruns, Seth Jessie, Ashley Patterson, Faith VanMeter, Stewart Graham and Hayley VanMeter. Graham and Hayley VanMeter also received theory meritorious awards.