Local News

  • County a step closer to taking over city's recycling

    Though it’s not official yet, discussion is already in the works as to how the county will take over operation of the city’s recycling center.

    Taylor County’s magistrates approved Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young’s plan to pay the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority’s $2.1 million debt on property at Heartland Commerce and Technology Park during last week’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Ford murder trial rescheduled again


    Tonya Ford won’t face a jury next week after all. New information in her case has pushed her jury trial back six more months.
    Last Friday, when a key witness was scheduled to undergo a deposition in the case that accuses Ford of killing her former husband, David M. Ford, the prosecution revealed that it has new information in the case.

  • Six Taylor County students chosen for all state chorus


    Taylor County High School students Caleb Smith, Austin Burress, Chandler Smith, Kaylee Gribbins, Jessica Blakeman and Kat Guzman have been chosen to perform in the Kentucky Music Educators Association All State Chorus.

    The chorus will take place at the Kentucky Center in Louisville on Friday, Feb. 10, as part of the 2012 Kentucky Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference. They were each chosen for the honor in competitive auditions this year across the state.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Jan. 12.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Kaylie Allen, first-grader Peyton Skaggs, second-grader Rebecca Raley, third-grader Noah Rogers and fourth- and fifth-graders Anna Pinson and Hunter Miller.

  • KCA releases honor roll

    Kentucky Christian Academy recently released its honor roll for the second nine weeks. Students listed follow.

    All A's

    ♦ First grade - Annie Atkins, Luke Coyle, Addison Durham, MaCayla Falls, Ethen Ferrie, Chloe Gribbins, Carli Tackett, Davi Lynn Thompson and Jackson Wise.

    ♦ Second grade - Joshua Baum, Laken Floyd, Joshua Gaddis, Rebekah Scott and Baylie Somerville.

    ♦ Third grade - Keeli Farmer, Reili Farmer, Brad Gribbins and Lathan Hamilton.

  • CHS releases honor roll

    Campbellsville High School recently released its honor roll for the second nine weeks grading period. Students listed follow.

    All A's

    ♦ Freshmen - Abigail Hieneman, Taylor McCarthy, Lauren Rinehart, Claudia Rogers, Erica Sallee, Gabrielle Sanders, Cassie Squires, Owen Weeks, Joshua Welch and Mason Wilson.

    ♦ Sophomores - Zachary Durham, Emily Haley, Katelyn McMahan and Mollie Williams.

  • Library now has e-books

    Bonnie Webster

    Taylor County Public Library

    Did you get a Nook or Kindle for Christmas? Did you know that the Taylor County Public Library has an OverDrive system that lets patrons check out music, books or movies from the comfort of their own homes?

    All you need to have is an ID number from the library. Not registered with the public library? No problem, just bring in a photo ID and proof of your current address.

  • School menus for Jan. 23-27

    Campbellsville Independent

    Jan. 23-27

    Monday - Pizza, buttered corn, tossed salad, strawberry cups and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Manager's choice, baked beans, glazed carrots, pears and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Beef nachos with cheese sauce, refried beans, Spanish rice, fruit shapeup and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Cheeseburger, french fries, pickles, onions, peaches, bug bite cookies and milk with choice of chicken fried steak.

  • Special Library Board meeting is Wednesday

    The Taylor County Public Library Board will have a special meeting at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the library. The only item on the agenda is personnel appointments.

  • U.S. congressman speaks on CU campus

    Topics ranging from the national debt, health care and the closing of Campbellsville’s air filter manufacturer CLARCOR were addressed by United States Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., in a town-hall meeting attended by about 50 people in Campbellsville University’s Banquet Hall last Wednesday.
    Guthrie talked about issues in Washington, but Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers asked Guthrie about the loss of Campbellsville’s CLARCOR and other recent closures, including Parker-Kalon.