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  • Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs

    The federal government sponsors numerous financial aid programs that can help students and their parents pay college expenses. Below are descriptions of the most common federal grant and loan programs from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Grants generally do not have to be repaid, but loans do.

    ♦ Federal Pell Grant - Pell Grants provide up to $5,550 per year for undergraduates with financial need.

  • CES students study Native American culture


    Campbellsville Elementary School students in Tammie Collins' third-grade class recently completed a unit on Native American culture.

    One of the activities included experiencing life as a Native American by being in a teepee. They also wrote stories by using the pictographs on the teepee.

    Pictured are Katelyn Coffman, Chloe Cox and Nicholas Drew reading in the teepee.

  • CU officials meet with legislators


    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear welcomed Campbellsville University students and leaders at their first stop at the state capitol on Feb. 22. The CU delegation made the trip to say thank you and affirm the efforts of Kentucky's legislators to continue financial aid support of students like the three represented.

  • School menus for March 19-23

    Campbellsville Independent

    March 19-23

    Monday - Crispitos with salsa, Mexican rice, refried beans, apple and milk.

    Tuesday - Chicken nuggets, broccoli casserole, corn, pears, sunshine bar and milk.

    Wednesday - Pork roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, mandarin oranges, bread slice and milk.

    Thursday - Hot dog on bun, baked chips, celery sticks, pork and beans, sherbet and milk.

    Friday - Teacher Work Day. No school.

    Taylor County

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of March 5-12.

    They are, from left, freshman Ellen Kehoe, sophomore Savannah Rash, junior Aryn Massengale and senior Shelby Sheridan.

  • CES releases honor roll

    Campbellsville Elementary School has released its honor roll for the third nine-week grading period.

    Students listed follow.

    All A's

    Lauryn Agathen, Fatimah Alabusalim, Abie Angel, Ben Arachi, Savanna Brockman, Malachi Corley, Zaria Cowan, Tahler Franklin, Hanna Hall, Arren Hash, Gracyne Hash, Kaleigh Hunt, Gavin Johnson, Cole Kidwell, Aleah Knifley, Laura Lowe, Sierra Lynch, Madison Lyons, John Orberson, Braydon Phillips, Grant Rinehart, Bailey Smith, Kameron Smith, Shelby Smith, Bailey Thompson, Alli Wilson and Sydney Wilson.

  • Play the CKNJ Basketball Bracket contest to win cash prizes!


    Brackets can be picked up at the CKNJ

    or printed here.

  • Funding for LIHEAP now depleted

    The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program’s crisis component paid out less this year than last.
    This year, $93,710 in crisis payments went to 557 Taylor County households. Last year, $217,401 in crisis benefits were paid to 1,145 Taylor County households.

    Administered by Lake Cumberland Community Action, the crisis portion of LIHEAP helps people who have received an electricity/natural gas disconnect notice or who are within four days of running out of coal, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, wood or coal.

  • House approves state budget


    The state budget is in the hands of the Senate today, passing the House 78-17 last Wednesday.
    The House approved two-year budget plans for all three branches of state government, including a $19.5 billion Executive Branch budget plan that would cut spending for many state agencies by 8.4 percent.

  • Library to offer family movie nights

    Taylor County Public Library plans to host movie nights.
    At its regular meeting Monday, the board approved a four-year movie licensing agreement that would allow the library to screen movies from several major film studios.