Today's News

  • Ron Lewis to speak at CU commencement

    Campbellsville University undergraduates will hear former Congressman Ron Lewis, who now serves as a member of the CU Board of Trustees, at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 8 in the Powell Athletic Center for their commencement address.

    The graduate spring commencement will be Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel. Dr. Darlene Eastridge, dean of the Carver School of Social Work and Counseling, will speak.

    Each group of candidates for graduation should report 30 minutes before the time of their commencement at the Davenport Student Commons for their graduate walk.

  • Being a survivor

    Life is good for Rachel Blankenship. She retired from Taylor Regional Hospital two months ago after 28 years of service as a CNA in outpatient surgery. Her husband, Billy Gene, is also retired.

    Blankenship, 67, stays busy. On Wednesdays, she cooks at South Campbellsville Baptist Church. Thursdays are reserved for line dancing. At home, she tends to her flower gardens.

    She also participates in the Relay for Life each year. In the past, she was a member of the hospital team as well as her church's team.

    It's a cause that's very important to her.

  • Constable 'issues' topic of discussion

    In response to several complaints, constables may soon be asked to limit their use of police radios, complete an 18-week training course and pay their own bond.

    Several issues about local constables were discussed at a meeting of Taylor Fiscal Court's Law Enforcement Committee last Wednesday.

    At the meeting, Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp told the group that he has received several recent complaints about constables' actions. However, no individual names were mentioned.

  • Teen indicted on sex charge

    A Campbellsville teenager has been accused of using a child younger than 16 in a sexual performance.

    Brandon S. Shirrell, 18, of 2996 Coakley Road was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    He was also charged with four misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct. The charge of using a minor in a sexual performance is a Class B felony, punishable by as much as 20 years in prison.

    According to the indictment, Shirrell allegedly committed the crimes in February and April. The indictment accuses him of having sexual intercourse with the child without consent.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    Flooding was the culprit behind last week's system-wide boil water advisory.

    The advisory was in effect from Wednesday morning until Thursday evening. Mayor Brenda Allen said flooding hindered water treatment.

    "The source water characteristics of the water changed due to the heavy rains," she said. "That affected the way we treat the water."

    Kentucky Division of Water required multiple water quality tests, Allen said, before allowing the City to lift the advisory.

  • Economic activity picking up

    Though the economy is in a slump, there was plenty of local activity to report last Monday night.

    Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan gave a lengthy report to Campbellsville City Council members during the Council's regular meeting Monday.

    Amazon.com plans to amp up its work camper program this year, McMahan said. The program seeks retired people who frequently travel the U.S. in campers as seasonal temporary workers from October to December.

  • CHS softballers can't overcome huge late innings

    Campbellsville’s Lady Eagles stayed close with visiting Marion County on Wednesday and LaRue County on Thursday for the first three innings each day.

    However, Marion County used a six-run fourth inning and a six-digit fifth to win 13-1 while LaRue County used an 18-run fourth to shellack the Lady Eagles 22-3.

    Hannah Taylor’s double plated Tiffany Slone, who had singled, for the lone run vs. Marion County while Amythyst McColley had two singles for Campbellsville.

  • Russell will be National Day of Prayer speaker

    The Taylor County Ministerial Association will host a worship service combining love for God and country on the National Day of Prayer - Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    The evening will include the Campbellsville Elementary third- and fourth-grade choirs, Taylor County High School Show Choir, National Guard honor detail, and special guest speaker retired Lt. Col. Steve Russell of Oklahoma.

    An offering will benefit the Taylor County Food Pantry.

  • Couple's workshop is May 14, 21

    Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency's HOME program will be hosting a 16-hour "Within Our Reach" couple's workshop starting Friday, May 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Campbellsville Head Start. The free workshop will conclude Friday, May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Low-income couples with a child age birth to 5 are invited to attend. Each participant will receive free childcare, breakfast, lunch, gas gift cards and a $50 gift card package. Call (800) 928-6382 for more information and to sign up.


  • TRH to present 'Violence in the Workplace' course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a "Violence in the Workplace" course Thursday, May 6 from 8 to 10 a.m.

    The course is an overview of responses to potentially violent situations in a work setting, how to recognize a possibly dangerous situation and how to formulate a plan to defuse a violent action.

    All classes are taught in the TRH Learning & Resource Center at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville and are $10 for non-TRH team members.

    Richard Phillips, staff development coordinator, will be the class presenter.