Local News

  • CU hosts news conference proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Visitors might notice a lot of blue pinwheels on Campbellsville University's Stapp Lawn this month and at Taylor County Elementary School in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    A proclamation in support of the effort to educate communities about the event was signed last week at Campbellsville University on WLCU's "Dialogue on Public Issues" TV show and featured live on WLCU 88.7 FM radio.

  • TCES students have a 'blast' with science


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County Elementary School science students in Joan Tinnell's class recently learned how to launch "rockets" using basic household items.

    Using a combination of soda bottles, vinegar, baking soda, a cork and a wooden board, students had a chance to launch their own homemade bottle rockets.

  • School menus for April 9-13

    Campbellsville Independent

    April 9-13

    Monday - Pizza, buttered corn, applesauce, chocolate pudding, vanilla wafers and milk.

    Tuesday - Chicken strips, parsley potatoes, green beans, peaches, rolls and milk.

    Wednesday - Fish sticks, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, pineapple slice, cornbread and milk.

    Thursday - Soft chicken tacos, lettuce, sour cream, refried beans, Spanish rice, sherbet and milk.

  • TCMS releases honor roll

    Taylor County Middle School has released its honor roll for the third nine-week grading period.

    Students listed follow.

    Sixth grade

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of March 27.

    They are Justice Bright, Steven Garrett, Brooklyn Hicks, Trinity Adams and Rhett Cox.

  • Fruit of the Loom property for sale


    The former Fruit of the Loom property is up for sale, and the plan is to divide the 38 acres into at least seven sites for potential retail stores.

    When driving by the former FOL site, passersby might notice a new sign out front, asking those interested in purchasing some of the 38-acre site to call a real estate agent in Louisville. The property has a $500,000 price tag for each acre, or $19 million for the entire site.

  • A long way from home, local woman serving in Afghanistan


  • Theft a growing problem for local authorities


    It’s something she has does all the time when shopping, but C.D. Harvey says she will never again leave her purse unattended.
    On March 22, Harvey, who is principal of Taylor County Middle School, had finished her shopping at Kroger in Green River Plaza. After placing her groceries and her purse in the front of her vehicle, she then went to return her cart to the nearby corral. She said that’s when she noticed a black pickup truck speeding away.
    “She was driving so fast it made me notice the license plate,” Harvey said.

  • Nearly $600,000 belongs to Taylor residents, state treasurer says

    The date is set for the county to help residents find “lost” money.

    At Taylor County Fiscal Court’s March meeting, magistrates voted to participate in Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach’s unclaimed property Treasure Finders program.

    According to www.kytreasury.com, the program began as a way to help residents find their unclaimed property, including financial assets such as abandoned savings and checking accounts, non-cashed checks and travelers checks turned over to the state after a period of time.

  • Preacher gets probation on sex charges


    A Columbia preacher has been sentenced to probation for sexually abusing women in Taylor and Adair counties.

    Carlos Mendez-Almendra, 44, of 2227 Cane Valley Road, was indicted by Taylor and Adair county grand juries in June 2010.

    In Taylor County, he was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and intimidating a witness in the legal process. He was charged with first-degree rape and five counts of sexual misconduct in Adair County.