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Today's News

  • Appeal filed in decades old case

    A Campbellsville man accused of beating another man and placing him inside a car trunk with a turtle has filed an appeal of his 50-year prison sentence.

    Rex Melton, now 41, was found guilty by a Taylor County grand jury nearly 20 years ago of first-degree assault, first-degree arson and complicity.

    According to a February 1990 News-Journal story, Melton and Campbellsville native Richard D. Johnson, now 38, were accused of beating Kirk Nash in September 1989.

  • Payne-McKee

    Sharon McKee of Campbellsville announces the engagement of her son, Mac McKee, to Lora Beth Payne, daughter of Dennis and Faith Payne of Mt. Vernon, Ky.

    Payne is a 1998 graduate of Rockcastle County High School and a 2002 graduate of Cumberland College. She is employed as a social worker at Rockcastle Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

    McKee is a 1994 graduate of Campbellsville High School and is employed at Panasonic in Berea, Ky.

  • End of an era

    What once was a place of healing will soon become a place of learning.

    The former Hall Clinic, built in the 1950s or 1960s, was demolished last Friday by Dennis Brinley, owner of HCL Inc. of Louisville.

    The property, which was the former location of Dr. James Angel's medical practice, will be the new site for Campbellsville University's School of Business and Economics.

    Construction on the nearly 12,000-square-foot building is scheduled to begin in early fall and should take about a year to complete.

  • Fruit of the Loom unit gathers for reunion

    Staff Report

    More than two dozen former employees of Fruit of the Loom's former Campbellsville plant met recently for a reunion.

    Dixie Wise welcomed all those who attended to her home on Old Lebanon Road on Saturday, July 19.

    The women had all worked together for more than 20 years in the 3800 Unit at FOL.

  • Stevens earns $1,000 scholarship

    Green County High School graduate Hunter Stevens was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Kentucky Federation of Republican Women. Stevens' essay, on why she chooses to be a Republican, was selected from more than 20 essays from Kentucky high school seniors across the state. She plans to attend Western Kentucky University in an accelerated program, majoring in history and political science. She is the daughter of Fran Stevens of Campbellsville.

  • Taylor County student is 2008 Rogers Scholars graduate

    Allie Romines of Taylor County was one of 30 rising high school juniors from southern and eastern Kentucky to graduate from Rogers Scholars, a youth leadership program, in July.

    Romines, a student at Taylor County High School, attended the second session of Rogers Scholars during the week of July 6-11 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. She graduated from the program on July 11 and will be eligible to apply for college scholarships from 13 participating colleges and universities.

    Romines is the daughter of Robert and Pam Romines of Campbellsville.

  • Early Days

    TEN YEARS AGO

    July 30, 1998

    Taylor County's unemployment rate for June was up slightly over April and remains the second highest in the state.

    Mr. and Mrs. E. Mac Hill of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Sunday, Aug. 16 at First United Methodist Church.

    Kaitlin Mardis celebrated her fourth birthday with a party at her home.

    Army Pvt. Philip E. Gunsaules Jr. has entered basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

  • School Menus for Aug. 4-8

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 4-8

    Wednesday _ Pizza, corn, chips, pears, graham cracker and milk.

    Thursday _ Hamburger, pickles, onions, French fries, applesauce, brownie and milk.

    Friday _ Corn dog, baked beans, potato wedges, Fruit Juicee and milk.

    Taylor County

    Aug. 4-8

    Monday _ Hot dog, macaroni and cheese, early peas, fruit salad, vanilla wafers and milk.

    Tuesday _ Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread slice, chilled peaches and milk.

  • Smith is member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars

    Amanda M. Smith of Campbellsville has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

    Smith will be honored during an induction convocation this fall on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

    "NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel and service projects both on campus and in the community," said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS executive director.

  • Merrimac Christian Church plans pig roast, wagon ride

    Merrimac Christian Church will host a pig roast and wagon ride on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.

    There will also be a potluck and offering, with proceeds collected going toward Kosair Children's Hospital.

    For more information, call 465-7481.