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  • Thompson is city's first female police chief

     

    Campbellsville Deputy Police Chief Patricia Thompson will be the new Campbellsville Police Chief - as well as the city's first woman in the position - starting Monday, March 30.

    "We always love to - and enjoy to - promote from within," said Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young.

    By a vote of 7 - 4, Campbellsville City Council members chose Thompson as the new Campbellsville Police Chief at a special-called meeting on Monday evening at the Civic Center.

  • Accused bank robber indicted on numerous other charges

     

    A Lexington man has been indicted on charges stemming from an alleged Campbellsville bank robbery.

     Thomas E. Riley, 52, of Rookwood Park in Lexington, was charged with first-degree burglary, a class B felony; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, a class B misdemeanor; possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, first-degree persistent felony offender and license to be in possession, a class B misdemeanor.

  • Campbellsville School District chooses architect, amends school calendar

    After interviewing three architecture firms last week, the Campbellsville school board has chosen N3D Group of Lexington.

    Before making his recommendation to the board, Campbellsville Superintendent Mike Deaton commended all three firms — including Murphy, Graves and Trimble, PLLC and Studio Kremer Architects — for their “very impressive” presentations and noted that all three of the companies “would do well by Campbellsville Independent Schools.”

  • Cards advance to state tournament

     

  • Local man faces federal indictment for possession of child pornography

    Campbellsville resident Lonnie Harness faces federal indictments that accuse him of possession of child pornography.

    A teleconference with his public defender, federal prosecutors and Judge Greg N. Stivers of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in Bowling Green is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 19.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Shelly Miller said they should know more about his status after that hearing.

  • Plummer shaving head for a cancer cure

    McKenzie Plummer’s headaches just kept getting worse and worse.

    For three or four days at a time, she couldn’t open the blinds and needed her room to be completely dark.

    Eventually, her headaches began happening on a daily basis.

    “I would get these really sharp pains that would pretty much paralyze me, and I’d fall in the floor,” she said. “One day, I was just like, ‘I have to go to the doctor.’”

  • Winter? Snow problem!

    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, for the second time, in two weeks, declared a state of emergency in the state after a snowstorm.

    “Two significant winter storms nearly back-to-back are rare in Kentucky and pose a challenge for our emergency management teams, road crews and local emergency responders,” Beshear said in a press release.

    The state of emergency authorized deployment of National Guard troops and other state resources.

  • Bruckers seek separate trials

    Dale and Brianna Brucker, both accused in the murder of a 3-year-old, appeared separately before Taylor County Circuit Court on Tuesday afternoon.

    Both are still shown as lodged at Taylor County Detention Center, but they are represented by two different attorneys, Brianna Brucker, 22, is being represented by Liberty, Ky., attorney Donald Thomas, while Dale Brucker, 28, is being represented by Shonda West-Stiles of the Columbia Department of Public Advocacy.

  • Local singer performs on TV show 'The Voice'

     

    Hannah Ellis started singing before she could even talk.

    And that was just the beginning.

    At age 11, she entered her first singing contest. By 13, she knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
    She wanted to sing.

    “It was something I have always been really passionate about,” Ellis said. “Why would I not pursue the one thing I enjoy doing more than anything else and make that a career?”

  • Weather damages local roads

    The plowing and salting during the recent snowstorm resulted in many potholes, and with more snow hitting this week, there will likely be more, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said at Monday's city council meeting.

    He went on to say there will have to be more road repairs later on, adding that they've already used half of their salt supply.

    Young admitted that four snowplows weren't adequate for the almost 2 feet of snow that recently hit the county. However, he believed the city was ready for the snow that was predicted.