Local News

  • Woman charged with cruelty to animals

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with cruelty to animals after officials found a dead dog on her property.

    DeAnna J. Karnes, 40, of 1348 Davis Road, was charged Saturday, June 23, at 10:15 a.m.

    According to Karnes' arrest citation, Taylor County Animal Control Officer Danny Allen found a deceased dog on her property, along with three others that were malnourished without any food or water.

    Karnes was charged with first-degree cruelty to animals, failure to vaccinate animals and four counts of dogs to be licensed.

  • One injured in South Columbia crash

    An Elk Horn man was injured in a two-vehicle crash last Wednesday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Christopher Clark, 31, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet north on South Columbia Avenue at 8:25 p.m.

    The report states that Clark failed to notice a vehicle in front of him, a 2003 Ford driven by James Cowherd, 30, of Greensburg, that was stopped to make a turn.

    Clark was unable to avoid hitting Cowherd’s vehicle, the report states.

  • McDonald's damaged in fire

    McDonald’s restaurant was damaged after a fire started in a fryer on Saturday, June 23.

    According to a Campbellsville Fire & Rescue report, the fire started in a french fryer and was contained to the fryer and overhead duct.

    The report states that the fire was extinguished by two dry chemical fire extinguishers.

    Twenty-five personnel responded with four apparatuses. No injuries were reported.

  • Jail lawsuit dismissed

    A lawsuit alleging that an inmate wasn’t given the medication he needed while he was incarcerated at the Taylor County Detention Center has been dismissed.

    In June 2010, Georgetown attorney Rocky L. McClintock filed suit in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Ralph Todd Maier.

    Rick Benningfield, Taylor County’s former jailer, and Taylor County government were listed as defendants.
    Maier’s complaint states that he was lodged at the detention center in June 2009 after being charged with DUI in Green County.

  • Cancer, health studies being conducted


    They are both free, take minutes to complete and could provide information to help make the community healthier.

    Taylor Regional Hospital is participating in an initiative by the American Cancer Society to better understand what causes cancer.

  • County seeking recycling manager

    The county is searching for an employee to oversee its recycling center.

    County officials officially take over operation of the city’s recycling center today, but they have yet to hire an employee to oversee its operation.

    At a special meeting last Wednesday, magistrates agreed to ask the city to allow an employee who was overseeing the center to stay there for up to a month to help train a county employee to do the job.

  • Fourth of July events set for Wednesday


    The heat might not prevent the crowd from coming, but it could postpone the annual fireworks show.

    Organizers have been preparing for Wednesday’s annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration for months now.

  • Camp Invention


    Taylor County Elementary School hosted Camp Invention recently for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

  • Nocturnal Creatures


    They learned why some animals go "hoot" in the night.

    Taylor County Public Library continued its Dream Big ... READ! summer reading events on Thursday, June 28, with a program about nocturnal animals at Green River Lake Visitor Center by Park Ranger Andrea O'Bryan.

    Participants in the upcoming Distinguished Young Women pageant also pitched in by painting the children's faces.

  • Criticial fire warning issued for south central Kentucky

    According to the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center, the National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a red flag warning for all of Central Kentucky, including Taylor County, effective from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 28. The warning predicts strong winds and low relative humidity.

    A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential.