Local News

  • New York author visits TCMS


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County Middle School sixth graders recently enjoyed a visit from a famous New York author, Simon Van Booy, according to Lori Schultz, a TCMS reading and writing teacher.

    On Nov. 4, Booy spoke to the group and shared a reading of one of his works, a children's book named "Pobble's Way."

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young attended and proclaimed the day as Simon Van Booy Literacy Day.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week. From left, they are freshman Lydia Cave, sophomore Ryan Cox, junior Daniel Clark and senior Raphael Cunha.

  • School menus for Nov. 21-25

    Campbellsville Independent

    Nov. 21-25

    Monday - Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, mandarin oranges and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Hot dogs, corn chips, baby carrots with dip, fruit shape up and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Thanksgiving Holiday. No school.

    Thursday - Thanksgiving Holiday. No school.

    Friday - Thanksgiving Holiday. No school.

    Taylor County

    Nov. 21-25

  • Winns receive key to the City

    Ted and Mary Alice Winn received a key to the city from Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young at this month’s Campbellsville City Council meeting. After living in Campbellsville for 57 years, and operating Winn’s Store for Men for many years, the couple recently moved to Lawrenceburg to be closer to family.

  • One injured in Knifley Road crash

    A Columbia woman was injured Friday in a one-vehicle crash on Knifley Road.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Magdeline Farmer, 73, was traveling on Knifley Road at 12:24 p.m. when she struck the guardrail with her 2009 Mitsubishi. The report states that her vehicle crossed the road and struck the left guardrail.
    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel transported Farmer to Taylor Regional Hospital. At press time, no information was available as to her condition.
    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Rodney Cox investigated.

  • Christmas ornaments for sale

    The Campbellsville Renaissance/Historic Preservation Commission is selling a series of Christmas Ornaments this year for $10 each.
    The ornaments feature Merchant Tower, Bethel First Presbyterian Church, Cumberland Presbyterian Church/Taylor County Public Library, First United Methodist Church and Mitchell’s Men’s Wear.

  • Sen. Higdon working on legislation to regulate ‘pill-mills’

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, says he is working in a bipartisan way with officials from the Executive Branch as well as other fellow senators and representatives to develop legislation to regulate the licensing of pain-management clinics.
    Higdon represents the 14th District, which includes Taylor, Marion, Mercer, Nelson and Washington counties.

  • Guthrie field representative Phyllis Causey retiring

    Phyllis Causey, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will retire at the end of January.
    “While traveling as a candidate for Congress, I met so many individuals whose first question to me was, ‘Are you going to keep Phyllis if you are elected,’” Guthrie said. “Their question was a testament to Phyllis’ compassion, hard work and dedication to the individuals in the counties she served. She was, and still is, irreplaceable.

  • Rescue, E-911 budgets on track, mayor says

    With a third of the fiscal year gone, the budgets for rescue and E-911 are right on track.
    The joint city and county Rescue/E-911 Committee met on Tuesday night to discuss the status of the budget, vehicle maintenance and overtime.
    The Committee is made up of Magistrates Ed Gorin and Richard Phillips, who serves as chair of the committee, and City Council Members Mike Hall Jr. and Greg Rice.

  • Thanksgiving is peak day for cooking fires

    The number of home cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day was three times the national average of fires per day in 2009, according the National Fire Protection Association. NFPA is urging the public to keep fire safety in mind when preparing holiday meals.