Today's News

  • First jail inspection goes well

    Days at the Taylor County Detention Center are busy and full of paperwork.

    Jail staff members spend a large part of their day completing the necessary forms to house state inmates. And, so far, the detention center has been able to house more state inmates than Jailer Rick Benningfield originally thought.

    That's not a bad problem to have, he says, because it means more money in the County's pocket.

  • Mural brings back memories of downtown

    Main Street in Campbellsville, 1970. Shively's, Scott's, Lerman Bros. and other stores line the street. That era may be long gone, but now you can stop in Druther's Restaurant and let the memories come flooding back.

    As part of a planned remodeling of Druther's, local artist Trena Corbin has painted a 28- by 6-foot conversation piece that is truly a blast from downtown Campbellsville's past. The mural features Main Street as it appeared in 1970, the year Druther's first opened its doors.

  • Man charged with child sex abuse

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges alleging he sexually abused three children younger than 12.

    Oliver L. Schmitz, 23, of 134 Coppock St. was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Schmitz was charged with seven counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, he is accused of committing the acts between April 1 and May 14.

    Campbellsville Police Detective Sgt. Patricia Thompson, who is investigating the allegations, said the alleged crimes were reported after a child told a parent about the incidents.

  • Winds leave minor damage

    The high winds that preceded Tuesday's heavy rain left scattered minor damage throughout the county Tuesday.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, Taylor County Emergency Management's public information coordinator, reports were minimal.

    "We had some trees reported down throughout the county," he said.

    There were two significant incidents of damage.

    A wind gust tore away a portion of the metal roof at Shoe Sensation at Green River Plaza.

  • Lebanon man charged with second DUI

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with DUI after being stopped at a traffic safety checkpoint.

    James M. Sandusky, 20, of 990 Hundley Lane was arrested at 11:23 p.m. Friday, July 31.

    According to Sandusky's arrest citation, he was stopped during the checkpoint and Kentucky State Police troopers smelled alcohol on him.

    The citation states that Sandusky told the troopers that he had drunk five or more beers. Alcohol was also found in his vehicle, records state.

  • Elk Horn resident charged with growing marijuana

    An Elk Horn woman has been charged with growing marijuana.

    Jamie Marzec, 45, of 1615 Speck Ridge Road was cited Thursday, July 30.

    According to her arrest citation, Marzec had allegedly been growing a marijuana plant in her back yard.

    The citation states that Marzec told Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens that the plant was hers.

    Marzec is scheduled to be arraigned in Taylor District Court on Monday, Aug. 17.

  • CKAS receives regional grant

    The Southern Arts Federation has announced that $38,122 has been awarded to Kentucky arts organizations for fiscal year 2010-2011 in support for touring artists.

    Campbellsville's Central Kentucky Arts Series received $1,441 for Wood and Strings Theatre.

    Through the Regional Touring program, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Southern Arts Federation partner to offer nonprofit organizations fee support to present artists from outside of their states.

  • Corps of Engineers to host contest

    Have you ever had a situation in or around the water that you were not expecting? Maybe you have had an experience where you had to rely on some type of training, advice or safety equipment that saved you or someone else from drowning.

    If so, the Corps of Engineers at Green River Lake wants to hear about it.

    The Corps of Engineers is having a contest to raise awareness about the importance of being safe in and around the water.

    All that is required to enter is to send in your story describing, "Why I'm Not a Drowning Statistic."

  • TRH to offer violence in the workplace course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a course on violence in the workplace to give an overview of responses to potentially violent situations in a work setting, how to recognize a possibly dangerous situation and how to formulate a plan to defuse a violent action.

    The class will be Thursday, Aug. 6 from 8 to 10 a.m.

    All classes are in the TRH Learning & Resource Center, located at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville and are $10 for non-TRH team members. 

    To pre-register, call 789-5862.

  • '4-H 4 ALL' event is Aug. 15

    The Taylor County Extension Office will host a "4-H 4 ALL" event Saturday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Booths, games, prizes, food and more will be available for those who attend to learn what 4-H has to offer. Information about 4-H clubs and activities will be offered at booths.

    For more information, contact 4-H agent Amanda Sublett at 465-4511.