Local News

  • 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.

  • CU 'Dialogue on Race' message


    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    "Appreciate, accept, acknowledge and value who we are, because we can do more together than we could apart," said Joseph Owens, vice chair of the CU Board of Trustees and senior pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Lexington.

    Owens spoke at Campbellsville University's recent "Dialogue on Race" chapel service.

  • CES to have Red Ribbon Week activities

    Campbellsville Elementary School will host activities to recognize Red Ribbon Week.

    Red Ribbon Week was established when Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, 37, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent was kidnapped and killed in 1985.

    He was very close in unlocking a multi-billion-dollar drug pipeline that ran high into the Mexican army, police and government.

  • Campbellsville Schools honor academic achievers


    Campbellsville Independent Schools recently announced its academic achievers for October. A boy and a girl from each school are named.

    Those recognized include:

    Campbellsville Elementary School

    Chase Lawless is a kindergarten student at CES. He is the son of Andrea Lawhorn and Chris Lawless. His favorite teacher is Chanci Patterson and reading, math and coloring are his favorite subjects. He enjoys playing baseball. His future plans are to become a basketball player.