Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS:Lawsuit alleges discrimination at CMS

    The Campbellsville Independent School System is being sued by a former student and his parents who allege that he was subjected to discrimination because of his race.

    The lawsuit was filed last Wednesday in the Taylor Circuit Clerk's office.

    The plaintiffs - identified only by their initials - are A.R.G.R., a minor, and his parents, R.G.R. and B.J.R.

    The suit names the Campbellsville Board of Education, Campbellsville Middle School Principal Chris Kidwell, CMS Dean of Students Tim Bailey and CMS teacher Angela Brasser as defendants.

  • Local man accused of fourth DUI

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

    Robert A. Young Sr., 41, of 219 Roland St. was arrested at 7:58 p.m. Saturday, June 13.

    According to Young's arrest citation, he was stopped by Campbellsville Police Officer Ryan Jewell.

    Court records state that Jewell stopped Young because he knew there was an active warrant for Young's arrest.

  • Man accused of breaking into local store

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary after he allegedly broke into a local store.

    William J. Glover, 38, of 3844 Old Columbia Road was arrested at 11:42 p.m. Sunday, June 14.

    According to Glover's arrest citation, the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 center received a call reporting a break-in at Penn's Store at about 11 p.m.

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

  • One injured in Stoner Creek crash

    A Taylor County woman was injured Wednesday after she drove her vehicle into a ditch.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Sarah Bright, 27, of Speck Ridge Road was traveling west on Stoner Creek Road at 10 a.m.

    The report states that Bright lost control of her 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier and drove into a ditch before striking a tree.

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



  • One injured in U.S. 68 crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Wednesday after she struck a guardrail with her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Margaret Tucker, 65, of McMahan Road was traveling west on U.S. 68 at about 9 p.m. in a 1998 Honda Civic.

    The report states that Tucker experienced a diabetic emergency and her vehicle left the roadway and struck the guardrail.

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

  • A protective order could save your life

    Dina did not know where to turn for help. Her husband of nine months who had been so kind to her had suddenly become abusive. For the past two weeks, he would slap her for no reason at all.

    One night he would not let her leave the house because he believed she was going to see another man. He would leave with his friends but order her to stay at home. She was afraid of what he might do.

  • County will sell unpaid property taxes

    The good news - those who are late in paying their property taxes will now have a little extra time to pay. The bad news - if they still don't pay, they'll have to deal with a third party who'll charge them 12 percent interest, among other fees.

    For the first time, Kentucky is permitting counties to sell all unpaid property tax bills to third parties, a move that Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney says will help taxing districts collect money.

    Selling the bills, Carney said, allows the County to collect taxes that it may otherwise never collect.

  • Magistrate suffers medical episode

    Taylor County's 2nd District Magistrate John Gaines suffered what he refers to as a medical "episode" last Friday but has since returned to work at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Last week, Gaines said, he was awake and functioning during the three-hour episode but does not remember what happened.

    Word spread that Gaines suffered a stroke, though he says doctors have not confirmed that.

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

  • Local man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident 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.

    Vincent Shively, 51, of 211 Baptist St. was indicted on charges of first-degree selling a controlled substance, his second offense, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Coming Home

    They have come back home. But this time, they'll be greeted by a new face.

    Campbellsville resident Bill Hudgins, who died last November, was a landlord who cared for nearly two dozen gourds that were "home" to purple martin birds.

    In an interview last year, Hudgins said that the birds first came to his home in 1995, and the same birds have been coming back each spring since.