• 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.

  • School menus for Sept. 19-23

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 19-23

    Monday - Manwich, corn on the cob, diced pears, sunshine bar and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Cheeseburger, French fries, pickles, onions, peaches bug bite cookies and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Lasagna, tossed salad, buttered corn, chocolate pudding, vanilla wafers, garlic bread and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Corn dog, baked chips, carrot sticks, fruit rollup and milk with choice of chicken fried steak.

  • TCHS senior named junior STLP engineer


    Anna Scott, Tiffany Lawson, Heaven Meadows and Blake Fudge

    Taylor County High School

    Cody Wood, a senior at Taylor County High School, was recently selected to be a junior engineer through the Kentucky Department of Education's Student Technology Leadership Program, according to Allen Gumm, LAN technician for Taylor County Schools.

  • Taylor County band to compete Saturday, Sept. 17

    The Taylor County High School Marching Band will open its 2011 competitive season with an appearance at the South Central Kentucky Marching Band Classic on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Glasgow High School.

    The opening ceremony is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. ET with Taylor County performing in Class AAA at 8 p.m.

    Campbellsville High School will compete in Class A at 6:45 p.m. Twelve bands are participating with the awards ceremony at 10 p.m.

  • Campbellsville schools take 4 percent tax increase

    Campbellsville Independent Schools will have a little more money to work with this year.

    Board members agreed last month to seek a 4 percent increase in income with this year's tax rates. A public hearing was set for last Wednesday at noon, though no one spoke in opposition.

    The new rate for real estate is 46.5 cents per $100 of valued property. The motor vehicle tax rate is 55.3 cents and the personal property rate is 46.5 cents.

    The state allows school districts to seek as much as a 4 percent increase without being subject to voter recall.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week. From left are freshman Rachel Hinton, sophomore Clay Bishop, junior Savannah Farmer and senior Isaac Petty.

  • County school tax rate to decrease

    Rebecca Cassell


    Taxpayers in the Taylor County School District will see a decrease in their tax rate this year, though the schools will still get the same amount of revenue as last year.

    Board members approved a tax rate of 44.3 cents per $100 of property valuation. The rate is what the state calls the compensating rate because it is expected to generate the same amount as last year's 44.5 cent rate did.