Local News

  • Prisoners won't steal local jobs

    The playing field has been leveled for Campbellsville Apparel.
    After weeks of public pressure by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and others, Federal Prison Industries has opted not to bid on the military T-shirt contract currently held by Campbellsville Apparel.
    “We still have to win the contract, but at least it’s on a level playing field with other U.S. countries,” said Campbellsville Apparel President Chris Reynolds.
    McConnell applauded FPI’s move.

  • One indicted for murder, two for human trafficking

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with murdering his great-grandmother.

    The prosecution has said the man likely won’t face the death penalty, but is facing as much as life in prison.

    Jesse J. Durham, 20, of 102 Eads St., was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday, March 6. The indictments weren’t released from the Taylor Circuit Clerk’s Office until March 12.

  • CHS band to get new uniforms

    James Roberts


    Campbellsville High School's marching band will boast some new threads this year.

    At its regular meeting Monday night, Campbellsville Independent School Board unanimously approved Band Director Zach Shelton's request for new uniforms.

    The District will pay $15,125 for 35 new uniforms. Band boosters will pay the District back half that cost over the course of a year.

  • 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.

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