Local News

  • School boards set 2012-2013 calendars

    James Roberts


    The 2012-2013 Campbellsville Independent school calendar has been set.

    Opening day for teachers is Aug. 1, while the first day for students is Aug. 2. The last day for students will be May 16. Fall break is Oct. 1-5. Christmas break is Dec. 20-31. Spring break is April 1-5.

    The Campbellsville Independent School Board adopted the 2012-2013 school calendar during its regular meeting last Monday.

    Also at the meeting:

  • CU celebrates Black History Month


    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    "I've come here to tell you that maybe the source of your frustration is a blessing from God," said Dr. Kevin Cosby, president of Simmons College of Kentucky and pastor of St. Stephen Church of Louisville.

    Cosby spoke at CU's weekly chapel service.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Good Deed winners for the week of Feb. 14.

    They are Noah Rogers, Ryan Underwood, Kassandra Hughes, Chloe Bright and David Leigh.

  • CHS names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 13.

    They are Victoria Bailey, Katilyn Bryant, Nattanan Kultrailak, Nikkita Wilson, Dalton Hughes, Anthony Drew, Wil Price and Jesse Reynolds.

  • Scholarship helps high school students take AP, dual credit classes

    Kentucky high school students may qualify for a scholarship to help pay for dual credit classes taken at a Kentucky college or university or for Advanced Placement courses taken through the Kentucky Virtual High School.

  • Dog dumper to have her day in court

    Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service

    A Campbellsville woman who confessed to dumping 23 dogs last month is scheduled to appear in Marion Circuit Court on Monday.
    Christina Gribbins, 36, of 173 Spurlington Road, confessed to abandoning 23 dogs on Highway 412 in Marion County on the morning of Jan. 24.
    On Tuesday of last week, she was arrested and charged with 23 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. She was lodged at the Marion County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.

  • Fiscal court scraps animal control board

    Taylor County’s revived SPCA group won’t have a presence on a board to address animal control issues after all.

    And, after Tuesday night’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, that board doesn’t exist anymore.

    Allegations of animal abuse at the Taylor County Animal Shelter have been the subject of many recent governmental meetings. State officials recently dismissed those allegations.

  • Taylor County teachers building reality farm


    From the rice paddies of Cambodia to the squalor of Afghanistan, Geoff and Lindsey McPherson hope to open a few eyes.
    The couple moved from Texas to Casey County a few years ago and started Good Life Ranch, a 160-acre self-sustainable farm located on the Taylor/Casey County line. Lindsey McPherson is a junior English teacher at Taylor County High School. Geoff McPherson is a substitute at TCHS.

  • Man pleads not guilty to great-grandmother's murder

    The street is quiet, with no signs that a crime happened there. But six days earlier, however, it was the scene of a murder investigation.

    Jesse James Durham, 20, of 102 Eads St. in Campbellsville, has pleaded not guilty to murdering his great-grandmother with a hammer.

    Court records, however, state that Durham has admitted to police that he argued with his great-grandmother and then struck her with a hammer until she died.

  • SPCA looks to grow in community

    Taylor County’s revived SPCA group is forging ahead with several projects to get more involved in the community.

    The group met on Monday night and discussed the development of its Facebook page and sponsoring a competition for school children to create its new logo.

    SPCA member Pat Abell said the group made T-shirts several years ago to sell as a fundraiser.