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  • Campbellsville woman acquitted of rape charges

    A former prison worker has been found not guilty of raping an inmate 37 times.

    Crystal B. McNear, 28, of 6378 Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville, was indicted in June by a Marion County grand jury on 37 counts of third-degree rape. On Nov. 15, she was found not guilty of all charges.

    McNear is a former Marion Adjustment Center employee. As such, it is considered against the law for any prison worker to have sexual intercourse with an inmate.

  • Kiwanis Club names Santa's Helper award winner

     

    If it's happening at St. Mark United Methodist Church, Sharon Wood will likely be pitching in behind the scenes.

    "There are not enough words to express what a wonderful person she is," said friend Kathy Phelps. "She truly has a servant heart. She is always willing to lend that helping hand to those in need."

    That is exactly why Wood was named this year's Santa's Helper.

  • CU theater presents 'The Singing Princess'

     

    Lacy Mudd of Campbellsville portrayed Princess Melody in "The Singing Princess" presented Nov. 18 in the Russ Mobley Theater by the theater department.

    The princess could not sing and the prince, Prince Dance-a-Lot, could not dance.

  • CU television show features Rand Paul

     

    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's "Dialogue on Public Issues" television show hosted U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, on Monday, Nov. 21, discussing with CU's John Chowning his views and priorities as a United States Senator as well as his vision for the United States.

  • CU to partner with the Baptist Convention of Eastern Cuba

     

    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University is making plans to partner with the Hispanic Baptist Bible Institute and the Baptist Convention of Eastern Cuba to provide training for professors at the seminary in Santiago, Cuba.

  • Campbellsville Schools honor academic achievers

     

    Campbellsville Independent Schools recently announced its academic achievers for November. A boy and a girl from each school are named.

    Those recognized include:

    Campbellsville Elementary School

    Dalton Brown is a fourth-grade student at CES. He is the son of Tonya Brown and Shannon Brown. His favorite teacher is Doretha Sanders and math is his favorite subject. He enjoys playing football and wings express. His future plans are to become a school teacher or a mechanic.

  • CHS students participate in Kentucky Scholars

     

    Students participating in Campbellsville High School's Kentucky Scholars Group recently visited Taylor Regional Hospital to learn more about careers in the various health related fields.

    The students were given information on job skills and requirements for employment in addition to learning more about daily routines and course requirements to obtain specific degrees and certification.

  • Campbellsville Independent School District earns two KEEPS energy awards for commitment to energy-saving initiatives

     

    Kentucky Energy Efficiency Program for Schools presented the KEEPS Stewardship Award and KEEPS Champion Award to the Campbellsville Independent School District at the District's board of education meeting Monday, Nov. 21.

    Campbellsville Independent Schools earned the awards for its commitment to reducing operational costs through best energy management practices.

  • Student wins Destination College Savings account

     

    Kaeli Smith, 6, of Campbellsville, will benefit from a jumpstart on college savings, after her family was selected as a random winner in the "Destination College Savings" 2011 Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust and the Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives.

    A $1,000 KESPT college savings account will be set up for Kaeli and Taylor County Public Library also won $500 for future reading programs.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Nov. 18.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Caleb Knight, first-grader Khloe Blackson, second-grader Mercedes Clifton, third-grader Sarah Bright and fourth- and fifth-graders Corey Spurling and Hunter Keith.