Local News

  • New CU staff recognized

    New staff recognized at Campbellsville University’s staff workshop on Aug. 19 include Juanita Grundy, social work program assistant; Adrienne Butler, assistant to the director of career services; Sherry Bowen, secretary for School of Theology; Sarah Creason, early childhood education secretary in the School of Education;

  • Sallee’s Family Taekwondo moves to Main Street

    Sallee’s Family Taekwondo has recently moved locations to 219 E. Main St. in downtown Campbellsville, across from Chandler’s Office Supply and Twisted Stem. The business is an ATA certified school, having served the community for more than 10 years. Classes are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. for children and 7 to 8 p.m. for adults, and Saturday from 11 a.m. until noon for all belts. Anyone interested in joining receives three free classes. Owner/Head Instructor Randall Sallee Jr. is a fourth-degree black belt. For more information, call (270) 735-7770.

  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to local schools

    The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has presented Taylor County and Campbellsville elementary schools with back to school grants. The back to school grant will fund programs, equipment, materials or software for the schools’ library or literacy programs.
    TCES received $2,000. CES received $1,599.

  • Man accused of burglarizing home

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with burglarizing a home.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies received a complaint of a burglary on Fairview Road.
    The report states that the alleged stolen property was recovered and returned to the owner.
    George Turner, 59, of 631 Salem Church Road was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary. He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.
    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy William Rice investigated.

  • Man accused of selling drugs

    A Pendleton man has been arrested and charged with selling drugs out of a local motel room.
    Leland R. Sammons, 69, of 405 Wolfe Pen Road was arrested Saturday, Aug. 20 at 12:52 a.m.
    According to Sammons’ arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a complaint of possible drug activity in Room 109 at Super 8 Motel.
    Court records state that Sammons was in the room and found with syringes containing a clear substance.
    A search of the room found a plastic bag in Sammons’ pocket containing 25 suspected hydromorphine or dilaudid pills.

  • Resident accused of growing marijuana

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with growing five marijuana plants after Kentucky State Police located the plants using helicopter surveillance.
    Daniel R. Teel, 29, of 2540 Hatcher Road was cited Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 11:50 a.m.
    According to court records, Kentucky State Police officers were conducting surveillance when they saw the plants in a plot behind Teel’s home on Hatcher Road.
    Records state that the plot was accessible through a path leading to Teel’s back door.

  • Resident accused of stealing from neighbor

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with stealing from his neighbor.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Ronald Brown, 37, of 197 Davis Drive was arrested at 10:47 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23.
    The report states that, through a complaint of stolen property, it was discovered that the property was allegedly found in Brown’s possession.
    Brown was charged with receiving stolen property and lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.
    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Dickens investigated.

  • Arts series set to begin new year

    From musicians and storytellers to flamenco dancing, this year's Central Kentucky Arts Series has entertainment to spare.

    Events begin Sept. 16 with a performance by a brass ensemble.

    Tonya Cunha, associate professor of music and associate dean of the School of Music at Campbellsville University, is in his second year as president of CKAS.

  • Trial starts tomorrow

    A Campbellsville man accused of attempting to shoot and kill a local woman is expected to face a jury tomorrow morning.

    Preston Dean Pyles, 42, of 451 Quisenberry Road was indicted in March 2010 by a Taylor County grand jury.

    He was charged in two separate indictments with criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, 20 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and 10 counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

  • Praising the Lord ... One plate at a time

    It's a smaller crowd than usual, but no less hungry. Soon after the Spurlington United Methodist Church breakfast begins, bacon is in short supply. Country ham and sausage are starting to run low too.

    Soon, the sound and smell of frying bacon fills the kitchen as more hungry people begin to file in.

    The Rev. Paul J. Dicken said the Spurlington United Methodist Church breakfast began about three years ago as a get-together among the men of the church.