Local News

  • Local teachers attend Advanced Placement Summer Institute

    The Center for Gifted Studies recently hosted its annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute, which several local teachers attended.

    This summer, 502 teachers from 71 Kentucky school districts, 20 states and three countries participated in the weeklong institute at Western Kentucky University.

    Participants at the Advanced Placement Summer Institute included the following Taylor County High School teachers, Enrique Valdes, Karen McAnelly and Susan Dillery, all of Campbellsville, Dawn Flinchum of Elk Horn and Victoria Haydon Mackin of Lebanon.

  • Residents graduate from online Kaplan University program

    Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, celebrated the graduation of its summer 2011 class during a graduation ceremony on Aug. 6 at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago.

    During her address, former Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman spoke to the online graduates about the importance of education to workforce development and global competitiveness.

    The following students from Campbellsville were awarded degrees.

    Jennifer Brown was awarded a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.

  • TCHS senior wins conservation scholarship


    Brandon Underwood, a Taylor County High School graduate, was recently announced as the recipient of the 2011 Taylor County Conservation District's $500 scholarship.

    Barry Smith, a supervisor of the Taylor County Conservation District, presented Underwood his award at class night in May.

    Underwood will be attending the Eastern Kentucky University this fall, majoring in wildlife production and management.

    He is the son of Paul and Judy Underwood of Campbellsville.

  • Campbellsville student named to Berea College dean's list

    Campbellsville resident Mariam Pourheydarian has been named to the spring 2011 dean's list at Berea College.

    A student who achieves a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours is named to the dean's list.

    Berea is a non-denominational, liberal arts college that offers bachelor of arts degrees in 28 fields of study and bachelor of science degrees in agriculture and natural resources, business administration, technology and industrial arts and nursing.

  • Taylor County Band to distribute reflective house number signs as fundraiser

    Bonnie Childers, 911 Address Coordinator for Campbellsville and Taylor County, is teaming up with the Taylor County Marching Cardinals to offer large reflective address signs for homes and businesses.

    The band will receive half of the $15 charge for a two-sided reflective sign.

    "We prefer that people use at least 3-inch numbers that are reflective for visibility at night," Childers said. "Many people have only small numbers for mail and paper routes which aren't big enough for us to read at night.

  • Taylor County schools ranked top in the region for graduating students

    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    A recent report from the Kentucky Department of Education shows that Taylor County School District tops the region in graduation rate percentage at 89.78 percent.

    Further, the district is in the Top 15 of the state's highest graduation rates among public school districts.

  • School menus for Aug. 15-19

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 15-19

    Monday - Fish on bun, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, cornbread, sherbet and milk. Choice: chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Hot ham and cheese, potato wedges, peas and carrots, applesauce and milk. Choice: corn dog.

    Wednesday - Shredded pork barbecue, corn on the cob, coleslaw, peaches and milk. Choice: pork chop.

    Thursday - Pork roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli casserole, fruit salad, rolls and milk. Choice: chicken fried steak.

  • CU psychology professor receives tenure


    Ariana Johnson

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Jeanette Parker, associate professor of psychology at Campbellsville University, has been granted tenure, according to an announcement made by Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Parker, a Somerset native, began teaching at Campbellsville University in 1989.

    In addition to teaching psychology, she serves as assistant vice president for academic affairs and Title III director at Campbellsville University.

  • CU hosts final Kids College of summer


    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's Kids College final 2011 session was July 25-26 at the Technology Training Center.

    This event marked the first time the classes for students in grades three through eight were a full day as opposed to half-day sessions.

    Kids College provides students with opportunities to broaden the scope of their interests and interact with others.

  • ECTC fall registration is Aug. 9-11

    Students can register for fall semester classes at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 9, 10 and 11.

    The fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 15.

    Registration schedule will be alphabetic according to last name. Students can register for the full semester or the bi-terms, which run Aug. 15 to Oct. 14 and Oct. 17 to Dec. 10.

    Fall registration will be in the Regional Postsecondary Education Center in Elizabethtown on the following schedule.