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  • CES names Writers of the Week


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week. They are, from left, Ellington Gowin, Sydney Wilson and Kenzi Forbis.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed Winners for the week of Oct. 18.

    They are, from left, Jay Milburn, Zane Parker, Abby Hillard, Makayla Tucker and Trevor Holland.

  • TCMS students attend leadership conference


    Taylor County Middle School students Rylen Smith and Madison Lauer recently represented their school at the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.

    Patricia Jones, a TCMS social studies teacher, nominated the students for the conference. They were accepted based on their academic and leadership skills.

    While in Washington, the students studied leaders of the past, characteristics of leadership and toured the D.C. area.

  • Third Sunday gets locals out and about

    About 50 people attended the annual Third Sunday event last Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park. Third Sunday is a statewide event that encourages Kentuckians to engage in physical activity.

  • Local family named March of Babies ambassadors

    Juliana Maria Contreras was determined to go home to Campbellsville.
    Born 10 weeks premature on March 3, she was surprisingly healthy, despite weighing just 1 pound, 13 ounces. She was breathing on her own, but was put on a ventilator for only one day. She remained on oxygen for five weeks.
    Aside from low birth weight, the only physical affect of Juliana being born premature was a hole in her heart, which, according to her mother, Ashley Contreras, closed on its own.

  • Judge dismisses MicroHose lawsuit

    The lawsuit against MicroHose officials for not paying the mortgage on the company’s property has been dismissed after the property in question has been given back to its original owner.
    Lebanon attorney Phillip S. George Jr. filed the lawsuit on Friday, Aug. 26 in Taylor Circuit Court on Taylor County Bank’s behalf.

  • CU’s celebrates homecoming 2011

    Thousands attended Campbellsville University’s homecoming events on Friday and Saturday.

  • County could begin mowing abandoned properties

    Magistrates have said the county isn’t in the mowing business, but they will again consider mowing abandoned properties at their next meeting.
    At a meeting of the Taylor Fiscal Court’s Sanitation and Environmental Committee on Monday, members agreed to recommend that inmates housed at the Taylor County Detention Center begin mowing and cleaning nuisances, with the property owners footing the bill.

  • CES students learn about bicycle safety

    Campbellsville Elementary School students recently learned about bicycle safety through a program funded by Kosair Children's Hospital and a grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    The focus was on teaching bicycle safety to third- and fourth-grade students.

    Students were taught the "Rules of the Road" and then rode bicycles through a mini course that represents actual cycling situations. The session addressed real-life situations and covered information included on the practical living sections of state testing.

  • School menus for Oct. 24-28

    Campbellsville Independent

    Oct. 24-28

    Monday - Cheeseburger, French fries, pickles, onions, applesauce, elf grahams and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, mandarin oranges and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Manger's choice, scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots, Scooby fruit snack and milk with choice of pork chop.