Local News

  • Resident appointed to state MLK committee

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear recently appointed Wanda E. Washington to the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission.
    Washington serves as coordinator of Greater Campbellsville United. She will replace Terri Reynolds, whose term has expired.
    Washington’s term will expire Dec. 12, 2014.

  • Modern day treasure hunters coming to Campbellsville

    The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is on a worldwide treasure hunt and will be digging in Campbellsville for five days beginning tomorrow.
    During this free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see more than 1,200 residents bringing in rare and unusual collectibles. Locals will have a chance to talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts.
    The Roadshow, which is free, will be set up at Holiday Inn Express on Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Guthrie representative in town Thursday

    Phyllis Causey, field representative for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, will have office hours in Taylor County Thursday at the Taylor County Courthouse Fiscal Court meeting room.
    She will be available from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Residents are encouraged to meet with Causey, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies. She will forward all comments to Guthrie.
    To get the latest information from Guthrie’s office, sign up for his e-newsletter by visiting Guthrie.house.gov.

  • Resident in serious condition after ATV crash

    A Campbellsville man is in serious condition after he struck a tractor-trailer last Wednesday while riding an ATV.
    Taylor County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of the crash on Wednesday at about 10 a.m. involving an ATV that struck a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Hickory Grove Road and KY 210.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Gerald Bault, 46, of Campbellsville, was riding a 2004 Honda Rancher ATV and traveling west on the eastbound shoulder of KY 210.

  • One injured in crash at Broadway/Jackson intersection

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Gabrielle Keene, 17, of Campbellsville, who was driving a 1998 Oldsmobile, was attempting a left turn from North Jackson Street onto Broadway when she turned into the path of a 2000 Ford pickup, driven by Bobby Hughes, 41, of Campbellsville.
    Hughes was crossing Broadway from South Jackson Street. The collision occurred at 9:34 a.m.

  • Louisville assault charges amended

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to amended assault charges in Jefferson County and been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine.
    According to court records, Jonathan Cook, 26, was arrested in July at a bar on Fourth Street.
    Records state that Cook was at Saddle Ridge Night Club when he allegedly jumped over the bar and assaulted a bartender.

  • Charity Harvest

    Taylor County Bank hosted a Charity Harvest Friday night featuring food, games, a car show, live music and more.
    Donations collected during the event were split among Green River Ministries, Taylor County Food Pantry, Central Kentucky Crisis Pregnancy Center, REATH Center, Toys for Tots, Toys for Kids, Backpack Program, The Kid SpOt, Kentucky Christian Academy, Campbellsville Independent Schools and Taylor County Schools.

  • School menus for Oct. 10-14

    Campbellsville Independent

    Oct. 10-14

    Monday - Beef stew, hash brown, shredded cheese, pineapple tidbits, biscuits and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, peaches, rolls and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Pizza, buttered corn, chocolate pudding, banana wafers and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Soft chicken tacos, lettuce, sour cream, refried beans, Spanish rice, sherbet and milk with choice of chicken fried steak.

  • Taylor County student receives Burger King scholarship

    The Have It Your Way Foundation recently announced it has awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships to a total of 1,258 students nationwide as part of the 11th annual Burger King Scholars Program.

    Among the winners, 21 students from Kentucky, including one from Taylor County, received scholarship awards in recognition of their academic achievement, along with other academic and community involvement criteria.

    Jacqueline Nelson from Taylor County High School was awarded $1,000.

  • Local student recognized during Public Service Recognition Week

    First Lady Jane Beshear recently presented a signed proclamation declaring the week of Oct. 3 as Public Service Recognition Week in Kentucky.

    As part of the ceremony, Arabelle Grace Long, a local elementary school student was honored for winning a poster contest.

    The celebration began nationally in 1985 to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world.