• CIS Board approves tax rate increase

    Campbellsville Independent School Board members approved to raise the 2015-2016 real and personal property tax rates by 4-percent Monday in a public hearing.

    Finance director Chris Kidwell gave the CISD board members two options; accepting the state recommended 4-percent increase rate or staying at the same compensating rate.

    The 4-percent increase revenues will go from 58.8 cents per $100 to 60.6 cents in 2016, which would be an increase of 18 cents, or $18 per $100,000 piece of property.

  • Campbellsville University constructing new wrestling facility on campus

    A new practice and competition wrestling gym at Campbellsville University is starting to take shape, and so far construction is on schedule.

    That is according to Jordan Alves, CU sports information director.

    “The new wrestling facility is going up quickly,” said Alves. “It should be ready for student-athletes in early August when they report back to campus.”

  • TCES Academic Team wins region

    The Taylor County Elementary School academic team participated in the 2015 Regional Governor’s Cup Competition on Tuesday, March 17 (Future Problem Solving and Composition) and Saturday, March 21 (Quick Recall and Written Assessments) in Gamaliel, Ky.

    They are coached by Jamie Corbin and Jessica McCubbin.

  • CHS students take home art awards

    Campbellsville High School students recently entered the annual Campbellsville Woman’s Club art contest and took home some awards.

    Caylie Blair won first place in printmaking. Ming-Jung “Vivian” Kuo was the third-place winner in drawing and Kathryn Doss took home third place in black and white photography. Jo Ann Harris is the CHS art teacher.

    The awards were announced at a reception on Monday, March 30 at First United Methodist Church in Campbellsville.

  • School Menus for Jan. 5-9

    Campbellsville Independent

    Jan. 5-9

    Monday - No menu provided.

    Tuesday - No menu provided.

    Wednesday - No menu provided.

    Thursday - No menu provided.

    Friday - No menu provided.

    Taylor County

    Jan. 5-9

    Monday - Grilled chicken sandwich, hash browns, broccoli casserole, applesauce and milk.

    Tuesday - Sausage or ham and eggs, biscuit and gravy, baked apples, sliced tomatoes and milk.

  • Conservation district offers scholarship

    The Taylor County Conservation District is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors majoring in agriculture or natural resources.

    And the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts Auxiliary is offering three scholarships.

    The State Soil Conservation of Natural Resources Scholarship will be awarded to any student currently enrolled in college who has declared a major in the field of agriculture or conservation of natural resources.

  • TCHS freshman one of two students in Kentucky to win grant

    Caleb Southern, a freshman at Taylor County High School, is one of two students in Kentucky to win a Supervised Agricultural Experience/Career Pathways grant from the National FFA Organization.

    The grant is for $1,000, and, according to Lindsay Wayne, an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at TCHS, Southern had to complete an extensive online application to receive the grant.

    Southern will use the money, according to Wayne, to buy a heifer and begin establishing a small herd of cattle.

  • Former resident granted funeral licenses

    Louis W. Beard, formerly of Campbellsville, was recently granted his Florida funeral director and embalmers licenses.

    Beard is also a certified public accountant and worked for Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home from 1979 to 1984 and from 2011 to this year.

    He currently lives in Vero Beach, Fla., and works for Seawind Funeral Home Group in Vero Beach, Sebastian, Fla., and Melbourne, Fla.

  • Campbellsville resident receives biodiesel fuel certificate


    Ten students in Elizabethtown Community and Technical College's diesel program, including one from Campbellsville, were recently awarded certificates for successfully completing a 30-hour online course on the development, use and benefits of biodiesel fuel.

    The course was offered by the Kentucky Soybean Association and funded by local farmers to teach new and upcoming advances in biodiesel fuel technology.

    The students had to complete the course with a score of 80 percent or better to qualify for the certificates.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of Dec. 15.

    They are freshman Cole Fraizer, sophomore Luke Mings, junior Reagan Pollock and senior Ben Long.