Local News

  • Campbellsville man injured in Greenbriar/Old Lebanon Road crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday evening.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Jacob A. Paris, 20, of Campbellsville was attempting to turn his 2004 Pontiac from Old Lebanon Road onto Greenbriar Drive at about 7:24 p.m. when he turned into the path of a 1992 Toyota being driven by Cody M. Bertram, 25, of Campbellsville.
    Paris was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital. He was treated and released. Bertram was not injured in the collision.

  • State economic development secretary to address chamber

    Larry Hayes, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, will be the guest speaker at the September Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce lunch.
    Sponsored by Fowler Durham CPAs & Advisors and Life Advisors Financial Planning & Wealth Management, the luncheon is at noon on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Campbellsville University’s Old Banquet Hall.
    The cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors.

  • Taylor County at the Kentucky State Fair
  • Moving Day

    Campbellsville University students moved into their dorms this past weekend.

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  • 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.