Local News

  • School Menus for Nov. 19-23

    Campbellsville Independent

    Nov. 19-23

    Monday - Hot dog on bun, baked wedges, corn on the cob, mandarin oranges, fruit and milk.

    Tuesday - Grilled chicken wrap, ranch dressing, romaine lettuce, green beans, seasoned carrots, pineapple with bananas and milk.

    Wednesday - Professional development. No school.

    Thursday - Thanksgiving break. No school.

    Friday - Thanksgiving break. No school.

    Taylor County

    Nov. 19-23

  • Student named Super Eagle


    Skyler Wilhoite, a kindergartener at Campbellsville Elementary School, was recently awarded the Super Eagle Award.

    The honor is given to students who display exceptional behavior and initiative in doing their best at CES.

    Wilhoite is pictured with CES Principal Ricky Hunt.

  • CES students decorate baby pumpkins


    Campbellsville Elementary School kindergarten and first-grade class taught by Shirley Cox recently worked with Campbellsville High School life skills class students to decorate baby pumpkins.

    Students weighed the pumpkins, measured them and wrote about them as part of a class project.

  • TCES announces Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Nov. 2.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Yeison Sebastian, first-grader Kaitlyn Lackey, second-grader Shelby Clements, third-grader Madison Barlow and fourth- and fifth-graders Remi Armstrong and Logan Bricken.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of Nov. 2.

    They are, front, from left, Ryder Noel and Connor Wilhout.

    Back, Landon Robison, Lane Whitley, Samuel Hatcher, Emily Giles and Rachel Cowherd.

  • CES presents 'Science Rocks'


    Campbellsville Elementary School third-grade students presented "Science Rocks," with songs about the classes of rocks, the food chain and the life of a tree.

    Cyndi Chadwick directed the program.

    Third-grade teachers are Debbie Baugh, Patty Haley, Lynne Horn and Marcia Sharp.

  • CU President's Club dinner features former UK basketball player


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's annual President's Club dinner featured Mike Pratt, who played for the University of Kentucky basketball team from 1968 to 1970 and coached at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from 1975 to 1983.The President's Club is for donors of Campbellsville University who contribute $1,000 or more in a fiscal year.

    The dinner is hosted as a thank you to them, as well as to honor the new members.

  • Man indicted for attempted rape, sexual abuse

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with committing sex crimes.

    Louis Gregory, 43, of 84 Birdie Ave., was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on Friday. The indictments handed down were released Monday afternoon.

    Gregory was charged with attempted first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, Gregory allegedly attempted to force another person to have sex with him on Sept. 17.

    Also on Sept. 17, the indictment alleges, Gregory forced a person to have sexual contact with him.

  • SPCA, animal shelter top county's agenda

    A worker at a pet food bank in Louisville has said Taylor County SPCA members aren’t responsible for the county not qualifying to receive free food for its animal shelter.

    Taylor County Animal Shelter was again a topic of discussion at this month’s meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night.

    Louisville attorney Kathryn M. Callahan, who attended the meeting with SPCA members, said she brought a letter to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and magistrates from Susan Saunders of No Kill Louisville Pet Food Bank.

  • International students find a new home at Campbellsville University


    They say they miss their families and the food from their home countries, but that nevertheless, Campbellsville has become a second home to them.

    Of the 3,664 students at Campbellsville University, 293 are from countries outside the United States.

    According to Paul Dameron, director of institutional research at CU, a student is classified as “international” if they are a non-United States citizen or permanent U.S. resident. All international students must have a visa that allows them to study and live in the U.S., he said.