Local News

  • Prostitution ring leads to federal charges


    A Taylor County man accused of operating a prostitution ring in Taylor County now faces federal criminal charges.

    According to a news release from the Western District U.S. Attorney’s Office, Adulfo De Aquino Cancino, 28, appeared last Wednesday in U.S. District Court to face a multiple-count federal indictment.

    The release states that Cancino, an illegal alien living in Taylor County, is accused of sex trafficking children in Taylor, Green, Adair and Barren counties.

  • Library's summer reading program starts today

    From a magician to exotic animals to snow cones, this year’s summer reading program offers a variety of events for children, teens and adults.

    The library’s “Dream Big ... READ!” summer reading program kicks off today and ends with a blowout event on July 10.

    Those who want to participate can sign up starting today. And, those who sign up this week will receive a reading bracelet. There is no cost to participate, though T-shirts are available for $5.50.

  • Gupton named educator of the year


    She didn’t dream of performing on a stage. Instead, she wanted to make sure others shine there.

    “I wondered what it looked like from the audience,” she said. “To be able to instill something that you love in somebody else ... “

    Lisa Gupton says she always wanted to be a teacher. She started out wanting to teach math.

    “I enjoyed that,” she said. “And I still enjoy balancing my checkbook. But music came to me more naturally.”

  • Don't get burned, be sun safe this summer


    The sun beats down, hot and humid. As the temperature rises, the crowd of people looking to beat the summer heat gets exponentially larger.

    Campbellsville City Pool opened a week ago to what has been called the best opening day in the past 10 years. Pool manger Steve Doss said 339 paying customers swam last Monday.

    “It was a great opening day,” he said.

    Now that the pool is open for the summer season, Doss says it’s important that residents take care of their skin while swimming outdoors.

  • TRH names support, team members of the year


    Taylor Regional Hospital recently recognized support services team member of the year nominees and named a team member of the year.

    Della Minor, nutritional services, was awarded the team member of the year award. The following was said about Della.

  • CHS receives Global Education Awareness Award


    Campbellsville High School received national recognition recently for excellence in global education by EF Foundation for Foreign Study, the leader in high school exchange.

    Awarded annually, the EF Foundation Global Education Excellence Award is presented to high schools/school districts that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness.

    CHS was one of a select group of schools recognized across the United States for the 2011-2012 school year.

  • TCHS receives awards at Wing Design Challenge


    Taylor County High School's Flying Cardinals placed first in the state Wing Design Challenge competition flights speed lap and payload carrying laps.

    The school also received third in the formal report and received the Best Color Scheme award.

    The competition was at R.J. Corman Air Field in Nicholasville on May 14.

    Nine schools competed, including Taylor County, Monroe County, Muhlenberg, Rowan County, Danville, Bryan Station, Corbin, South Warren and Frankfort.

  • CU School of Nursing celebrates graduation with pinning ceremony


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    "Let's not forget where we came from or why we decided to become a nurse," Laura Williams, a senior from Campbellsville, said at Campbellsville University's School of Nursing pinning ceremony.

    Williams spoke on behalf of Campbellsville University's nursing graduates, May 3, in a pinning ceremony recognizing the School of Nursing graduates.

  • CU students serving in summer ministries

    Campbellsville University students are serving across Kentucky and across the globe during summer break. Students are serving at various church camps, interning in a church, serving on ministry teams and serving overseas.

    Students from Campbellsville and those serving in Campbellsville follow.

    Kyle Brewer of Fairdale, Ariel Lane of Shelbyville and Andrew Neal of Harrodsburg will serve as house church interns in Campbellsville

    Lucas Harris of Campbellsville will serve with Kentucky Heartland Outreach.

  • One injured in Smith Ridge crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Sunday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Ashley Cox, 33, of Campbellsville, turned her 2011 Ford into the path of Andre A. Gurley, 27, of Campbellsville, who was riding a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle, at about 6 p.m.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel transported Gurley to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment. At press time, no information was available as to his condition.