Today's News

  • Test scores don't always measure success

    Report cards have for decades been a traditional measure of success for students. However, over the years, test scores have become more and more important ... to the point that some school funding is contingent on the results.

    The acronyms alone will confuse most people: ACT, KCCT, EXPLORE, SAT, PLAN ... and the list goes on.

    We recognize the importance of tests, especially for minimum requirements and for college acceptance.

    But good test scores don't always mean that students will succeed - and having poor scores doesn't mean they won't.

  • Marina will be rebuilt


    All that's left is rubble. Once home to Green River Marina, the site is now the scene of a fire investigation.

    A state fire marshal was on the scene Monday morning as manager Marie Tucker vowed to rebuild.

    "It will probably rebuild in a different spot, but we will rebuild," she said.

    Tucker didn't know exactly when the marina would be rebuilt.

    The cause of the fire is still unknown, Tucker said, though an electrical problem is the most likely culprit.

  • Wreaths Across America is Dec. 11

    A Wreaths Across America ceremony to honor veterans will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Saturday, Dec. 11.

    The ceremony will include laying wreaths for veterans buried at the OLPH Cemetery.

    There isn't a specific time set for the ceremony, though it may begin after one of the Mass services that day.

    For more information, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org or call the church office at 465-4282.

  • Free flu shots for low-income families

    Free flu shots will be offered for low-income families at Green River Ministries on Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Located on Clem Haskins Boulevard, the Green River Ministries "one-stop shop" building houses GRM staff and the local homeless shelter as well as offices for Taylor County Crisis Relief Center, the Taylor County Ministerial Food Pantry, Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Christian Women's Job Corps and the Campbellsville Lions Club.

  • CU School of Music to present Christmas Tapestry

    Katie Johnson

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University School of Music will present its annual Christmas Tapestry program on Friday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel.

    This year's presentation has been organized by Juliana Moura, instructor in voice, and Dr. David Hedrick, assistant professor of music.

  • TCES Supper with Santa is Friday

    Taylor County Elementary School PTA's annual Supper with Santa event will be Friday, Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    There will be games, door prizes, food and raffle items and Santa will attend.

    The event will be in the gymnasium and cafeteria.

  • CU to host student art exhibit

    Matthew Schmuck

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University senior Laura Slack will showcase her artwork on campus through Saturday, Dec. 4 in the Art Gallery.

    "It gives me an amazing sense of accomplishment to produce a piece of artwork," said the Marshall County High School graduate.

    Slack will bring to the exhibit, drawings, paintings, ceramics, prints, jewelry and photographs.

    A reception will be hosted in her honor on Dec. 4 from 2 to 5 p.m., also at the Gallery.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for Nov. 18. They are, from left, kindergartner Ruthie Dengel, first grader Savannah Delk, second grader Stephanie Davis, third grader Hayden Dabney, fourth grader Kelsie Perkins and fifth grader Michael Sanford.

  • School menus for Dec. 6-10

    Campbellsville Independent

    Dec. 6-10

    Monday - Grilled chicken patty, scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots, mandarin oranges, bread slice and milk.

    Tuesday - Grilled cheese, baked chips, celery sticks, fruit roll-up, chocolate cake and milk.

    Wednesday - Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit cocktail, rolls and milk.

    Thursday - Sausage patty, scrambled eggs, baked apples, hot biscuits, gravy and milk.

  • CU shows record numbers in fall census

    Caleb Harris

    Campbellsville University

    According to an announcement from Campbellsville University president Michael V. Carter, CU has recorded its 21st consecutive semester of record enrollment.

    Census data calculated the total enrollment at 3,225 students, compared to 3,006 students at about the same time last year. This is a 7.3 percent increase in the student body. Also, students staying in residence halls have increased 7.4 percent, from 883 students to 948 students.