Local News

  • 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.

  • Locals attend TOUR SEKY work-study trip


    TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky hosted a special fall work-study trip to Abingdon and Damascus, Va., on Aug. 29-31, and two local officials attended.

    Damascus is known as "Trail Town USA." TOUR SEKY partnered with the Kentucky Department of Adventure Tourism to gear the trip toward communities working to become certified "Trail Towns" through the state's new "Trail Town" program.

    More than 30 people from communities throughout the state participated in the three-day work shop.

  • TRH unveils new surgical center


    It’s a place for healing and privacy.

    Taylor Regional Hospital dedicated its new surgical center on Sunday, with an open house and tours for the public.

    Ground was broken for the three-story building in March 2011. The first surgery at the center is slated for Monday, Oct. 8.

    The free-standing addition, located behind the TRH emergency room, sets aside an entire floor for operating rooms and provides private recovery rooms.

  • TV's 'Snapped' to feature Ford case at season's end

    A few weeks ago, she was found guilty of murdering her husband. And, a few months from now, her story will be broadcast for millions of television viewers.

    Tonya Ford will be featured on an episode of “Snapped,” a crime documentary television show that airs on the Oxygen network.

    Her episode, which will feature interviews with several attorneys, investigators, friends and family members, is slated to air in December.

  • Library to crack down on explicit viewers

    Those who use the library’s computers to view inappropriate material are on notice.

    At Monday’s regular Taylor County Library Board meeting, members discussed beefing up the library’s Internet filters to make viewing explicit websites even more difficult.

    Library Director Julia Turpin said library staff members noticed a rise last month in patrons using the library’s computers to view inappropriate material.

    She said she has spoken to technology staff members, who are working to increase the library’s Internet filters.

  • Taxpayers will see very slight increase

    Property owners in Taylor County will see a very slight increase in their tax rate this year, which means they could be paying just a bit more.

    Tax rates for some local taxing districts will increase this year, though the county’s property tax revenue is expected to remain the same with a rate that is a bit higher than last year’s.

    Taylor County Fiscal Court has each year approved a “compensating” tax rate, which means that the new tax rate is expected to bring in the same amount of money as the previous year’s rate.

  • TCHS band named grand champion


    Taylor County High School Marching Cardinals competed last Saturday at the Governor's Gold Cup Marching Band Contest in Elizabethtown.

    In the preliminary competition, they were awarded best color guard, best percussion and first place in Class AAA.

    In finals competition, they were named grand champions and also won best overall percussion, best overall visual performance and best overall musical performance.

  • School Menus for Sept. 17-21

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 17-21

    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.

  • CU special education professor receives tenure


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Billy H. Stout, associate professor of special education at Campbellsville University, has received tenure, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Stout has served at Campbellsville University since 2008.

    Stout retired from his position as superintendent at Spencer County Schools in Taylorsville in 1995, where he had served since 1985.

  • CHS students attend state fair


    Campbellsville High School students recently attended the Kentucky State Fair and volunteered at the Kentucky Beef Council's "Beef Basics" booth.

    The family and consumer sciences students educated the public about nutritional benefits of beef and about general healthy eating habits.

    The students were accompanied by their teacher, Deanna Campbell, and instructional assistant John Lipps.