Local News

  • Flyin' High

    The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats performed on Friday night at Campbellsville University as the first event of the 2012-2013 Central Kentucky Arts Series season.

    The season will continue Monday, Nov. 5, with a performance by Gail Archer, a concert organist, at CU’s Ransdell Chapel at 7 p.m.

    Season memberships are $25 for an individual and $50 for a family.

    For more information, contact Dr. Tony Cunha at 789-5340 or visit www.centralkentuckyarts.com.

  • Wise gets life for husband's murder

    It took about a minute for her to hear the words that will keep her behind bars, possibly until her death.

    “I’m hereby sentencing you to a term of imprisonment for the rest of your life,” said Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

    The courtroom was quiet.

    Kathleen Wise, 61, formerly of 4203 Bengal Road in Campbellsville, was sentenced to serve life in prison on Friday after a jury found her guilty last month. Jurors said she killed her husband with a morphine overdose.

  • Murder leads to civil suit against nursing facility


    A civil suit alleging a local nursing home failed to supervise a convicted murderer has been transferred to federal court.

    But the plaintiff in the case has requested that the case be transferred back to Taylor Circuit Court, where it originated.

  • A courtyard for 'Miss Frances'


    She always said that when she told people she loved them, she truly meant it. On Thursday, family and friends who love her gathered to honor her legacy.

    Campbellsville University is now home to the Frances Clinkscales Courtyard, built in honor of the late Campbellsville City Council member and civic leader.

  • How to get the most from your public library


    Bonnie Webster

    Taylor County Public Library

    Bookmark your library's home page. Discover the many special events happening at your library. The Taylor County Public Library's website is www.taylorcountypubliclibrary.org. Events listed on our site for the upcoming month include adult computer classes, an adult craft program and family movie night. Be sure to check for updates on the remodeling of our new building.

  • CU president challenges as new academic year begins


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's president, Dr. Michael V. Carter, challenged students, faculty, staff and coaches as he read "poignant, important and piercing" passages from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7, to communicate with God during the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • School Menus for Sept. 10-14

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 10-14

    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.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week for the week of Aug. 20-27.

    From left are freshman Christine Vega, sophomore Zack Richerson, junior Bryan Rule and senior Chris Guzman.

  • CES names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently named its Students of the Week.

    They are, front, from left, Aryanna Britton, Miles Wright, Andrew Mardis and Riley Petett.

    Second row, Levi Key, MacKenzie Negron, CheyAnn Edwards, Brianna Lyons and Chloe Mitchell.

    Third row, Haley Stapleton, Lily Lobb, Carly Adams, Laci Hodgens, Monte Orvis and Noah Wilson.

    Back, Tynishia Richerson, Saevon Buckner, Kenzi Forbis, Noah Mardis, Brandon Pittman and Micah Brodie.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners.

    They are, from left, Mia Blaydes, Makenzie Barr, Christian Anderson, Graycie Petry and Samuel Hatcher.