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Today's News

  • Man pleads not guilty in murder case

    A murder suspect pleaded not guilty Tuesday at his third arraignment hearing.

    Jorge Serrano Gavarrete, 20, remains lodged in Taylor County Detention Center on a $1,000,000 bond. He’s been housed there since Sept. 19.

    At Tuesday’s arraignment hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram appointed public defender Shanda West-Stiles from the Department of Public Advocacy to represent him.

  • Making spirits bright

    Everyone knows that Santa Claus couldn’t prepare for the busiest time of year without the help of his pint-sized assistants.

    However, on Monday at the Campbellsville Walmart, men in grey uniforms and shinny black shoes were placing toys, clothes, shoes and other goodies into carts for children.

    These definitely weren’t elves from the North Pole. They were Kentucky State Police troopers taking deserving children on the annual Shop with a Trooper outing.

  • Death penalty to be sought against Ashby in Lamer murder case

    Taylor County Commonwealth’s Attorney Shelly Miller announced earlier this month that they are seeking the death penalty in the Rocky Ashby murder case.

    Ashby, 36, faces charges of murder – domestic violence, a Class A felony; second-degree burglary, a Class C felony; and first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony, charges that date back to a reported murder on July 16 of this year.

  • ‘Murakami Model’ to benefit local students

    Two students from Taylor County High School will soon be named Murakami Scholars, thanks to a new agreement between Eastern Kentucky University, Murakami Manufacturing and Taylor County Schools.

    The program will forge an alliance between Murakami Manufacturing, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, Taylor County Schools and EKU to provide a $1,000 annual scholarship and paid internship to help two graduates from Taylor County Schools attend and graduate from EKU’s applied engineering management program.

  • Wise, Carney to host town hall on education issues

    State Sen. Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) and State Rep. Bam Carney (R-Campbellsville) announced a town hall discussion regarding upcoming legislative issues as it relates to educational policy legislation for the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. 

    This event is intended for any current or former Kentucky educator or anyone who has a vested interest in Kentucky’s educational system.

    Topics of discussion will include charter schools and education reform under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) among other pressing education priorities.

  • Funding sought for water plant fix

    The city will seek $4.3 million worth of financing to fix problems at the Campbellsville Municipal Water Treatment Plant.

    At a special-called meeting, Council members agreed by a vote of 11-1 to look for loans to pay for a permanent solution to the sludge problem at the Campbellsville Water Treatment Plant (WTP.)

  • First responders honored

    They were honored for their service, to each other and the community. Local emergency services were honored on Saturday, Dec. 10 during their annual awards banquet.

  • Campbellsville man sentenced in bank fraud case

    A Campbellsville man will serve a four-month sentence and pay half a million dollars in restitution on a bank fraud charge.

    United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced that U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers sentence William K. Collins, 68, to four months in prison and ordered him to pay restitution of $506,684.37 on a single charge of bank fraud.

    The restitution to the vicwas $83,505.03 to United Citizens Bank of Southern Kentucky and $423,179.34 to Community Trust Bank.

  • Autopsy transports to change soon

    At the request of incoming Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook, how autopsy transports are reimbursed will change.

    During Tuesday evening’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates unanimously agreed to have Cook’s office reimburse the four funeral homes in the county – Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, L.R. Petty Funeral Home, Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home and Buchanan-Robinson & Percell Funeral Home – $250 whenever they provide transport of a body to be autopsied at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville.

  • Deaton to leave city school district

    Campbellsville Independent School District Superintendent Mike Deaton announced at Monday night’s school board meeting that he will not renew his contract after the current school year ends.

    “After much thought and reflection I’ve decided that this will be my last year with the Campbellsville Independent School District,” he said.