Local News

  • Trial over before it begins

    A Campbellsville man accused of attempting to shoot and kill a local woman didn't face a jury trial on Tuesday after all. He pleaded guilty to some of the charges before the trial began and will go to trial on the others in November.

    Preston Dean Pyles, 42, of 451 Quisenberry Road was indicted in March 2010 by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, 20 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and 10 counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

  • Habitat chapter buys more property for homes

    The local Habitat for Humanity chapter is gearing up to build more homes in Taylor County.

    After taking last year off because they had no land to build on, Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity members hope to begin building five new homes next year.

    The local chapter recently purchased 15 lots in the Birdwood Subdivision on Wickliffe Avenue for $28,000. However, because of their small size, the lots are equal to about five average lots, according to Karen McMahan, administrative assistant for the local Habitat chapter.

  • Merger plans ready for Monday

    As the tones sound, they reach for their equipment and are on their way. And next Monday, when Campbellsville's fire and rescue services merge, those same people will grab their same equipment and respond. The only difference will be that they may leave from a different building.

    "The same thing that happens this week will happen next week," Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young says.

  • TCHS, CHS bands perform in exhibition


    The Taylor County and Campbellsville High School marching bands participated in the Mark Twain Pre-Season Exhibition at Adair County High School on Saturday, August 27.

    Fourteen bands from across the state performed for judges' comments and critiques in preparation for the 2011 Kentucky Music Educators Association marching band season. The Lindsey Wilson College Raider Band also performed.

    The Marching Cardinals will enter competition on Saturday, Sept. 17. The Taylor County Marching Invitational will be Saturday, Sept. 24.

  • School menus for Sept. 5-9

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 5-9

    Monday - Labor Day. No school.

    Tuesday - Cheeseburger, French fries with pickles and onions, baked beans, peach, and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, mandarin oranges, Scooby Doo cookies, bread slice and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Beef nachos with cheese sauce, refried beans, Spanish rice, fruit shape up and milk with choice of chicken-fried steak.

  • CES names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville Elementary School announced its Students of the Week for Aug. 19.

    They are, from left, front, Daniel Barros, Ellington Gowin, Gavin Johnson and Bryce Newton. Middle: Serenity Ford, Zamar Owens, Kaizer Brockman, Nate Mitchell, Chloe Cox, Takiyah Cox and Jose Bazan-Canto. Back: Kaleigh Hunt, Jackson Antle, Brianna Hayes, Leticia Barros, Darious Groves, Victoria Cox, Tristan Lopez and Nicholas Drew.

  • Campbellsville woman stable after Monday afternoon crash

    A Campbellsville woman is in stable condition following a four-vehicle crash at the intersection of KY 210, U.S. 68 and KY 55 on Monday afternoon.

    Lanae Gebler, 52, was flown from the scene by Air Evac Lifeteam to University of Louisville Hospital. She remains in stable condition at press time.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 4:05 p.m., Harold Johnson, 62, of Keavy, Ky. was driving a 1992 Ford F-450 west on U.S. 68 when he failed to stop at a red light at the intersection.

  • CU English professor receives promotion


    Ariana Johnson

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Sandra Kroh, assistant professor of English as a second language, has been promoted to associate professor of English as a second language, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University

    Kroh also serves as director of the English as a second language institute.

  • CU education professor receives promotion


    Ariana Johnson

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Robert VanEst, associate professor of education at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to professor of education, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU president.

    VanEst has served at CU since August 2001.

    He received the Faculty Servant Leadership Award at CU's Honors and Awards Day in April.

  • PRIDE funds available for environmental education

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 PRIDE Environmental Education Contract Program.

    The funds can be used for a variety of hands-on activities that promote awareness of the importance of a clean environment, personal responsibility and community pride.

    Examples of activities eligible for funding include recycling programs, community gardens, greenhouses, wetlands, science equipment and multimedia materials.