Local News

  • Scenes from LWC


    Lindsey Wilson College nursing students, from left, Alicia Colon of Columbia, Megan Keltner of Columbia and Megan Peake of Campbellsville, met recently at the amphitheater outside of the Jim and Helen Lee Fugitte Science Center.

  • Farmer graduates from IWU

    A Taylor County resident was among the 1,400 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies on Aug. 13 at Indiana Wesleyan University's main campus.

    Graduating was Alicia Farmer of Finley with a bachelor's degree in nursing.

    IWU is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church, which has its world headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind. The university was founded in 1920 and is committed to liberal arts and professional education.

  • Local woman joins UK College of Medicine Class of 2015


    The University of Kentucky College of Medicine welcomed Hope Hastings of Campbellsville as it celebrated the union of past, present and future through a White Coat Ceremony with alumni representatives from the past five decades presenting the newest medical students with their coats on Friday, Aug. 5 at UK's Singletary Center for the Arts.

    The presentation of white coats, provided by the UK Medical Alumni Association, symbolizes the commitment to clinical service, care and professionalism.

  • Five Taylor County students named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

    Five students from Taylor County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards. Their awards may be renewed each year of college if they continue high scholastic achievement, making the total value of their KEES worth $10,000.

  • Resident among DePaul University's graduating class

    DePaul University announced that Ashley Vanover of Campbellsville graduated from DePaul University in Chicago this summer. It was DePaul's 112th commencement.

    Serving more than 25,000 students, DePaul University is the nation's largest Catholic university and offers programs, many nationally ranked, in the liberal arts and sciences, education, commerce, law, computer technology, music and theater.

    More information about DePaul's exceptional academic programs can be found at www.depaul.edu.

  • School menus for Sept. 12-16

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 12-16

    Monday - Crispitos with salsa, Mexican rice, refried beans, pineapple slice and milk. Choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, lima beans, fruit salad and milk. Choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Grilled cheese, potato wedges, carrot sticks with dip, chocolate cake and milk. Choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, hash brown, peaches, garlic bread and milk. Choice of chicken-fried steak.

  • Council approves water line project

    Campbellsville water customers will soon notice improved water quality and pressure.

    During its regular meeting Tuesday, Campbellsville City Council members approved a resolution that would begin a $1.8 million water line improvement project.

    David Bowles of Monarch Engineering told Council members that the city was among 25 out of 203 applicants approved by the state for water projects.

    The approval offers the city a $656,000 grant and a 20-year $1.2 million loan at 1 percent interest.

  • Study reveals CU impact on county is $93 million-plus

    Campbellsville University has a total economic impact from its operations of more than $93 million in Taylor County and total local tax revenues generated by CU operations of more than $1.3 million, according to a new study recently completed by Younger Associates of Jackson, Tenn., a national research firm.

    The economic impact of Campbellsville University and all the related operations is a measure of the total number of dollars that flow through the Taylor County economy each year because of the university.

  • Library renovation hits snag

    Faced with higher renovation costs than expected, the Taylor County Library Board may seek a new architect to plan the renovation of the former Gabehart Lumber building.

    In December, the Library Board approved purchasing the land from owner Christine Gabehart. The library traded the property it bought from Ancil Reynolds in 2007, which is valued at $305,000, and paid Gabehart $225,000. Gabehart has since sold the land back to Reynolds for $225,000.

  • Exercise in disguise

    The thumping rhythm of Latin music blasts from the speakers. In unison, they all leap into the air, many of them smiling all the while.

    It's exercise in disguise, better known as Zumba, and those in Friday night's class at Xtreme Fitness seems to be enjoying every second.

    "It's a stress relief," says Robin Mendez. "It's fun. There's no pressure. Just listen to the music and get into it. It's so fun that you don't realize that you are getting exercise."