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Today's News

  • Needle exchange in full swing

    Taylor County’s Harm Reduction Syringe Exchange Program, operated by the Taylor County Health Department, is off to a healthy start during its first month of operation.

    The service has been used 61 times since it started on June 3, with 44 unique individuals taking part.

    “That’s quite good considering some of our other counties were a bit slower to get going,” said Christine Weyman, medical director for the Lake Cumberland District Health Department.

  • Heatwave to hit Taylor County

    An excessive heat warning has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for Central Kentucky.

    The warning takes effect this Thursday, July 18, at 2 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 21.

    "Several days of heat indices near or above 105 degrees could have a cumulative impact on some individuals, especially those who engage in prolonged outdoor work or other activities," read a statement from the NWS.

  • Pickup, drop-off changes made at city schools

    Ahead of the new school year, a few changes are coming to two schools in the Campbellsville Independent Schools District.

    In Monday’s regular work session at the CISD Board of Education, Finance Director Chris Kidwell announced changes to pickup and drop-off procedures at Campbellsville Middle School and a new entrance system at Campbellsville Elementary School.

    At CMS, the pickup and drop-off area is being moved to the side of the school building instead of the front in an effort to ease traffic congestion before and after school.

  • Local man charged with child sexual exploitation

    A Campbellsville man was arrested by the Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch last Thursday on charges related to possession of child pornography and use of an electronic device to procure a minor.

    The investigation began when the KSP’s Electronic Crime Branch discovered Barry D. Lewis, 53, of Campbellsville, had been sharing images of child sexual exploitation over the internet, as well as promoting the sexual performance of children online.

  • Dedication held for new CU wellness center

    Alexandria Swanger
    CU Communications

    “When I heard that this much needed addition to the CU campus was to be named in her honor, I couldn’t think of a more appropriate pairing,” said Whitney Christopoulos, a granddaughter of the late Betty Dobbins Heilman, was one of the speakers at the dedication of the Betty Dobbins Heilman Student Wellness Center July 13 at Campbellsville University.

    The dedication was in Ransdell Chapel due to the heat.

  • Mascarenas arrested after park standoff

    Last week, the Campbellsville Police Department (CPD) responded to Miller Park in reference to a man armed with a handgun.

    Upon their arrival at around 9:50 p.m. last Tuesday, John R. Mascarenas, 37, of Campbellsville was found at the Trace Creek Park softball field armed and threatening himself and officers, firing warning shots into the air.

    After a short standoff, Mascarenas was taken into custody without incident.

  • Grand jury indicts 18

    A Taylor County man being charged with 40 counts relating to child sexual exploitation was one of 18 people indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last week.

    William Cody Edwards, 29, was arrested Wednesday, April 10, on charges related to possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor. The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch made the arrest as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.

  • Local woman arrested for Corner Food Mart robbery

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested last week for the June 2 armed robbery at Corner Food Mart in Loretto.

    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, Margaret L. Hodge, 50, of Campbellsville, was arrested on July 11, and charged with first-degree robbery.

    She was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.

    An investigation by the sheriff’s office found evidence that linked Hodge to the robbery, and the case was presented to a Marion County grand jury on July 8.

  • Tax settlement audit released

    State Auditor Mike Harmon today released the audit of the sheriff’s settlement - 2017 taxes for Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account, and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Man accepts no blame for fatal accident

    A Campbellsville man, who is being sued for his alleged actions prior to a fatal accident on May 25, 2018, is requesting the complaint against him be dismissed.

    According to the lawsuit, Steven Thomas, the administrator of Shelby Goode’s estate, is suing Calvin Courtney, of Campbellsville, for his actions which allegedly led to the fatal accident that not only killed Goode, but also killed David Blake Lawson, 18, of Lebanon, and seriously injured Jeremiah Moore, 18, of Lebanon.