Local News

  • Kessler to perform with all-state choir


    Samuel Kessler, a sixth-grade student at Campbellsville Middle School, has been selected to perform with the Kentucky All-State Children's Choir for the second year.

    He will be joining about 200 other fifth and sixth graders in February at the Kentucky Music Educators conference. More than 660 choir students from across Kentucky auditioned for a place in the group.

    The concert will be Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

  • CU creates club for military veteran students


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    For those who have protected the freedom of our country, Campbellsville University has designed a new club especially for military and veteran students, Upsilon Sigma Alpha club.

    The group's first meeting was scheduled on a day very special to each of them, Veterans' Day.

  • Taylor County Schools honored with KSBA PEAK Award


    The Kentucky School Boards Association presented Taylor County School District officials with the Public Education Achieves in Kentucky Award Monday, Nov. 28, at its central office. The presentation followed a demonstration of the district's award-winning Zero-Percent Drop-Out program at Taylor County High School.

    The Zero-Percent Drop-Out program has been in place since 2009, and the results have lived up to its name.

  • TCHS Band hosts benefit performance


    The Taylor County Marching Cardinals gave a benefit exhibition performance on Nov. 1, with all money donated going to help Andrew Tungate with medical expenses.

    Tungate is a 2005 graduate of TCHS, where he was a member of the marching and concert bands.

    Tungate was also presented with a band uniform signed by current band members.

    The Marching Cardinals dedicated their performance at the Mid States Band Association Class AA Championship to Tungate.

  • CCDC hosts food drive


    Campbellsville Child Development Center, a ministry of Campbellsville Baptist Church, recently hosted a food drive called "Feed the Turkey."

    The classes collected can goods and non-perishable items, which were donated to the Taylor County Food Pantry.

  • Principals make good on promise to dye hair


    Brian Clifford and Melissa Long, Taylor County Elementary School principal and vice principal, respectively, made some promises to students during state testing last year.

    If TCES met all its No Child Left Behind goals and the school made Adequate Yearly Progress, the two said they would dye their hair. On Nov. 18, Clifford and Long made good on their promises.

    Above, they are posing with blue and pink hair and rock band T-shirts.

  • School menus for Dec. 5-9

    Campbellsville Independent

    Dec. 5-9

    Monday - Cheeseburger, french fries, pickles, onions, diced pears, Scooby snacks and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Chicken patty, broccoli with cheese sauce, buttered peas, peaches, sugar cookie and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Chili, cheese slice, crackers, corn chips, baby carrots, applesauce and milk with choice of pork chop.

  • Estate sale turns up pieces of local history

    Mike Cook has been collecting antiques for about 15 years. In that time, he has come across some pretty good finds, including some old bottles and other antiques. Recently, he found some items with connections to Taylor County’s history as far back as nearly 150 years ago.

    Cook attended a local estate sale recently and bought a cardboard barrel of items for $27. Since then, he said he has been offered several thousand dollars for some of the items he found inside.

  • Library will close Thursday, Friday for upgrades


    Taylor County Public Library will be closed Thursday afternoon and Friday.

    According to Library Director Elaine Munday, the library is closing so that new computers, equipment and desks can be installed.

    The library will close Thursday at 1 p.m. and remain closed all day on Friday. The library will re-open Saturday at 9 a.m.

    Five of the library’s eight desktops will be replaced with new machines, Munday said, while 10 laptops will also be available.

  • Police say think safety first this holiday season

    While the holiday season is a time of giving, for some it can be a time for taking.
    “It’s a time of benevolence and goodwill,” said Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette. “There are people just looking for things for free and they try to play on people’s emotions.”

    “Most of it is just common sense,” said Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton. “Don’t make it easy for [thieves].”
    Newton said his office is already investigating one home break-in in which someone stole Christmas presents.