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Today's News

  • Presidential race will make history

    No matter who wins the presidential election in November, we will certainly experience a history-making race.

    If the Republicans win, we'll have a woman as vice president for the first time in history. If the Democrats win, the first black president will have been elected.

    Taylor County's voters have historically voted Republican in national races. It will be interesting to see if that holds true once again.

  • Marcum-Call

    Angela Michelle Marcum and Steve Casey Call will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Sept. 20.

    Marcum is the daughter of Eddie "Hack" Marcum and Barbara Marcum of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Martha Marcum, Bernice Lawson, Vern Tungate and the late William Marrell Marcum and Les Lawson.

    She is a graduate of Taylor County High School, Campbellsville University and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

    Call is the son of Steve and Dottie Call of Princeton, Ky. His grandparents are Mary Bayne Call and the late John Willard Call and Cecil and Dorothy Christine Wynn.

  • City tax rates finalized

    City residents will see a lower tax rate this year.

    Campbellsville City Council members gave final approval to tax rates for 2008-2009 during a special meeting Monday night.

    The rate for real property will be .191 per $100 assessed value. Last year's rate was .192.

    Personal property will be taxed at a rate of .181. Last year's rate was .185.

    The rates are expected to produce $875,359.76 in revenue, an increase of $44,230.30 over last year.

  • School Menus for Sept. 15-19

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 15-19

    Monday - Shredded barbecue, tater tots, corn on the cob, diced peaches and milk.

    Tuesday - Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, lima beans, fruit cocktail, hot rolls and milk.

    Wednesday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, hash brown, pineapple, French bread and milk.

    Thursday - Soft tacos, chicken or beef, Spanish rice, refried beans, sherbet and milk.

    Friday - Chicken patty, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, pears, graham cracker and milk.

    Taylor County

    Sept. 15-19

  • Some skills are forever important

    "A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever." -Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810-1889)

    We're excited! Woody, the Kentucky Wiener dog is back. And starting next week, children in Campbellsville and Taylor County can follow along through 10 weeks of his misadventures.

  • Marching Cards take first place in class at Governor's Cup

    Taylor County Marching Cardinals qualified for KMEA Regional Quarterfinal competition on Saturday at the Governor's Gold Cup Marching Band Festival at Elizabethtown High School.

    In the preliminary round, the Marching Cards were awarded a proficient rating, named first-place band and received the Best Percussion award in Class AAA.

    Hart County was awarded second place and Best Color Guard while Breckinridge County was third.

  • CU breaks ground on new School of Education building

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Ground was broken recently for a new 14,000-square-foot building that will house a School of Education at Campbellsville University.

    "Teaching is the profession that creates all others," said Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the school, as CU's oldest educational program began work on its new home.

    A check for $250,000 was also received from James Achterhof, director of the Richard Van Lunen Foundation that has pledged $750,000 toward the building.

  • FFA members bring home several state fair awards

    Taylor County Future Farmers of America members competed at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 14-15.

    Entries were exhibited in corn, hay, tobacco, soybeans, plants, horticulture and fresh floral arrangements. Also, competition was held in welding, seed identification, livestock judging, dairy judging, agriculture mechanics and auctioneering.

    There were 16 floral exhibits all receiving blue or red ribbons, which represent the top two-thirds of the competition. There were 41 entries of hay.

  • Humphress crowned Miss Adair County Teen

    Keely Star Humphress of Campbellsville was crowned Miss Adair County Teen on July 9. She will advance to the state competition in Louisville in October. She is the daughter of Kristy Nelson and the granddaughter of Mike and Judy Humphress, all of Campbellsville.

  • Annual flea market has good turnout

    Raindrops didn't keep them from shopping for bargains.

    The 12th annual Tebbs Bend Flea Market, hosted by the Tebbs Bend-Green River Bridge Battlefield Association, was Saturday.

    Anita Brown, president of the association, said attendance was a bit down because of Friday's rain, but she estimates anywhere from 1,200 to 1,500 people attended. Past attendance totals, she said, had counted as many as 2,500.

    "We did OK," she said. "We appreciate everyone's participation. I think the vendors were happy. Everyone I spoke with seemed pleased.