• 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.

  • Local violinists perform with CU orchestra


    Three local violinists performed as part of the violin section during the Campbellsville University Orchestra's performance on April 28. The concert was directed by Dr. Robert Gaddis and assistant director Wansoo Cho.

    Pictured, from left, are Madeira Curry from Taylor County High School, Chloe Cheng of Adair County High School and Mary Tress Eastham who attends Green County Vocational School and is home schooled. Their violin teacher, Roger Noel Davis, is in back.

  • Board approves tentative budget

    James Roberts


    Despite significant cuts to state funding, no jobs will be slashed at Taylor County Schools.

    While districts across the state are responding to funding cuts by handing out pink slips, Taylor County School Superintendent Roger Cook said jobs here will be spared by not replacing those who have retired.

    And, despite a $230,000 state funding cut and a looming 10- to 20-percent cut to Title 1 funding, all employees will receive a 1 percent raise.

  • School menus for May 16-20

    Campbellsville Independent

    May 16-20

    Monday - Barbecue pork rib, French fries, Rice Krispie treat, pears and milk. Choice - chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Election Day. No school.

    Wednesday - Baked spaghetti, tossed salad, hash brown, pineapple tidbits, Texas toast and milk. Choice - pork chop.

    Thursday - Turkey or pork roast, mashed potatoes, green beans, peach cups and milk. Choice - chicken fried steak.

    Friday - Hot dog, tater tots, buttered corn, fruit juicee and milk. Choice - fish.

  • A ticket to freedom


    Kaitlyn Benningfield

    Taylor County Schools

    Some children dream of becoming movie stars while others dream of visiting another country, but Neal Upchurch Jr. only dreamed of more independence and mobility. He wasn't able to fulfill his dream until this spring when his mother's van was converted to hold his wheelchair.