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  • School Menus for Sept. 3-7

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 3-7

    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 with chips and cheese salsa, refried beans, sherbet, fruit and milk.

  • County recycling appears to be on right track

    In his third week on the job, Taylor County Recycling Center Coordinator Brad Wise says he is enjoying his new post — and more people seem to be coming to the center than in the past.

    “It’s really picking up,” he said. “I’m pleased.”

    Wise said he is still getting familiar with the inner workings of a recycling center and deciding how Taylor County’s should operate.

    “A lot of stuff to learn,” he said.

  • TRH names summer ambassador


    Brandy Bishop has been named the Taylor Regional Hospital Ambassador for Summer 2012.  Carrie Shuffett was also nominated for the honor.

    Bishop was nominated by a team member. The following was written about her on her nomination forms.

    "Brandy is an excellent ambassador to this hospital. When Brandy took this job, her main job duty was to assist in obtaining free reimbursement medications for the hospital which she continues to do very successfully. Last year, Brandy saved the hospital over $200,000 in medication expenses.

  • Taylor Regional Care Center has ribbon cutting


    A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Taylor Regional Care Center, formerly Urgent Care, now located at 67 Kingswood Drive beside Taylor Regional Hospital, was Monday, July 23.

    Dr. James E. Ewing is medical director.

    Other providers are Patricia Stotts, APRN, graduated with MSN certification as a family nurse practitioner, and Kim Bowman, MSN certified nurse practitioner with emphasis in family practice and specializing in medical aesthetics.

    Appointments and walk-in patients are accepted.

  • Animal shelter incinerator will be repaired

    Taylor County Fiscal Court's New Projects and Special Services Committee met on Thursday to continue discussion of the Taylor County Animal Shelter's incinerator.

    The incinerator was damaged by fire last month and magistrates had researched the cost to replace the equipment.

    After further discussion, magistrates voted earlier this month to allow the Committee to speak with Tim Cook of Super Nova Manufacturing about repairing the county's current incinerator. Cook spoke with Committee members via conference call.

  • Brittany Salmon named Taylor County's Distinguished Young Woman


    She learned to play the piano about two years ago and found a hidden talent.

    On Saturday, she won an award for that talent, along with a title that will allow her to represent Taylor County at a state pageant.

    Brittany Salmon was named Taylor County's 2013 Distinguished Young Woman on Saturday. She competed against 15 other local high school seniors for the title at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium.

    Salmon, daughter of Jonathon and Kristie Hunt, also received preliminary fitness and talent awards.

  • 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.