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Today's News

  • Barn quilts a creative way to honor one’s heritage

    For Marilyn Clarke, the barn quilt that hangs in front of her barn on Smith Ridge Road, titled “Virginia Pike,” is a way to honor the age-old craft of quilting.

    “I went ... and got a sign painter to do my barn quilt,” Clarke said. “And Jim, my husband, hung it on the barn with some help … but [Taylor County RECC workers] did most of the hanging for free.”

    That sign painter was Don Swafford of Swafford Signs, who did several of original barn quilts.

  • Local man dies in garage fire

    A Taylor County man died over the weekend after a garage fire that happened Friday.

    Paul Anderson, 71, of Campbellsville, died at the University of Louisville Hospital, having sustained severe burns over much of his body, according to the Taylor County Fire Department.

    At about 1:45 p.m. on Friday, the Taylor County Fire Department was sent to Anderson's residence in the 600 block of Wade Lane, according to the fire department, which also stated that Anderson's wife took him to Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Man charged with assault of police officers

     

    A Campbellsville man who reportedly threatened and assaulted police officers was arrested on Wednesday, March 12, on a number of related charges.

  • Two suspects arrested on suspicion of local thefts

    Two Campbellsville men were arrested Wednesday evening in connection with a series of burglaries that stretch back a month-and-a-half.

    Don Allen Moyers, 38, and Chad A. Dowell, 23, were arrested by Officer Andy Warren of the Campbellsville Police Department at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, and were each charged with seven counts of third-degree burglary, according to a CPD report.

    The report stated that the CPD has investigated seven burglaries of local businesses.
    CPD Sgt. Shannon Wilson said.

  • Woman reportedly hits boyfriend with her car

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested on Sunday, March 15, after she reportedly intentionally hit her boyfriend with her vehicle, according to a report by Sgt. Shannon Wilson of the Campbellsville Police Department.

    Kara M. Tennyson of the 200 block of Bell Avenue was arrested on Sunday afternoon on a charge of first-degree domestic assault and is lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center, the report stated. The jail website stated she was there on a $25,000 cash bond.

  • Alleged bank robber arraigned

    An alleged bank robber pleaded not guilty to related charges in Taylor County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon.

    Thomas E. Riley, 52, of Lexington, will face a pre-trial conference at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, and a jury trial at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10.

    Riley is currently lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center on a $25,000 full cash bond, said Taylor County Circuit Judge Samuel Spalding. The jail website lists his bond at $100,000.

  • Local man arrested on assault charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested late Saturday morning at a South Columbia Avenue business after a reported assault, according to a report by Deputy Dickie Benningfield of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Man arrested for having drugs

    A Campbellsville man was arrested on Saturday afternoon at Burke’s Outlet, primarily on drug possession and assault charges, according to a report by Sgt. Shannon Wilson of the Campbellsville Police Department.

    Ronald D. Hayden, 36, of Blue Ridge Road, was arrested by CPD Officer Roy Rodgers on first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), third-degree assault of a police officer, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

  • County set to begin pothole repair

    County road crews will hopefully soon be able to start fixing potholes and other damage related to the snowstorm, Taylor County Judge Executive Eddie Rogers said at Tuesday night’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

    “Hopefully in the next week or so, if the weather holds up, we will be able to use the new machine,” Rogers said. “The road crew are to be commended for a job well done. I know that we did our best to satisfy everybody. Did we satisfy everybody? Probably not, but we did the best that we could under the circumstances.”

  • Myles remembered as animal lover, caring person

    Mary Myles was born on Oct. 18, 1929 in Owensboro, Ky., In the late 1950s, she and her family moved to Campbellsville, when her husband, the late William “Bill” Myles, got a job at Campbellsville University.

    Myles passed away recently at the age of 85.

    While not a native of Campbellsville, her advocacy efforts in the community did not go unnoticed.

    ‘We saw a need in this county.’
    Pat Abell had always been concerned with the condition and treatment of animals in Taylor County.