Local News

  • Wise hearing reset for March 22 in Lebanon


    A decision as to whether incriminating statements will be allowed in a murder case has been delayed once again.

    Kathleen H. Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road in Campbellsville, was indicted last July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with the first-degree murder of her husband, Joseph. If convicted, Wise faces as much as life in prison. She has pleaded not guilty to the crime. The prosecution has said it will not seek the death penalty.

  • County preps for new five-year solid waste plan

    Work to draft the county’s new five-year solid waste management plan is under way.

    Magistrates say the document will require lots of work and several meetings of the Taylor County Fiscal Court’s Sanitation and Environment Committee.

    The Committee met on Monday night to discuss how the document will be prepared and the county taking over operation of the Campbellsville Recycling Center.

  • Bypass lights to be replaced

    Campbellsville Bypass should be a bit brighter this summer.
    At Monday’s regular Campbellsville City Council meeting, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young told Council members that the street lights along the bypass should be replaced by mid-summer.
    The streetlights were taken down in 2010 when the state widened a section of KY 210 in front of Green River Plaza. However, once work was complete, the lights were never replaced.

  • CodeRED emergency alert service up and running


    CodeRED, the city’s new weather-alert phone service, is now operational. However, residents must sign up for the service.
    Though it was initially believed that all phone numbers would be ported over from One Call Now, that’s not exactly the case. Numbers are ported over for locally generated calls only. Weather warning calls are generated by CodeRED, and residents must sign up for that service.

  • Former educator, musician Ernie Wise dies

    Those who knew him say he was a man of God, community service and gospel music.

    Former magistrate, Taylor County School Board member and gospel music singer Ernie Wise died on Monday after a battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 64.

    Wise had been a gospel music singer since age 17. He was a founding member of the group The Servants and had sung with The Joymakers for about 16 years. Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said Wise had a number of positions that allowed him to serve the Taylor County community.

  • Pharmacists have mixed thoughts on meth bill


    A bill to help curb the production of methamphetamine has cleared one legislative hurdle and now goes to the other.

    If approved, Senate Bill 3, which is sponsored by Senate Majority Floor Leader Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, will decrease the over-the-counter purchase limit of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine from 9 to 7.2 grams each month, and impose a 24-gram yearly limit.

  • TCHS DECA receives gold level re-certification


    The school-based Enterprise at Taylor County High School was among the 137 school stores in the United States achieving gold level certification, and will be recognized at DECA's International Career Development Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    The students who worked on the certification were the entire staff of the Cardinal Kroger, with the help of their advisor, Patty Evans.

  • TCES kindergarten, new student registration is March 15 and 16

    Taylor County Elementary School kindergarten and new student registration will be Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Information needed to enroll includes birth certificate, immunization records, eye exam by optometrist or ophthalmologist, physical, proof of residence, Social Security card and custody information to those applicable.

    For more information, call 465-5691.

  • School menus for March 12-16

    Campbellsville Independent

    March 12-16

    Monday - Chuckwagon on bun, baked beans, potato wedges, fruit rollup and milk.

    Tuesday - Hamburger with pickles and onions, french fries, glazed carrots, orange wedges and milk.

    Wednesday - Fish sticks, mashed potatoes, peas, peach cobbler and milk.

    Thursday - Sub sandwich, pork and beans, baked chips, granola bar and milk.

    Friday - Baked lasagna, salad, potato rounds, garlic bread, ice cream and milk.

    Taylor County

  • CU, Grandview form partnership


    Campbellsville University and Grandview nursing facility have formed a partnership to help students and patients.

    Dr. G. Ted Taylor, director of the Character and Leadership Institute at CU, professor of Christian Studies in the School of Theology and lead professor of the sports ministry program, is providing a servant leadership experience for the School of Theology freshman.

    The experience helps prepare the students to become Christian servant leaders.