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  • Businessman, community leader Billy Mitchell dies

    James Roberts

    Always supportive. Always smiling. Always well dressed.
    That’s how friends are remembering Billy Mitchell, owner of Mitchell’s Men’s Wear and active community leader. Mitchell died last Friday. He was 86.
    “He’s just like a father and mentor to me,” said Billy Joe Douglas, of Mitchell’s Men’s Wear. “He was witty, outgoing, caring and always willing to help.”

  • CU hosts journalism conference


    Deborah Tiedemann

    Campbellsville University

    Ten-time, Emmy Award-winning journalist Hagit Limor shared a lesson with aspiring journalists, "There is no such thing as a vacation."

  • CU Christian coaching class hosts basketball clinic


    Sarah Ames

    Campbellsville University

    Twelve young men from the Lincoln Village Detention Center visited Campbellsville University for a basketball clinic on Wednesday, April 10.

    Dr. G. Ted Taylor's Christian Coaching class had a Gospel-driven basketball clinic for the 12 at the Powell Athletic Center. The clinic included skill stations and team building activities, as well as lunch and a devotion.

  • TCMS skit wins award


    Taylor County Middle School student Madison Lauer was recently elected as Kentucky Junior Beta's vice president at the Beta state convention.

    A campaign skit to help get Lauer elected won first place at the convention.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of April 24.

    From left, they are Anna Pinson, Jacob Jones, Gavin Foster, Colton Morgan and Sky Colvin.

  • School Menus for May 7-11

    Campbellsville Independent

    May 7-11

    Monday - Pizza, buttered corn, applesauce, Scooby cookies and milk.

    Tuesday - Grilled chicken, vegetable rice pilaf, buttered carrots, sweet potato casserole, hot rolls and milk.

    Wednesday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, hash brown, fruit juicee, garlic bread and milk.

    Thursday - Hot ham and cheese, sweet potato puffs or tater tots, peas, diced pears and milk.

    Friday - Corn dog, Doritos, baby carrots, banana, Elf Grahams and milk.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week for the week of April 16-23.

    From left are freshman Ben Long, sophomore Heather Sabo, junior Spencer Tungate and senior Nate Irwin.

  • CES names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently named its Students of the Week.

    From left, front, are Breanna Scott, Enan Hagy, Carly Adams, Ethan Roberts, Nathan Patterson and Dalvian Thornton.

    Middle, Katilyn Forrest, Dakota Tungate, Kehleigh Vaught, Thomas Lucas, Kalli Howard, Antawn Farrar and Emily Hayden.

    Back, Betty Pickett, Destiny Tungate, Taylor Knight, John Orberson, Zaria Cowan, Samuel Bell and Braydon Phillips.

  • CMS raises more than $1,000 toward cure for juvenile diabetes


    Campbellsville Middle School students recently reached their goal of raising $1,000 in the "Kids for a Cure" Juvenile Diabetes Research fundraiser.

    The fundraiser was to honor the memory of James Cahill. He died of Type 1 diabetes in April 2010 and would have been an eighth-grader this year at CMS.

    Cahill's niece, Katelyn Walker, was instrumental in encouraging her fifth-grade class to collect the most donations.

    The class will receive $50 from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

  • New ambulance can be bought 'straight out,' mayor says

    Emergency medical staff could soon have another new medic unit to transport the sick and injured to the hospital.
    The joint city and county Rescue/E-911 Committee met on Thursday night to discuss the status of the rescue and fire and E-911 center budgets.
    The Committee is made up of Magistrates Ed Gorin and Richard Phillips, who serves as chair, and City Council Members Mike Hall Jr. and Greg Rice. Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS Director Gary Magers also attended.