Local News

  • CU announces president's, dean's list recipients

    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors' list for the fall 2011 semester.

    The academic honors' list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of Jan. 19.

    They are Isabella Wethington, Cheyanne Garrett, Mary Hall and Dalton Despain. Michael Gadberry is not pictured.

  • GCU hosts Leadership Day


    Greater Campbellsville United recently hosted Campbellsville/Taylor County Teen Leadership Diversity Day. GCU Coordinator Wanda Washington facilitated the day, which consisted of interacting with peers to acknowledge, understand, accept, value and celebrate differences.

  • 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.