• Band program will get more money

    Rebecca Cassell


    The band program will get an infusion of cash for the next couple of years, thanks to a decision by members of the Campbellsville Independent School Board on Monday.

    Band Director Zach Shelton had asked the Board to consider providing $2,000 per year for the next five years to help him begin a program that would provide instruments to students who would like to be in band.

    "We have 33 kids signed up to march this fall," Shelton said.

  • Resident named to National Society of Collegiate Scholars

    Barbette Bridgewater of Campbellsville has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

    Bridgewater will be honored at Kaplan University's induction, which will take place online, in the fall.

    "NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits, including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel and service projects both on campus and in the community," said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS CEO and founder.

  • School menus for May 23-27

    Campbellsville Independent
    May 23-27

    Monday - Chicken patty on bun, potato wedges, buttered peas, fruit roll up and milk. Choice - chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Hamburger on bun, French fries, pork and beans, peach cups, cinnamon cookie and milk. Choice - corn dog.

    Wednesday - Manager's choice and milk.

    Thursday - No school.

    Friday - No school.

    Taylor County
    May 23-27

    Monday - Bacon cheeseburger, baked beans, tater tots, pudding pop and milk.

  • TCHS students participate in regional art competition


    Taylor County High School students were recently honored at the Regional Scholastics Art competition in Bowling Green. Student artwork was selected through a jurying process.

    Only 170 works were chosen out of about 500 entries. Amber Rogers received highest honors with a Gold Award and the National Merit Award for her accomplishments in painting.

    Participants were Kirsten Ambers, Rogers, Katherine Roth, Christa Thomas and Lake Salsbury.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week for May 2-6. From left are senior Adam Rainwater, junior Alex Hezik, sophomore John Hoosier and freshman Becca Orberson.

  • CMS sixth-grade class embraces cultural diversity


    Campbellsville Middle School sixth-grade students participated in a cultural event on Friday, April 29.

    During the activity, students learned more about embracing the diverse cultures across the world, how to research other countries and showed how creative they can be when they presented their countries.

  • CU Somerset Center celebrates 31 graduates


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's 31 Somerset graduates celebrated Tuesday, April 19 with a program that told the graduates to "live life on purpose."

    Dr. Jesse Correll, founder and chairman of the board for First Southern Bancorp Inc., told the graduates in criminal justice, early childhood education and social work to think about what they would want people to say about them when they are 80 years old.

  • Car club raises $1,300 for project graduation


    The Old Skool ... New Rules car club hosted its second annual car show on Saturday, April 30 and raised $1,300 for the Taylor County High School class of 2011 project graduation celebration.

    Events included a car and motorcycle show, model car contest, hula hoop contest, 50/50 drawing and a stereo sound off by the Unrestricted Car Club. More than 70 cars participated with entries from local residents as well as people from Bowling Green, Somerset and Elizabethtown.

  • Preschool celebrates Kentucky Derby


    Campbellsville Elementary School preschool students in Mary Jane Weddle's class celebrated the Kentucky Derby last Thursday by wearing Derby hats to school.

  • CES PTA officer election is May 20 and 23

    The Campbellsville Elementary School PTA officer election process has begun.

    Nominations for the offices of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer will continue through May 18.

    Nomination forms can be turned in to the CES office through 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18.

    The election will be Friday, May 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, May 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voting ballots will be in the CES office. New officers will be announced on Tuesday, May 24.