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  • Murder trial moved to Washington County

     

    A Taylor County jury won’t determine the fate of a Campbellsville woman who is accused of killing her husband with an overdose of liquid morphine after all.

    Kathleen Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road, is set to face a jury on Monday. And now the jury deciding her guilt or innocence will be made up of Washington County residents instead of Taylor County ones.

    Late last month, Wise asked that her murder trial be moved out of Taylor County because of pre-trial publicity.

  • Police investigate robbery, death of 3-month-old

    A man is still on the run after he robbed a local restaurant early Sunday morning.

    Arby’s Restaurant in Lake View Shopping Center was robbed at about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, after a man confronted two female employees as they were walking out of the restaurant.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said the women had counted the night’s receipts and placed that money inside a bag to take to a night deposit.

    “They were confronted outside by a male person,” Hazlette said. “He physically assaulted them.”

  • CU honors faculty, staff, coaches for service

     

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University honored its faculty, staff and coaches for years of service at a ceremony recently in the Winters Dining Hall of the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU, said CU is a great organization that has a great purpose, and that purpose brings out the greatness in people.

  • TCHS show choir performs represents Kentucky in Boston

     

    Taylor County High School Show Choir performed in Boston, Mass., on June 10-14, representing Kentucky in the 2012 National Festival of the States.

    Director Lisa Gupton was invited based upon recommendations of state music officials, past achievements of the group and outstanding reviews from Music Celebrations International personnel in Chicago, where the group performed in 2010.

    The group gave two one-hour performances. The first was at the atrium of the John J. Moakley Federal Courthouse. The second was at the Museum of Science.

  • TCHS students attend flight camp

     

    Four Taylor County High School students and Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education facilitator and TCHS teacher Deborah Hinton attended the First KIAE Solo Flight Camp on June 19 through 29 in Frankfort.

    Dual instruction was received at the Capital City Airport and Frankfort High School in ground and flight skills. Several students and their facilitator received instruction that allowed them to complete their first solo flight in a Cessna 150 or 152.

  • CU theater director receives promotion

     

    Starr Garrett, assistant professor and theater director at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to associate professor of theater, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Garrett, of Campbellsville, has served full time at the university since 2005 and has taught many theater and communication courses.

    She has served as director, artistic director, technical director, set designer and actress for numerous plays, and has produced and acted for film as well.

  • CU piano professor receives promotion

     

    Dr. William Budai, assistant professor of piano at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to associate professor of piano, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Budai, of Campbellsville, who also serves as interim associate dean for the School of Music, was the recipient of the Non-Tenured Faculty Award in fall 2010 at CU, and has served at the university since 2008.

    Budai came to CU from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

  • CU nursing instructor promoted

     

    Angie Atwood, instructor in nursing at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to assistant professor of nursing, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Atwood, of Greensburg, has served in her position at CU since 2006.

    Atwood served as part time clinical instructor at Western Kentucky University while working as the staff registered nurse in the emergency room at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg.

    She worked at Taylor County Hospital from 1999 to 2000 as a staff nurse.

  • CU business and economics instructor receives promotion

     

    Amanda Ewing, instructor in business and economics at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to assistant professor of business, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Ewing, of Lebanon, has served at CU since 2008. She is a 1999

  • CU human performance professor receives promotion

     

    Dr. Jill Day, assistant professor of human performance at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to associate professor of human performance, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Day, of Campbellsville, has served at CU since 2007.

    Day's research on obesity, which helped secure a grant in Clay County through Kosair's Children's Hospital in Louisville, was published in The Washington Post in August 2010.