Local News

  • School Menus for Sept. 24-28

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 24-28

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

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

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

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

    Friday - No school.

    Taylor County

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Sept. 7.

    They are, from left, Edwin Perez Ramos, Truman Hall, Katie Floyd, Blaine Frasier and Allie Hancock.

  • Resident graduates from University of the Cumberlands

    University of the Cumberlands recently announced that Anthony Cox of Campbellsville has received a Master of Arts in Education degree in Instructional Leadership Principal All G as part of the August graduating class.

    This fall, Cumberlands recognized 261 students as receiving bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

    Officials expect this semester's enrollment to exceed a total of 4,500 students for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    For more information about University of the Cumberlands visit, www.ucumberlands.edu.

  • Local man pleads guilty to sexually abusing children


    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two local children and could spend five years in prison for his crimes.

    Ryan Lacaine Hardin, 33, of 5592 Hodgenville Road in Campbellsville, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury twice last year.

    He was charged with third-degree sodomy, four counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and 11 counts of first-degree sodomy.

  • Louisville man pleads guilty to sending nude photos


    A Louisville man has pleaded guilty to sending nude photos of himself to an undercover Taylor County Sheriff’s detective and attempting to meet who he thought was a 15-year-old girl for sex.

    In exchange for his plea, he could spend seven years in prison for his crimes.

  • County, SPCA at odds again


    The Taylor County Animal Shelter has once again become the focus of discussion between government officials.

    On behalf of his organization, Taylor County SPCA President Harry Reif made a statement to magistrates at last Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    In his statement, Reif said the SPCA requested some records from the shelter and hasn't yet received them.

    He said the records the group has received are incomplete and the group continues to receive aversiveness from the county to give them the records requested.

  • Giving the gift of life

    Taylor County residents supported a local man battling leukemia on Friday by giving blood in his honor.
    James Roberts, Landmark employee and former CKNJ staff writer, has been hospitalized and receiving treatment after being diagnosed earlier this year with acute myeloid leukemia. Taylor Regional Hospital hosted a blood drive in Roberts' honor on Friday.
    All blood types are currently needed, but especially O negative, B negative and A negative types. Type O negative blood, the universal blood type, can potentially be transfused to patients with any blood type.

  • Boy's dream comes true after his death


    When 16-year-old Carlos Turner lost his battle with cystic fibrosis in 2008, a member of his treatment team went to work to preserve his legacy.

    Turner, who spent much of his life at Kosair Children's Hospital, poured much of his creativity into cooking during his life and won over a fan who kept his dream of seeing a barbeque sauce he developed get to market.

  • School Board approves improvement to wireless Internet service

    Calen McKinney


    Campbellsville School System will beef up its wireless Internet infrastructure to help improve its effort to allow students to bring their own electronic devices to use at school.

    Last Monday, Campbellsville School Board members agreed to contribute $200,000 over the next five years to pay for the upgrades.

  • CU named in regional universities category in U.S. News & World Report

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University remains in the top regional universities in the south, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were recently released.

    "We are very pleased to once again be named as among the top 100 regional universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report," Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU, said.