Local News

  • MicroHose faces lawsuit over mortgage

    MicroHose officials are being sued for not paying the mortgage on the company's property.

    Lebanon attorney Phillip S. George Jr. filed the lawsuit on Friday, Aug. 26 in Taylor Circuit Court on Taylor County Bank's behalf.

    Defendants are MicroHose LLC, Campbellsville/Taylor County Industrial Foundation Inc., Jack L. Wisdom of Robinson Avenue in Campbellsville, Ragner Holdings LLC and Gary D. Ragner and Robert DeRochemont Jr., both of Gainesville, Fla.

  • Men claim they were held in jail unlawfully

    Two Campbellsville men have filed lawsuits against the local jailer, claiming they are being held in jail against the law.

    Charles B. Bates, a public defender with the Department of Public Advocacy office in Columbia, filed the two civil suits last Wednesday in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Larry W. Osborne, 46, of 517 Coakley St. and Leslie C. Frazier Jr., 22, of 125 Ray St.

  • Searching for the truth

    It was the last thing the woman expected to see. Leaving Campbellsville on KY 210 at around noon on Sunday, Aug. 28, she noticed a large object in the sky.

    "She saw a craft hovering over a house," says Roberta Smith, chief field investigator/state section director of Kentucky Mutual UFO Network's southern sector. "As she drove, it would drift among the tree line."

  • Part 1: Getting fit, getting active

    This is the first of a two-part series focusing on local fitness efforts. Next is a story on the Zumba craze at Xtreme Fitness.

    "You could have been writing an obituary on me right now," says Jerry Knifley, as he prepares for another round of leg presses. With seemingly little effort, he lifts 255 pounds with his legs. It's a far cry from the man who first walked into Campbellsville Health & Fitness in January using a cane.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week.

    From left are kindergartner Victoria Stone, first-grader Desiree Pearce, second-grader Madison Ball, third-grader Connor Wise and fourth- and fifth-graders Daniel Hancock and Haley Gribbins.

  • CMS announces Eagle Excellence winners


    Campbellsville Middle School recently announced its Eagle Excellence winners for the week of Aug. 26.

    They are Brody Weeks, Tanner Coppage, Nathaniel Mills, Tosye Cox, Brandon Greer, Kalisha Murphy, Emma Stratton, Jordan Perkins, Austin Pittman, Justin Stewart, J.T. Crum, Cody Davis, Cyan Berry, Daesoun Smith, Salena Ritchie, Tiffany Stagner, Daesean VanCleave, Zack Williams, Layton Hord and Alex Humphress.

  • CU psychology professor receives tenure


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Craig Rogers, associate professor of psychology and honors program director at Campbellsville University, has received tenure, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU president.

  • CU social work professor receives promotion


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Japheth Jaoko, assistant professor of social work at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to associate professor of social work, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU president.

    Jaoko, who has been employed at CU since 2007, graduated as valedictorian from Pan African Christian College in Nairobi, Kenya where he received a bachelor of arts in bible and theology in 1996.

  • CU School of Theology to publish book


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's School of Theology will print its first faculty-written book, "Producing World Changers for Christ," with help from Columbia Baptist Church.

    Columbia Baptist Church presented CU's School of Theology a check for $1,500 to pay the printing costs for the book.

  • CU radio station receives donation


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    The Church Relations Council at Campbellsville University approved a fundraising goal of $5,000 at its fall meeting for purposes of supporting Campbellsville University's new Christian radio station, WLCU 88.7 FM.