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  • CES makes principal position permanent

    Campbellsville Elementary School has a new principal. Well, sort of.

    After serving as interim principal for the past year, Ricky Hunt was named principal Friday morning following a brief special meeting of the Campbellsville Elementary School Site-Based Council.

    Hunt was one of three finalists, according to Council Chairwoman Katie Wilkerson.

  • One elephant at a time

    While many 8-year-olds may spend their summers at play, Cee Cee Creech is working on changing lives, one elephant at a time.

    Cee Cee is knitting elephants to raise money and provide toys for children affected by the tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. in May.

    "I heard about the tornado on NPR, and I wanted to get toys for all the kids," Cee Cee said.

    Cee Cee is the daughter of the Chad and BeLinda Creech.

  • Resident charged with second DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI offense.
    John A. Hampton, 27, of 168 Mile Lane was arrested at 10:49 p.m. on Thursday, June 2.
    According to court records, police clocked Hampton with a radar detector driving 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. Records state that he was driving from side to side, stopped in the middle of the road and passed several places to turn off the road and stop.
    Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian wrote in court records that he noticed a smell of alcohol when he made contact with Hampton.

  • Resident charged with third DUI

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with her third DUI offense.
    Tracy M. Yocom, 25, of 105 Mulberry St. was arrested at 8:51 p.m. on Thursday, June 2.
    According to court records, Campbellsville Police Officer Daniel Forbis was at Trace Creek ballpark to investigate a complaint when he was notified that an intoxicated person was getting into a vehicle to drive.
    The vehicle was stopped by Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren as the driver was attempting to pull onto North Central Avenue.

  • Resident charged with fourth DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his fourth DUI.
    Russ A. Heath, 75, of 104 Ashton Drive was arrested at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7.
    According to court records, Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Dickie Benningfield was dispatched to a complaint of someone driving though his license was suspended for a previous DUI. Records state that a caller described the vehicle and where Heath was likely traveling.
    Benningfield then stopped a vehicle matching the caller’s description on U.S. 68.

  • Resident accused of carrying concealed deadly weapon

    An Elk Horn man has been charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon after allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
    Gary J. Dooley, 23, of 37 Stoner Creek Road was arrested at 1:23 a.m. on Sunday, May 29.
    According to court records, Campbellsville Police Officer Roy Rodgers stopped Dooley for having only one headlight illuminated. Rodgers stated that he smelled alcohol though Dooley said he hadn’t been drinking. He also wrote there were a number of empty beer cans in the back of Dooley’s truck.

  • Residents charged with selling drugs

    Six Campbellsville residents have been charged with selling 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.
    Indicted were:

  • CHS seniors receive awards

    Campbellsville High School seniors received several awards during Class Night on Friday, May 20.

    Several students were honored for receiving awards and scholarships.

    Students recognized were:

    ♦ Karissa Renee Atkinson - Lindsey Wilson College Academic Achievement Scholarship and Silver National Career Readiness Certificate.

    ♦ Matthew Chase Bottoms - Gold National Career Readiness Certificate.

  • CU presents Algernon Sydney Sullivan awards


    Elena Groholske

    Campbellsville University

    For the ninth year in a row, Campbellsville University has given the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. 

    "Sullivan was a lawyer, devout Christian, mediator, powerful and appealing orator, a courageous citizen during perilous times, a noted philanthropist and a devoted family man," Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said at the university's commencement ceremony on May 14.

  • ECTC students honored for academic achievement


    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College hosted an honors reception to recognize outstanding academic achievement on Friday, May 6 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Several categories of achievement were honored and several Campbellsville students received awards.

    Honors students from Campbellsville are Jackie L. Bond, Sabrina Jane Bowles, Sretta Tee Clark, Colton T. Lobb and Carol F. Richerson.