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  • 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.

  • Cruisin' for a cause

    The convoy of cars, more than a dozen strong, rolled into Campbellsville Country Club. They are not a club, just a group of car enthusiasts looking to raise money for a good cause.

    The Bluegrass 1000 Road Tour began Monday, and among the first stops after departing Lexington was Campbellsville.

    The tour, which travels roughly 1,000 miles from Louisville to Lexington over five days, began two years ago in honor of Bill Collins. Collins, founder of Bill Collins Ford in Louisville, died in 2009 at the age of 80 after battling Parkinson's Disease for 29 years.

  • City halts Census data challenge

    The City has abandoned its effort to challenge the 2010 Census data, at least for now.

    Released earlier this year, the Census 2010 results showed a drop in the city's population, while the areas outside the city grew.

    According to the figures, Campbellsville has a population of 9,108, which is a loss of 1,390 people since the 2000 Census, for a 13.24 percent decline. Taylor County is home to 24,512 people, which is a gain of 1,585 from the 2000 Census, for a 6.91 percent increase.

  • Magistrate battles health problems

    A Taylor County magistrate is battling some health problems, but believes he is on his way back to health.

    Dr. James Jones says he began experiencing leg and back pain about six weeks ago. The pain made walking difficult, he said.

    For a while, Jones, 76, said he just went about his routine and attempted to bare the pain.

    "So I kind of just toughed it out," he said. "It's just painful to walk."