Local News

  • Mediation set for man accused of killing woman in a drunken driving crash.

    The Campbellsville man accused of killing a local woman in a drunken driving crash has been once again scheduled to mediate his case with prosecutors.
    William Howard Mayes, 29, of 1350 Liberty Road in Elk Horn, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in July. He was charged with first-degree murder, among other charges, and faces as much as life in prison if convicted. Mayes has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

  • Trial date set for woman accused of killing her husband with a morphine overdose.

    The Campbellsville woman who allegedly killed her husband with a morphine overdose has been scheduled to face a jury next May.
    Kathleen H. Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road, was indicted in July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree murder. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison. She has pleaded not guilty to the crime.
    Wise’s case was discussed in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday before Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly for a 10-minute hearing.
    Wise did not appear in court.

  • Christmas Parade

    Organizers say the crowd at this year’s annual Christmas parade last Saturday was much larger than last year. This year’s parade was themed “Winter Wonderland” and featured a first-ever float contest. St. Mark United Methodist Church won the $250 prize, which was sponsored by Auto Smart.

  • Taylor County Animal Shelter controversy crossing county lines

    Recent allegations of dogs being buried alive at the Taylor County Animal Shelter have caused a great deal of controversy, and the fallout is starting to cross county lines. Literally.
    Within the past three weeks, about 27 dogs have been dropped off at the Taylor County/Marion County line, according to Kay Turpin, Marion County Animal Control official.
    “We’ve never had this problem before. It’s bad,” she said. “Our shelter is packed to the brim.”

  • Woman charged with breaking into TCHS

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with breaking into Taylor County High School.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were contacted on Nov. 25 to investigate the break-in.
    Tabitha Pendleton, 33, was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary. She was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.
    The report states that the investigation into the incident is ongoing and more arrests are pending.
    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Tom Finck is investigating.

  • TRH donates to food pantry

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently had a basket auction fundraiser for the Taylor County Food Pantry. The auction took place on Oct. 28, and featured 37 baskets. The total raised was $2,622, which was donated to Taylor County Food Pantry volunteer Marietta Moyers by Andrea Settle, TRH human resources director.

  • St. Mark wins float contest

    The winner of this year’s first Winter Wonderland parade float contest was St. Mark United Methodist Church. Auto Smart sponsored the float contest.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week.

    From left are freshman John Chewning, sophomore Elijah Myers, junior Justin Hazel and senior Marcus Rodgers.

  • TCES announces Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deeds winners for the week of Nov. 29.

    They are, from left, Seth Shively, Andrea Myers, Alaina Brockman and Chelsey Adcock. Dylan Jones is not pictured.

  • School menus for Dec. 12-16

    Campbellsville Independent

    Dec. 12-16

    Monday - Crispitos with salsa, Mexican rice, refried beans, sherbet and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Barbecue pork rib with onions, tater tots, diced pears and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Lasagna, tossed salad, peaches, garlic bread and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Ham, mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, Jell-O with fruit, hot rolls and milk with choice of chicken fried steak.