Local News

  • Arrest made in CU football player's murder

    Nearly four months after Campbellsville University football player Tevin Scruggs was shot to death, a 22-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder.

    According to a Metro Nashville Police Department press release, police arrested Kenneth Eugene Offutt Jr., of Creekwood Drive in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, Oct. 29. A Davidson County grand jury indicted Offutt and charged him with first-degree murder.

    Scruggs, 19, of Madison, Tenn., was shot and killed July 16 in what police say was a case of mistaken identity.

  • Veterans still serving their brothers

    They have all been part of a group of men in service to their country. Now, a group of 35 veterans continues to serve in another way.
    The Marion County Veterans’ Honor Guard may be based beyond the boundaries of Taylor County, but the service it provides reaches many local residents and their families.

  • CU initiates new President's Club members


    WVLC The Big Dawg of Campbellsville was initiated by Dr. Michael V. Carter as a new member of Campbellsville University's President's Club, Monday, Oct. 24.

  • CU initiates new President's Club members


    Jane Wheatley of Campbellsville was initiated by Dr. Michael V. Carter as a new member of Campbellsville University's President's Club on Monday, Oct. 24.

  • TCMS students 'soar to success'


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County Middle School students had an opportunity to showcase their hard work, knowledge and talents during the TCMS "Soar to Success" event on Nov. 1, according to Cherry Harvey, principal.

    The event featured sixth grade science students, eighth grade reading and social studies students, TCMS band and chorus, TCMS accelerated art students and the TCMS cheerleading squad.

  • CU honors 95 graduates


    Meagan Pickett

    Campbellsville University

    Ninety-five graduates from five allied health programs offered through Campbellsville University Technology Training Center were honored in a ceremony Oct. 25 at Ransdell Chapel.

    The graduates are from the advanced nursing assistant-patient care technician, medical transcription, clinical medical assistant, pharmacy technician and phlebotomy technician programs of study.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Nov. 4.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Layken Lyons, first-grader Hayden Jones, second-grader Ashley Tungate, third-grader Gracie Pogue and fourth- and fifth-graders Amerilee Lowe and Dawson Cole.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed Winners for the week of Nov. 1.

    They are Chloe Cross, Ashley Tungate, Steve Corbin and Christopher Mitchell.

    Andrew Watson is not pictured.

  • School menus for Nov. 14-18

    Campbellsville Independent

    Nov. 14-18

    Monday - Corn dogs, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, pears and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Cheeseburger, french fries, pickles, onions, cake with strawberries and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Beef stew, hash brown, pineapple, cottage cheese, biscuits, Scooby cookie and milk with choice of pork chop.

  • CU sports ministry students lead camps for children


    Emma Calvert

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's Introduction to Sports Ministry class is getting more involved in the community.

    Dr. G. Ted Taylor, professor of Christian studies and lead professor of the sports ministry program in CU's School of Theology, conducts sports camps in Campbellsville for children as class projects. This experience provides students the opportunity to prepare, implement, and evaluate sports ministry for children of all ages.