Local News

  • Committee tackles EDA budget

    With only one meeting under its belt, the EDA committee is already taking steps to solve the Economic Development Authority's budget issues.

    The Economic Development Authority committee had its first meeting Thursday, opting to explore refinancing options for the $2.1 million loan used to the buy the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park property on KY 55. The meeting lasted about an hour and a half.

  • Costs up, donations down

    Costs are up and donations are down at the Taylor County Food Pantry.

    Though its clients haven't yet seen any effects, food pantry volunteers say they are concerned about the future.

    The food pantry, which is operated by the Taylor County Ministerial Association, needs help, according to vice president and food pantry chairman Michael Goodwin.

    Goodwin says the pantry receives its funding from local donations and sometimes a small amount of FEMA grant funding.

  • In the Kitchen

    Taylor County Extension Office hosted 4-H camps for local youth last week. Camps began Tuesday with 4-H Cloverbud Camp with crafts, games and more.

    A cooking class was Thursday. Amanda Sublett, extension agent for 4-H Youth Development, and Brianna Lee, 4-H program assistant, taught a group of girls how to make broccoli casserole and baked chicken from scratch. The class not only learned about preparing food, they also learned about table etiquette.

    The camps ended Saturday with a sewing course.

  • Man with Campbellsville ties to receive Medal of Honor

    A man with Campbellsville ties has been approved for the United States Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama.

    Dakota Meyer has been featured recently in several national magazines and newspapers for his heroism and bravery.

    Meyer, the son of Mike Meyer of Adair County and Lisa Ferree Gilliam of Campbellsville, was wounded in Afghanistan when his unit came under fire in a surprise attack.

  • Shopping with the Cops

    "Do those fit?" she yells over the dressing room door. The girl replies, "Yes, and I love them!"

    "I have to have polo shirts," the boy said, as he searches for his size in bright blue to add to his new wardrobe.

    About 20 students from Campbellsville and Taylor County schools got brand new school supplies for the upcoming school year on Thursday, thanks to donations collected by the local Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #22.

  • School menus for Aug. 3-5

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 3-5

    Wednesday - Pizza, corn, applesauce, Elf Grahams and milk. Choice - pork chop.

    Thursday - Chicken patty on bun, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, sherbet and milk. Choice - chicken fried steak.

    Friday - Grilled cheese, carrots and dip, baked chips, apple and milk. Choice - fish on bun.

    Taylor County

    Aug. 3-5

  • Bus Routes - Taylor County

    Please have children ride the bus the first day of school. Those who wish, can meet their children at the elementary school when the bus arrives.


    No. 22

    Ottis Wright, 465-7125

    Bypass to KY 210 to Fuller Harding to Hibernia Ridge to Corinth Church to Sandy Y to Social Band to Garnett Road to school.


    No. 20

    Keith Murphy, 789-2935

  • Bus Routes - Campbellsville Independent

    All routes are subject to change. If it does not appear that your address is within the routing, or if you have a question about transportation, contact Donna Gaddis at 465-4162 Ext. 28 or 849-8108.


    Bus #1

    Driver: Tim Tungate

    Monitor: Marjorie Edwards

  • A Blast from the Past

    Their friendship began at an early age. Nine little girls met for the first time in first grade. All but one attended Campbellsville Elementary School.

    More than a half-century later, the women are still the best of friends. The group met last week at Clay Hill for a reunion of the club they began back in high school - The Lonely Hearts.

    The nine friends are Paula Sinclair Sutton, Barkley Beard Fightmaster, Joan Caulk Loy, Judy Campbell Martin, Pat Cave Webster, Virginia Imhoff Blocher, Gayle Creel True, Betty Lou McCubbin Smith and the late June Isaacs Shipp.

  • More details available in murder case

    The Campbellsville woman accused of murdering her husband with a morphine overdose has pleaded not guilty to the crime.

    Kathleen H. Wise, 60, of 4203 Bengal Road, a registered nurse and former Medco nursing home employee, was arrested Tuesday, July 19 at 5 p.m. and charged with the domestic violence murder of her husband, Joseph Kenneth Wise. She faces as much as life in prison.

    On Monday, she pleaded not guilty in Taylor District Court.