Local News

  • Hospital merger to benefit TRH

    A merger among three Kentucky health care organizations will benefit Taylor Regional Hospital, according to hospital officials.
    On Tuesday, the long-in-the-works merger of Jewish Hospital, University of Louisville Hospital/UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center and St. Joseph Healthcare was finalized. And, on July 1, Taylor Regional Hospital will become an affiliate of the new group, which has yet to be named.

  • Car rolls over local woman

    A local woman was injured when her vehicle rolled over her Wednesday.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 2:12 p.m., Audra Graham, 34, stepped out of her vehicle after it had reportedly stalled in the driveway of her East Walnut home.
    When she stepped out of the vehicle, it began to roll backward. Graham turned the wheel to prevent the vehicle from striking her home. As it turned, the vehicle rolled over her.

  • Woman accused of leaving children in vehicle while tanning

    A Greensburg woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a minor after she allegedly left five children in her vehicle while she tanned at a local tanning bed.
    Brenda J. Ruiz, 31, of 995 Russell Cemetery Road was charged on Friday, June 10 at 9:30 a.m.
    According to her citation, Ruiz was inside Sun Tan City for about 15 to 20 minutes while five children, ages 3, 4, 5, 11 and 12, waited in her van.
    The temperature, according to court records, was 84 degrees.
    Endangering the welfare of a minor is a misdemeanor offense.

  • Woman accused of endangering child

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a minor after she allegedly allowed her daughter to play on a playground unsupervised.
    Denise L. Lamer, 18, of 64 Anna Court was cited at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8. According to Lamer’s citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Sam Knopp received a complaint that a 2-year-old girl was walking around a playground on Anna Court unsupervised.
    Court records state that when Knopp arrived at the playground, he found the child with a neighbor.

  • Man charged with selling drugs in sealed indictments

    A Taylor County man has been charged with selling marijuana and other drugs in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.
    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.
    Joshua Paul Cash, 28, of 204 Arbor Lane was charged in five separate indictments with selling more than 5 pounds of marijuana, two counts of selling between 8 ounces and 5 pounds of marijuana and two counts of first-degree selling a controlled substance.

  • CES announces field day results

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently announced the winners of its annual field day activities. Field day is a day when students compete in various physical activities. Overall winners were:

    ♦ Kindergarten - Lisa Wiseman's class, first place; Chanci Patterson's class, second place; Shirley Cox's class, third place and Linda Ward's class, fourth place.

  • KCA student receives scholarship


    Larkin Floyd, center, received the first annual Emily Ann Cox Uniquely Me scholarship during Kentucky Christian Academy Awards Night on May 19. Also pictured are Lori Eubank, KCA administrator, at left, and Gail Gabehart, retired KCA director, at right.

  • CES students received reading awards


    Campbellsville Elementary School third-grade reading award winners were recently recognized on awards day. They are Gracyne Hash, John Orberson, Bailey Thompson, Fatimah Alabusalim, Zaria Cowan, Lauryn Agathen, Savanna Brockman, Chloe Holt, Emily Rodgers and Alli Wilson.

  • TCMS hosts camp for incoming sixth-graders

    Cool School - a camp for incoming sixth-grade students at Taylor County Middle School - will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 11-14.

    Breakfast and lunch will be served, and transportation is available.

    Students will participate in activities to help orient them to the middle school. A field trip is planned for Friday, July 14.

    Registration and information is available at Taylor County Middle School by calling 465-2877 Ext. 4175. Those interested should register soon to guarantee a spot.

  • Residents named to spring 2011 EKU president's and dean's lists

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 981 students earned president's list honors for the spring 2011 semester. The dean's list includes 2,356 students.

    The dean's list includes Amelia Kristen Daugherty, a senior elementary education teaching major, and Russell Taylor Despain, a sophomore aviation major, both of Campbellsville, and Elizabeth Marie Spalding of Finley, a junior studying child and family studies.

    Daugherty and Spalding were also named to the president's list.