Local News

  • Homelessness a very real problem locally

    Homeless. It's a spot she never thought she'd find herself. The rent was due, the bills were piling up and Debbie Martin simply didn't have enough money to keep up. Soon after, she was evicted.

    Earlier this year, Martin's husband left, leaving a tremendous amount of bills for her to pay alone.

    "I had to sell everything I had in the house to make the next month's rent," Martin said.

    But when the following month's rent came due, Martin realized she wasn't going to be able to keep up.

    "I was devastated. I didn't know what I was going to do."

  • Local briefs

    Local dairy meeting scheduled

    A local Area Dairy Producer meeting has been set for Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Ponderosa Steak House.

    Sponsored by the American Dairy Association, the meeting will provide useful information to dairy farmers.

    Call (800) 928-6455 for more information.

    DMA offers soldier care package options

    The Kentucky Department of Military Affairs is reminding those who wish to show soldiers their support that there are several options.

  • Grand jury indicts Greensburg woman

    A Greensburg woman has been indicted on charges alleging that she assaulted a police officer.

    Marijane Brandenburg, 25, of 109 Riverview St. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    She was charged with third- and fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest, alcohol intoxication and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to court records, Campbellsville Police received a complaint of an assault at Wal-Mart Supercenter on Oct. 17.

  • Settlement reached in Water Co. case

    A settlement has been reached in the case of a former employee who sued the Campbellsville Water Co.

    In March 2006, a jury awarded Campbellsville resident Sandra Bailey more than $200,000 in lost wages, emotional distress and damages.

  • Local girl crowned UK's fall homecoming queen

    Amory Cox, a junior biology major from Campbellsville, was crowned University of Kentucky fall homecoming queen on Saturday, Oct. 27. She represented Sigma Chi Fraternity.

    Cox was among about 30 girls who were nominated for the title by Greek organizations, clubs, the band and other student-led groups. The nominees had to complete an application, and a committee of professors and local business leaders narrowed the pool to 10.

  • Local residents strengthen Transylvania's enrollment

    Transylvania's campus is bustling with a record enrollment of 1,153 students. The former record, set in 2005, was 1,151, and last year's enrollment was 1,117.

    President Charles L. Shearer said he expects enrollment to level off at or slightly below the current level.

    Four Taylor County residents attend Transylvania.

    Sophomore Chad Bruce is the son of Michael and Karen Bruce of Campbellsville.

    Sophomore Nathaniel Rash is the son of John and Peggy Rash of Elk Horn.

  • Police/Court briefs

    Police investigate theft

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a theft in which businesses are targets.

    According to a press release, a male representing the Accord Group of Orlando, Fla. has been approaching area businesses, offering to analyze the business and then saying that he has potential buyers for that business.

    Police say the man is currently under investigation for theft by deception for allegedly taking money for services and then disappearing.

  • Taylor County FFA hands out Greenhand degree

    Forty-seven first-year FFA members received their Greenhand degrees on Sept. 25.

    The Greenhand degree is awarded to all FFA members in their first year who have met minimum qualifications. Such qualifications include reciting the FFA creed in its entirety; having basic knowledge of FFA history; and having a satisfactory Supervised Agricultural Experience Program.

    The guest speaker for the night was Josh Kerr, Lake Cumberland Region state vice president. He spoke on the future within the FFA.

  • Helicopter crash claims life of Greensburg man

    A Campbellsville auctioneer is dead following a helicopter crash near the Kentucky/Tennessee line Monday.

    According to Associated Press reports, three people were killed when a helicopter became entangled in power lines after liftoff. The crash occurred in Jamestown, Tenn., about 60 miles northwest of Knoxville.

    Bobby Gene Curry, 66, of Greensburg was killed in the crash along with William Mark Shearer, 53, of Albany and the pilot, Trevor Noble, 24, of Nashville.

    Curry had worked as an auctioneer for Christie Realty Co. for the past several years.

  • Hospice tea raises $8,000

    More than $8,000 was raised this weekend to benefit Hospice & Palliative Care of Central Kentucky.

    Hospice's annual charity tea and auction was Sunday at Campbellsville University. About 150 people attended the event, and all proceeds collected will benefit local hospice patients and their families.

    Hospice & Palliative Care of Central Kentucky provides end-of-life care and bereavement services to more than 700 patients and their families each year.