Local News

  • Electronic banking gains popularity


    Having instant access to nearly everything from the Internet to food to entertainment has led to the near-extinction of one-time-staples such as encyclopedias and pumpkin pies made from actual pumpkins.

    And with the introduction of bank services like direct deposit, debit cards and online banking, paper checks may soon experience the same fate.

  • Audit determines library finances are in order

    The library's checkbook is in order and construction on its new building is progressing and on schedule.

    Taylor County Public Library Board members met in special session last Thursday, Nov. 15, to discuss a recent audit of the library's books, progress of the construction of the new library and more.

    Donnie Fryman of Welch & Co. CPAs PLC of Georgetown presented the library's audit report of finances ending June 30.

    As a special taxing district, Fryman said, the upkeep of the finances falls to staff members.

  • KSP plans to 'cram their cruisers' with food this holiday season


    Kentucky State Police recently kicked off its third annual "Cram the Cruiser" food drive.

    Food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts throughout the state and at the headquarters location in Frankfort. The campaign extends through Dec. 14 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for needy families.

    The food will be distributed to local shelters, churches or other organizations serving those in need during the holiday season.

  • TRH honors new team members

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently recognized new team members for their first 90 days of service with a breakfast in their honor.

    Those honored were Tiffany Allen, Frankie Anderson and Sherry Blanton, ESD; Angie Cash, transitional care; Cheyenne Gettings, business office; Larry Hathaway, cancer center; Andrea Page, surgery; Connie Thompson, ESD; Laura Williams, med/surg and Linda Young, physicians for women.

  • Coppocks announces prize winners

    Coppock Appliance & Electronics recently announced door prize winners from its recent customer appreciation sale.

    From Campbellsville, winners include Andrew Franklin, Lucy Irwin, Kim Mason, Paul Lacy, Jody Harmon, Lottie Newcomb, Jane Blevins and Cathy Allen.

    Other winners include Heather Bartlett of Knifley, Sandy Davis and Troy Settler of Springfield, James Kenyon of Columbia and Deanna Bardin of Lebanon.

  • Three injured after Broadway crash


    Three people were injured Tuesday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash on East Broadway.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to the crash at 2 p.m. The report states that Brenda Franklin, 64, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2006 Buick and attempted to make a left turn from Broadway to Taylor County Bank.

    Brian Spencer, 49, of Campbellsville, had stopped in the inside lane of Broadway in his 2001 Honda to allow Franklin to cross traffic and drive into the bank's parking lot.

  • Audit says Taylor County school finances in good shape

    Taylor County School District's finances for the 2011-2012 fiscal year were found to be in order after a recent audit.

    Jeff Sprowles of Wise, Buckner, Sprowles & Associates announced the news at Taylor County School Board's regular meeting last Tuesday.

    According to the auditor's report, cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year were $4,540,887. Total assets were $19.2 million. Liabilities were $6,888,671. Total net assets were $12.3 million.

    A total of $1.2 million went into general operations.

  • School Menus for Nov. 26-30

    Campbellsville Independent

    Nov. 26-30

    Monday - Hot ham and cheese, baked beans, cauliflower, carrot mix and ranch dressing, peaches, fruit and milk.

    Tuesday - Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, collard greens, chilled pears, fruit and milk.

    Wednesday - Corn dog, peas and carrots, lima beans, pineapple tidbits and milk.

    Thursday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad with romaine lettuce, tomato slices, garlic bread, fruit cocktail, fruit and milk.

  • TCMS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County Middle School recently announced its Students of the Week.

    Front, from left, they are Megan Underwood, Jacob Wilson and Amanda Farmer.

    Back, Madison Jones, Spencer Agee and Haley Watson.

  • CU has record fall enrollment

    Mary Kutter

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University has reached a milestone 12th consecutive fall semester of record enrollment for fall 2012 with a total of 3,664 students, according to Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.

    Total enrollment, which is up from 3,607 in fall 2011, includes 532 graduate and 3,132 undergraduate students.