Local News

  • TCHS band finishes sixth in state


    Taylor County High School Marching Band competed last Saturday in the Kentucky Music Educators Association Class AAA state marching band semifinals event. The band received a distinguished rating and placed sixth.

    Bourbon County placed first, Adair County was second, Garrard County came in third, Boyle County was fourth while Russell County placed fifth.

  • Resident receives award at Dialogue on Race celebration


    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Mary Wilgus and the Rev. David Cozart received leadership awards at Campbellsville University's 14th annual campus and community Dialogue on Race Celebration on Oct. 17.

  • School Menus for Nov. 5-9

    Campbellsville Independent

    Nov. 5-9

    Monday - No school.

    Tuesday - No school.

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

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

    Friday - Chili, crackers, cheese slice, celery sticks, Elf Grahams, strawberry cups, fruit and milk.

    Taylor County

    Nov. 5-9

  • TCHS announces Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week for the week of Oct. 15-22.

    They are, from left, freshman Austin Arford, sophomore Hannah Howard, junior Chandler Smith and senior Haley Franklin.

  • Daniel Boone visits CES


    Campbellsville Middle School Principal David Petett visited Kaye Agathen's fourth-grade social studies classes on Oct. 19 dressed as famous Kentucky pioneer Daniel Boone and explained what life was like for the early Kentucky settlers.

    Students have learned how Boone led settlers through the Cumberland Gap and blazed the Wilderness Trail across Kentucky.

    Petett gave a description of Boone's clothing and explained the relationship the settlers had with the Native Americans.

  • College students eligible for soil conservation scholarship

    On Friday, Dec. 7, the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of Soil and Water Conservation Society will present a $1,000 Bailey/Zimmerman Scholarship and $1,000 Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter Scholarship. The application to apply for the scholarships is Wednesday, Nov. 14.

    Students eligible are undergraduate agriculture or natural resource students enrolled in a college or university in the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter region during fall 2012.

  • Kentucky residents have chance to win iPad

    Kentucky residents have another chance to win a third-generation iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority in a sweepstakes through Facebook.

    The contest runs from 12 a.m. today through 12 a.m. Dec. 1.

    To enter, a Kentuckian must click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page, answer a question about college and "like" KHEAA on Facebook. KHEAA will not share or sell any personal information to a third party.

  • CU business professor receives promotion


    Lucas Pennington

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Sunny Onyiri, assistant professor of business and economics at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to professor of business and accounting, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Onyiri, of Nigeria, has been employed at CU since 2002.

  • Fifteen candidates seek 12 spots on city council

    There will be at least one new face on the Campbellsville City Council next year.

    Fifteen people listed on Tuesday’s ballot hope to win a chance to be one of 12 to take office in January.

    Eleven incumbents have filed for office, including Greg Rice, Vicki Mullins, Sharon Hoskins-Sanders, Mike Hall Jr., Patti Phillips, Dr. James Ewing, Vangie Ford, Terry Keltner, David Nunery, Stan McKinney and Randy Herron. Current member Richard Jeter did not file for re-election.

  • City benefits from alcohol tax revenue

    Considering revenue generated from fees and licenses and a nonexistent rise in alcohol-related crime since, Campbellsville going moist has had little impact.

    It’s been a little more than four years since the first alcoholic drink was poured at a Campbellsville restaurant after voters said they want the city to be moist.

    Since then, about $80,000 has been generated and there haven’t been any more DUI arrests than normal.