• Drug-free club promotes awareness


    Campbellsville Middle and High School Drug-Free Club members participated in "Plant the Promise" on Monday, Oct. 25 in honor of Red Ribbon Week, which promotes the awareness and prevention of drugs and alcohol.

    The students planted 100 red tulips around the gazebo at Miller Park.

    Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Park Supervisor Bill Brewer also assisted in the planting.


  • Taylor County students to perform in all-state chorus


    Taylor County High School students Jessica Blakeman, Austin Burress, Kaylee Gribbins, Bella Jeffrey, Meredith Scalos and Marcus Wethington will perform in the Kentucky Music Educators Association All-State Chorus.

    The concert will take place at the Kentucky Center in Louisville on Friday, Feb. 11 as part of the 2011 Kentucky Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference.

  • Taylor students at CU receive nearly $8 million in financial aid

    Christina Miller

    Campbellsville University

    As the economic crisis looms over the entire country, parents of high school and college students are wondering how their children's education is going to be paid for.

    Campbellsville University strives to make an affordable education for all students, and financial records show that CU students from Taylor County received $7.9 million in financial aid for the 2010-2011 year, according to Chris Tolson, director of financial aid at CU.

  • CU students plan Christmas break mission trips

    Christina Miller

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University students are making plans to travel far and wide over Christmas break, not only to go home but to serve on mission trips to Haiti, Costa Rica, New York City, Texas, Missouri and possibly Florida.

  • School menus for Dec. 13-17

    Campbellsville Independent

    Dec. 13-17

    Monday - Bacon cheeseburger, French fries, pickles, onions, pears, Rice Krispie treat and milk.

    Tuesday - Baked ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, peach cobbler ice cream, hot roll and milk.

    Wednesday - Manager's choice, hash brown, tossed salad, mandarin oranges, Scooby Doo cookies and milk.

    Thursday - Chili, crackers, cheese slice, corn chips, carrot sticks, apple and milk.

  • TCES name Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of Dec. 1. They are Allie Bailey, Lexi Grisso, Amber Cave, Will Taylor and Dasan Lawless.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week for Nov. 15-19. They are, from left, senior Eli Cox, junior Raven Burress, sophomore Orrin Wooley and freshman Caroline Alexander.

  • District hosts jobs readiness class


    Big Sandy Area Development District hosted a Jobs Readiness Activities Class in November at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department. Those completing the class are, from left, front, Amy Watson, Ashley Burdine, LaShanna Hatcher and Amber McClure. Back, Joe Cornett, who is the regional program planner, Melinda Brady, Lisa Cheatham, an instructor, and Lindsey Warren.

  • TCES teachers present program at national conference

    Taylor County Elementary School fifth-grade social studies teachers Penny Gaskins, Norma Simpson and Linda Bottoms recently presented a program about motivating young learners by exploring technology advances to a group of their colleagues at the National Council for Social Studies conference in Denver, Colo.

  • Taylor County students visit Washington D.C.


    A group of gifted and talented students and their parents from the Taylor County School District spent Thanksgiving break in Washington D.C.

    While there, the group visited many of the country's most important historical sites, including the Washington Monument, the White House, the U.S. Capitol, Mount Vernon, Ford's Theatre, the Smithsonian and Union Station.

    They also visited several memorials and participated in a special ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery where they laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.