Local News

  • CU School of Nursing celebrates graduation with pinning ceremony


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    "Let's not forget where we came from or why we decided to become a nurse," Laura Williams, a senior from Campbellsville, said at Campbellsville University's School of Nursing pinning ceremony.

    Williams spoke on behalf of Campbellsville University's nursing graduates, May 3, in a pinning ceremony recognizing the School of Nursing graduates.

  • CU students serving in summer ministries

    Campbellsville University students are serving across Kentucky and across the globe during summer break. Students are serving at various church camps, interning in a church, serving on ministry teams and serving overseas.

    Students from Campbellsville and those serving in Campbellsville follow.

    Kyle Brewer of Fairdale, Ariel Lane of Shelbyville and Andrew Neal of Harrodsburg will serve as house church interns in Campbellsville

    Lucas Harris of Campbellsville will serve with Kentucky Heartland Outreach.

  • One injured in Smith Ridge crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Sunday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Ashley Cox, 33, of Campbellsville, turned her 2011 Ford into the path of Andre A. Gurley, 27, of Campbellsville, who was riding a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle, at about 6 p.m.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel transported Gurley to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment. At press time, no information was available as to his condition.

  • New library cost may be less than expected

    The cost to convert the former Gabehart Lumber building into the new Taylor County Public Library might be lower than expected.

    In all, the cost to covert the building, furnish it and move materials from the current library to the new one could cost about $1 million. The library’s Building Committee met on Friday morning to discuss bids for various parts of the construction project.

  • Churches ready to 'Impact Taylor County'


    The short-term goal is to help those in need. The long-term goal is to bring about change in the Taylor County community.

  • Veterans honored on Memorial Day


    American flags held high, they sang the lyrics with pride and thankfulness.

    About 40 Campbellsville residents attended the community’s annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.

    Vietnam War veteran Bill Perkins was the master of ceremonies. Bobby Baker and Perkins organized the annual ceremony.

    Ina Loy Jones began the ceremony with prayer. She prayed for those who protect the United States and thanked them for her freedom.

  • County fair opens Saturday


    From food to fast rides to fun, the Taylor County Fair offers something for everyone. This year’s fair officially kicks off on Saturday, and final preparations are under way, according to Taylor County Fair Association President Mike Litchfield.

    He said Fair Board members are preparing the fairgrounds, pressure washing the bleachers and have installed a new announcing system. The old announcing system was stolen after last year’s fair.

  • Couple's car hits 600,000-mile mark


    As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. That may be true in most cases, but when it comes to a car one local couple purchased in 1986, they got a lot more than they ever imagined they would.

    Dr. Wesley and Sida Roberts recently saw the odometer on their 1987 Volvo reach a milestone few cars will see. The station wagon reached, and surpassed, the 600,000-mile mark Thursday afternoon.

    When the Robertses bought the car, they were looking for a reliable vehicle and one they could later pass on to their daughters.

  • Wise murder trial delayed until July 30

    The woman accused of using liquid morphine to murder her husband won’t face a jury of her peers tomorrow after all.

    Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road in Campbellsville, was indicted last July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with the first-degree murder of her husband, Joseph. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison.

  • Janes serving her country in the Navy

    It has helped her find her niche in life. She says it also allows her to help other people.
    Petty Officer 2nd Class Crystal Janes, of Campbellsville, serves as an aviation maintenance administrationman with the United States Navy.

    “I joined the Navy to serve my country and give back,” Janes stated in an emailed response. “I felt the greatest since of fear and pride on Nov. 2, 2008, when I boarded a commercial bus to NTTC Great Lakes for boot camp. But it has been by far the best decision of my life.”