Local News

  • CU pins School of Education students


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    "As teachers, you take today's learners and turn them into tomorrow's leaders," Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, told graduates at the Campbellsville University School of Education Pinning Ceremony on May 4.

    Thirty-eight students, including several Campbellsville residents, received puzzle-shaped pins that featured the School of Education's theme of "empowerment for learning."

  • CU School of Theology celebrates graduates


    Campbellsville University's School of Theology gathered recently to honor its May graduates.

  • Alleged murderer charged with assaulting corrections officer


    The man who allegedly killed his great-grandmother with a hammer has been arrested and charged with assaulting a corrections staff member while in custody.

    Jesse Durham, 20, of 102 Eads St., is currently housed at the Taylor County Detention Center awaiting trial on a first-degree murder charge.

    According to court records, Durham has said he argued with his great-grandmother, Elizabeth Arinsmier, on Feb. 10 at her Daisy Drive home and then struck her with a hammer until she died.

  • Man charged in sealed indictments

    A Shepherdsville man has been charged with burglary in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Gary Clayton Hash, 25, of 170 Memory Isle Court, was charged with first-degree burglary. Bond was set at $2,500 cash and he was ordered to not have contact with the alleged victim or any witnesses.

    If convicted, Hash could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison.

  • Campbellsville Police to participate in 'Click It or Ticket' enforcement campaign

    Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts should be on notice.

    The 2012 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicked off May 20 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don't buckle up.

    Campbellsville Police Department is joining with other state and local law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock.

  • Two injured in KY 55 crash

    Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on KY 55 on Tuesday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, William Danny Reid, 49, of Cox’s Creek, was traveling south on KY 55 at 9:38 a.m. in a 2007 Chevrolet truck.

    The report states that Kenneth Anderson, 61, of Campbellsville, was stopped on KY 55 waiting to turn onto Lone Valley Road when Reid struck his 1993 GMC truck in the rear.

  • One injured in Spurlington Road crash

    A Knifley man was injured Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Spurlington Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, James Buckman, 61, of 405 Robinson Ridge, was traveling at 6:54 p.m. in a 2009 Nissan Rogue when he told deputies that he swerved to avoid striking two deer in the roadway.

    The report states that Buckman’s vehicle left the road, ran through a barbed wire fence and struck a tree.

    Buckman exited the vehicle and walked to a nearby church were a passerby transported him to Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Two injured in crash, cited for DUI

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Sunday and then cited for DUI.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Francisco Guerra, 39, of Knifley Road, was traveling on Knifley Road at 1:30 p.m. in a 1990 Toyota.

    The report states that Guerra crossed the center line of traffic and struck a 2005 Saturn driven by Teresa Rose, 54, of Knifley Road in Knifley.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel transported Guerra to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment. Rose was taken to TRH by private vehicle.

  • Taylor County teachers earn Roger Awards


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County School District had its second "Roger Awards" ceremony recently to honor exceptional teachers nominated by their peers, according to Susan Kilby, assistant superintendent.

    Kilby said the standards for nominations were based on evidence of successful teaching, including student growth (as measured by school data), innovative lessons, collaboration with colleagues and use of technology.

  • Local families earn volunteer service award


    Campbellsville residents Russ and Terri Slinker and Guy and Kathleen Lesperance were recently awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for their support of nonprofit EF Foundation for Foreign Study, the leader in high school exchange.

    For the past nine months, the families have opened their hearts and homes to high school students Beatriz Alarcon Zlatkis from Spain, Nattanan Kultrailak from Thailand and Emily Cho Ying Chan from Hong Kong.