Today's News

  • Raywick man arrested for raping 14-year-old in Campbellsville

    A Raywick man was arrested last week after allegedly raping a 14-year-old and recording the crime with a cellphone.

    Investigators accuse Charles Spurlock III, 20, of forcing his way into a Campbellsville residence and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old female and using a cell phone to video the crime. He was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree burglary and use of a minor under 16 in a sexual performance.

    He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

  • Rock the Bald

    On Saturday, 15 people came to Campbellsville University to “rock” a new look.

    A bald one, in fact.

    Campbellsville’s annual St. Baldrick’s event, which was themed “Rock the Bald,” took place this past Saturday morning, with 15 participants raising money for childhood cancer research by shaving their heads for pledges. This fundraiser, as well as donations from a cornhole tournament, auction and food sales, helped the event bring in approximately $3,000.

  • Lady Eagles, Lady Cards are victorious

    Sophomore Kenzi Forbis struck out 10 and threw a three-hit shutout in Campbellsville’s 10-0 six-inning win at 5th Region foe Bardstown in the season opener for both teams Monday.

    Forbis didn’t walk a batter and limited the Lady Tigers to just three singles on the night, throwing 61 of her 87 pitches for strikes.

    Forbis helped her cause at the dish, going 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run. Junior Shallan Philpott doubled twice and drove in two runs, while sophomore Abi Wiedewitsch doubled and drove in three runs.

  • Cards, Eagles win openers

    Seniors D.J. Goodin and Griffin Hall combined on a four-hit shutout as the Taylor County Cardinals opened their season with a 9-0 victory over 5th Region rival Nelson County Monday at Shaw Field.

    Goodin struck out eight over five innings, scattering three hits without a walk. Hall struck out three in two innings of relief.

  • Jesus Name Church celebrating 80-year anniversary

    “Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know” has been broadcast live on the air in either Campbellsville or Greensburg approximately 3,640 times in the last 70 years.

    The Jesus Name Church leads off every Sunday morning service with that song, and because it was one of the first churches to get its religious services on the air, the hymn has had a long-standing run on local air waves.

    In addition to being its 70th year being broadcast on the radio, this month also marks the 80th year the church has been in existence.

  • Local business leader passes away at 76

    Everybody called him “Frog.”

    Clarence Wilson, who passed away last Wednesday at the age of 76, was well-known in Taylor County as the longtime owner of the Caulk Hardware Store in Campbellsville, but most likely, if you knew Clarence, you knew him as “Frog.”

    “The first time I heard his name was Clarence, I had no idea who they were talking about,” said Mark Johnson, president of Citizens Bank in Campbellsville and long-time friend of Wilson’s. 

  • Syringe exchange program passes

    With the support of the Taylor County Fiscal Court, a syringe exchange program will soon be coming to Taylor County.

    Magistrates and Judge-Executive Barry Smith heard from several professionals in the medical community who supported bringing the program to the county during the nearly 90-minute long regular work session Tuesday at the Taylor County Courthouse.

  • Campbellsville motorist injured in crash

    A Campbellsville motorist was injured in a single-car wreck on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Sunday night.

    Hannah Bishop, 16, of Campbellsville was operating a 2002 Nissan Altima Sunday night that ran off the roadway and into a ditch.

    The Campbellsville Police Department responded to the incident on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at 9:38 p.m. Bishop was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS for possible injuries.

  • One-car wreck leads to injuries

    A Bardstown motorist was injured in a single-vehicle accident on New Lebanon Road Sunday night.

    Madison Wood, 17, was traveling east on New Lebanon Road when she lost control of her vehicle and exited the roadway into a field.

    Her vehicle struck multiple trees before coming to a rest on its top.

  • Inmate caught smuggling drugs, bites deputy jailer

    Emily LaForme
    The Lebanon Enterprise 

    A Campbellsville woman who was caught trying to sneak drugs into the Marion County Detention Center is also facing an assault charge after biting a deputy jailer.

    According to Marion County Detention Center officials, on the morning March 9, a female inmate was transported to Spring View Hospital for a possible overdose. While at the hospital, it was discovered she was hiding drugs in a body cavity.