Local News

  • Man accused of stealing another's identity

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with identity theft after he allegedly gave someone else's name to police officers.

    Dennis David Gilbert, 35, of 710 High Pine, Apt. 13, was arrested at 10:45 p.m. on Friday, March 20.

    According to Gilbert's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police stopped a vehicle on March 20, in which Gilbert was a passenger.

    Records state that Gilbert told police he didn't have any identification but provided a Social Security number and said his name was Jeremy Gilbert.

  • Puttin' on a show

    Lobsters, flowers and caterpillars - decorated with feathers, sequins and Styrofoam galore - filled Campbellsville University's Gheens Recital Hall this past weekend.

    Cardinal Station, the 21st Century Community Learning Center of Taylor County Elementary School, presented Disney's "Alice in Wonderland Jr." on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to sold-out crowds.

  • Woman could face prison time

    A Campbellsville woman has had her diversion voided and could be sentenced to five years in prison for failing to pay restitution.

    April Dawn Lane, 29, of 113 Roland St., Apt. C, appeared before Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, March 20 for a diversion hearing.

    In September 2003, Lane pleaded guilty to criminal facilitation to commit criminal syndication, 48 counts of third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking more than $300 and first-degree criminal mischief.

  • Documenting history

    The history of local African-Americans is being recorded for posterity's sake, thanks to Greater Campbellsville United.

    Oral history interviews with 32 African-Americans in Taylor and Green counties were presented on CDs recently to Taylor County Public Library, Campbellsville University, the Heistand House, the Kentucky Oral History Commission and Green County Public Library.

    The presentation was the result of a grant obtained by Greater Campbellsville United. Jon Allen interviewed key individuals who were knowledgeable about the African-American community.

  • Vienna Boys' Choir

    A performance by the Vienna Boys’ Choir Tuesday night closed out the 2008-2009 season for the Central Kentucky Arts Series.

    The origins of the Vienna Boys’ Choir date back to 1498 during the reign of Emperor Maximillan I of the Hapsburg Empire. The Emperor instructed there be six boys among his court musicians.

    Over time, the size and scope of the choir has changed dramatically. Today, there are about 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14, divided into four touring choirs of equal standing.

  • Parkway alternatives announced

    It may be nearly 10 years before construction actually begins, but local residents are having their say now in what path the Heartland Parkway will take.

    On Tuesday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hosted a public informational meeting to announce the stage 1 conceptual alternatives for the parkway's route.

    The meeting, which was at Taylor County High School's cafeteria, attracted more than 300 local residents who came to cast their votes as to which route they believe is best.

  • Smoking committee irons out details

    Smokers may soon face a penalty if they light up in a public building.

    The City's smoking committee met Tuesday night to iron out the details of an ordinance that will ban smoking in all public buildings within the City limits.

    Councilman David Nunery presented two versions of an ordinance to committee members Councilmen Randy Herron and Stan McKinney. Councilmen Richard Jeter and Terry Keltner, who also serve on the committee, did not attend the meeting.

  • UPDATE: Superintendent search down to three

    The superintendent's search at Campbellsville Independent Schools has been narrowed.


    After a three-hour closed meeting Monday night, Board Chairwoman Angie Johnson made the announcement that they had chosen to interview just three of the 17 applicants who applied for the position.

    Johnson declined to name the three finalists, saying those names wouldn't be made public until the Board's regularly scheduled meeting on April 13.

    Candidate interviews are set for April 14-24 with a new superintendent expected to be announced on May 1.

  • General Assembly approves replacement of CATS

    For a decade, the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System was the measure of success for Kentucky schools. Now, it is no more.

    After mulling over the issue for the last few years, state lawmakers approved a bill on the last day of this year's regular session that scraps CATS in favor of a new, streamlined assessment system.

    Gov. Steve Beshear hasn't yet signed the bill into law but has said publicly that he will.

  • A Day in the Life

    It might have been unlucky for some, but John "Bam" Carney says Friday the 13th was a milestone day for education in Kentucky.

    Carney, who was elected last November as 51st District State Representative for Taylor and Adair counties, has just about completed his first General Assembly. And, on Friday, March 13, Carney signed his first piece of legislation - a bill that will completely revamp Kentucky's education program.