Local News

  • School Menus for April 30-May 4

    Campbellsville Independent

    April 30-May 4

    Monday - Mini corn dogs, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, mandarin oranges and milk.

    Tuesday - Barbecue pork ribs, tater tots, peas and carrots, sherbet and milk.

    Wednesday - Cheeseburger with pickles and onions, french fries, applesauce, Elf Grahams and milk.

    Thursday - Turkey roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, mandarin oranges and milk.

  • TCMS student elected Beta vice president


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

    Lauer is the daughter of Brad and Jennifer Lauer.

    She will represent Kentucky in the national elections in Greensboro, N.C., in June.

  • TCHS students selected for Kentucky Girls State


    Taylor County High School students Erin Cox and Mackenzie Despain have been selected for Kentucky Girls State.

    The program is designed for students who have exemplified leadership and have an interest in government.

    They will be involved in an interactive training in the governmental process at the University of the Cumberlands this summer.

  • TCHS student a winner in eco-art contest


    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection recently honored six winning 2012 Eco-Art Contest high school artists by presenting awards at the respective schools.

    Emily Larson, a student at Taylor County High School, is one of the six.

    The Kentucky students used the contest themes or categories of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection and submitted artwork using the media types of drawing/painting/print, mixed media, sculpture and photographs.

  • CU names Campbellsville resident dean of students


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Jodi Allen of Campbellsville has been named dean of student services at Campbellsville University, according to Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of April 9-16.

    From left, they are freshman Tori Cochran, sophomore Dalton Bennett, junior Kaitlyn Benningfield and senior Cody Wood.

  • CU hosts Christian Broadcasting Network correspondent


    Tori Banks and Matt Schmuck

    Campbellsville University

    "We all go into the lion's den every day," David Brody, chief correspondent with the Christian Broadcasting Network, said in Campbellsville University's weekly chapel service. "Mine is the mainstream media."

  • It's not all sadness for local funeral directors


  • Statistics say violent crime on the rise locally

    If the statistics are any indication, the murder rate has been on the rise in Taylor County for the past few years.
    According to the Taylor Circuit Clerk’s office, 12 people have been charged with either attempted murder or murder in Taylor County during the past 10 years.
    Eight of 12 were charged in the past five years. Four were charged in 2005 alone.

  • Planning under way for fair, July 4th events


    Entertainment, fellowship and lots of good food.
    Those who have been to the Taylor County Fair and Campbellsville/Taylor County’s Fourth of July Celebration know those items are always on the menu.
    Plans for both events, which draw thousands of people to Taylor County each year, have been under way for quite some time.
    With the events now just a few months away, volunteers are working to make sure the stages are set.