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  • Fourth-grade class collects items for Haiti


    Susie Pollock's fourth-grade class at Taylor County Elementary School recently collected items for the nurses at Campbellsville University to take to Haiti. The nursing program will take a medical mission trip in January and is in need of medical supplies and toys for the trip.

    The students viewed videos and photos of a trip to Haiti the nurses took last year, and agreed to collect items to help those in need after an earthquake caused massive damage.

  • New books at the library

    Bonnie Webster

    Taylor County Public Library

    Here are some of the new adult non-fiction books at the Taylor County Public Library.

  • Celebrating diversity

    Greater Campbellsville United hosted its annual Diversity Festival last Saturday at the Community Center in Veterans Mmorial Park.

    The event featured food, games, activities and more to help those who attended learn about different cultures.

    Part of the activities was a fashion show of clothing from around the world.

    Campbellsville University students from Japan and Korea modeled the colorful clothing worn in their countries.

    For more photos, see a slideshow below.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week. They are, from left, freshman Gabby Pyles, sophomore Taylor Kent, junior Cynthia Frank and senior Micheala Benningfield.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Sept. 16. They are, from left, kindergartener Hidey Ingram, first-grader Blayne Gowin, second-grader Cameron Craig, third-grader Abbey Witham and fourth- and fifth-graders Maria Wilkerson and Levi Harmon.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of Sept. 15. They are, from left, Mason Gaines, Natasha Nuckols, Taylor Wilson, Ashton Johnson and John Phillips.

  • TCHS to host marching invitational on Sept. 24

    Fourteen of the area's marching bands will participate in the Taylor County Marching Invitational at Taylor County High School on Saturday, Sept. 24.

    The opening ceremony is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. for the afternoon's preliminary competition. The bands will compete in four different classes based on the size of their school's student body.

    Class A includes Caverna at 12:30 p.m., Metcalfe County at 12:45 p.m., Campbellsville High at 1 p.m. and Cumberland County at 1:15 p.m.

  • CU in new category U.S.News & World Report's best colleges guide

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's university status and adherence to a new strategic plan and VISION 2025 has helped move the university to a reclassification into a new category of U.S.News & World Report rankings.

  • School menus for Sept. 26-30

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 26-30

    Monday - Fish, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, coleslaw, Oreos and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Soft chicken tacos with lettuce and cheese, refried beans, pears and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Sausage, gravy, scrambled eggs, baked apples, biscuits, jelly and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Pizza, buttered corn, apple, Chips Ahoy cookie and milk with choice of chicken fried steak.

  • Creativity called for state's writing, art contests

    With a new school year now under way, the search for Kentucky's finest youth writers and artists also begins.

    Students in grades one through 12 are encouraged to submit creative writing and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.