Local News

  • Campbellsville teen injured in two-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured in a two-vehicle collision last Thursday at the intersection of East Broadway and Central Avenue.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 5:10 p.m., James Owens, 89, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet pickup when he collided with a 2006 Chevrolet driven by Terri Loutfi, 41, also of Campbellsville.
    A passenger in Loutfi’s vehicle, Natalie Burton, 17, of Campbellsville, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital. No information was available on her condition at press time.

  • Animal shelter, SPCA talks continue

    Taylor County’s revived SPCA group could soon have a presence on a board to address animal control issues.
    Allegations of animal abuse at the Taylor County Animal Shelter have been the center of several recent governmental meetings and sparked lots of discussion in the community.

    That discussion continued Monday night when Taylor County Fiscal Court’s New Projects and Special Services Committee met with members of the SPCA group.

  • Sex abuse charge dropped

    The charge against a Campbellsville man who allegedly sexually abused a 3-year-old girl has been dismissed.
    Thomas E. Dowell, 51, of 803 S. Columbia Ave. in Campbellsville, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in October 2010. He was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. Dowell was expected to face a jury on Tuesday morning.

  • A new way to love reading

    Ludora Feese Perkins had no idea what the contraption was. Her daughters had given her the device, about the width of a paperback novel and as thick as a notepad, as a birthday gift last fall. Today, Perkins can’t live without her Kindle.

    A lifelong reader who used to read under the covers by flashlight as a child, Perkins has brought her love of the written word into the modern world.
    “I love my Kindle,” she said. “I find that I read a lot more. Before I got it, I’d never heard of one.”

  • Warmer weather could bring problems


    It’s unusual and the consequences could be severe.
    With temperatures hovering in the high 50s, Taylor County residents haven’t seen their typical winter.
    On Monday, according to Kentucky MESONET data, the highest temperature of the day was 59.6 degrees at 10:30 a.m. The low temperature was 40 degrees at 11:55 p.m.

  • CU to host College Goal Sunday for high school students

    Natasha Janes

    Campbellsville University

    College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for high school students and their families to come and file the free application for Federal Student Aid on the Campbellsville University campus.

    It is an annual event that provides free, professional help completing the financial aid application. College Goal Sunday will be Sunday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of the Badgett Academic Support Center.

  • School menus for Jan. 30-Feb. 3

    Campbellsville Independent

    Jan. 30-Feb. 3

    Monday - Sausage pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit salad, biscuits, jelly and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Soft chicken taco, lettuce, cheese, refried beans, pears and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - No menu provided.

    Thursday - No menu provided.

    Friday - No menu provided.

    Taylor County

    Jan. 30-Feb. 3

  • Classes help smokers kick the habit

    Those looking to put down cigarettes for good have a place to go for help.

    Taylor Regional Hospital is offering Cooper Clayton smoking cessation classes to help residents quit.

    Though the classes began Jan. 9, those who want to quit can still join.

    The classes are every Monday from noon to 1 p.m., through March 26, at the TRH Learning & Resource Center.

  • Local man arrested on theft charges


    A Campbellsville man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly stole someone's medication.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, police responded to a complaint of a theft of medication at Kroger on East Broadway.

    Following an investigation, Adam Edwards, 23, was arrested and charged with theft of a controlled substance. He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Campbellsville Police officer Travis Begley investigated.

  • Taylor County Bank employees receive service awards


    Taylor County Bank employees recently received service awards.

    They are, from left, front, Deborah Smith, 35 years; Henry Lee, 30 years; and Tena Weatherford, 35 years. Back, Misha Buck, five years; Heather Kelly, 10 years; Phyllis Miller, 15 years; Shelia Price, 15 years; and Jane Blevins, 20 years.