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  • Resident among DePaul University's graduating class

    DePaul University announced that Ashley Vanover of Campbellsville graduated from DePaul University in Chicago this summer. It was DePaul's 112th commencement.

    Serving more than 25,000 students, DePaul University is the nation's largest Catholic university and offers programs, many nationally ranked, in the liberal arts and sciences, education, commerce, law, computer technology, music and theater.

    More information about DePaul's exceptional academic programs can be found at www.depaul.edu.

  • School menus for Sept. 12-16

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 12-16

    Monday - Crispitos with salsa, Mexican rice, refried beans, pineapple slice and milk. Choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, lima beans, fruit salad and milk. Choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Grilled cheese, potato wedges, carrot sticks with dip, chocolate cake and milk. Choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, hash brown, peaches, garlic bread and milk. Choice of chicken-fried steak.

  • Council approves water line project

    Campbellsville water customers will soon notice improved water quality and pressure.

    During its regular meeting Tuesday, Campbellsville City Council members approved a resolution that would begin a $1.8 million water line improvement project.

    David Bowles of Monarch Engineering told Council members that the city was among 25 out of 203 applicants approved by the state for water projects.

    The approval offers the city a $656,000 grant and a 20-year $1.2 million loan at 1 percent interest.

  • Study reveals CU impact on county is $93 million-plus

    Campbellsville University has a total economic impact from its operations of more than $93 million in Taylor County and total local tax revenues generated by CU operations of more than $1.3 million, according to a new study recently completed by Younger Associates of Jackson, Tenn., a national research firm.

    The economic impact of Campbellsville University and all the related operations is a measure of the total number of dollars that flow through the Taylor County economy each year because of the university.

  • Library renovation hits snag

    Faced with higher renovation costs than expected, the Taylor County Library Board may seek a new architect to plan the renovation of the former Gabehart Lumber building.

    In December, the Library Board approved purchasing the land from owner Christine Gabehart. The library traded the property it bought from Ancil Reynolds in 2007, which is valued at $305,000, and paid Gabehart $225,000. Gabehart has since sold the land back to Reynolds for $225,000.

  • Exercise in disguise

    The thumping rhythm of Latin music blasts from the speakers. In unison, they all leap into the air, many of them smiling all the while.

    It's exercise in disguise, better known as Zumba, and those in Friday night's class at Xtreme Fitness seems to be enjoying every second.

    "It's a stress relief," says Robin Mendez. "It's fun. There's no pressure. Just listen to the music and get into it. It's so fun that you don't realize that you are getting exercise."

  • In their Honor

    They prayed, sang and honored those who serve Taylor County.

    A group of about 40 people gathered on Main Street this past Saturday night in tribute to local first responders.

    Tri-County Car Club and Happy Days Ole Time Soda Fountain and Grille host "Mainstreet Saturdaynights" each Saturday from April through October. This past Saturday, organizers honored first responders from local rescue, fire, sheriff and police departments.

    There were classic cars on display, live music from the Lauritzen family, door prizes and trivia.

  • We remember: 10 years later

    The News-Journal asked readers to remember where they were and what they were doing on Sept. 11, 2001, when they first learned about al Qaeda's terrorist attacks on our country.

    In interviews with the News-Journal, residents said they were shocked at the horrific events that unfolded that day.

    That's why we wanted to produce a special remembrance issue recognizing the 10th year since those attacks.

    A public memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Johnny Edrington Memorial at Miller Park.

  • Local historic farms to be surveyed

    The farms of Taylor County will soon be receiving special attention from historians. A survey of historic rural sites, conducted by the Kentucky Heritage Council and staff from the Kentucky Archaeological Survey at the University of Kentucky, will begin this month.
    A public meeting will be take place on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Taylor County Cooperative Extension Agency Office, located at 1143 S. Columbia Ave., at 6 p.m.

  • Arizona man charged with DUI, fleeing from police

    An Arizona man was arrested and charged after he allegedly drove drunk and fled from police.
    Alex H. Tolmachoff, 22, of 21131 N. 79th Ave. in Peoria was arrested Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3:28 a.m.
    According to an arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a call that a man had left BP on Broadway without paying for gas.
    Campbellsville Police Patrolman Daniel Forbis wrote in court records that Officer Scotty Perian found Tolmachoff’s vehicle on West Main Street. However, after Perian turned on his emergency lights, Tolmachoff allegedly fled.