Today's News

  • After a delayed opening, campgrounds up to par

    Overcoming the setbacks of April's flooding, Green River Lake authorities have worked to bring the campground up to par for summer festivities.

    Employees of Green River Lake State Park were able to minimize damages from the flood, and the park re-opened to the public on May 20 after being closed for nearly a month. 

  • Resident accused of voyeurism at tanning salon

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with voyeurism after he allegedly watched other people while they were tanning.

    Erin G. Tikkanen, 33, was arrested Friday, July 1 at 11:34 p.m. by Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian.

    According to Tikkanen's arrest warrant, he allegedly stood on top of tanning beds and watched patrons while they were tanning at Tan Shack on South Columbia Avenue on at least three occasions between May 1 and June 18.

  • Resident charged with third DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    Justin L. Teel, 26, of 708 Sullivan School Road was arrested at 10:04 p.m. on Saturday, July 2.

    According to court records, Campbellsville Police Sgt. Shannon Wilson stopped Teel for having a broken windshield.
    Records state that Teel smelled of alcohol and had red, glassy eyes. He allegedly failed several field sobriety tests and refused to take a Breathalyzer test and submit blood or urine.

  • UPDATE: One injured in two-vehicle crash Thursday

    An Alabama man was injured when his motorcycle struck a car Thursday afternoon.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, James M. Lynch, 46 of Madison, Ala. was traveling east on U.S. 68, riding a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle when he failed to notice a vehicle stopped in front of him. Lynch swerved to avoid a collision with the vehicle and struck a 1995 Honda Accord being operated by Kerrie Benningfield, 39, of Campbellsville. Benningfield was also traveling east on U.S. 68 and was attempting a left turn when her vehicle was struck.

  • Governor orders flags at half-staff to honor long-time fire marshal

    Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset today in honor of Deputy State Fire Marshal Charles Sparks, who died Friday, July 8 from a heart attack he suffered while battling a fire in Adair County.
    “Jane and I send our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Charles Sparks,” Beshear said.

  • Car hits house Friday

    A car backed into a house at the corner of Hord and Carden streets Friday afternoon. No other information was available at presstime.

  • UPDATE: Bardstown man dies Friday in head-on collision

    A 50-year-old Bardstown man died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle head-on collision at Finley Ridge Road and East U.S. 68.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s office, James B. Loy, 33, of Bradfordsville Road in Lebanon was traveling east on U.S. 68 at 5:36 p.m. when he noticed a pickup truck in front of him with its left turn signal on.

  • Who wins this all-star game?

    My first Major League Baseball game on television or in person seems like yesterday.
    I believe I watched my first game during the 1962 season, Nellie Fox stands out, before my sixth birthday and I do remember watching the 1963 World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees.
    The first games I was ever fortunate enough to watch in person were in 1969 and 1970 when M.B. and Alma Gaskins and their son, Frank, took me to historic Crosley Field to watch the Cincinnati Reds.

  • Despain dominates Lake Cumberland modified field

    Campbellsville’s Elliott Despain picked up his second feature event victory of 2011 in dominating fashion by scoring the win in the modified feature at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside on Saturday.
    Feature results: Elliott Despain, Keith Denny, Steve Beck, Jared Reams, Tommy Hargis, Virgil Parriman, Kevin Hess, Jim Preston, Lester Decker, Ben Petrey, Mikah Reams, Gary Thompson, Jeff Rawlings, Jeff Hamby, Tim Patrick, Travis Preston, Stacy Decker, Alan Slater.

  • Tungate claims NASRA 3K at Clinton County Speedway

    Tim Tungate of Campbellsville claimed his biggest win of the 2011 race season by picking up the $3,000-to-win National All Star Racing Association event on Friday at Clinton County Speedway in Alpha.
    Other local racers that competed in the A-Main event include Jeff Watson (finished sixth), Johnny Wheeler (eighth) and Justin Rattliff (24th).