Local News

  • April is child abuse, sexual assault awareness month

    The crime may take only minutes, but its impact could be felt forever.

    In Taylor County, there are many people and resources available to investigate and prosecute the crimes, and help victims get the treatment they need.

    April is recognized as national child abuse and sexual assault awareness months.

    In a recent news release, state officials said eight percent of Kentucky residents will report experiencing rape in their lifetime — and that’s 2 percent higher than the national average.

  • County park to get upgrades

    Veterans Memorial Park will soon get a facelift.

    At last Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates agreed to pay nearly $4,000 for upgrades and repairs to a playground, concession stand and storage building.

    On behalf of the Court’s Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee, Magistrate Richard Phillips said the group recommends that a concrete floor be poured at the storage building at a cost of no more than $1,700.

  • One injured in Old Lebanon Road crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Old Lebanon Road last Thursday.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Kevin Holmes, 47, was traveling south at 7:30 p.m. in a 1998 Toyota Corolla when he dropped off the shoulder of the road, overcorrected, lost control and struck a utility pole and fence.
    The report states that Holmes refused treatment from Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel but was later transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by private vehicle. He was treated and released.

  • One injured in three-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a three-vehicle collision on East Broadway last Wednesday evening.
    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, at about 6:05 p.m., a 1998 GMC Jimmy, driven by James Collison IV, 17, of Campbellsville, was traveling east on U.S. 68 when he struck a 2003 Honda Civic, driven by Jason Childress, 36, of Campbellsville from behind. The impact pushed the Childress vehicle into a 1998 Chevrolet van driven by Wilma Abell, 56, of Campbellsville.

  • Resident accused of stealing someone’s identity

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with using another person’s identity to open credit card accounts.
    Joseph Madson, 35, was arrested on Sunday, April 8, at 4:50 p.m.
    According to Madson’s arrest citation, he is accused of using another person’s identifying information without permission to open three credit card accounts last December. Madson then allegedly used the cards to make purchases.
    Madson was charged with three counts of identity theft, which is a Class D felony punishable by as much as five years in prison.

  • Lebanon man charged with selling drugs in Taylor County

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with selling cocaine in Taylor County.
    Anthony Tyrone Graves, 42, of 65 Sunrise Drive, was arrested Wednesday, April 4, at 10:30 p.m.
    According to Graves’ arrest citation, Kentucky State Police officers caught him while conducting a drug sale.
    Court records state that Graves allegedly had an ounce of cocaine, marijuana and pills.
    Graves was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance, his second offense, which is a Class B felony punishable by as much as 20 years in prison.

  • Bradfordsville resident accused of growing marijuana

    A Bradfordsville man has been arrested and charged with growing marijuana.
    Clifton Gribbin, 45, of 586 Merrimac Road, was arrested on Sunday, April 8, at 9:28 p.m.
    According to Gribbin’s arrest warrant, Kentucky State Police officers allege he was growing three marijuana plants at his home on Merrimac Road in September 2010. Bond was set at 10 percent of $5,000. Gribbin is scheduled to appear in Taylor District Court on Monday, April 30.

  • Campbellsville man assaulted at Russell County jail

    A Campbellsville inmate was assaulted at Russell County Jail last Tuesday.
    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, an argument between inmates Anthony Cook, 22, of Jamestown, and Roger Harmon, 52, of Campbellsville, led to Harmon being assaulted.
    Harmon suffered a fractured nose, a cut to his head and other minor injuries. He was taken to University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment.
    KSP Detective Russell Decker is investigating with help from KSP Trooper Adam Likens. Their findings will be presented to the Russell County grand jury.

  • Consumer alert issued for fake GED tests

    Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, issued a consumer alert recently regarding fraudulent websites claiming to offer high school and GED diplomas for a fee through the Internet.
    Only a state may issue the GED test credential. The GED tests are not available online as claimed on these websites. The exam, which takes more than seven hours to complete, is administered only at official GED testing centers.

  • Campbellsville men indicted on burglary charges

    Two Campbellsville men have been indicted on burglary charges.

    Trevor W. Tucker, 31, of 205 Pitman Ave., and Daniel Davis, 32, of 330 High St., were indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Tucker and Davis were charged with second- and third-degree burglary. Tucker was also charged with an additional count of second-degree burglary.