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  • 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.

  • Doug Bandow tells CU what Ronald Reagan would say in 2012


    Matthew Schmuck

    Campbellsville University

    In his early 20s while working in the 1980 Presidential Campaign and later as a White House aid, Doug Bandow got to know the late President Ronald Reagan.

    A special assistant to Reagan, Bandow said an extended amount of time has passed since the day Reagan left office on Jan. 20, 1989. However, Bandow said some of Reagan's ideals are still evident within the walls of the Oval Office.

  • About 100 make professions of faith at student rally


    Tori Banks

    Matthew Schmuck

    Campbellsville University

    "At 21 years of age I was on the verge of suicide," Jay Lowder, founder of Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries of Wichita Falls, Texas, said. "I truly believe if my roommate hadn't come home early from work that day, I would be lost in an eternity in hell."

  • Woman shares her story of battle with eating disorder


    "When you look in the mirror, you see someone huge."

    That's how Brittany Nicole Matthews says she sometimes feels, fighting an eating disorder for the past 25 years.


    Matthews' battle started when she was 14 years old.

    "It started out as something small and turned into something huge," she said. "I was never heavy. It was just something that ended up turning into an obsession.

  • Friendship Schoolhouse now in poor repair


    Efforts are under way to save a nearly 100-year-old one-room schoolhouse.

    Friendship Schoolhouse has fallen into a state of disrepair. Paint is peeling from the walls and boards are damaged from termites.

    "I have been very concerned about it for a while now," said Pat Webster, one of the schoolhouse tour guides. "The outside is the worst part."

  • Local company fears losing military contract, more than 100 jobs

    Campbellsville Apparel has been making T-shirts for U.S. soldiers for the past 10 years, but that contract, which employs 115 people, could be in jeopardy.

    Last October, the Department of Defense released the T-shirt contract for bid with a clause allowing Federal Prison Industries, a federal government entity, to submit a bid. Campbellsville Apparel's contract ends on Nov. 20.

    "Our point is that this is unfair," said Chris Reynolds, Campbellsville Apparel's president.

  • Man sentenced in federal drug case

    A Campbellsville man will spend four years and three months in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a drug dealer.

    Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell sentenced Ricky Burton, 46, last Wednesday in United States District Court.

    According to court records, Burton was a significant Opana dealer in the Campbellsville area.

    After serving his prison time, Burton will serve three years of supervised release.

  • Murder trial delayed for fifth time


    Tonya Ford's murder trial has been delayed once again.

    But this time, the prosecution and defense say they believe the new date is firm.


    Ford is accused of shooting and killing her husband, David M. Ford, who served as a Lebanon Police officer.

    She was scheduled to face a jury on June 25. Now, that date has been changed to Aug. 20, three and a half years since Officer Ford was killed.

  • Local man acquitted of rape charges


    DNA has acquitted a Campbellsville man charged with raping a woman.

    Daniel O. Richardson, 59, of 712 Buckner Ave., was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in March 2011 and charged with first-degree rape.

    Last Tuesday, Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly dismissed the charge.

    According to court records, the charge was dismissed based on a DNA forensic report and the prosecutor believing that guilt could not be proven.