Local News

  • CU education professor receives tenure

    Dr. Donna Irwin Hedgepath, associate professor of education at Campbellsville University, has been granted tenure, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.
    Hedgepath has served at CU since 2004. She received her bachelor of music from Campbellsville College in 1992, and master’s of music in music education from Campbellsville University in 1999.
    Hedgepath as served as CU since 2001, serving as adjunct professor for CU’s School of Music until 2004 when she became assistant professor of education.

  • Students attend FCCLA training


  • School menus for Aug. 8-12

    Campbellsville Independent
    Aug. 8-12

    Monday — Bacon cheeseburger, French fries, baked beans, mandarin oranges and milk. Choice — chuckwagon.
    Tuesday — Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, hash brown, fruit rollup, garlic bread and milk. Choice — corn dog.
    Wednesday — Barbecue pork rib on bun, buttered corn, peaches, cinnamon cookie and milk. Choice — pork chop.
    Thursday — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit cocktail and milk. Choice — chicken fried steak.

  • School Zone

    Local students went back to school Wednesday after the summer break. Here are some photos from the first day of classes at Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County schools.

    Send us your back-to-school photos and they may appear in an upcoming issue of the News-Journal.

  • You’re probably from Taylor County if ...

    We wanted to provide a way for readers to share their memories of growing up in Taylor County, and we’ve discovered an easy way to do that.

    So many people have Facebook pages these days, so we created a Facebook group called “You’re probably from Taylor County if ...” And you’ve responded at an amazing rate. There were more than 800 members added in the first 36 hours. The posts totaled more than 1,400 by Wednesday morning with three and four times as many additional comments added.

  • New water tower plans on hold

    Plans to build a new water tower are temporarily on hold.

    During Campbellsville City Council's regular meeting Monday, Mayor Tony Young told Council members that the city will not receive the $1 million state Community Development Block Grant it had applied for. And the reason why left Young and a few council members upset.

    "[Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder] told me we're not going to get it. He said our water rates were too low," Young said.

  • Murder trial expected to start on Aug. 22

    The Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, a Lebanon police officer, is scheduled to appear in court at least one more time before facing a jury.
    Tonya Ford was in court Tuesday for another hearing in the case that accuses her of shooting David M. Ford on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.
    Tuesday's hearing before Taylor Circuit Judge Dan Kelly lasted five minutes.
    Ford is scheduled to appear in Taylor Circuit Court for a final preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Her trial is set to begin Monday, Aug. 22.

  • Local man drowns in Green River Lake

    A Campbellsville man drowned last week near the Mt. Carmel boat ramp in the Adair County portion of Green River Lake.

    According to Adair County Coroner Todd Akin, the body of 59-year-old Paul Richard "Dick" Acree of Campbellsville was discovered Thursday evening floating face down in the water about 50 yards from the boat ramp next to the rocky shoreline.

    The victim was discovered by two men who were at the boat ramp area after one of the men's dog jumped into the water near the body.

  • Send us your back-to-school photos!

    We're looking for photos from you!

    Snap a photo of your child on the first day of school and we may select it to be included in a special photo package that will be published in the News-Journal.

    Send your photos by e-mail to editor@cknj.com.

  • Sheriff’s office investigating fairgrounds burglary

    Taylor County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary at the Taylor County Fairgrounds in which more than $10,000 worth of equipment was stolen.
    According to Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy William Rice, who is investigating, the incident happened sometime between Thursday, July 21 and Monday, July 25.