Local News

  • 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.

  • Music on the Square

    Soul, funk and bluegrass music were on tap Friday night at Music on the Courthouse Square, hosted by Greater Campbellsville United.

  • Crosstown Rivals

    Hundreds of people came to cheer on their favorite team at Friday night’s annual football game between Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools. See complete coverage on Monday's sports page.

  • Parker-Kalon manufacturing to close

    Parker-Kalon's manufacturing facility in Campbellsville will close by the end of the year, with a loss of 30 jobs.

    According to a statement released last Thursday at about 4 p.m. by Tim Perra, global communications director, the manufacturing facility will close because of a decline in demand for the self-tapping screws that have been produced at the Campbellsville location.

  • Driver injured in crash, charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a single-vehicle crash Saturday at 7:20 p.m. on U.S. 68, a mile east of Campbellsville.
    A 1995 Honda operated by Tomas Velli, 18, of Russell Springs, was traveling west when the vehicle left the road on the eastbound side, striking a fence before coming to a stop.
    Velli, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where he was treated and released. He was later charged with DUI and having no insurance or operator’s license. He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • One injured in two-vehicle crash on Old Pitman Road

    One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday on Old Pitman Road.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 1:10 p.m., Gordon Smith, 83, of Campbellsville was driving a 2010 Toyota when he attempted a left turn from KY 527 onto Old Pitman Road, turning into the path of Elijah Hill’s vehicle.
    Fayetta Hill, a passenger in a 2003 Buick driven by Hill, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital. No information was available on her condition at press time.
    Neither driver was injured in the collision.

  • Police investigating burglary

    Campbellsville Police are investigating the burglary of a convenience store over the weekend.
    According to a news release, on Saturday, Aug. 27 at about 3 a.m., several people entered All-Star Food Mart #1, located at 202 S. Columbia Ave., by breaking glass out of the front door. An undetermined amount of merchandise was taken. Descriptions of the suspects were not available at press time.
    Anyone with information is asked to contact Campbellsville Police at 465-4122 or call the anonymous Community Pride Line at 469-PRID(E).