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  • A Campbellsville Christmas

    Santa made an appearance in Campbellsville on Saturday at the annual Christmas parade down Main Street.

    Many organizations and churches decorated floats and residents dressed in their Christmas gear for the parade.

  • Home for the Holidays


    Campbellsville Woman's Club hosted its annual home tour on Sunday. Eight homes were featured.

    Money collected from ticket sales will go toward funding scholarships for local high school students.

    Though a total amount collected isn't available yet, club members say more people attended this year's home tour than any in the past.

  • Operation Christmas Child Relay Center collects 5,238 boxes


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Operation Christmas Child numbers are in. Taylor County's Relay Center collected a total of 5,238 shoeboxes to be delivered around the world through Operation Christmas Child. Campbellsville University contributed 1,116 shoeboxes toward the total.

  • CU students serve community in Repair Affair


    Lucas Pennington

    Campbellsville University

    A nail, a hammer and a heart.

    To help students learn about the Christian servant leadership, first-year students at Campbellsville University participate in Repair Affair, a service project organized by Kentucky Heartland Outreach, building decks and wheelchair ramps and repairing roofs for families in need.

  • School Menus for Dec. 10-14

    Campbellsville Independent

    Dec. 10-14

    Monday - Hot dog on bun, baked wedges, corn on the cob, mandarin oranges, fruit and milk.

    Tuesday - Grilled chicken wrap with ranch dressing and romaine lettuce, green beans, seasoned carrots, pineapple with bananas and milk.

    Wednesday - Hamburger on bun with lettuce, tomato and onion, baked fries, diced pears, fruit and milk.

    Thursday - Cheese pizza, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, Scooby snacks, fruit and milk.

  • KCA classes visit orchard


    Kentucky Christian Academy kindergarten classes visited Hinton's Orchard in October for a field trip.

  • CES hosts ceremony honoring veterans


    Campbellsville Elementary School students honored the country's servicemen in an assembly on Nov. 9.

    The event featured the JROTC Color Guard with music by the Campbellsville High School choir.

    Bronson Gowdy and Chris Goodson spoke to the students about their military service.

    A slideshow presentation honored veterans related to CES students and staff.

    Veterans were treated to refreshments following the assembly.

  • CES hosts Be Excited About Reading event


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently hosted a Be Excited About Reading night, sponsored by the school district's Family Resource Youth Services Center in partnership with Campbellsville University.

    BEAR night offers various literacy events for preschool through second-grade students to participate in with their parents/caregivers.

    Each child who came to BEAR Night received a book and a teddy bear.

    Sue Crabtree, Marilyn Goodwin and Colleen Walker organized BEAR Night with the help of several CU education students.

  • Osborne wants council to create local jobs


    One new and 11 returning members were sworn in on Monday night to serve for the next two years on the Campbellsville City Council.

    Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram, who led the swearing-in ceremony during the council’s regular meeting, congratulated the members and thanked them for their service to the community.  New councilman Paul Osborne said working hard to create and find jobs for local residents will be his first priority as he serves on the council.