Today's News

  • City approves sidewalk, streetscape resolutions

    The City is one step closer to building two sidewalks.

    At a special City Council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Brenda Allen told Council members that blueprints for new sidewalks along Meader Street and Cherokee Drive are now being reviewed in Frankfort.

    At the meeting, Council members approved a resolution for the sidewalk projects that amended some language in the paperwork.

    On the original paperwork, a number read 09 when it should have been 06. The City must approve a new resolution with matching numbers before it can receive the money.

  • Statewide cleanup event set to begin

    Those who'd like to clean out their attics and garages this spring can also "spring clean" the community next week.

    The 11th annual Commonwealth Cleanup Week - a week-long event geared toward "spring cleaning" Kentucky's communities - begins Sunday, March 22 and ends Saturday, March 28.

    Taylor County Solid Waste Coordinator Debbie McNear said those interested in pitching in should contact her to make the arrangements.

  • Judge orders temporary condemnation

    A Taylor County judge has ordered three parcels of property be temporarily condemned for a road construction project.

    Three small parcels of land that are part of Green River Plaza, totaling less than an acre, will be condemned as a result of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's KY 210 widening project. The Transportation Cabinet will pay owner Centro Ga Apollo $28,000 for use of the land.

  • Man accused of DUI with children in vehicle

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment after he allegedly drove while intoxicated with two children in his vehicle.

    George A. Buck, 45, of 112 Roachville Ford Road was arrested at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.

    According to the arrest citation, the Taylor County Sheriff's Department received a call reporting someone driving while intoxicated leaving Tractor Supply.

    The citation states that Sheriff's Deputy Brian Pickard saw Buck in his vehicle at a traffic light and saw the children, who are 3 and 4 years old, inside his truck.

  • Sheriff's office receives grant

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office has received a grant to upgrade its communications equipment.

    According to a sheriff's office press release, the office applied for a Kentucky Homeland Security grant last December and recently received word that it had been awarded $116,000.

    The release states that the grant will be used to purchase and install new and up-to-date digital/analog radios in sheriff's deputies' and Campbellsville Police officers' vehicles.

  • Campbellsville residents appear in Marion court

    Two Campbellsville residents were sentenced in Marion Circuit Court on March 2. They are:

      -James Darrell Moore, 30, of 2955 St. Matthew Church Road in Campbellsville, who pleaded guilty to alcohol intoxication. He was sentenced to two years of pretrial diversion. He was ordered to pay a $10 monthly supervision fee, a $500 fine and $150 in court costs.

  • Building now 85 percent complete

    Taylor County's new courthouse may not be completed until late August, and workers won't get to move in until the end of September or beginning of October.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate James Jones told the Court that the building is 85.6 percent completed but won't be finished until late August.

    He said the delay has been caused by some construction change orders by the construction companies.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the companies have made the changes, which are minor.

  • Woman accused of stealing another's identity

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with identity theft after she allegedly used another person's identity to set up credit card accounts.

    Sherry Lynn Carter, 37, was arrested at 4 p.m. Monday, March 9.

    According to the arrest warrant, Carter is accused of using another person's information to create accounts and conduct $30,000 worth of credit transactions in October 2006.

    The warrant also accuses Carter of using about $15,000 worth of another person's child support payments for her personal use from January 2008 through last month.

  • Whose problem is it?

    Taylor County Fiscal Court's Budget, Audits and Personnel Committee recently concluded that the 2009-2010 jail budget funding will fall about $600,000 short of needed revenue. There are a lot of factors that have led to this situation and are, at this point in time, really not relevant.

    What is important is how the shortfall is addressed.

    Suggestions that have arisen include: raising the occupational tax rate, adding an insurance premium tax, adding a sunset tax and even breaking the occupational tax agreement with the City.

  • Band of Brothers

    No one talked. No one joked. No one spoke of plans for when they'd be back home.

    The plane rides home from Vietnam were always quiet. The soldiers who'd seen hell in the jungles and often raised a little hell of their own after the work was done always became subdued on the way home.

    It was likely a case of disbelief, said Bernie Mings.

    "We didn't believe it was really happening."