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  • Standoff ends with assault of police officer


  • Resident accused of DUI, assaulting police officer


    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with assault and other crimes after she allegedly drove under the influence of alcohol.

    Leanna L. McGinnis, 31, of 1895 Fairview Road, was arrested at 4:28 p.m. on Sunday, May 6.

    According to court records, Campbellsville Police Patrolman Andy Warren saw a vehicle on Fairview Road traveling at 69 mph in a 45 mph speed zone.

    While following the vehicle, Warren wrote in court records, the driver crossed the center line of traffic and dropped off the shoulder.

  • CHS honors top 10 percent


    Campbellsville High School honored students in the top 10 percent of this year's sophomores through seniors on May 6.

    The individual student award is based solely on a cumulative grade point average.

    This honor is presented yearly to current sophomores, juniors and seniors who meet the requirement.

    A bronze medal is awarded to a first-year recipient, while the silver medal is awarded to a second-year recipient. A student who places in the top 10 percent of their class for three years receives a gold medal.

  • CU celebrates Earth Day by planting flowers


    Campbellsville Elementary School students celebrated Earth Day at Campbellsville University's Earth Day celebration on April 20.

    The CES students, along with students in CU's First-Year Experience classes, planted flowers and other greenery.

    CU's First-Year Experience classes, under the leadership of Dr. Richie Kessler, associate professor of biology/environmental studies program coordinator, and Brenda Tungate, associate professor of biology, worked on several projects, including the Earth Day celebration.

  • Woman's Club receives first-place awards


    The Campbellsville Woman's Club recently received two first-place awards at the annual state Kentucky Federation of Women's Club convention. The convention was in Lexington on April 12-15.

    The local club received two first-place awards in the student arts and crafts contest.

    The winning entries were watercolor, won by Heaven Meadows, and crochet and knitting, won by Crystal Cheng. Both are students at Taylor County High School.

    Attending the convention were club members Jane Blevins, Betty Cox, Pat Masters and Deen Smith.

  • CU students inducted into national leadership honor society


    Campbellsville University students were recently inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society.

    NaKisha Stargel, a senior from Campbellsville and current vice president for CU's ODK chapter, lit a candle representing each of the five phases of campus life: scholarship and academic success, athletics, campus and community service, social and religious activities and student government, journalism, speech and mass media and creative and performing arts.

  • CES names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently named its Students of the Week.

    From left, front, are Anna Lowe, Meredith Krueger, Kaydence Hagy, Gracie Taylor, Lillie Lobb and Kobe Coulter.

    Middle, Gabriel Gutierrez, Dalton Reynolds, James Gray, Grant Lawson, Leah Nelson, Bailey Stearman and Allison Sumners.

    Back, Joslin Rhodes, Isabella Osinger, Remi Stone, Kelsey Powell, Darious Groves, Malachi Corley and Micah Brodie.

  • Blessing the healing hands


    They gathered to honor a well-known doctor and thank God for their ability to care for other people.

    Taylor Regional Hospital hosted its annual communitywide Blessing of the Hands ceremony on Monday night.

    Dr. James A. Ewing was honored during the ceremony, with many people speaking about how he has impacted them.

    Ewing’s son, Dr. James E. Ewing, said his father is committed to a lifetime of service.

  • Mayes gets 20 years in DUI death


    He apologized to her and her family. And his attorney made a last chance plea for probation instead of a 20-year prison sentence.

    Dressed in dark gray sweats, William Howard Mayes told the judge that he thinks about Bethany Mann every day, and wishes he had died in a drunk driving crash last year instead of Mann.

    Mayes, 30, of 1150 Liberty Road in Elk Horn, was indicted last July by a Taylor County grand jury.

  • Milby sentenced to 20 years for fraud


    The Campbellsville man who defrauded hundreds of people and then put himself in the national spotlight by throwing his daughter a lavish party on television has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his crimes.

    U.S. District Court Judge Karen Caldwell sentenced Gary M. Milby, 58, last Friday on charges of mail, wire and securities fraud. A jury found Milby guilty of the charges a year ago.