Local News

  • Campbellsville man stabbed at Big John’s

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported stabbing Saturday night at Big John’s Liquor Store near the Taylor and Marion county line.
    Jamie Kinder, 34, of Campbellsville, was stabbed in the chest after a fight in the parking lot with Paul Franklin, 52, of Greensburg. Both Kinder and Franklin were transported to Taylor County Regional Hospital for treatment. Kinder was treated and released. Franklin was admitted but has since been released.

  • Campbellsville men charged with burglary

    Two Campbellsville men have been arrested and charged with burglary.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to a burglary in progress at 334 High Street last Friday at 2:39 p.m.
    An investigation led to the arrest of Daniel C. Davis, 32, and Trevor Tucker, 31. Davis was charged with second-degree burglary and third-degree burglary. Tucker was charged with third-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree burglary.
    Campbellsville Police officer Travis Begley investigated.

  • Mount Sherman woman injured in single-vehicle crash

    A Mount Sherman woman was injured in Campbellsville on Friday in a single-vehicle crash on Broadway.
    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, at about 1:54 a.m., Frankie R. Brown, 18, was driving a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse west on Broadway when she lost control, crossed into the opposite lane and struck a utility pole.
    Campbellsville/Taylor EMS personnel transported Brown to Taylor Regional Hospital. She was treated and released.
    Alcohol or drugs were believed to be a factor in the crash, police say. No arrest has been made.

  • Campbellsville teen injured in two-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured in a two-vehicle collision last Thursday at the intersection of East Broadway and Central Avenue.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 5:10 p.m., James Owens, 89, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet pickup when he collided with a 2006 Chevrolet driven by Terri Loutfi, 41, also of Campbellsville.
    A passenger in Loutfi’s vehicle, Natalie Burton, 17, of Campbellsville, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital. No information was available on her condition at press time.

  • Animal shelter, SPCA talks continue

    Taylor County’s revived SPCA group could soon have a presence on a board to address animal control issues.
    Allegations of animal abuse at the Taylor County Animal Shelter have been the center of several recent governmental meetings and sparked lots of discussion in the community.

    That discussion continued Monday night when Taylor County Fiscal Court’s New Projects and Special Services Committee met with members of the SPCA group.

  • Sex abuse charge dropped

    The charge against a Campbellsville man who allegedly sexually abused a 3-year-old girl has been dismissed.
    Thomas E. Dowell, 51, of 803 S. Columbia Ave. in Campbellsville, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in October 2010. He was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. Dowell was expected to face a jury on Tuesday morning.

  • A new way to love reading

    Ludora Feese Perkins had no idea what the contraption was. Her daughters had given her the device, about the width of a paperback novel and as thick as a notepad, as a birthday gift last fall. Today, Perkins can’t live without her Kindle.

    A lifelong reader who used to read under the covers by flashlight as a child, Perkins has brought her love of the written word into the modern world.
    “I love my Kindle,” she said. “I find that I read a lot more. Before I got it, I’d never heard of one.”

  • Warmer weather could bring problems


    It’s unusual and the consequences could be severe.
    With temperatures hovering in the high 50s, Taylor County residents haven’t seen their typical winter.
    On Monday, according to Kentucky MESONET data, the highest temperature of the day was 59.6 degrees at 10:30 a.m. The low temperature was 40 degrees at 11:55 p.m.

  • CU to host College Goal Sunday for high school students

    Natasha Janes

    Campbellsville University

    College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for high school students and their families to come and file the free application for Federal Student Aid on the Campbellsville University campus.

    It is an annual event that provides free, professional help completing the financial aid application. College Goal Sunday will be Sunday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of the Badgett Academic Support Center.

  • School menus for Jan. 30-Feb. 3

    Campbellsville Independent

    Jan. 30-Feb. 3

    Monday - Sausage pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit salad, biscuits, jelly and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Soft chicken taco, lettuce, cheese, refried beans, pears and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - No menu provided.

    Thursday - No menu provided.

    Friday - No menu provided.

    Taylor County

    Jan. 30-Feb. 3