Local News

  • Ford murder case being deliberated by jury

    A Taylor County jury is deliberating the murder case of Tonya Ford.

    Ford was charged with the February 2009 murder of her husband, David Ford, a Lebanon Police officer.

    Look for updates as they become available.

  • Tonya Ford found guilty, jury recommends 20-year sentence

    Tonya Ford has been found guilty of the murder of her husband, and the jury has recommended a sentence of 20 years in prison.

    Formal sentencing has been set for Tuesday, Sept. 18.

    The jury of four men and 10 women returned the verdict Friday morning. Deliberation ended around 8 p.m. on Thursay, and the jury was taken to a local motel before beginning deliberation again at 8:30 a.m. on Friday.

  • Excitement grows at Campbellsville University as new academic year begins


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Students have begun making their way to Campbellsville University for fall sports, marching band and more as night classes begin Monday, Aug. 27, and day classes begin Tuesday, Aug. 28.

    New students move in Saturday, Aug. 25, and all returning students move in Sunday, Aug. 26.

    "We are excited about the beginning of the 2012-2013 academic year," Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said.

  • School Menus for Aug. 27-31

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 27-31

    Monday - Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, green beans, Gogurt, fruit and milk.

    Tuesday - Fish sticks, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, pears, fruit and milk.

    Wednesday - Corndog, coleslaw, early peas, pineapple tidbits, fruit and milk.

    Thursday - Grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli with cheese, banana, roll, fruit and milk.

    Friday - Hot ham and cheese on bun, corn, carrot sticks with dip, apple, fruit and milk.

  • CES names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville Elementary recently announced its Students of the Week.

    They are, front, from left, Riley Newton, Phoenix McDaniel, Diego Noyola, Taniya Jones, Kiara Graves and Bryanna Fitzgerald.

    Middle, Briana Taylor, Lainey Watson, Isaac Garrison, Leigh Hicks, Sarah Adkins and Graci Crews.

    Back, Alex Lofton, Anna Moura, Jackson Antle, Zoie Sidebottom, Asia Barbour, Tristan Faulkner and AunDaya Coleman.

  • EMS merger appears to be a sucess

    With the first fiscal year since local EMS services were merged just completed, city and county officials say they have spent less to operate emergency services operations than they anticipated.

    And they say the merger of Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and Campbellsville Fire Department was what made that happen.

  • Residents won't see city tax increase

    Residents likely won’t see an increase in their city property tax bills this year.

    During a special meeting on Monday night, Campbellsville City Council members had first reading of an ordinance that keeps the city’s real and personal property rates the same as last year at 19.2 and 17.9 cents per $100 assessed value, respectively.

    Though last year’s rates were 19.1 and 18.1 cents, the differences in property value will produce about the same revenue as last year, at $5,000 more revenue for the new property located in the city limits.

  • 'I'm the one that lied. Tonya didn't.'


    Linda Williams says her daughter, Tonya Ford, didn't call her and say she killed her husband. She said she simply made that story up to see how far law enforcement would take it.

    And law enforcement took that admission as fact, as Ford is currently on trial for murdering her husband, David Ford, who was a Lebanon Police Officer.

    The trial began in Taylor Circuit Court on Monday, three and a half years after Officer Ford's death.

  • iPads coming to all Taylor County students


    Taylor County School District has taken a step toward having iPads for all of its students.

    Taylor County School Board members have agreed to purchase 860 iPads for $500,000. The purchase will provide the Apple technology for about a third of the District’s students.

    At last Tuesday’s regular Board meeting, Superintendent Roger Cook asked members to approve the purchase.

  • Police investigating two recent deaths

    Police are still investigating the death of a 3-month-old, and have ruled that a Campbellsville woman’s death last month was an accidental overdose.

    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel responded to an emergency call on July 20 that a 3-month-old boy was unresponsive at a home on Mill Street. The infant was treated at Taylor Regional Hospital and later transported to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, where he was pronounced dead.