Local News

  • 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.

  • Complaints voiced on animal shelter

    Amidst claims that animals were buried alive in mass graves at the Taylor County Animal Shelter, a Campbellsville resident has asked Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris to step down. The resident said Harris declined her request.

    At a meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court's New Projects and Special Services Committee last Friday, residents Shellie Kendall and Sarah Rosenhagen spoke to committee members Harris, magistrates Matt Pendleton and Tommy Corbin and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

  • A letter from the past


    Looking for something to read, Selena Bagby grabbed an old book from her closet. She had the copy of "The House of Dies Drear" for about 10 years. She had bought it along with a handful of other books at a Taylor County Public Library book sale.

    But the contents of the book shocked Bagby.

    "The book had a bookmark in it," Bagby said. "I opened it up to take the bookmark out and saw a letter. I opened it up and it was all about me. I couldn't believe it. I was shocked."