Local News

  • TCHS to host marching invitational on Sept. 24

    Fourteen of the area's marching bands will participate in the Taylor County Marching Invitational at Taylor County High School on Saturday, Sept. 24.

    The opening ceremony is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. for the afternoon's preliminary competition. The bands will compete in four different classes based on the size of their school's student body.

    Class A includes Caverna at 12:30 p.m., Metcalfe County at 12:45 p.m., Campbellsville High at 1 p.m. and Cumberland County at 1:15 p.m.

  • CU in new category U.S.News & World Report's best colleges guide

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's university status and adherence to a new strategic plan and VISION 2025 has helped move the university to a reclassification into a new category of U.S.News & World Report rankings.

  • School menus for Sept. 26-30

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 26-30

    Monday - Fish, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, coleslaw, Oreos and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Soft chicken tacos with lettuce and cheese, refried beans, pears and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Sausage, gravy, scrambled eggs, baked apples, biscuits, jelly and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Pizza, buttered corn, apple, Chips Ahoy cookie and milk with choice of chicken fried steak.

  • Creativity called for state's writing, art contests

    With a new school year now under way, the search for Kentucky's finest youth writers and artists also begins.

    Students in grades one through 12 are encouraged to submit creative writing and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

  • CU hires Christian missions professor


    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Twyla K. Hernandez, an author and missionary, has been employed at Campbellsville University as an assistant professor of Christian missions, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Hernandez served as the director of Great Commission Ministries from 2000 to 2005, and has served as director of the Hispanic Baptist Bible Institute since 2005.

  • CU hears message on leadership


    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    "Real leadership is not about how good you look or how popular you are," Dr. Floyd Paris, president of Kentucky Baptist Convention and pastor of Unity Baptist Church in Ashland, Ky., said.

    Paris spoke at Campbellsville University's weekly chapel service recently.

  • TCHS, CHS bands win awards at first competitions of the season


    In its first competition of the 2011 season, the Taylor County Band was named reserve grand champion at the South Central Kentucky Marching Band Classic on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Glasgow High School.

    The marching Cardinals also won best overall color guard and best overall percussion awards. They were named first place band in Class AAA and received trophies for best color guard, best percussion, best visual score and best music score in Class AAA.

    Barren County was the grand champion.

  • Homecoming for a hero

  • Mayor donates surplus vehicles to jail

    As part of Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young’s initiative to work closely with county government, the city of Campbellsville recently donated two surplus vehicles to the Taylor County Detention Center. Young, left, is pictured presenting the keys to Taylor County Jailer Hack Marcum.

  • One injured in South Central Avenue crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash on South Central Avenue on Monday.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 4:35 p.m., Bronson Ingram, 19, was driving a 2002 Dodge south on South Central Avenue when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 2007 Nissan minivan driven by Toni Burress, 48, of Campbellsville.
    Burress was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel. She was treated and released.
    Campbellsville Police Officer Bart Gilpin investigated.