• Local woman joins UK College of Medicine Class of 2015


    The University of Kentucky College of Medicine welcomed Hope Hastings of Campbellsville as it celebrated the union of past, present and future through a White Coat Ceremony with alumni representatives from the past five decades presenting the newest medical students with their coats on Friday, Aug. 5 at UK's Singletary Center for the Arts.

    The presentation of white coats, provided by the UK Medical Alumni Association, symbolizes the commitment to clinical service, care and professionalism.

  • Five Taylor County students named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

    Five students from Taylor County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards. Their awards may be renewed each year of college if they continue high scholastic achievement, making the total value of their KEES worth $10,000.

  • Resident among DePaul University's graduating class

    DePaul University announced that Ashley Vanover of Campbellsville graduated from DePaul University in Chicago this summer. It was DePaul's 112th commencement.

    Serving more than 25,000 students, DePaul University is the nation's largest Catholic university and offers programs, many nationally ranked, in the liberal arts and sciences, education, commerce, law, computer technology, music and theater.

    More information about DePaul's exceptional academic programs can be found at www.depaul.edu.

  • School menus for Sept. 12-16

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 12-16

    Monday - Crispitos with salsa, Mexican rice, refried beans, pineapple slice and milk. Choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, lima beans, fruit salad and milk. Choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Grilled cheese, potato wedges, carrot sticks with dip, chocolate cake and milk. Choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, hash brown, peaches, garlic bread and milk. Choice of chicken-fried steak.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week.

    From left are kindergartner Victoria Stone, first-grader Desiree Pearce, second-grader Madison Ball, third-grader Connor Wise and fourth- and fifth-graders Daniel Hancock and Haley Gribbins.

  • CMS announces Eagle Excellence winners


    Campbellsville Middle School recently announced its Eagle Excellence winners for the week of Aug. 26.

    They are Brody Weeks, Tanner Coppage, Nathaniel Mills, Tosye Cox, Brandon Greer, Kalisha Murphy, Emma Stratton, Jordan Perkins, Austin Pittman, Justin Stewart, J.T. Crum, Cody Davis, Cyan Berry, Daesoun Smith, Salena Ritchie, Tiffany Stagner, Daesean VanCleave, Zack Williams, Layton Hord and Alex Humphress.

  • CU psychology professor receives tenure


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Craig Rogers, associate professor of psychology and honors program director at Campbellsville University, has received tenure, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU president.

  • CU social work professor receives promotion


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Japheth Jaoko, assistant professor of social work at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to associate professor of social work, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU president.

    Jaoko, who has been employed at CU since 2007, graduated as valedictorian from Pan African Christian College in Nairobi, Kenya where he received a bachelor of arts in bible and theology in 1996.

  • CU School of Theology to publish book


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's School of Theology will print its first faculty-written book, "Producing World Changers for Christ," with help from Columbia Baptist Church.

    Columbia Baptist Church presented CU's School of Theology a check for $1,500 to pay the printing costs for the book.

  • CU radio station receives donation


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    The Church Relations Council at Campbellsville University approved a fundraising goal of $5,000 at its fall meeting for purposes of supporting Campbellsville University's new Christian radio station, WLCU 88.7 FM.