Today's News

  • Beard sentenced to 14 years in prison

    The man who shot and killed David Brad Williams in 2008 was sentenced to serve 14 years in prison last week for his crimes. However, he will be eligible for parole after serving 20 percent of that sentence.

    Gary Lynn Beard appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on April 22 and pleaded guilty to shooting and killing Williams in June 2008.

    Beard, 28, of 160 Happy Hill Drive in Campbellsville, was scheduled to face a jury of his peers just two hours before entering the plea.

  • High school graduation ceremonies set

    Local high school graduations will begin tomorrow, with about 65 seniors walking across the stage at Campbellsville High School.

    Ceremonies will take place in Hamilton Auditorium, according to CHS counselor Elisa Rhodes, and begin at 6:30 p.m.

    Morgan Murrell is this year's valedictorian. Aaron Schwoebel is salutatorian. Rhodes said both will speak at tomorrow's ceremony and the school choir will perform.

  • Campbellsville man facing rape charge

    McQuinn O. Johnson, 35, of 206 Candace St. in Campbellsville has been indicted by a Marion County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape, intimidating a participant in the legal process and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on or about April 29, Johnson allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with another person by force. The indictment also accuses him of attempting to influence the testimony of another person by the use of force or a threat to avoid the legal process.

  • Memorial Day ceremony is May 31

    The annual Memorial Day ceremony will be Monday, May 31 at 1 p.m. at the Taylor County War Memorial by the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Several speakers, including Ret. Col. James Graves, Billy Ray Perkins, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen, State Rep. John "Bam" Carney and American Legion Chaplin Sylvia Young, will attend and new wreaths will be placed on the memorial.

    Organizers say the ceremony will last for about an hour.


  • Blood drive is May 28

    This year, the American Red Cross encourages Americans to observe Memorial Day, a day to honor those who died serving our country, by donating blood in the Campbellsville area.

    "The Red Cross partners with many Veterans Administration medical centers across the United States, providing lifesaving blood products to veteran patients," said Linda Voss, CEO of the American Red Cross Blood Services River Valley region. "Your blood donation can help make a difference in the lives of veterans and other patients in need."

  • Farm fields suffer from too much rain

    What took David Cowherd several hours and a few thousand dollars to install, Mother Nature washed away in just days.

    To prevent soil erosion on his farm, Cowherd had installed tiles 48 inches deep and dug four catch basins to direct excess rainwater into drains.

    However, the work had been completed only three weeks when the early May rains came. The ground, Cowherd said, hadn't had time to settle. The tiles and drainpipes eventually uprooted and floated to the top of the water standing in his fields.

  • Financial peace workshop is May 28

    Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency's HOME program will be hosting a free eight-hour Dave Ramsey "Foundations in Finance Peace" workshop starting Friday, May 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Campbellsville Head Start.

    Low-income couples with a child age birth to 5 are invited to attend. Each participant will receive free childcare, breakfast, lunch, a gas gift card and a $25 Walmart gift card. Call (800) 928-6382 for more information and to sign up.


  • Homeplace project receives state funding

    The City of Campbellsville received a $2,000 Let's Paint The Town grant for a Homeplace on Green River barn project.

    The grant was awarded during the annual TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky National Tourism Week event on May 11 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen, Taylor County Tourist Commission Executive Director Marilyn Clarke and other Campbellsville representatives were on hand for the presentation.

  • One injured in collision at traffic light

    A Greensburg man was injured after his vehicle was rear ended while stopped at a traffic light Monday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Brian Stants was stopped at the light at the intersection of Old Hodgenville Road and North Campbellsville Bypass in a 1997 Chevrolet pickup at about 3:10 p.m. John Cox of Campbellsville, who was traveling east on Old Hodgenville Road, failed to stop his 1989 Ford Crown Vic, striking Stants' vehicle.

  • Greensburg man injured after crashing motorcycle

    A Greensburg man was injured Monday after crashing his motorcycle at the intersection of Meader Street and North Campbellsville Bypass.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Bobby Whitlow, 21, lost control of his 2004 Suzuki motorcycle after taking off at a traffic light, skidding down the road. The crash occurred at 6:40 p.m.

    Whitlow was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor Rescue personnel. He was treated and released.

    Campbellsville Police Sgt. Shannon Wilson investigated. Campbellsville Fire Department also responded.