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  • School Menus for May 14-18

    Campbellsville Independent

    May 14-18

    Monday - Hamburger, french fries, buttered corn, peaches and milk.

    Tuesday - Beef nachos, cheese sauce, tortilla chips, Spanish rice, refried beans, shape up and milk.

    Wednesday - Manager's choice, mashed potatoes, baked apples, sherbet and milk.

    Thursday - Hot dog, baked chips, baby carrots, applesauce, Scooby cookies and milk.

    Friday - No school.

    Taylor County

    May 14-18

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of April 23-30.

    From left are freshman Hunter McQueary, sophomore Caleb Wigginton, junior Haley Franklin and senior Nick Lee.

  • TCES celebrates reading one million minutes


    Taylor County Elementary School recently celebrated exceeding its goal of reading one million minutes by March.

    TCES Librarian Gail Pippin scheduled a school-wide picnic to celebrate the completion of the project, which was made possible by a Dollar General literacy grant.

    The top readers in each class were awarded with a chance to spray Principal Brian Clifford and Transportation Director Rod Turpin with water guns.

  • Columbia woman dies in KY 55 crash

    A Columbia woman has died after a two-vehicle crash on KY 55 on Wednesday morning.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, William J. Hudgins, 31, of 207 GT Eubank Road in Greensburg, was traveling south on KY 55 in Taylor County at 5:49 a.m. in a 2000 Nissan pickup truck.

    The report states that Wilma M. Morgan, 44, of 6321 Liberty Road in Columbia, was traveling north in a 2005 Ford.

  • Underage drinking focus of meeting

    The Campbellsville Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition recently hosted a town hall meeting to increase awareness about social media and the negative consequences of underage drinking.

  • Bishops receive key to the city

    Jeremy and DeeAnn Bishop were recently presented a key to the city of Campbellsville by Mayor Tony Young. Jeremy Bishop has served three tours of duty in Iraq and one tour of duty in Afghanistan. DeeAnn has served three tours of duty in Iraq. The Campbellsville natives are stationed at Fort Polk in Louisiana and have two children, Joshua, 8 and Jonathan, 1.

  • TRH honors employees

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently recognized new team members for their first 90 days of service with a breakfast in their honor. Those honored were Tena Bradshaw, ESD; Elizabeth Gaskin, transitional care; Dale Henderson, plant operations; Jeremiah Hoagland, ICU; Melissa Netherland, transitional care; Amy Pardue, transitional care; Dianna Phillips, OB; Jennifer Walls, Med/Surg; Larry Walters, hospitality services and William Wilson, Med/Surg.

  • Wednesday is National Bike to School Day

    There could be a little extra traffic next Wednesday morning.
    Wednesday is the first-ever National Bike to School Day.
    An offshoot of Walk to School Day, which is in October, the event takes place in conjunction with National Bike Month.
    Bike to School Day promotes physical activity, a cleaner environment and the importance of sidewalks in communities.
    Officials urge motorists to be on the lookout for children and their parents on bicycles.

  • Help available through Green River Ministries

    Green River Ministries has help available through Housing and Emergency Assistance Reaching The Homeless funding for families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
    The funding, which is available through May 18, can be used to help with rent payments and deposits.
    Recipients must be low income, homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and they must be renting with the lease in their name.
    For eligibility requirements, visit Green River Ministries at 55 Clem Haskins Blvd. on Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Annual food drive is Saturday

    The annual letter carriers’ food drive will be Saturday.
    The United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers sponsor the drive.
    On that day, letter carriers will pick up non-perishable food item donations that can be left in the inside or hanging on or beside residents’ mailboxes.
    For more information, call 465-4251.