Local News

  • Confession could be thrown out


    An alleged confession in a murder case could be ruled inadmissible.

    Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly will soon decide if Kathleen H. Wise's conversation with investigators, during which she admitted involvement in her husband's morphine overdose death, was legal.

    Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road in Campbellsville, was indicted last July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with the first-degree murder of her husband, Joseph. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison.

  • County to stage mock disaster

    A bus crash. A missing child. A person trapped inside their vehicle.

    Those and other disasters will all happen sometime this week, but they will be staged to test local law enforcement and emergency service staff.

    A mock disaster has been planned for some time this week, according to Kenny Anderson, a captain at Campbellsville Fire & Rescue. The date of the disaster is being kept under wraps so emergency service staff don't know when it's coming.

  • Company to grow by 125 jobs

    The local economy is growing by 125 jobs.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Thursday that Intelenet Global Services, which is now owned by Serco, will add 125 jobs to its Campbellsville facility.

    "Kentucky welcomes Serco's growth and success in Campbellsville," Beshear said in a statement. "We're extremely pleased that a company of Serco's worldwide influence would choose to expand operations in the Commonwealth, which is another testament to the competitive quality of the workforce here in Kentucky."

  • Need a job?

    Campbellsville University hosted a career fair last Wednesday with more than 40 companies attending.

    Students brought resumes and dressed the part to talk with potential employers.

  • CU honors Bennett with distinguished political scientist award


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. William E. "Bill" Bennett, the late professor of political science at Campbellsville University from 1970 to 2006, was honored posthumously recently at the Kentucky Political Science Association 51st annual meeting at CU.

    Bennett, who died in 2006 while still a professor at CU, was awarded the Distinguished Political Scientist Award during the banquet ending the conference. Bennett was a life-long member of KPSA.

  • CU dean of music to return to teaching


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, professor of music who has served as chair and dean of the Campbellsville University School of Music for 26 years, has resigned as the dean but will continue teaching in the music department.

    Gaddis' resignation is effective June 30 at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year. He has been on the music faculty for 30 years and served as head of the CU School of Music for 26 years.

  • TCHS to host career planning meetings

    Taylor County High School will host a college/career parent meeting for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors on Thursday, April 12.

    Students will also receive schedules for the 2012-2013 school year.

    Sophomores and juniors will attend at 5 p.m. to meet with their advisors. Freshmen are asked to attend at 6:30 p.m. to meet with their advisors.

    Administration and support personnel will be available to answer questions.

  • TCHS SBDM nominations sought

    Nominations for Taylor County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council's parent member will be accepted from April 9 through April 20.

    The election will be Wednesday, April 25, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the TCHS cafeteria. Nomination forms can be picked up at TCHS.

    For more information, contact PTSO President Denise Walsh at 403-1062.

  • CHS hosts engineering fair


    Campbellsville High School's Eagle Excellence after school program recently hosted an engineering fair for its students. Greater Campbellsville United members served as greeters.

    Students learned how engineering is used in work places in the Taylor County area and in occupations the students might pursue.

  • CU to begin new RN to BSN program at School of Nursing

    Natasha Janes

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University will start a program for registered nurses to earn their Bachelor of Science degree in nursing beginning in May.

    The mission of the RN to BSN completion program is to offer a higher level of nursing education through an innovative and highly accessible curriculum, according to Beverly Rowland, associate professor of nursing.