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Today's News

  • KCA test scores top national averages

     

    Kentucky Christian Academy recently received its test scores from the spring of 2017, and KCA students scored well-above national averages in the subjects of reading, language, and math.

    KCA Administrator Lori Eubank said she is very proud of the students and teachers at KCA for the test scores.

    “These are good results and I am proud of our students and teachers,” Eubank said. “But we are always looking to improve and get better as well… Overall I am really proud of what we do here.”

  • For Kesslers, auctioneering is in the blood

     

    John Kessler claimed the title of World Champion Tobacco Auctioneer championship in 1987, and was honored again on Oct. 13 as JTI (Japan Tobacco International) sponsored the Harvest Jubilee in Danville, Virginia.

    The 1987 contest consisted of 70 of the world’s top 100 tobacco auctioneers. There was a preliminary round before the final mock round auction. A panel of five judges, made up of warehouse men and others from the industry, determined the winner.

  • Cochran arrested at Lucky Vista Motel

    UPDATE: The Taylor County Sheriff's Office reports that Shawn Cochran was arrested at the Lucky Vista Hotel By Campbellsville Police and Taylor County Sheriff's Deputies at 12:45 p.m. today. 

    Kentucky State Police troopers and local law enforcement have ended a search for an individual that escaped from law enforcement custody Monday evening.

  • Sheriff's Office makes three arrests Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning

     

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office has made three arrests in connection with three different crimes. The arrests took place Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, according to TCSO reports. 

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in connection with a burglary that occurred Saturday morning at Big Al's Gun Shop. According to the report, the arrest occurred at 7:52 p.m. Erik J. Sanders, 18, of Union Church Road in Columbia, was arrested and faces first-degree burglary charges. 

  • Two Campbellsville residents face charges in drug investigation

    Two Campbellsville residents have been arrested and face multiple charges following a nine-month investigation into fraudulent obtaining and distribution of prescription drugs. 

    Kori Posey, 32, and Donald R. Thompson, 36, both of Wickliffe Avenue in Campbellsville, were listed in a Kentucky State Police report as being involved in the investigation. Posey was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Thompson has been lodged at TCDC since Aug. 21, according to the detention center’s website. 

  • Bicentennial celebrated with time capsule

     

    Last Thursday was the culmination of several weeks of anticipation for city officials, Bicentennial Committee members, and several other community members, as there was an official dedication ceremony for the Andrew Campbell Grist Mill and the burial of a time capsule.

  • Local attorney indicted again on alleged theft charges

    Local attorney Danny Perkins Butler, 71, has been indicted on four charges of theft stemming from incidents in Aug. 2014 and June 2016, according to an indictment released from Taylor Circuit Court Thursday. 

    The charges against Butler include one charge of theft by unlawful taking, over $10,000 but less than $1 million (a Class C felony); theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $10,000 (a Class C felony), and two counts of theft by deception over $10,000 (both Class C felonies). 

  • Frigid temperatures results in more visits to local shelter

     

    The beginning of 2018 has brought frigid temperatures across the state, with several consecutive nights of single-digit low temperatures with wind chill temperatures falling below zero.

    The extremely cold temperatures created problems for many residents of the Campbellsville community, and Green River Ministries has been doing their best to help all those in need.

  • Liberty couple passes away in KY 70 wreck

    A two-vehicle accident on KY 70 in the Mannsville community near Stoner Creek Road resulted in a Liberty couple passing away at the scene.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Dewey Sturgell, 49, was operating a 2001 Ford Pickup traveling west on KY 70 just before 2 p.m. on Friday.

    The report states that Sturgell was traveling behind a 1997 GMC pickup truck operated by 65-year-old Carey Stafford, also of Liberty.

  • Local legislators have had busy start to 2018 legislative session

    The 2018 regular session is underway in Frankfort, as the annual legislative session began last Tuesday.

    Campbellsville’s legislators—Rep. John “Bam” Carney (R) and Sen. Max Wise (R)—have been busy in the first week of this year’s 60-day session.

    While much of the focus during this year’s session will be directed toward pension reform, the state budget, and possibly tax reform, there have already been several bills introduced in the legislature.