• School year off to a good start

    The year is off to a good start at Campbellsville Schools.

    The 2014-2015 school year began last Wednesday, and Campbellsville Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton said, so far, everything has gone well. However, enrollment is a bit less than where the District ended last year.

    Deaton told Campbellsville Board of Education members at their regular meeting on Monday night that open houses went well this summer.

    Preschool students will start class on Aug. 18, he said.

  • CHS student to perform at state fair

    Samuel Kessler, a freshman at Campbellsville High School, will compete at the semi-finals competition of the Coca-Cola Talent Classic at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Kessler will compete on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 2:30 p.m. He will play a piano piece and sing at the South Wing Conference Center of the Kentucky Fair and Exhibition Center.

    The competition is for performers ages 13 to 21. Preliminary competitions are hosted in nearly 40 counties across Kentucky and surrounding states. The semi-final and final competitions are hosted each August.

  • Student with local ties wins science fair


    Jonathan Bartley of Lebanon won the Marion County Public Library Science Fair on July 23.

    He is the son of Eric and Kristen Bartley of Lebanon and the grandson of Benny and Phyllis Humphress of Campbellsville.

    Bartley received a ribbon and a $20 Walmart gift card.

  • School Menus for Aug. 18-22

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 18-22

    Monday - Mini corn dog, macaroni and cheese, sweat peas, fruit cocktail and milk.

    Tuesday - Chicken tetrazzini, tossed salad with tomatoes, baby carrots with dip, diced pears and milk.

    Wednesday - Taco salad, tortilla chips with salsa, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and shredded cheese, Spanish rice, pineapple tidbits and milk.

    Thursday - Pepperoni pizza, salad, corn, applesauce, graham cracker and milk.

  • School Menus for Aug. 11-15

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 11-15

    Monday - Cheeseburger on bun with pickles and onions, baked fries, cole slaw, peaches and milk.

    Tuesday - Breaded chicken patty, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, mandarin oranges and milk.

    Wednesday - Bosco pizza stick, garden salad, corn, sidekick smoothies and milk.

    Thursday - Chicken nuggets, broccoli casserole, seasoned carrots, fruit cocktail and milk.

  • School Menus for Aug. 6-8

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 6-8

    Wednesday - No menu provided.

    Thursday - No menu provided.

    Friday - No menu provided.

    Taylor County

    Aug. 6-8

    Wednesday - Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, bread slice, chilled pears and milk.

    Thursday - Hamburger with pickles, onions and tomato, french fries, baked beans, mandarin oranges and milk.

  • Do It Yourself


    Taylor County Public Library hosted a do it yourself beauty event on Saturday, with participants learning to make their own salt scrub and facial cream.

    Debbie Parson, adult services librarian, taught the class and said natural beauty products are good for the skin because whatever is put on it ends up in a person's body.

  • Cville superintendent gets raise


    After receiving a top rating last month, Campbellsville Schools' leader has been given a raise.

    At Monday night's regular Campbellsville Board of Education meeting, members voted to amend Superintendent Mike Deaton's contract to a salary of $117,700. The contract was also reduced from 250 days of work to 240.

    In his previous contract, after salary, benefits and a stipend, Deaton received about $110,000. His base salary was $55,322.

    The contract, which was renewed last year, expires June 30, 2017.

  • Taylor County Schools ends year with healthy general fund

    Taylor County Schools ended the year with about $500,000 more in its general fund than the previous year and stayed well within its budget, according to Finance Director Marcie Close.

    Close presented Board members with a year-end financial report at their regular meeting last week. The District started fiscal year 2014 with a beginning balance of $3.5 million. Because the fiscal year ended on June 30, Close said the report allows for expenses and revenue expected to come in through August from utility, motor vehicle and delinquent property taxes and other sources.

  • Lamb named national talent winner


    Blair Lamb of Campbellsville was recently named national champion of the special talent category at the National BETA Convention in Richmond, Va.

    Lamb represented the Campbellsville Middle School Beta Club.

    She won the state category in February, which allowed her to advance to nationals.

    She competed against 10 other state finalists to claim the top spot.