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Today's News

  • Benefit planned for Johnson family

    A benefit fall funfest and singing has been planned for Saturday with proceeds going to the family of Brook Johnson.

    Johnson, the 2-year-old daughter of Brian and Missy Johnson of Summersville, is currently at St. Jude Children's Hospital receiving cancer treatments.

    Holly Grove Baptist Church will host the benefit, which will include food, a silent auction and games, all beginning at 3 p.m. ET.

    Singing by the Durrett Family, Benjamin Whitlock and others will begin at 6 p.m. ET.

  • Teen dies in Adair County crash

    A Columbia teen was pronounced dead at Taylor Regional Hospital following a single-car crash in Adair County on Thursday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Linda Pelston, 47, of Columbia was traveling north on State Park Road at around 3 p.m. when she met another vehicle, applied her brakes and lost control of her vehicle on the wet road. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned, ejecting Pelston's passengers - Ronnie Pelston, 42, and Tasha Pelston, 16, both of Columbia.

  • The First Drink

    A round of applause erupted throughout the restaurant at the sight of a customer's food being delivered Friday afternoon. And while the pot pie may have been tasty, it wasn't the main course that prompted the applause. It was his choice of beverage, something that hasn't been legally served in Campbellsville in 71 years.

    Café Bonin is the first, and so far, the only, restaurant to serve alcohol in Campbellsville since voters approved by the drink sales in May.

  • Write-in deadline for upcoming election is Friday

    Candidates who want to be eligible to have their votes counted as a write-in candidate for the upcoming election have until Friday, Oct. 24 to file with the appropriate filing officer.

    "As we head into the homestretch of the 2008 election cycle, I want to encourage those individuals who are considering running as a write-in candidate to file to run as soon as possible," Secretary of State Trey Grayson stated in a press release.

  • Bailout seeks to pump up economy

    Merrill Lynch had been bought out. Lehman Bros. was broke. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were going under. People were being forced out of their homes after being approved for mortgages they could never pay.

    Those are just a few reasons local experts offer in explaining the $700 billion buyout approved recently by the U.S. Congress.

    "The loan structure with regard to mortgages and sub-prime loans somewhat triggered [the economic downtown]," said Joe Foster, assistant professor of business and economics.

  • Man accused of assaulting another with baseball bat

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assault and other charges after he allegedly beat another man with a baseball bat.

    George W. McNear, 28, of Purcell Court, Lot 4, was arrested at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8.

    According to McNear's arrest citation, he allegedly went to an ex-girlfriend's home and then left when he realized the girl was with another man. The citation states that McNear returned to the Purcell Court residence with a baseball bat and allegedly hit the man in the head, back and arm.

  • Woman charged with second DUI

    A Willisburg woman has been arrested and charged with her second DUI offense.

    Tammie Sue Bugg, 47, of 3707 Mt. Zion Road was arrested at 12:51 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9.

    According to Bugg's arrest citation, she was stopped by Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren for having only one headlight.

    The citation states that Warren observed two people pulling into a convenient store very fast and then switching seats with each other.

    Records state the passenger in the vehicle, a male who was originally driving the vehicle, did not have a driver's license.

  • Campbellsville man injured in motorcycle crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured after he crashed his motorcycle Tuesday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Jerry Lawson, 56, was traveling east on KY 88 in Green County on a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle when he lost control and ran off the roadway. The crash occurred at 3:50 p.m. He was not wearing a helmet.

    Lawson was treated and released at Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Former Campbellsville man dies in LaRue crash

    Wet roads contributed to a wreck Thursday morning that claimed the life of a 62-year-old Hodgenville man.

    Roger D. Nelson was killed when he was thrown from his vehicle on KY 210 nine miles east of Hodgenville, according to a Kentucky State Police report.

    The Lincoln Towncar was heading east on KY 210 when Nelson apparently lost control, according to KSP. After leaving the road, the vehicle hit an earthen embankment, began to spin and the driver's side door came open.

    Contents of the trunk including carpentry tools were strewn several yards along the ditch line.

  • County signs garbage agreement

    County garbage pickup service will remain with Waste Connections Inc.

    Magistrates awarded a five-year contract to the company at last week's regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting.

    At the Court's September meeting, magistrates agreed to begin advertising for bids to provide the County's solid waste service. The current franchise agreement with Waste Connections Inc. ends in December.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said three responses were received.