Local News

  • CU gives students opportunity to get ahead in college


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University gave 12 students the experience of getting ahead in their college career even before starting their freshman year.

    Twelve incoming freshmen participated in the Summer Educational Experience, which gives students the opportunity to grow academically and socially, according to Kevin Propes, assistant dean of academic support.

  • CES names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville Elementary School has announced its Students of the Week for Aug. 12.

    From left, front, they are Adrien Smith, Aiden Cox, Parker Polk, Zaria Cowan, Timothy Hoskins and Haley Lopez. Back: Sophia Spencer, Tyler Patterson, Seth Hash, Winter Coppage, Aleah Knifley, Karley Morris and Braden Paige.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of Aug. 16. From left, they are Jacob Ford, Conner Roney, Kyle Chappell, Maddie Hill and Kaylee Reynolds.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week. They are, from left, freshman John Moore, sophomore Heather Sabo, senior Kimberly O'Brien and junior Jordan Sutton.

  • National Guard sergeant visits TCES


    National Guard Sgt. Thomas Knight recently visited Taylor County Elementary School to discuss his life in the National Guard. Knight is being deployed to Iraq where he will serve a 400-day stay with Alpha Company 204th ASB. Knight is pictured with his three children, Lindsey, a third-grader, Caleb, a kindergartner, and MaKenzie, a fourth-grader.

  • School menus for Aug. 29-Sept. 2

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 29-Sept. 2

    Monday - Sausage, scrambled eggs, baked apples, biscuits, gravy, jelly and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Hamburger on bun, pickles, onions, French fries, peach cobbler, ice cream and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Tacos, tortilla chips, lettuce, tomato, cheese, Spanish rice, pineapple tidbits and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Manager's choice, baked beans, glazed carrots, pears and milk.

  • Bands to perform in exhibition

    The Taylor County Band will open the 2011 marching season with a performance at the Mark Twain Pre-Season Exhibition at Adair County High School on Saturday, Aug. 27.

    Thirteen area bands will perform beginning at 5 p.m. ET. Taylor County Band will take the field at 7 p.m., Campbellsville's at 5:45 p.m.

    Other bands from the area will include LaRue County at 6:15 p.m., Russell County at 6:45 p.m. and Green County at 7:30 p.m. The evening will conclude with performances by the Lindsey Wilson College Raider Band and the host Adair County band.

  • Driver charged with DUI in crash

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with DUI after a one-vehicle crash in which her passenger was injured.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Joyce Mattingly, 53, of 551 Blue Ridge Road was traveling west on KY 1400, East Owl Creek Road, at 3:50 p.m.
    The report states that Mattingly told deputies that her vehicle dropped off the right side of the road, struck a ditch line and then overturned.

  • Georgetown man injured in motorcycle crash

    A Georgetown man was injured Saturday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3:19 p.m., David W. Adams, 39, was driving a 2009 Triumph motorcycle along Lebanon Avenue when a vehicle turned into his path from Beechwood Drive.
    Adams applied his brakes to avoid colliding with the vehicle, lost control of his motorcycle and overturned. Adams was thrown off the motorcycle.
    There is no description of the vehicle and the driver is not identified in the report.

  • One injured in KY 70 crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured after a two-vehicle crash on KY 70 Monday afternoon.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Christopher Pitos, 21, was traveling west on KY 70 at 1:46 p.m. when he ran off the road and struck a guardrail with his 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight.
    Pitos then went across the eastbound lane and struck a 1996 Toyota Tacoma driven by George Vetter, 71, of Campbellsville.
    Vetter was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue for injuries to his foot. He was treated and released.