Today's News

  • Jail escapee gets two years

    The inmate who escaped from the Taylor County Detention Center in June has been sentenced to two years in prison for his crime.

    Keith A. Turner, 39, of 207 Cranberry St. in Lexington appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

    Turner escaped from the Taylor County Detention Center on June 19. He had been assigned to a work detail at the Taylor County Animal Shelter when he walked away.

    Turner was captured two months later in the 200 block of Cranberry Street in Lexington, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshal's office.

  • No smoking at hospital, CU

    Those who go to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment or to visit loved ones will soon have no place to smoke while there.

    TRH will become a smoke- and tobacco-free campus on Friday.

    Jane Wheatley, TRH's chief executive officer, says the policy will apply to the hospital's campus, the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the Urgent Care Center in Green County.

    At TRH, patients and staff had been able to smoke at a gazebo on site and at areas near wings 2 and 3.

    "After Jan. 1, they will not be able to smoke there," Wheatley said.

  • City lawsuit settled, dismissed

    A lawsuit against the City of Campbellsville by a Casey County man has been settled and dismissed.

    Lebanon attorneys Elmer J. George and Joseph H. Mattingly III filed the suit on behalf of Jared M. Rodgers in Taylor Circuit Court on Friday, Aug. 17, 2007.

    The Campbellsville Water Co. and the City of Campbellsville were named as defendants. In his complaint, Rodgers alleged the two entities were responsible for injuries he suffered in a collision.

  • Heating assistance need is up

    Though it took a one-week deadline extension, need for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is up.

    This year, during the first phase of the program, 778 applications were approved for a total benefit of $92,595. Last year, 751 applications were approved for a total of $89,210.

    LIHEAP provides heating bill assistance and includes payments for coal, electricity, fuel oil, gas (natural and LP), kerosene and wood on behalf of a wide variety of people - families, single parents, retirees and single persons.

  • Mural portraits also available for pets

    Those wanting to be painted in the scene on the wall of the Taylor County Courthouse still have a chance to do so.

    A mural depicting a Civil War scene will soon adorn the side of the courthouse, painted by Elk Horn resident Joshua Mason.

    Mason said the scene includes generals on horseback and also includes two dogs, and residents can contact him about having their pet - dogs or cats - included in the mural.

  • One injured in KY 527 crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash on KY 527.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Don Ewing, 28, of 3780 West Finley Ridge Road was driving a 2004 Pontiac at 7:40 p.m.

    The report states that Ewing dropped off the road and lost control of his vehicle. His car skidded across the road, over an embankment and then overturned, the report states.

    Ewing was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by private vehicle for treatment. As of press time, no information was available as to his condition.

  • Public forum is Monday

    State Rep. "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, and newly elected State Senator Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, will host a public forum Monday, Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Carney said the purpose of the forum is to inform the public about upcoming legislative session issues.

  • Guthrie files for re-election

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie has filed his paperwork with the Kentucky Secretary of State's office to run for re-election in the 2nd Congressional District.

    The Republican is serving his first term in Congress after winning the seat in November 2008.

    "Congressional seats belong to the people, and my 2010 campaign will be about continuing to earn the trust of my fellow citizens," Guthrie stated. "I believe my congressional voting record and constituent services match the values and the needs of the 2nd District."

  • Sharing Christmas Joy

    Bicycles, games and toys galore were delivered to homes in Campbellsville and Taylor County on Christmas Eve.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue's Toys for Tots and Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department's Toys for Kids drives culminated Thursday morning with the delivery of toys to children in need.

  • Liberty man gets 90 days on sex abuse charge

    A Liberty man will spend 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a teenage girl.

    Joshua Edward Lee, 25, of 3333 Snake Ridge Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram for sentencing on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

    Records from Lee's appearance, however, were only made available last week.

    Lee pleaded guilty in August to first-degree sexual abuse.