Local News

  • New ambulance can be bought 'straight out,' mayor says

    Emergency medical staff could soon have another new medic unit to transport the sick and injured to the hospital.
    The joint city and county Rescue/E-911 Committee met on Thursday night to discuss the status of the rescue and fire and E-911 center budgets.
    The Committee is made up of Magistrates Ed Gorin and Richard Phillips, who serves as chair, and City Council Members Mike Hall Jr. and Greg Rice. Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS Director Gary Magers also attended.

  • Postal Service to keep Saturday delivery


    Saturday mail delivery will continue for at least two more years, if the U.S. Senate has its way.
    Last Wednesday, U.S. senators approved Senate Bill 1789, the 21st Century Postal Reform Act, in an attempt to keep the struggling U.S. Postal Service financially solvent. The bill passed 62 to 37.
    Because of a drop in mail volume, the Postal Service has been struggling to make the congressionally mandated annual $5.5 billion payment to pre-fund retiree health benefits.

  • Murder confession to be admitted in court


    A local woman’s alleged confession to using liquid morphine to murder her husband will be allowed in court after all.
    Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly ruled last Monday that a conversation Kathleen H. Wise had with investigators, during which she admitted involvement in her husband’s morphine overdose death, was legal, despite her attorney saying he believed it was not and should be ruled inadmissible.

  • Double lung transplant gives local woman new lease on life


  • Walk for Homelessness


    Green River Ministries Board members and members of the community joined together Friday to raise awareness about homelessness. The group walked along Main Street and Broadway, capping its “Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes” fundraiser. As of Friday, the effort had raised more than $300.

  • Louisville man charged after sending nude photos on Facebook


  • Lexington woman accused of stealing local woman’s purse

    A Lexington woman has been arrested and charged with stealing a local woman’s purse and using her credit card.
    Bridget Bowman, no age given, of 848 Malibu Drive #28, was arrested last Wednesday at 12:18 p.m. by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.
    According to court records, Bowman is accused of stealing a local woman’s purse on March 22 that contained a driver’s license, checkbook, debit card, wallet and other personal items valued at more than $700.

  • Two charged in sealed indictments

    Two men have been charged with burglary and other crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.
    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.
    Indicted were:
    • Brandon R. Sharp Brown, 23, of 419 N. Jackson St., Apt. 6, in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree burglary and violation of EPO/DVO.
    Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000.
    If convicted, Brown could be sentenced to as much as 15 years in prison.

  • Pancakes-a-plenty

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue and Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department hosted the annual pancake breakfast Saturday morning. Each year, about 1,200 people attend the event, which raises money for equipment.

  • Nine TCHS students selected for 2012-2013 Governor's Scholars Program


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Nine Taylor County High School students have been selected for the 2012-2013 Governor's Scholars Program, which Principal Charles Higdon Jr. says is a school record.