Local News

  • TCHS band receives distinguished ratings


    Taylor County High School Marching Band traveled to Glasgow on Saturday, Oct. 13, to compete in the Barren County Marching Invitational. Seventeen bands competed and TCHS was one of only five bands recognized for earning a distinguished rating in both the preliminary and finals performances.

    In the preliminary round in Class AAA, TCHS received first place and a best percussion award.

    The top 10 bands competed again in the finals round where the band placed fifth among all classes.

  • CU receives more high rankings from U.S. News

    April Hill

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University, recently ranked as one of the top regional universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report, has received other notable rankings in several sub-categories. These categories include campus ethnic diversity, economic diversity, most international students and least amount of debt-class of 2011.

  • School Menus for Oct. 22-26

    Campbellsville Independent

    Oct. 22-26

    Monday - Scrambled eggs, sausage patty, baked apples, biscuits and gravy and milk.

    Tuesday - Chicken tenders, scalloped potatoes, seasoned carrots, banana, fruit and milk.

    Wednesday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, Gogurt, garlic bread and milk.

    Thursday - Beef tacos, chips with cheese and salsa, refried beans, fruit and milk.

  • CES to celebrate Red Ribbon Week

    Campbellsville Elementary School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week next week with several activities.

    Red Ribbon Week was established when Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent, was kidnapped and killed in 1985. He was very close in unlocking a multi-billion-dollar drug pipeline that ran high into the Mexican army, police and government.

  • CU hires assistant professor of education


    Lucas Pennington

    Samantha Stevenson

    Campbellsville University

    Deborah Allen Spalding of Lebanon has been employed at Campbellsville University as an assistant professor of education, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Spalding is a 1975 graduate of Marion County High School. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in special education for kindergarten through eighth-grade students.

  • CU hires transfer counselor


    Lucas Pennington

    Campbellsville University

    Lindsey Taube Hines, a native of Scarborough, Maine, who now lives in Campbellsville, has been employed as transfer counselor in the Office of Admissions at Campbellsville University, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Hines graduated from CU in 2011 with a bachelor of science in mass communications. She is a 2008 graduate of Scarborough High School.

  • Students encouraged to enter conservation writing and art contests

    With a new school year now under way, the search for Kentucky's finest youth writers and artists also begins. Students in first grade through high school seniors are encouraged to submit creative writing and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

  • Whitfield, Hatchett face off for 1st District Representative


    Taylor County voters will make history in November when casting their votes for their first 1st District U.S. Representative.

    Incumbent Ed Whitfield, a Republican, will face off against Charles Hatchett, a Democrat. Hatchett defeated James Buckmaster in the Primary Election last May. For at least 30 years, Taylor County has been in the 2nd U.S. Representative district. Before that, the county was in the 5th District.

  • October focuses on domestic violence awareness

    They see it every week. It usually starts as a heated argument and then escalates to physical violence.

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, something local police and sheriff’s deputies investigate every week of the year. Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton says domestic violence involves physical injury between family members. The situations typically begin with an argument, which Newton said doesn’t create cause for an arrest.

    “You can verbally argue all you want,” he said. “There’s no law against that yet.”

  • Deer pose safety issues for drivers


    It is the time of year when deer are on the move at night, unknowingly placing themselves and others in danger by venturing out onto roadways.

    Because deer do not know to look both ways before crossing the road, drivers must keep a watchful eye on not only the road in front of them, but also the surrounding woods and fields when driving.

    According to Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton, deer are so active this time of year because it is hunting and mating seasons.