Local News

  • Statistics say violent crime on the rise locally

    If the statistics are any indication, the murder rate has been on the rise in Taylor County for the past few years.
    According to the Taylor Circuit Clerk’s office, 12 people have been charged with either attempted murder or murder in Taylor County during the past 10 years.
    Eight of 12 were charged in the past five years. Four were charged in 2005 alone.

  • Planning under way for fair, July 4th events


    Entertainment, fellowship and lots of good food.
    Those who have been to the Taylor County Fair and Campbellsville/Taylor County’s Fourth of July Celebration know those items are always on the menu.
    Plans for both events, which draw thousands of people to Taylor County each year, have been under way for quite some time.
    With the events now just a few months away, volunteers are working to make sure the stages are set.

  • Local man charged with attempted murder in Illinois

    Bob Uphues
    The Landmark

    A Campbellsville man who reportedly threatened the life of his ex-girlfriend has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed her stepbrother multiple times inside her Brookfield, Ill., apartment on April 12.

  • Campbellsville man sentenced for sexual abuse charges

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve three years in prison for sexually abusing a young girl. He will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
    Brian Waggoner, 32, of 408 Kentucky Ave., was indicted last June by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a girl who was younger than 12.
    Waggoner pleaded guilty to the crimes before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Oct. 25. Kelly sentenced Waggoner last Tuesday.

  • Three arrested after stolen guns recovered

    Campbellsville Police officers arrested three women Monday after receiving a tip about the possible sale of stolen weapons.
    According to a Campbellsville Police press release, officer Ryan Jewell responded to a Davis Street residence and found weapons that were believed to have been stolen from a home in Adair County.

  • Resident charged with selling drugs in sealed indictments

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with selling drugs in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.
    David Shawn Summers, 36, of 204 S. Court St., was charged in four separate indictments with four counts of second-degree selling a controlled substance, all second offenses.
    Bond was set at $15,000, $15,500, $16,000 and $16,500. If convicted in all four cases, Summers could be sentenced to as much as 40 years in prison.
    A grand jury can seal an indictment when there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

  • Davis returns home to practice dentistry

    Dr. Holly Davis, DMD, a Campbellsville native, is returning home to join the practice of Dr. Ricky Cox, DMD.
    Davis, a graduate of Campbellsville High School, Western Kentucky University and University of Louisville School of Dentistry, said she always knew she would return to her roots some day and is overjoyed that the day has come.
    “I’ve been looking forward to this move for a long time,” she stated in a news release. “I’ve missed my parents and extended family, my church and my friends in Campbellsville.”

  • Noel joins Vine Street Salon

    Jeanine Noel has joined the staff of Vine Street Salon.
    Noel specializes in men’s and boys’ cuts.
    Walk-ins are welcome, or customers can call 403-2973 for an appointment.  
    Vine Street Salon is located at 101 North Vine St., behind Subway.

  • TCHS seniors to graduate with college credit


    Tiffany Lawson

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County High School's Class of 2012 has been working to complete college credits before it graduates, according to Principal Charles Higdon Jr.

    "As a result of our performance-based education system, 70 different seniors have earned a total of 818 hours of college credit," he said.

  • TCES student wins district AARP award


    Taylor County Elementary School fifth-grader Caleb Spencer was recently recognized as the district winner of the AARP Grandparent of the Year essay contest sponsored by AARP and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.

    The essay was selected from hundreds of entries to represent the district among the state's top 14 essays.

    Local representatives from the Taylor County Retired Teachers Association presented Spencer with an engraved plaque and a $50 check from the co-sponsors.