Local News

  • Gone fishin'

    Two local fishing events gave kids a chance to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors on Saturday morning. The Kids' Bluegill Tournament took place at City Lake, while the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby took place at Green River Lake. Larry Lemmon, a park ranger with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said this is the 14th year for the derby.  The Corps of Engineers partners with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and Friends of Green River Lake to provide fishing poles, bait and prizes for participants.

  • 4-H 4 All

    More than 300 people attended Saturday's fourth annual 4-H 4 All event at the Taylor County Extension Office. At the event, children and adults learned all about 4-H and the many activities it offers, from beekeeping to sewing to making crafts to learning about animals.

  • Kangaroo care brings parents, babies closer together


    He likely won’t remember the experience, but his parents will.

    For first-time parents Jessica and J.T. Weatherford, the experience has helped them bond with their newborn son and focus all of their attention on him.

    Taylor Regional Hospital now offers a kangaroo care program for those giving birth at its Women’s Center.

    Nicole Collins, TRH’s childbirth educator, says the experience begins right after a mom gives birth.

    “Right from delivery, we put baby on momma’s skin,” she said.

  • Court can't decide on incinerator

    After discussing the issue at three meetings, magistrates still haven’t decided whether the county should buy a new incinerator or repair the current one at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    Instead, magistrates have agreed to contract with a local company to incinerate the Taylor County Animal Shelter’s dead animals until a decision can be made. At Tuesday night’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, representatives from two companies spoke to magistrates about incinerators.

  • 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.