Local News

  • Local students place in MLK contest


    Two local students placed in the state Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visual art contest.

    The ceremony for winners was at Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

    The theme this year is Exploring the "King" In You. This theme offered students the opportunity to promote their vision through creativity and originality that reflect their expression of King.

    Bea Zlatkis and Nan Kultrailak, juniors at Campbellsville High School, received second and third place, respectively.

  • Head Start accepting applications

    Lake Cumberland Head Start is now taking applications for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year.

    Head Start is open to eligible 3- and 4-year-olds. The homebase option is for eligible 3-year-olds.

    Several documents are needed for applications, including birth certificate, medical card/insurance number, income verification and Social Security numbers.

    Head Start welcomes children with disabilities and special needs.

    Head Start is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

  • CES names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently announced its Students of the Week.

    They are, front, from left, Keira Atkinson, Conner Rinehart, A.J. Williams, Kaydence Wethington, Trinity Bartley, Chase Hord, Dakota Slone, Rylee Petett and Peyton Smith.

    Second row, Kendra Coulter, Kylee Cox, Adin Hunt, Jake Dicken, Brenda Bottom, Haley Sparkman, Noah Wilson, Skyler Lawson, Kitana Taylor and Cayden Moon.

  • EMS, city sued after ambulance passenger's death

    A Campbellsville man has filed suit against the EMS service and city, alleging they are responsible for his wife’s death.

    Lebanon attorney James Avritt Jr. filed a complaint on Thomas Ray Shirrell’s behalf in Taylor Circuit Court on Dec. 29.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and the city of Campbellsville are listed as defendants.

    Shirrell is the administrator of his wife Lillie Mae Shirrell’s estate. According to the complaint, Shirrell died on Jan. 10, 2011.

  • Hall retires from Campbellsville Fire Department


    Tuesday, Bill Hall left Campbellsville Fire Department for the last time. After 38 years of fighting fires, Hall, who is assistant fire chief, has retired. His last shift ended Tuesday morning.
    “I’ve got a boat that needs to be run a little bit more,” Hall said.

  • Crisis pregnancy center helping local mothers

    Casey West wanted her baby girl to have the things she needed. But, it seemed circumstances were against her.
    West’s husband, Richard, was laid off from Cox Interior. He was rehired, she said, and then let go again. Shortly after, West’s doctors told her she should be expecting her baby girl any day.

    “I said, ‘I don’t even have a place for her to sleep right now,’” West said. “’I don’t even have anything to bring her home in.’”

  • Local barber has large collection of license plates

    From the outside, it might look like any other barbershop. But inside, it’s designed to feel like a place to hang out with friends. Car memorabilia lines the walls, and a disco ball hangs from the ceiling.

    At his barber’s chair, Matthew “Disco” Rogers, owner of Disco’s Chop Shop, chats with his client as he “chops” his hair.

    Discussion at the shop often centers on how the shop is strategically decorated with car accessories, from seats out of cars to dozens of old license plates.

  • Local man sentenced on rape/sodomy charges

    A Campbellsville man accused of rape and sodomy has been sentenced to serve a decade in prison for his crimes.
    McQuinn Orlando Johnson, 36, of 206 Candace St., was indicted last September by a Marion County grand jury and charged with first-degree sodomy, first-degree rape and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.
    After mediation last month, Johnson pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and the persistent felony offender charge was dismissed.

  • Inmate takes his case to Court of Appeals

    An inmate who claimed he didn’t receive necessary medical attention at the Taylor County Detention Center will now take his case to the Court of Appeals.
    Robert Bertram of the Bertram & Wilson law firm in Jamestown filed a complaint on behalf of Eddie Yates in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 29, 2010.
    Former Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Taylor County were listed as defendants.

  • Resident charged with prostitution

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with prostitution.
    Kimberly Campbell, 20, of 1669 Gaddis Ridge Road, was arrested at 6:46 p.m. last Tuesday.
    According to court records, Campbell told Kentucky State Police troopers that she had engaged in sexual intercourse with multiple males on several occasions for money.
    Records state that Campbell said she was paid $25 for the encounters and began prostituting herself last August.