• TCHS to host marching invitational on Sept. 24

    Fourteen of the area's marching bands will participate in the Taylor County Marching Invitational at Taylor County High School on Saturday, Sept. 24.

    The opening ceremony is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. for the afternoon's preliminary competition. The bands will compete in four different classes based on the size of their school's student body.

    Class A includes Caverna at 12:30 p.m., Metcalfe County at 12:45 p.m., Campbellsville High at 1 p.m. and Cumberland County at 1:15 p.m.

  • CU in new category U.S.News & World Report's best colleges guide

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's university status and adherence to a new strategic plan and VISION 2025 has helped move the university to a reclassification into a new category of U.S.News & World Report rankings.

  • School menus for Sept. 26-30

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 26-30

    Monday - Fish, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, coleslaw, Oreos and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Soft chicken tacos with lettuce and cheese, refried beans, pears and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Sausage, gravy, scrambled eggs, baked apples, biscuits, jelly and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Pizza, buttered corn, apple, Chips Ahoy cookie and milk with choice of chicken fried steak.

  • Creativity called for state's writing, art contests

    With a new school year now under way, the search for Kentucky's finest youth writers and artists also begins.

    Students in grades one through 12 are encouraged to submit creative writing and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

  • CU hires Christian missions professor


    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Twyla K. Hernandez, an author and missionary, has been employed at Campbellsville University as an assistant professor of Christian missions, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Hernandez served as the director of Great Commission Ministries from 2000 to 2005, and has served as director of the Hispanic Baptist Bible Institute since 2005.

  • CU hears message on leadership


    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    "Real leadership is not about how good you look or how popular you are," Dr. Floyd Paris, president of Kentucky Baptist Convention and pastor of Unity Baptist Church in Ashland, Ky., said.

    Paris spoke at Campbellsville University's weekly chapel service recently.

  • TCHS, CHS bands win awards at first competitions of the season


    In its first competition of the 2011 season, the Taylor County Band was named reserve grand champion at the South Central Kentucky Marching Band Classic on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Glasgow High School.

    The marching Cardinals also won best overall color guard and best overall percussion awards. They were named first place band in Class AAA and received trophies for best color guard, best percussion, best visual score and best music score in Class AAA.

    Barren County was the grand champion.

  • CMS names Eagle Excellence winners


    Campbellsville Middle School's Eagle Excellence recipients for the week of Sept. 2 are Drakkar Richardson, Jake Despain, Ryan Wiedewitsch, Madison Dial, Katie Lefever, Christina Barrera, Brooklyn Hoosier, Carlee Sallee, Tiffany Stagner, Taz McColley, Emma Stratton, Christian Berry, Crystal Rattliff, Kyron Statham, Randy Harris, Desmond Ford, Kimberly Harden, Joshua Mahan, Abbie Dicken, Brandon Greer, Belen Garcia, Charlie Barrett, Jasmine Cox, Jeremiah Jackson, Rashawn Felix, Jamicah Sears and Tyler Vaughn.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Sept. 9. From left, they are kindergartener Autumn Brockman, first-grader Weston Mattingly, second-grader Morgan York, third-grader Alaina Gwilliam and fourth- and fifth-graders Raven Adams and Emma Sadler.

  • CU listed as 2012 'Military Friendly' school

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University has been listed in the G.I. Jobs' "Military Friendly Schools" as among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.

    Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.