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Today's News

  • Principal interviews get under way at CES

    Campbellsville Elementary School could have a new principal by next Monday.

    Tomorrow, the school's site-based decision making council will begin interviewing five candidates for the job, according to SBDM councilwoman and CES teacher Laura Dicken. The council will conclude the interviews on Thursday.

    In all, nine people applied for the job, and all were qualified, according to SBDM chairwoman Lisa Wiseman. The position was posted on the Kentucky Department of Education's Kentucky Educator Placement Service Web site for 30 days beginning on May 1.

  • Gas drive-offs becoming a problem

    As gas prices inch toward $4 a gallon, an increasing number of drivers are willing to risk arrest by driving off after filling up.

    Convenience store owners and managers in Campbellsville say gas drive-offs are happening more frequently.

    Fuel theft isn't only a local problem; it has become a headache for retailers nationwide. The average convenience store operator lost slightly more than $1,000 in 2007, according to Ted Mason, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Convenience Stores.

  • Campbellsville man arrested, charged with drug crimes

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling cocaine.

    Steve Underwood, 53, of 206 S. Court St. was arrested Wednesday, June 4.

    According to Underwood's arrest citation, Kentucky State Police officers searched his home and found crack cocaine, more than 50 Lortab pills, marijuana, a crack pipe, an empty Lortab prescription bottle and scales.

    Underwood was charged with first-degree selling cocaine, second-degree selling Lortab, possession of marijuana and possession of drug supplies.

  • 400-Mile Yard Sale

    Annette Givens of Campbellsville hit the U.S. 68 400-Mile Sale early Friday morning. The annual yard sale stretches from east to west across the state through 60 communities.

  • Comedy camps begin June 16

    This summer at "'Laugh In' Out Loud" theatre arts camps on the Campbellsville University campus, children will be working on comedy skits, joke wall appearances and improvisations that will allow them to gain experience working on stage in a group and as individuals.

    The camps are hosted by Campbellsville University and Birdsong Family Productions.

    This format will allow all campers to participate in a performance at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 18 at the University theatre. The show will be open to the community.

  • Lt. Governor is Chamber guest speaker

    Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo says Kentucky's future is bright.

    Mongiardo was the guest speaker at Thursday night's annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

    In addition to the Chamber's annual awards (see related story), new Board members were announced. They are Mark Carney, Pieter De Grez, Renay England, Susie Skaggs and Dr. Heather Wise. Those members rotating off the Board were Larry Bowen, Dr. Ben Cox, Tommy Hughes, Sue Ellen Knifley and David Alan Newton.

  • Public Record for June 9

    District Civil Filed

    08-C-078, filed 2/29/08; Midland Funding LLC v. Rusty Crews of Osage Avenue in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $799.08, interest and court costs. The defendant was served 5/23/08.

    08-C-084, filed 3/3/08; Midland Funding LLC v. Paula Burress of West Main Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $1,111.16, interest and court costs. The defendant was served 5/21/08.

  • Abell celebrates second birthday

    Madison Angelina Abell celebrated her second birthday on May 13 in Glan-Munchweiler, Germany, where her father is stationed at Ramstein AFB. She is the daughter of Samantha and Edward Lee Abell Jr. Her grandparents are Edward and Barbara Abell of Casey Creek and Mike and Carolyn Graham of Waynesville, N.C. Great-grandparents are Alan and Irene Humphress of Campbellsville, Oscar and Gail Lott of Waynesville, Carolyn Graham of Memphis, Tenn., and the late James Graham and Clarence and Rowena Sween.

  • Shortage of volunteers hurting local girls

    In 2007, nearly a thousand girls in Kentuckiana missed out on the opportunity of a lifetime. They were denied the chance to develop the skills needed to discover their potential, to connect with their communities and to take action to solve the world's problems. These girls wanted to join Girl Scouts but could not because of a shortage of volunteers.

    Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana CEO Terry Blackwell wants every girl to have a home in Girl Scouting.

  • Cardinal Kroger gold-certified for sixth year

    For the past six consecutive years, Taylor County High School's School-Based Enterprise Cardinal Kroger has received the Gold-Level Certification awarded by DECA Inc.

    Cardinal Kroger has been a partnership with the Kroger Corp. for the past 13 years. With the help of manager Danna Simpson and co-managers Amanda Bennett and Patty Raley of the Green River Plaza Kroger store and district manager Tim Payne, Cardinal Kroger has again reached the Gold-Level Certification, the highest certification possible.