Local News

  • Campbellsville teens killed in collision Saturday

    Two Campbellsville teens were killed in a head-on collision Saturday evening.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Justin Atwood, 19, and Jade M. Sullivan, 17, were pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 68.

    According to the report, at 7:08 p.m., Atwood, who was traveling west in a 2009 Nissan, attempted to pass a vehicle and pulled into the path of an eastbound 2006 Jeep driven by Lauren Dyer, 21, of Burkesville. The vehicles struck head on.

  • Commencement

    Nearly 600 students, including many Campbellsville residents, graduated from Campbellsville University this academic year. About 400 graduated in ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU president, said the amount marks the largest graduating class in CU's history.

    The speaker for Saturday's undergraduate ceremony was Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, ambassador at large for international religious freedom. She brought greetings to CU on behalf of President Barack Obama.

  • National Bike to School Day is next Wednesday

    There could be a little extra traffic next Wednesday morning.
    Wednesday, May 9, is the first-ever National Bike to School Day.
    An offshoot of Walk to School Day, which is in October, the event takes place in conjunction with National Bike Month.
    Bike to School Day promotes physical activity, a cleaner environment and the importance of sidewalks in communities.
    Officials urge motorists to be on the lookout for children and their parents on bicycles.

  • Music Movie Madness


    Sounds from "Toy Story," "Forrest Gump," "Mission Impossible," "Jaws" and more filled the Taylor County High School gymnasium on Tuesday, May 1.

    Taylor County Schools' bands hosted a spring concert entitled "A Night at the Movies" and played popular songs from many well-known movies.

  • Campbellsville High students step out to prom


    Campbellsville High School students took “A Walk Through Wonderland” last Saturday. About 90 students attended this year’s prom, which kicked off with red carpet arrivals and photos at the high school. The actual prom took place at All Occasions.

  • Local seniors preparing for life after high school


  • Jewell named TCMS principal

    Taylor County Middle School may get a new principal this summer, but he is someone students and parents will immediately recognize.

    Tony Jewell moves from vice principal to principal on July 1.

    He was offered the job following an interview before the school’s site-based decision-making council Monday night.

    Superintendent Roger Cook made the announcement in an email Tuesday morning.

  • McConnell visits Campbellsville Apparel

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky visited Campbellsville Apparel on Monday morning. On March 12, following McConnell’s intervention, Federal Prison Industries announced it would no longer pursue the contract currently held by Campbellsville Apparel to make undershirts for the military.

  • Wise Beginnings opens

    Wise Beginnings Preschool and Daycare Learning Center is now open. Owned by Brandi Wise and Tammy Porter, the business is located at 659 West Main St. in Campbellsville. Wise, who is also director of the center, has a degree in early childhood education.

  • TRH names spring ambassador

    Jackie Meece has been named the Taylor Regional Hospital Ambassador for spring 2012. Sharon Cornett was also nominated.
    Meece was nominated by a team member. The following was written about her on her nomination form.
    “Can’t let another day pass without a public shout out to the wonderful nurses at Taylor Regional Hospital. There was one nurse in particular that went far above and beyond the call of duty the night that my dad passed.