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Today's News

  • 'Dynamic Duo' opens local comic book store

     

    It was just a chance meeting at a comic book store in Danville, but like most origin stories, it was fate that brought Bobbie Hatfield and Blake Slone together last September.

    The two quickly developed a bond.

    Despite this, it would have still been difficult to project that less than a year later, they would co-own their own comic book store.

    Given their respective back stories, though, it’s easy to see how the two individuals would make the perfect duo.

     

  • Water, sewer rates to increase July 1

    Water and sewer rates in the city and county will go up in a little more than a month.

    By a vote of 9-3 at a special-called meeting Tuesday night, Campbellsville City Council members approved, on second reading, an ordinance to increase the rates and change the water rate structure.

    City Engineer David Bowles estimated the "average" user - that is, one who uses about 5,000 gallons a month - will see an extra $6 or $7 on their water and sewer bill per month, whether they're in the city or county. The ordinance goes into effect on July 1.

  • Man arrested after allegedly driving drunk, on wrong side of road

     

    A Detroit, Mich., man was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly driving intoxicated and on the wrong side of the road.

    Jovon J. Whisenton, 22, was arrested by Officer Scotty Perian of the Campbellsville Police Department at about 1:30 a.m. near Davis Street on a number of charges, according to a CPD report.

  • Lawsuit filed in firefighter's death

     

    The family of fallen firefighter Tony Grider is suing Kentucky Utilities, Campbellsville University and Pierce Manufacturing in connection with the accident involving last year's Ice Bucket Challenge, which took Grider's life.

  • Citizens upset about possible skate park closure

     

    The ramps at the Campbellsville Skate Park were removed Monday morning, and a group of local kids is unhappy about that.

    Joey Bagby said he came with his friends to the skate park – located at Miller Park – Monday morning, when they saw crews taking apart the ramps and other elements.

    “We’ve been skating for years,” Bagby said. “It’s something to keep us out of trouble. It just kind of sucks. I showed up to skate today, and there was a big tractor, a big bulldozer, tearing it down.”

  • Memorial Day events scheduled for Monday

    In what has become an annual tradition in the community, Taylor County residents will be honoring those who served their country on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

    The service will be held at 2 p.m. at the war memorial, which is located at the Taylor County Courthouse Square.

    Rep. John “Bam” Carney, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young will be among those speaking at the event.

  • Agee sentenced in sex crime case

    Christopher Agee was formally sentenced to five years on rape and sex abuse charges at a sentencing hearing on Tuesday.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Samuel Spalding sentenced Agee to five years concurrently on each charge, meaning he'll serve those five-year sentences at the same time. He will also be under a conditional discharge for three years after his sentence, and he has to be registered as a sex offender.

  • Lebanon man arrested, charged with burglary

    A Lebanon man was arrested Thursday afternoon after a reported fight at a High Pine Street residence, according to a Campbellsville Police Department report.

    Nicholas S. Wiser, 35, was arrested at about 4 p.m. and was charged with second-degree burglary. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center, according to a report by Sgt. Shannon Wilson.

  • Work begins today at Veterans Memorial Park

    By a vote of 3–2, magistrates voted at a special-called meeting Thursday afternoon to spend upwards of $112,000 to fix the wiring to provide electricity to two of the softball fields, as well as a park restroom. The Babe Ruth field is excluded.  

    “We’re going to move forward,” said Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers.

    Had the vote been different, work might not have started for at least another year.

  • Honoring his service

    Fallen Kentucky State Police Trooper Johnny Edrington was honored last week in an annual ceremony to remember his life and service. “We will always remember you,” said KSP Post 15 Public Affairs Officer Trooper Billy Gregory. Every year in May since his death, officials from Post 15 of KSP organize a service to remember Edrington, who died in the line of duty almost 27 years ago. Gregory said they started holding services for the fallen officer since May 1989.