Local News

  • Resident in serious condition after ATV crash

    A Campbellsville man is in serious condition after he struck a tractor-trailer last Wednesday while riding an ATV.
    Taylor County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of the crash on Wednesday at about 10 a.m. involving an ATV that struck a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Hickory Grove Road and KY 210.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Gerald Bault, 46, of Campbellsville, was riding a 2004 Honda Rancher ATV and traveling west on the eastbound shoulder of KY 210.

  • One injured in crash at Broadway/Jackson intersection

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Gabrielle Keene, 17, of Campbellsville, who was driving a 1998 Oldsmobile, was attempting a left turn from North Jackson Street onto Broadway when she turned into the path of a 2000 Ford pickup, driven by Bobby Hughes, 41, of Campbellsville.
    Hughes was crossing Broadway from South Jackson Street. The collision occurred at 9:34 a.m.

  • Louisville assault charges amended

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to amended assault charges in Jefferson County and been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine.
    According to court records, Jonathan Cook, 26, was arrested in July at a bar on Fourth Street.
    Records state that Cook was at Saddle Ridge Night Club when he allegedly jumped over the bar and assaulted a bartender.

  • Charity Harvest

    Taylor County Bank hosted a Charity Harvest Friday night featuring food, games, a car show, live music and more.
    Donations collected during the event were split among Green River Ministries, Taylor County Food Pantry, Central Kentucky Crisis Pregnancy Center, REATH Center, Toys for Tots, Toys for Kids, Backpack Program, The Kid SpOt, Kentucky Christian Academy, Campbellsville Independent Schools and Taylor County Schools.

  • School menus for Oct. 10-14

    Campbellsville Independent

    Oct. 10-14

    Monday - Beef stew, hash brown, shredded cheese, pineapple tidbits, biscuits and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, peaches, rolls and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Pizza, buttered corn, chocolate pudding, banana wafers and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Soft chicken tacos, lettuce, sour cream, refried beans, Spanish rice, sherbet and milk with choice of chicken fried steak.

  • Taylor County student receives Burger King scholarship

    The Have It Your Way Foundation recently announced it has awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships to a total of 1,258 students nationwide as part of the 11th annual Burger King Scholars Program.

    Among the winners, 21 students from Kentucky, including one from Taylor County, received scholarship awards in recognition of their academic achievement, along with other academic and community involvement criteria.

    Jacqueline Nelson from Taylor County High School was awarded $1,000.

  • Local student recognized during Public Service Recognition Week

    First Lady Jane Beshear recently presented a signed proclamation declaring the week of Oct. 3 as Public Service Recognition Week in Kentucky.

    As part of the ceremony, Arabelle Grace Long, a local elementary school student was honored for winning a poster contest.

    The celebration began nationally in 1985 to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Sept. 29. They are, from left, kindergartener Ava Laymance, first-grader Matthew Etheridge, third-grader Audrey Young and fourth- and fifth-graders Jacob Wilson and Tyler Perkins. Second-grader Alyssa Spivey is not pictured.

  • TCHS student named part of scholarship program

    Taylor County High School Principal Charles Higdon recently announced that Erin M. Steele has been named a commended student in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    A Letter of Commendation from the school and the Merit Scholarship Corp., which conducts the program, will be presented to Steele.

    About 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for exceptional academic promise.

  • Family still searching for some answers

    It's been more than a year since he went missing, and she says she still thinks about him every day.

    "I cry every day," Carole Hogan said. "Until we have justice ... it's really rough."

    It's been nearly a year since James Adam Hogan's body was found in a corn field in Taylor County.

    And, according to Carole, that year has been tough.

    "I don't understand why," she said.