Local News

  • CHS honors top students


    Campbellsville High School honored its top two students from the Class of 2011 on graduation night, Friday, May 27.

    According to CHS Principal Kirby Smith, Melanie Brockman was valedictorian and Taylor Levi was salutatorian.

    Smith said he enjoyed working with both students during their high school careers.

    "They were both great students who came to school every day ready to perform at the highest level," he said. "I look forward to seeing the many successes that await them."

  • CU promotes director to assistant dean of academic support


    Elena Groholske

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's Kevin Propes has been promoted to assistant dean of academic support, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Propes previously served as director of introductory studies.

    He is a 1998 graduate of Campbellsville University with a bachelor of science in business administration. He has a master of arts in higher education from University of Louisville.

  • TCMS cheerleaders host car wash


    Taylor County Middle School 2011-2012 cheerleading squad hosted a car wash recently to raise money for upcoming competitions.

    The squad is coached by Lindsey Atwood.

  • Residents named to ECTC dean's, president's lists

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the dean's and the president's honor list for the spring 2011 semester. Several Taylor County residents are named.

    The president's honor is awarded to full-time students who earn a 4.0 grade point average and successfully complete at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses.

  • Campbellsville men sentenced to federal prison

    Two Campbellsville men have been sentenced to federal prison time for conspiring together to sell drugs.
    Freddie E. Stone, 39, of 552 Mt. Carmel Road will spend nearly four and a half years in federal prison, while Orvey C. Harris Jr., 35, of 715 Maple Road will serve a year and three months.
    Stone and Harris were indicted in June 2008 by a Bowling Green federal grand jury. According to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office, Stone and Harris conspired together to distribute more than 900 OxyContin pills and more than 200 hydrocodone pills.

  • Local man gets 10 years on federal drug charges

    A Campbellsville man, one of 30 people accused of operating a drug crime ring in a neighboring county, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his crimes.

    According to a news release from United States Attorney David J. Hale's office in the U.S. Western District of Kentucky, 19 of the 30 were sentenced last week in U.S. District Court for their role in a drug distribution ring operating in and around Adair County.

  • Two injured in Fern Drive crash

    A Campbellsville man was trapped inside his vehicle and injured after a two-vehicle crash on Fern Drive over the weekend.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Justin Hayes, 21, of 42 Peachtree Circle was attempting to turn left from KY 289 onto Fern Drive at 8:07 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Creech delivers toys to tornado-ravaged Joplin

    Cee Cee Creech recently traveled to Joplin, Mo. to deliver elephants she knitted for children affected by May’s massive tornado.
    Cee Cee, 8, raised more than $3,000 for the Red Cross by knitting the elephants and seeking pledges. People were able to follow her progress on her Elephants Remember Joplin Facebook page.
    Cee Cee is the daughter of Chad and BeLinda Creech of Campbellsville.
    In Joplin, Cee Cee spent the day giving away the elephants. BeLinda Creech said that several people recognized her from her Facebook page.

  • From fatherhood to priesthood ...

    A husband, a father and a grandfather, the Rev. Jim Reinhart now has yet another role to fill - Catholic priest.

    Reinhart was installed June 22 as the administrator at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Campbellsville, Our Lady of the Hills in Finley and Our Lady of Fatima in Phillipsburg.

    But his path to the priesthood was different from most. As a rule, priests do not marry or father children.

  • Down on Main Street

    While there may be a few empty buildings downtown, officials say work is being done to fill them.

    According to Downtown Business Association President Doug Tucker, there are very few empty buildings downtown that don't have at least some activity tied to them. Empty buildings have either been purchased or are being actively marketed by owners. In some cases, Tucker said, there are rumors that at least a couple of spaces have been bought or rented recently.