Local News

  • School Safety bill sponsored by Wise passes Kentucky Senate without dissent

     Legislative Research Commission

    The School Safety and Resiliency Act – the number one priority of the General Assembly’s leadership – passed out of the Kentucky Senate without dissent.

  • Campbellsville Police respond to injury accident


    Staff Report

    A 17-year-old female was transported to the hospital Tuesday morning after an injury accident.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the accident occurred at about 9:16 a.m. on Highway 527, or North Central Avenue.

    Police said an investigation by Officer Jeromy Burris determined that a 2006 Suzuki, operated by 17-year-old Madison Page of Campbellsville, left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

  • Nick Ratliff participates in Bassmaster Classic

    Jordan Alves
    CU Sports Information Director

    Nick Ratliff, a senior Campbellsville University angler from Vine Grove, competed at The GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods this past Friday-Sunday.

    Ratliff finished in 41st place in his first-ever showing at the prestigious tournament, missing the top-25 cut and the opportunity to compete on Sunday.

  • Jesus Name Church celebrating 80-year anniversary

    “Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know” has been broadcast live on the air in either Campbellsville or Greensburg approximately 3,640 times in the last 70 years.

    The Jesus Name Church leads off every Sunday morning service with that song, and because it was one of the first churches to get its religious services on the air, the hymn has had a long-standing run on local air waves.

    In addition to being its 70th year being broadcast on the radio, this month also marks the 80th year the church has been in existence.

  • Rock the Bald

    On Saturday, 15 people came to Campbellsville University to “rock” a new look.

    A bald one, in fact.

    Campbellsville’s annual St. Baldrick’s event, which was themed “Rock the Bald,” took place this past Saturday morning, with 15 participants raising money for childhood cancer research by shaving their heads for pledges. This fundraiser, as well as donations from a cornhole tournament, auction and food sales, helped the event bring in approximately $3,000.

  • Raywick man arrested for raping 14-year-old in Campbellsville

    A Raywick man was arrested last week after allegedly raping a 14-year-old and recording the crime with a cellphone.

    Investigators accuse Charles Spurlock III, 20, of forcing his way into a Campbellsville residence and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old female and using a cell phone to video the crime. He was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree burglary and use of a minor under 16 in a sexual performance.

    He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

  • One-car wreck leads to injuries

    A Bardstown motorist was injured in a single-vehicle accident on New Lebanon Road Sunday night.

    Madison Wood, 17, was traveling east on New Lebanon Road when she lost control of her vehicle and exited the roadway into a field.

    Her vehicle struck multiple trees before coming to a rest on its top.

  • Campbellsville motorist injured in crash

    A Campbellsville motorist was injured in a single-car wreck on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Sunday night.

    Hannah Bishop, 16, of Campbellsville was operating a 2002 Nissan Altima Sunday night that ran off the roadway and into a ditch.

    The Campbellsville Police Department responded to the incident on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at 9:38 p.m. Bishop was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS for possible injuries.

  • Grand jury hands down indictments

    A Columbia man was recently indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on multiple charges, including trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance 3rd degree – drug unspecified.

    Daniel L. Lawhorn, of Columbia, was indicted on those charges as well as operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

    Bond was set at $15,000/10 percent.

    Also indicted by the grand jury were the following individuals:

  • Local woman dies in fatal crash

    A Campbellsville woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident on Greensburg Road last week.

    Sharon Clark, 62, passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a wreck that occurred last Thursday at 7:59 p.m., just west of Davis Road.