Local News

  • City's new emergency alert system activated

    Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911, in conjunction with Emergency Communications Network, has activated the new CodeRED weather alert system in anticipation of severe weather this afternoon.

    All residents are strongly urged to go to the city of Campbellsville's website at www.campbellsville.us and click on the CodeRED link and register their phone number and address immediately.

  • Road funds awarded to Taylor County

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced that Taylor County Fiscal Court will receive $38,000 in County Road Aid emergency funds.
    The money will be used to repair a portion of Wilson Creek Road.
    “These emergency funds are being used to repair roadways to improve safety and mobility,” stated Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock. “These projects are an example of the Cabinet’s commitment to providing a solid infrastructure in Taylor County and all across the Commonwealth.”

  • Taylor Regional honors new employees

  • St. Baldrick's goal is to surpass $200,000


    Nearly 400 people have shed their locks at a local fundraiser to raise money for children’s cancer research. And organizers are hoping that number will grow even higher.
    The fifth annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser is set for Saturday, March 24. The event will be at Campbellsville University’s Powell Athletic Center. Campbellsville resident Donna Wise is again coordinating the event.

  • Mullins to shave her head for St. Baldrick's cancer fundraiser


    Vicki Mullins gets her hair trimmed about every four weeks. But after March 24 she won’t be making many trips to the salon for quite some time.
    That’s because Mullins has decided to buzz her head in an effort to raise awareness about cancer, and join others in the St. Baldrick’s Shaving for a Cure.
    Nobody knows better than Mullins about what cancer can do. She has lost two husbands, a brother and a father to cancer. To date she has raised $1,800 with another $700 in pledges.

  • Girl Scout cookies now on sale


    Those who haven’t bought their Tagalongs or Samoas are in luck.
    Girl Scout cookie booth sales begin tomorrow and will be at various locations in Taylor and surrounding counties for the next few weeks.
    Though this year’s advanced sales were down a bit from last years, there are still a few weeks left to go in the cookie season, which ends March 19.
    There will be a booth sale at Walmart each Saturday through March 19. For complete details, see the chart that accompanies this story.

  • Jail revenue on the rise

    The Taylor County Detention Center isn’t financially supporting itself just yet, but according to the budget figures, it’s pretty close.
    Members of Taylor County Fiscal Court’s Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee met last Friday to discuss the detention center’s 2012-2013 budget, along with the status of the county’s 2011-2012 budget.

  • Gaming bill dies in Senate

    It seems Gov. Steve Beshear wasn’t dealt the winning hand he had hoped for.
    Senate Bill 151, which would have added an amendment to the constitution allowing expanded gaming, was defeated in the Senate last Thursday by a vote of 21 to 16.

  • Locals part of criminal justice honor society


    The Lindsey Wilson College community welcomed a new national honor society to campus recently; Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society. Several Campbellsville residents are a part of the group.

  • School menus for March 5-9

    Campbellsville Independent

    March 5-9

    Monday - Cheeseburger with pickles and onions, french fries, baked beans, peaches and milk.

    Tuesday - Barbecue pork rib, macaroni and cheese, peas and carrots, mandarin oranges, Elf Grahams and milk.

    Wednesday - Vegetable soup with crackers, cheese slice, vegetable sticks, applesauce and milk.

    Thursday - Beef nachos with cheese sauce, refried beans, Spanish rice, fruit shapeup and milk.