Local News

  • Library move expected to be completed in six months

    Six months from now, Taylor County Public Library will finally have a new home.
    The Library Board had a special meeting Monday to hire Elizabethtown-based ICON Engineering & Inspection Services. In its bid for the project, the company provided a timeline.

    Board member Eddie Hazelwood said ICON has promised a six-month timeline. He said the design phase and the bid proposal process would each take one month. Actual construction would take four months.
    ICON will be paid $48,700 for its services.

  • Storyteller performs in Central Kentucky Arts Series

    Octavia Sexton is full of stories. She says we all are.
    “I am a living story,” she said. “Everyone has a story. Life is a story.”
    Sexton performed Tuesday night at Campbellsville University’s Mobley Theater, as part of this year’s Central Kentucky Arts Series season.

    Sexton told the crowd that storytelling groups say she is the only storyteller in Kentucky that actually grew up in the storyteller tradition.
    Her stories relate back to the 1500s, from her great-grandmother’s Cherokee past.

  • Christmas concert raises more than $3,600 for food pantry

    Every year around the holidays, people start to lose track of what the whole holiday season is truly about. But that’s not the case for one woman.
    Campbellsville resident Gail Godsey said she felt the need to volunteer in her community this year.

    So she did, planning and organizing “Hearts to Help,” a Christmas benefit concert to help raise money for the Taylor County Food Pantry.

  • America Recycles Day is tomorrow

    Students at local schools are getting the message early.
    Recycling is a focal point at Campbellsville and Taylor County school systems, with each having trailers to help teachers, staff and students sort cardboard from plastic.

    Tomorrow is America Recycles Day. And from special events to daily routine, recycling is a part of the curriculum at both school systems to encourage students and their families to recycle.

  • Campbellsville man killed in Marion wreck

    A Campbellsville man is dead following a one-vehicle crash in Marion County last Wednesday evening.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Gerald Keith Schutt, 29, was traveling east on KY 208 in a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo when his vehicle left the westbound side of the roadway at struck a tree at about 4:50 p.m. The crash occurred about six miles west of Calvary.
    Marion County Coroner Dick Moraja pronounced Schutt dead at 5:55 p.m.
    Moraja said Schutt died from blunt force trauma. He said he believes Schutt died instantly.

  • Pyles trial begins Wednesday

    A Campbellsville man accused of attempting to shoot and kill a local woman is expected to face a jury Wednesday morning.
    Preston Dean Pyles, 42, of 451 Quisenberry Road, was indicted in March 2010 by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder.

    Pyles’ trial is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. before Senior Status Judge Stephen Mershon. The Taylor Circuit Clerk’s Office has sent notices to potential jurors.

  • County will mow nuisance properties

    The county is getting back into the mowing business. This time, inmates will be doing the labor and the property owner getting the bill.
    At last Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates had first reading of an ordinance spelling out a process of using inmates to mow abandoned property.

    The Court’s Sanitation and Environmental Committee last month agreed to recommend that inmates housed at the Taylor County Detention Center begin mowing and cleaning nuisances, with the property owners footing the bill.

  • Campbellsville man pleads guilty to shaking infant

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to shaking his 18-month-old son, which resulted in brain and eye trauma. In exchange for his plea, the man could be sentenced to probation.
    In June, a Taylor County grand jury charged Jason Maupin, 23, of 2319 Greensburg Road, Arrowhead Trailer Park, Lot 49, with first-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12. Court records also list Maupin’s address as 513 Willow Way in Campbellsville.

  • Five charged with assault, complicity to commit burglary

    Five people have been charged with breaking into someone’s home, assaulting a man and threatening a woman at gunpoint.
    A Taylor County grand jury indicted the five last Tuesday.
    Charged were:

  • Man accused of firing gun at home

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after he allegedly fired a shotgun at a man and his home.
    Glen Caulk, 61, of 113 Fuller Hardin Road, was arrested at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5.
    According to a criminal complaint, Caulk allegedly fired the shotgun at a man on Oct. 1 as he drove by the man’s home. The complaint states that Caulk also allegedly fired the gun into the side of the man’s home.