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  • Campbellsville School District chooses architect, amends school calendar

    After interviewing three architecture firms last week, the Campbellsville school board has chosen N3D Group of Lexington.

    Before making his recommendation to the board, Campbellsville Superintendent Mike Deaton commended all three firms — including Murphy, Graves and Trimble, PLLC and Studio Kremer Architects — for their “very impressive” presentations and noted that all three of the companies “would do well by Campbellsville Independent Schools.”

  • Cards advance to state tournament

     

  • Local man faces federal indictment for possession of child pornography

    Campbellsville resident Lonnie Harness faces federal indictments that accuse him of possession of child pornography.

    A teleconference with his public defender, federal prosecutors and Judge Greg N. Stivers of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in Bowling Green is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 19.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Shelly Miller said they should know more about his status after that hearing.

  • Plummer shaving head for a cancer cure

    McKenzie Plummer’s headaches just kept getting worse and worse.

    For three or four days at a time, she couldn’t open the blinds and needed her room to be completely dark.

    Eventually, her headaches began happening on a daily basis.

    “I would get these really sharp pains that would pretty much paralyze me, and I’d fall in the floor,” she said. “One day, I was just like, ‘I have to go to the doctor.’”

  • Winter? Snow problem!

    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, for the second time, in two weeks, declared a state of emergency in the state after a snowstorm.

    “Two significant winter storms nearly back-to-back are rare in Kentucky and pose a challenge for our emergency management teams, road crews and local emergency responders,” Beshear said in a press release.

    The state of emergency authorized deployment of National Guard troops and other state resources.

  • Bruckers seek separate trials

    Dale and Brianna Brucker, both accused in the murder of a 3-year-old, appeared separately before Taylor County Circuit Court on Tuesday afternoon.

    Both are still shown as lodged at Taylor County Detention Center, but they are represented by two different attorneys, Brianna Brucker, 22, is being represented by Liberty, Ky., attorney Donald Thomas, while Dale Brucker, 28, is being represented by Shonda West-Stiles of the Columbia Department of Public Advocacy.

  • Local singer performs on TV show 'The Voice'

     

    Hannah Ellis started singing before she could even talk.

    And that was just the beginning.

    At age 11, she entered her first singing contest. By 13, she knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
    She wanted to sing.

    “It was something I have always been really passionate about,” Ellis said. “Why would I not pursue the one thing I enjoy doing more than anything else and make that a career?”

  • Weather damages local roads

    The plowing and salting during the recent snowstorm resulted in many potholes, and with more snow hitting this week, there will likely be more, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said at Monday's city council meeting.

    He went on to say there will have to be more road repairs later on, adding that they've already used half of their salt supply.

    Young admitted that four snowplows weren't adequate for the almost 2 feet of snow that recently hit the county. However, he believed the city was ready for the snow that was predicted.

  • How did that traffic light get put there?

     

    Since their invention in the 1910s, electric traffic lights have become ubiquitous on city streets. It's hard to imagine automobile traffic without them.

    The first traffic light in Taylor County was put up on old Main Street. The most recent traffic light was put up at the intersection of Ky. 3183 and Ky. 3350, or the Campbellsville Bypass, just off of Ky. 210, in November 2007. New traffic signals are being planned for the proposed Heartland Bypass.

  • 1 Route Highway to perform March 20

     

    Chris Burch and several other local musicians formed a Christian rock group called 1 Route Highway in August and are looking forward to their first full concerts later this year.

    "We're a band made out of five college students," Burch said. "I'd already had a vision of maybe doing a band, and one of my friends inspired me to get something together."