Local News

  • Police/Court briefs

    Police investigate theft

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a theft in which businesses are targets.

    According to a press release, a male representing the Accord Group of Orlando, Fla. has been approaching area businesses, offering to analyze the business and then saying that he has potential buyers for that business.

    Police say the man is currently under investigation for theft by deception for allegedly taking money for services and then disappearing.

  • Taylor County FFA hands out Greenhand degree

    Forty-seven first-year FFA members received their Greenhand degrees on Sept. 25.

    The Greenhand degree is awarded to all FFA members in their first year who have met minimum qualifications. Such qualifications include reciting the FFA creed in its entirety; having basic knowledge of FFA history; and having a satisfactory Supervised Agricultural Experience Program.

    The guest speaker for the night was Josh Kerr, Lake Cumberland Region state vice president. He spoke on the future within the FFA.

  • Helicopter crash claims life of Greensburg man

    A Campbellsville auctioneer is dead following a helicopter crash near the Kentucky/Tennessee line Monday.

    According to Associated Press reports, three people were killed when a helicopter became entangled in power lines after liftoff. The crash occurred in Jamestown, Tenn., about 60 miles northwest of Knoxville.

    Bobby Gene Curry, 66, of Greensburg was killed in the crash along with William Mark Shearer, 53, of Albany and the pilot, Trevor Noble, 24, of Nashville.

    Curry had worked as an auctioneer for Christie Realty Co. for the past several years.

  • Hospice tea raises $8,000

    More than $8,000 was raised this weekend to benefit Hospice & Palliative Care of Central Kentucky.

    Hospice's annual charity tea and auction was Sunday at Campbellsville University. About 150 people attended the event, and all proceeds collected will benefit local hospice patients and their families.

    Hospice & Palliative Care of Central Kentucky provides end-of-life care and bereavement services to more than 700 patients and their families each year.

  • Local parent group joins PTA

    Recognizing the benefits of being associated with the PTA, parents at Campbellsville Elementary School voted to become affiliated with the Kentucky PTA and the National PTA.

    The vote followed a presentation by PTA representatives about the history, benefits and processes of the association.

    "All parent groups are not PTAs. Being affiliated with both the state and national PTA provides numerous benefits to the local group, leaders, members and most importantly, children," said 11th District PTA President Wanda Washington.

  • Veterans to be honored at Sunday ceremony

    They're the three years of his life he says he wishes he could forget.

    "Everybody knows war is hell, don't they?" the 87-year-old said. "That's how I'd describe it."

    Campbellsville resident W.I. Rucker is a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Army as a technical sergeant for nearly three years.

    Rucker, originally from Burdick, was drafted in April 1943.

    When he was drafted, he said, he just thought he would go like everyone else.

    "It's time to go," he said. "That's just the way I felt about it."

  • Smoking on its way out

    Smoking in Campbellsville restaurants could soon cost $50, and a restaurant that allows it could be fined hundreds of dollars.

    First reading of a proposed smoking ban drew several Taylor County residents to speak both for and against the issue at Monday night's Campbellsville City Council meeting.

  • CU named one of America's Best Christian Colleges

    Campbellsville University is one of 137 colleges and universities nationwide to be recognized as "America's Best Christian Colleges."

    The independent research/consulting organization, Institutional Research & Evaluation, compiled this 11th annual listing based on analysis and review of its Annual National College Survey.

  • School Menus

    Campbellsville Elementary/High

    Nov. 12-16

    Monday - Pizza, corn, tossed salad, French fries, apple and milk.

    Tuesday - Burrito, tater tots, pork and beans, animal crackers, peach cup and milk.

    Wednesday - Chili, crackers, cheese slice, vegetable sticks, oatmeal square, orange half and milk.

    Thursday - Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit cocktail, rolls and milk.

    Friday - Fish, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, coleslaw, sherbet and milk.

    Campbellsville Middle

    Nov. 12-16

  • Man pleads guilty to sex abuse charge

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl and may spend time in prison.

    Robert Elzie Followell, 39, of 3825 Raikes Hill Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

    Followell pleaded guilty to first-degree sex abuse. A first-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed.

    According to court records, Followell was accused of grabbing and attempting to kiss a 14-year-old girl.