Today's News

  • State Police conduct checkpoints over holiday weekend

    In an effort to keep motorists safe during the holiday weekend, Kentucky State Police officers conducted 16 safety checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Taylor County.

    Through Operation Safe C.H.E.C.K., troopers:

    - Made four DUI arrests.

    - Wrote 16 seat belt and seven child restraint citations.

    - Performed 595 vehicle inspections.

    - Made six drug arrests.

    - Wrote seven suspended license citations.

    - Wrote tickets for 152 other violations.

  • Collins

    Charlie and Geneva Collins of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 10.

    The Collinses were married on July 10, 1959, in Russell County.

    They have two children, Mark and Teresa Collins of Seymour, Tenn., and David and Jennifer Chewning of Campbellsville. They also have two grandsons, Matthew Chewning and John Chewning.

    A family celebration and retreat are planned.

  • Junior Miss committee announces August program

    The Taylor County Junior Miss Scholarship Program is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. Campbellsville Independent Schools will be hosting the program at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium.

    Twenty-five young ladies will be competing in the 2009 Taylor County Junior Miss Rain or Shine-themed program.

    "We are excited to have all of these wonderful young ladies participating in this year's program," said Program Chair Susan Dabney.

  • Local painting helps recover more

    A painting of a covered bridge at Tebbs Bend helped the Hardin County History Museum recover two paintings by the same artist that portray Civil War era forts in that community.

    Betty Jane Gorin-Smith of Campbellsville took an oil painting of the Tebbs Bend Bridge in Taylor County to a Civil War show in Tennessee. While she was there, someone recognized the painting by Edward Henry and told her about two others owned by a Knoxville man.

  • Bentley promoted

    The U.S. Army Reserve Medical Command has promoted Dr. Eric Bentley to the rank of colonel.

    Bentley has served as commander of the 933rd Forward Surgical Team in Paducah, Ky. since May 2005.

    He was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in 2004 with the 933rd FST. He was deployed in support of Operational Enduring Freedom to Wuerzburg, Germany in 2005. And he was again deployed in 2007, this time in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II with the 325th Combat Support Hospital in Al Asad, Iraq.

  • If only dogs could talk

    I watched her stop at the edge of the yard beneath the tree. The rabbit, perched at the edge of the woods nibbling clover, wasn't aware of Maggie's presence ... yet.

    But it wasn't long before the rabbit realized something new was near, and it hopped quickly back into the woods.

    With the different sizes of rabbits making their appearance in the past couple of weeks, it didn't take long for us to realize there must be a family of rabbits making their home in our woods. It also didn't take our border collie, Maggie, long to realize it either.

  • Booster seat violations now come with fines

    Motorists who fail to use booster seats for some child passengers could be fined.

    Known as the Booster Seat Law, the law requires children between 40 and 50 inches tall and younger than 7 to be placed in a booster seat.

    "We don't see a lot of it," said Billy Gregory, public affairs officer for Kentucky State Police Post 15 in Columbia. "But it is a problem or [lawmakers] wouldn't have addressed it."

  • Campbellsville man arrested on burglary charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested after police responded to a call that an intoxicated man was trying to force his way into a Handley Avenue home Thursday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, when officers arrived on the scene shortly after 9:30 p.m., it was determined that David Lee Miller, 56, had allegedly gotten into a fight with the residents of the Handley Avenue home.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • Woman charged in sealed indictment

    A woman has been charged with selling drugs in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Patricia Simpson, 23, no address given, was indicted on a charge of second-degree selling a controlled substance.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.


  • Police find 600 marijuana plants

    An investigation is still pending, with criminal charges expected, after Taylor County Sheriff's deputies found nearly 600 marijuana plants with a potential value of nearly $1 million at an East Martin Road home last week.

    According to a sheriff's office report, the deputies responded to a report of a gun shot at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at 430 E. Martin Road.

    Following an investigation, and after executing a search warrant, deputies found an indoor/outdoor marijuana growing operation at the home.