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  • 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.

  • 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."