Local News

  • Ford murder trial expected to start Monday


    It’s been three and a half years since his death. And his brother says he hasn’t had a full night’s sleep since.

    On Monday, Tonya Ford is expected to face a jury of her peers who will decide whether she shot and killed her husband, David M. Ford, who was a Lebanon police officer.

    Officer Ford’s brother, Darrell, said his family is ready for the trial and ready to move on with their lives.

  • City School Board sets tax rate

    Calen McKinney


    Those who pay Campbellsville School taxes could pay a bit more this year.

    Campbellsville Board members agreed on Monday night to set a property tax rate that will bring in 4 percent more revenue than last year's rate.

    Finance Director Chris Kidwell told Board members that the District has chosen the rate that provides 4 percent more in revenue for as many years as he could find research.

  • Feltner graduates from college of podiatric medicine


    Matthew Feltner, a Campbellsville native, recently graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Feltner has been accepted for a three-year podiatric surgery residency at Case Western University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic.

    He is the son of Dr. William and Barbara Feltner of Campbellsvile.

    The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery was founded in 1916 and is an accredited four-year podiatric medical school with more than 50 hospital affiliations.

  • School Menus for Aug. 20-24

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 20-24

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

    Tuesday - Soft chicken tacos with lettuce, cheese and tomatoes, 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.

  • Tourism director attends professional development program


    Alisha Nelson, executive director of the Taylor County Tourist Commission, has completed the first portion of a three-year professional development program that will lead to certification as a tourism marketing professional.

    Nelson was one of 233 tourism professionals enrolled at the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College last month. The week-long program turns the facilities of North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, Ga., into a laboratory to teach tourism marketing each summer.

  • CU dean of School of Education receives promotion


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the School of Education and associate professor of education at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to professor of education, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Priddy, of Elizabethtown, has served at CU since 2002.

  • CU employee receives servant leadership award


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Joe Early, Jr., assistant professor of theology at Campbellsville University, was the faculty recipient of the Servant Leadership Award at CU recently.

    Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs at CU, in making the presentation to Early, said, "What I like about Joe is his concerns for his students."

    Cheatham said Early volunteers and is involved in his students' lives on campus and after graduation.

  • New CU men's residence village to open in fall


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University is adding another 48 beds to the men's residence village, which is set to open this fall adjacent to the current men's residence village.

    The 9,100-square-foot new residence village will also be more energy efficient, including better insulated walls and roof areas, high efficiency HVAC equipment, programmable thermostats and high efficiency windows and water heaters.

  • CU hires assistant professor of graphic design


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Dejan Mraovic of Serbia has been employed as assistant professor of graphic design at Campbellsville University, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Mraovic, a graphic designer, photographer, author and filmmaker, has redesigned the currency in his native country for his master of fine arts thesis exhibition project and hopes to present it in Belgrade next year for possible adoption.

  • Clay Hill Memorial Forest considered as prehistoric site


    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Clay Hill Memorial Forest has been designated for submission toward inclusion in Kentucky's historic registry as a "known prehistoric site" thanks to the work of the Kentucky Archaeological Survey team and visiting students from the area.