Local News

  • CU named to 'America's Best Christian Colleges'

    Tanner Royalty

    Campbellsville University

    The 16th annual report of America's Best Christian Colleges by the Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. has included Campbellsville University for 2012-2013. This is the sixth consecutive year Campbellsville University has received this honor.

  • TCHS band awarded first place


    Taylor County High School marching band traveled to Louisville on Saturday, Sept. 29, and competed against 16 other bands at the Bruin Invitational at Ballard High School.

    In the preliminary competition, Taylor County was awarded first place in Class AAA. The top 10 bands among competed again in the finals, where the TCHS band placed third.

    The contest was sanctioned by the Mid-States Band Association and qualified Taylor County to compete in the MSBA Championships on Nov. 3 in Kings Mill, Ohio.

  • TCHS Class of 1962 hosts reunion


    Taylor County High School Class of 1962 recently hosted its 50th class reunion.

    Front, from left, are Tina Wright Taylor, Randy Bastin and John Bowen.

    Second row, Paul Decker, Richard Williams, Betty Loy Brockman, Sue Whited King, Marilyn Pike Clarke, Diane Netherland Seagle, teachers Mina Hedgepeth, Charles Hedgepeth and Ruth Bryant Graham.

  • School Menus for Oct. 8-12

    Campbellsville Independent

    Oct. 8-12

    Monday - Hot dog on bun, potato wedges, peas and carrots, mandarin oranges, granola bar, fruit and milk.

    Tuesday - Soft chicken tacos with lettuce, tomato and cheese, Spanish rice, sherbet, peaches, fruit and milk.

    Wednesday - Chicken patty with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit cocktail, fruit and milk.

    Thursday - Cheese or pepperoni pizza, garden salad, corn, applesauce, fruit and milk.

  • CU named Military Friendly School for fourth year


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Campbellsville University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

  • CU hires assistant director of bands and instructor of music


    Mary Kutter

    Campbellsville University

    Russell A. Thompson of Campbellsville has been employed as assistant director of bands and instructor of music at Campbellsville University, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

  • Daughter of local couple serves on Board of Education

    Beth Cox, the daughter of Campbellsville residents Gordon and Betty Jane Gorin-Smith, is serving on the Sumner County Board of Education in Sumner County, Tenn.

    Cox was also listed in the 2013 Sumner County Fact Book.

    According to the book, Cox was elected in 2008 and has a reputation for "thoughtful and data-driven research on issues dealing with all aspects of the school system, from budget to policy making, and speaking out against the 1981 Financial Management Act.

  • CU social work professor receives faculty award


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Michelle Tucker, associate professor of social work atCampbellsville University, received the non-tenured faculty award at the first chapel of the semester Aug. 29.

    Tucker, who has served at CU since 2008, was presented the award for her "outstanding loyalty and commitment to Campbellsville University," Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs, said.

  • Man charged with more than 300 sex crimes


    A Taylor County man originally charged with 100 counts of rape has now been charged with committing more than 300 sex crimes.

    Steven Grapevine, 34, of 1034 Stoner Creek Road in Elk Horn, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Grapevine was charged in two separate indictments with 312 counts of a sex-related crime, three counts of criminal attempt to commit that same crime and four counts of first-degree sexual abuse. The indictment states that

  • Local woman preparing for the battle against cancer

    “How about this one?” they ask.

    She takes a look and hesitantly says she will give it a chance.

    Pat Jones slowly slips the wig on her head and looks at herself in the mirror. After a while, she says, “Is it me?”

    Her family members, there for moral support, grin and say, “It looks great.”

    Jones will soon see a different reflection in the mirror. She is set to begin chemotherapy treatments soon in a battle to beat breast cancer.