Local News

  • County could begin mowing abandoned properties

    Magistrates have said the county isn’t in the mowing business, but they will again consider mowing abandoned properties at their next meeting.
    At a meeting of the Taylor Fiscal Court’s Sanitation and Environmental Committee on Monday, members agreed to recommend that inmates housed at the Taylor County Detention Center begin mowing and cleaning nuisances, with the property owners footing the bill.

  • CES students learn about bicycle safety

    Campbellsville Elementary School students recently learned about bicycle safety through a program funded by Kosair Children's Hospital and a grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    The focus was on teaching bicycle safety to third- and fourth-grade students.

    Students were taught the "Rules of the Road" and then rode bicycles through a mini course that represents actual cycling situations. The session addressed real-life situations and covered information included on the practical living sections of state testing.

  • School menus for Oct. 24-28

    Campbellsville Independent

    Oct. 24-28

    Monday - Cheeseburger, French fries, pickles, onions, applesauce, elf grahams and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, mandarin oranges and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Manger's choice, scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots, Scooby fruit snack and milk with choice of pork chop.

  • CU 'Dialogue on Race' message


    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    "Appreciate, accept, acknowledge and value who we are, because we can do more together than we could apart," said Joseph Owens, vice chair of the CU Board of Trustees and senior pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Lexington.

    Owens spoke at Campbellsville University's recent "Dialogue on Race" chapel service.

  • CES to have Red Ribbon Week activities

    Campbellsville Elementary School will host activities to recognize Red Ribbon Week.

    Red Ribbon Week was established when Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, 37, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent was kidnapped and killed in 1985.

    He was very close in unlocking a multi-billion-dollar drug pipeline that ran high into the Mexican army, police and government.

  • Campbellsville Schools honor academic achievers


    Campbellsville Independent Schools recently announced its academic achievers for October. A boy and a girl from each school are named.

    Those recognized include:

    Campbellsville Elementary School

    Chase Lawless is a kindergarten student at CES. He is the son of Andrea Lawhorn and Chris Lawless. His favorite teacher is Chanci Patterson and reading, math and coloring are his favorite subjects. He enjoys playing baseball. His future plans are to become a basketball player.

  • TCHS band wins overall percussion award


    The Taylor County Band competed at the Marion County Knightfest on Saturday, Oct. 15 and received distinguished ratings for preliminary and final performances and the best overall percussion award.

    In preliminary competition in Class AAA, the TCHS band won second place and best percussion trophies.  Boyle County had the first place and best color guard awards.

    In the final competition, Taylor County received third place with Mercer County as grand champion and Boyle County as reserve grand champion.

  • Host families needed for international high school students

    Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year home-stay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families.

    According to Pacific Intercultural Exchange President John Doty, the students are all between the ages of 15 and 18 years, are English-speaking, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance and want to share their cultural experiences with their new American families.

  • 'Lights on After School' event is Oct. 20

    The Campbellsville Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition and 21st Century grant program will host a "Lights On After School: Spotlight on Prevention" block party on Main Street from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 for students in fifth grade through high school seniors and their parents.

    There will be door prizes, music, dancing, inflatables and other activities.

  • TCHS homecoming royalty


    Levi Shively and Mariah Malone were named Taylor County High School king and queen at homecoming ceremonies on Friday night.

    First runners-up were Nate Irwin and Megan Skaggs. Second runners-up were Dylan Ford and a tie between Jessica Blakeman and Alyssa Young.