Local News

  • Police property auctions go online

    Property Room.com, the auction site known for making police auctions available to a nationwide audience, has signed on with the Campbellsville Police Department.

    The site conducts online auctions from the law enforcement agency's forfeited, seized, found or surplus items, which often end up collecting dust in the property rooms of law enforcement agencies and city municipalities.

  • 'Mafia' Man

    "Cornbread Mafia" author James Higdon spoke to about 60 people on Friday at the Taylor County Public Library during a question and answer session and book signing.

    The book details a homegrown syndicate's code of silence and the biggest marijuana bust in American history, which involved Marion County.

    In the summer of 1987, Johnny Boone set out to grow and harvest one of the greatest outdoor marijuana crops in modern times.

  • Man charged with 100 counts of rape


    A Taylor County man has pleaded not guilty to 100 counts of rape.

    Steven Grapevine, 34, of 1034 Stoner Creek Road in Elk Horn, was arrested and charged last Thursday with sexually abusing and raping two teenagers, one allegedly for more than two years.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were told that Grapevine allegedly sexually abused a 15-year-old girl while she was visiting a home in Taylor County.

  • Enrollment on the rise at local schools


    The school year is off to a good start at both local districts, and officials say enrollment figures are on the rise.

    Class began on Aug. 2 at Campbellsville and last Tuesday at Taylor County.

    Campbellsville Independent Superintendent Mike Deaton says the year beginning with a good start is because of the staff members who work for the district.

  • Inmate work detail provides community service


    Orange shirt blazon, he makes a turn with the mower. Cut grass flies and he keeps walking.

    They are put behind bars as punishment for their crimes. But locally, they perform what Taylor County's jailer refers to as community service to help themselves and the community while serving their sentences.

    Taylor County residents may have seen men wearing bright orange shirts working at various places in the community. They are inmates.

  • CES announces prince, princess and king, queen


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently announced the winners of its prince and princess and king and queen contests from the 2011-2012 school year.

    The runner-up prince and princess were William Nunn and Alexis Stone. Nunn is the son of Lawanda Nunn and Willie Nunn. Stone is the daughter of Freddie Stone.

    Prince and princess were A.J. Williams and Gracie Taylor. Williams is the son of Sabrina Grijalva and Anthony Williams Sr. Taylor is the daughter of Kati Cox.

  • TC students graduate from Rogers Scholars Explorers session


    Taylor County Middle School students Jilly Bruns, Sarah Dickens and Danielle Dickens have graduated from The Center for Rural Development's 2012 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

    The students put their math, science, and technology skills to work this summer attending the Rogers Explorers program from July 18-20 on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

  • CU introduces new staff members


    Campbellsville University's new staff members were introduced at a staff workshop July 27.

  • Money Tips

    One of the biggest steps to financial security is learning the difference between a need and a want, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Students who have learned that difference will find that their bank accounts grow more quickly.

    Needs include clothes, food and, for most students, transportation.

    With clothes, a want may mean wearing only designer items, even though they cost more than other clothes that last just as long and look just as good.

  • School Menus for Aug. 13-17

    Campbellsville Independent

    Monday - Scrambled eggs, sausage patty, baked apples, biscuits and gravy, fruit and milk.

    Tuesday - Chicken tenders, scalloped potatoes, seasoned carrots, banana, fruit and milk.

    Wednesday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, Gogurt, garlic bread, fruit and milk.

    Thursday - Beef tacos, chips with cheese and salsa, refried beans, sherbet, fruit and milk.

    Friday - Turkey, ham and cheese sub sandwich, mixed vegetables, corn on the cob, applesauce, fruit and milk.