Local News

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Nov. 4.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Layken Lyons, first-grader Hayden Jones, second-grader Ashley Tungate, third-grader Gracie Pogue and fourth- and fifth-graders Amerilee Lowe and Dawson Cole.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed Winners for the week of Nov. 1.

    They are Chloe Cross, Ashley Tungate, Steve Corbin and Christopher Mitchell.

    Andrew Watson is not pictured.

  • School menus for Nov. 14-18

    Campbellsville Independent

    Nov. 14-18

    Monday - Corn dogs, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, pears and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Cheeseburger, french fries, pickles, onions, cake with strawberries and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Beef stew, hash brown, pineapple, cottage cheese, biscuits, Scooby cookie and milk with choice of pork chop.

  • CU sports ministry students lead camps for children


    Emma Calvert

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's Introduction to Sports Ministry class is getting more involved in the community.

    Dr. G. Ted Taylor, professor of Christian studies and lead professor of the sports ministry program in CU's School of Theology, conducts sports camps in Campbellsville for children as class projects. This experience provides students the opportunity to prepare, implement, and evaluate sports ministry for children of all ages.

  • TCHS band wins Mid States championship


    The Taylor County High School Marching Band traveled to Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday, Nov. 5, where it was named Grand Champion at the Mid States Band Association Class AA Championship. The contest at Beavercreek High School featured 26 bands from Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

    In preliminary competition, the Marching Cardinals placed third with Monrovia, Ohio, in first and Carroll, Ohio, in second.

  • Local election results

    Election results for Taylor County


    Governor/Lt. Governor

    Steve Beshear/Jerry Abramson, Democrat, 3,139

    David Williams/Richie Farmer, Republican, 2,292

    Gatewood Galbraith/Dea Riley, Independent, 382


    Secretary of State

    Alison Lundergan Grimes, Democrat, 3,423

    Bill Johnson, Republican, 2,187


    Attorney General

    Jack Conway, Democrat, 3,170

  • Organizer has high hopes for food pantry fundraiser

    Hopes are that this Saturday’s Hearts To Help food pantry benefit becomes an annual event.
    “I would love to see this become an annual fundraiser for the food pantry,” said event organizer Gail Godsey. “Christmas is a time of giving, and what better way to launch the Christmas season than giving to our neighbors?”

    Godsey contacted Taylor County Food Pantry volunteer Marietta Moyers in August after reading a Central Kentucky News-Journal article about costs being up, while donations were down at the food pantry.

  • Mayor wants to grow city's water sales

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young wants to help other communities get good quality water for a cheaper rate. And he is taking steps to make that a reality.
    Young attended last Tuesday’s meeting of the Green-Taylor Water District to propose an extended contract between the entities.

    The Campbellsville Water Co. provides water services to Campbellsville residents and some who live outside the city limits. The company also sells water to many surrounding counties, including Marion, Casey, Adair and LaRue.

  • Voters challenged to turn out Tuesday

    Mark Carney has a challenge for local voters.

    The Taylor County Clerk wants to see the county at the top of the voter turnout percentages on Tuesday.

    “I really do believe that Taylor County voters will do better than the state average,” he said.

    “Wouldn’t it be awesome to say we voted 50 percent on a day when the rest of the state voted 25 percent? Let’s be the only county that does that. Go vote Tuesday.”

  • Citizens Bank announces employee promotions

    The board of directors of Citizens Bank & Trust Co. announces the promotions of three people to assistant vice president — Matt Hopper, Josh Myers and DeLisa Knopp.
    “Matt, Josh, and DeLisa have been a key part of our business and we are pleased to promote them to assistant vice president,” stated Mark Johnson, president/CEO of Citizens Bank & Trust Co.