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Local News

  • KY 1798 will be closed Tuesday

    Motorists traveling KY 1798 in Taylor County should be advised that the road will be closed at mile point 0-1 beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

    The closure is located near Robinson Creek, between the intersection with KY 70 and Gaddis Ridge Road.  Traffic will be able to access the remaining portions of KY 1798 from the intersection of KY 70 nearest to the Casey County line.
     
    Department of Highways crews will be installing a pipe at the location and should have their work completed by approximately 2 p.m.

  • Author signs books at library

     

    Dr. Bill Hopkins, a Kentucky author, signed copies and spoke about his book "Z: The Ultimate Resolution Starts Now" at Taylor County Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Hopkins, at right, is pictured with Taylor County Public Library Director Elaine Munday, at left, and Susan Brents.

  • CHS names Students of the Week

     

    Campbellsville High School recently announced its Students of the Week. From left are Owen Weeks, Gabby Sanders, Kyle Rakes, Katelyn McMahan, Ryan Gregory, Sydney Jeffries, Tyler Carson and Andreanna Frazier.

  • CU biology professor receives tenure, promotion

     

    Ariana Johnson

    Campbellsville University

    Brenda Tungate, assistant professor of biology at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to associate professor of biology and has also received tenure at Campbellsville University, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Tungate has served at Campbellsville University since 2005. She teaches human anatomy and physiology, medical microbiology, immunology, biology, biochemistry and botany.

  • CU social work professor receives tenure

     

    Christina Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Helen Mudd, associate professor of social work at Campbellsville University, has been granted tenure, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

  • CU professor promoted to associate professor of music

     

    Ariana Johnson

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Reese Land, assistant professor of music/trumpet at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to associate professor of music, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Land has served at CU since 2007.

  • TCMS students attend summer camps

     

    Students at Taylor County Middle School had four opportunities to attend summer learning camps.

    The first week, Bod Squad, taught students about how their bodies function. Students participated in many activities, including dissecting a sheep's eye, investigating the parts of their tongues that have different taste sensors and learning how the intestines absorb nutrition.

  • The 'Grand'-est dogs!

    The Grandview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center hosted a dog show Friday. Click on the headline to go to the story and then click the photo for a slideshow.

    There were 13 participants and prizes were awarded. Winners were:

    Cutest: Gizzy, a 7-year-old Shih-tzu.

    Most unique: Roxie, an 8-year-old boxer.

    Most photogenic: Ginger, a 4-year-old Brittany spaniel.

    Best personality: Lola, a 4-year-old hairless Chinese crested.

  • Last of defendants in meth lab case sentenced to five years in prison

    The last of four people accused of operating a meth lab in a Hamilton Street home has been sentenced to five years in prison.

    A Taylor County grand jury indicted the four on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of drug supplies last September. Charged were:

    ♦ William T. Wethington, 24, of 699 Soule Chapel Road in Campbellsville.

    ♦ Carisa J. Bradshaw, 34, of 933 Hamilton St. in Campbellsville.

    ♦ Deena N. Collings, 26, of 705 S. Central Ave., Apt. 3, in Campbellsville.

  • Resident accused of stealing ground wire

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with stealing about 200 feet of ground wire from a power substation.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a complaint last Tuesday that wire had been stolen from the east Campbellsville power substation on Water Tower Bypass that is owned by East Kentucky Power Co.

    The report states that an investigation revealed that the wire had been sold at a local recycling business by Jonathan M. Thomas, 29, of Anna Court, Apt. 76.