Local News

  • New CU men's residence village to open in fall


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University is adding another 48 beds to the men's residence village, which is set to open this fall adjacent to the current men's residence village.

    The 9,100-square-foot new residence village will also be more energy efficient, including better insulated walls and roof areas, high efficiency HVAC equipment, programmable thermostats and high efficiency windows and water heaters.

  • CU hires assistant professor of graphic design


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Dejan Mraovic of Serbia has been employed as assistant professor of graphic design at Campbellsville University, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Mraovic, a graphic designer, photographer, author and filmmaker, has redesigned the currency in his native country for his master of fine arts thesis exhibition project and hopes to present it in Belgrade next year for possible adoption.

  • Clay Hill Memorial Forest considered as prehistoric site


    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Clay Hill Memorial Forest has been designated for submission toward inclusion in Kentucky's historic registry as a "known prehistoric site" thanks to the work of the Kentucky Archaeological Survey team and visiting students from the area.

  • Insurance company files suit against city

    A Louisville insurance company has filed suit against the city, claiming that it failed to maintain a stop sign that caused a crash on South Central Avenue.

    Louisville attorney Craig Hazelet Clark filed suit in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of American National Property & Casualty Co. of Louisville on July 31. City of Campbellsville is listed as the defendant.

    According to the claim, ANPAC provides insurance for Jody Gomez, who owns a vehicle that was involved in a crash in Campbellsville on April 23, 2011.

  • Man accused of violating sex offender registry terms


    A Campbellsville man has been charged with not complying with the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Bradley Lee Milsap, 43, of 704 Rockford Lane, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    He was charged with failure to comply with the sex offender registry and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Police property auctions go online

    Property Room.com, the auction site known for making police auctions available to a nationwide audience, has signed on with the Campbellsville Police Department.

    The site conducts online auctions from the law enforcement agency's forfeited, seized, found or surplus items, which often end up collecting dust in the property rooms of law enforcement agencies and city municipalities.

  • 'Mafia' Man

    "Cornbread Mafia" author James Higdon spoke to about 60 people on Friday at the Taylor County Public Library during a question and answer session and book signing.

    The book details a homegrown syndicate's code of silence and the biggest marijuana bust in American history, which involved Marion County.

    In the summer of 1987, Johnny Boone set out to grow and harvest one of the greatest outdoor marijuana crops in modern times.

  • Man charged with 100 counts of rape


    A Taylor County man has pleaded not guilty to 100 counts of rape.

    Steven Grapevine, 34, of 1034 Stoner Creek Road in Elk Horn, was arrested and charged last Thursday with sexually abusing and raping two teenagers, one allegedly for more than two years.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were told that Grapevine allegedly sexually abused a 15-year-old girl while she was visiting a home in Taylor County.

  • Enrollment on the rise at local schools


    The school year is off to a good start at both local districts, and officials say enrollment figures are on the rise.

    Class began on Aug. 2 at Campbellsville and last Tuesday at Taylor County.

    Campbellsville Independent Superintendent Mike Deaton says the year beginning with a good start is because of the staff members who work for the district.

  • Inmate work detail provides community service


    Orange shirt blazon, he makes a turn with the mower. Cut grass flies and he keeps walking.

    They are put behind bars as punishment for their crimes. But locally, they perform what Taylor County's jailer refers to as community service to help themselves and the community while serving their sentences.

    Taylor County residents may have seen men wearing bright orange shirts working at various places in the community. They are inmates.