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Today's News

  • Greensburg man charged with murder of Campbellsville woman

    An investigation into the death of 28-year-old Ronna Gaddie of Campbellsville resulted in the arrest of a Greensburg man Monday afternoon.

    Keith Wayne Morgan, 36, of Greensburg, was arrested at the Campbellsville Police Department Monday afternoon at approximately 3:20 p.m., according to a Kentucky State Police report.

    Morgan is charged with tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

    Gaddie’s body was found over an embankment off Edwin Williams Road in Metcalfe County last Saturday.

  • City looks at ordinance on signs

    City officials are looking at restricting — but not banning — temporary signs and other signs not on the property of a business or a person.

    But according to Campbellsville City Council member David Nunery, such restrictions would be part of a zoning ordinance, and the details are not yet set in stone.

    Nunery said it will be difficult to accommodate everyone with regard to sign regulations.

  • Bland wins big in Vegas poker tournament

    Cole Bland began playing poker at the age of five, around the same age when most children begin learning to write letters and numbers.

    Last weekend, Bland, now 29, put his talent and years of experience to use when he traveled to Las Vegas to participate in the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino $150,000 Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament.

  • County working on 2017-2018 budget

    The county is working on its 2017-2018 fiscal year budget.

    After a meeting of the county’s budget committee, it was decided to advertise for one-year and five-year bids for janitorial services for the old courthouse and maintenance for the Taylor County Justice Center and Taylor County Detention Center.

    Maintenance and janitorial services were the main topics of conversation at that meeting. On hand was Taylor County District Judge Allen Bertram, who was there to advise committee members on the quality of the services rendered at the justice center.

  • Vietnam vets honored

    It’s been more than 40 years since the Vietnam War ended, but several local community members took the time last Wednesday afternoon to recognize the courageous men and women who served during that time.

    A Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day service was held at the Campbellsville Civic Center Wednesday afternoon with several veterans, family members, and community leaders in attendance to recognize and honor those who had sacrificed.

  • Grand Jury indicts 21

    A Campbellsville man who allegedly sexually abused two children was one of 21 that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    David M. Cox, 33, of Anna Court in Campbellsville, was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim less than 12 years old, a Class C felony. If convicted on both counts, he could spend as much as 20 years in jail.

    The charges relate to reported incidents involving one child from Jan. 1 to Feb. 29, 2016, and another reported incident involving another child on April 5, 2016.

  • KET documentary features Green River

    A KET documentary that heavily features Green River and talks about the importance of preserving it was shown Thursday night at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    “This show is about rivers,” said Dr. Richie Kessler, a biology professor at Campbellsville University. “The real star of the show is your river, the Green River … It’s just as much Campbellsville’s river as it is Greensburg’s river.”

  • World War II veteran passes away

    Conrad Claycomb was a wonderful man with a very positive outlook on life, according to those who knew him.

    Despite what he had been through in life, the local World War II United States Army veteran was optimistic and looked for the best in people.

    Claycomb was the last living Taylor County resident to have survived a World War II prisoner-of-war camp.

    He passed away last Monday, March 27, at the age of 92 at the Thomson-Hood VA Center in Wilmore, Kentucky.

  • County jail faces overcrowding

    Nearly all of Kentucky’s county jails are experiencing overcrowding issues, and the Taylor County Detention Center is no exception.

    According to the Kentucky Department of Corrections’ Weekly Jail Report, which is released each Thursday, TCDC had a total of 285 inmates as of March 23.

    This puts TCDC at 140 percent capacity, as the facility only contains 204 jail beds.

  • $100,000 grant would finish paving trail

    Campbellsville’s Trail Town Committee plans to finish paving the Trace-Pitman Greenway, thanks to a $100,000 state grant.

    At a public hearing held by the committee Tuesday evening, the group announced that it will apply for a $100,000 Recreational Trails Program grant. If approved, work could begin next year.

    That money would pave the remaining 3,900 feet of the 1.5-mile trail, which starts at the Trace Creek softball park and ends at the soccer fields off of KY 210.