Local News

  • Jewell named TCMS principal

    Taylor County Middle School may get a new principal this summer, but he is someone students and parents will immediately recognize.

    Tony Jewell moves from vice principal to principal on July 1.

    He was offered the job following an interview before the school’s site-based decision-making council Monday night.

    Superintendent Roger Cook made the announcement in an email Tuesday morning.

  • McConnell visits Campbellsville Apparel

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky visited Campbellsville Apparel on Monday morning. On March 12, following McConnell’s intervention, Federal Prison Industries announced it would no longer pursue the contract currently held by Campbellsville Apparel to make undershirts for the military.

  • Wise Beginnings opens

    Wise Beginnings Preschool and Daycare Learning Center is now open. Owned by Brandi Wise and Tammy Porter, the business is located at 659 West Main St. in Campbellsville. Wise, who is also director of the center, has a degree in early childhood education.

  • TRH names spring ambassador

    Jackie Meece has been named the Taylor Regional Hospital Ambassador for spring 2012. Sharon Cornett was also nominated.
    Meece was nominated by a team member. The following was written about her on her nomination form.
    “Can’t let another day pass without a public shout out to the wonderful nurses at Taylor Regional Hospital. There was one nurse in particular that went far above and beyond the call of duty the night that my dad passed.

  • Businessman, community leader Billy Mitchell dies

    James Roberts

    Always supportive. Always smiling. Always well dressed.
    That’s how friends are remembering Billy Mitchell, owner of Mitchell’s Men’s Wear and active community leader. Mitchell died last Friday. He was 86.
    “He’s just like a father and mentor to me,” said Billy Joe Douglas, of Mitchell’s Men’s Wear. “He was witty, outgoing, caring and always willing to help.”

  • CU hosts journalism conference


    Deborah Tiedemann

    Campbellsville University

    Ten-time, Emmy Award-winning journalist Hagit Limor shared a lesson with aspiring journalists, "There is no such thing as a vacation."

  • CU Christian coaching class hosts basketball clinic


    Sarah Ames

    Campbellsville University

    Twelve young men from the Lincoln Village Detention Center visited Campbellsville University for a basketball clinic on Wednesday, April 10.

    Dr. G. Ted Taylor's Christian Coaching class had a Gospel-driven basketball clinic for the 12 at the Powell Athletic Center. The clinic included skill stations and team building activities, as well as lunch and a devotion.

  • TCMS skit wins award


    Taylor County Middle School student Madison Lauer was recently elected as Kentucky Junior Beta's vice president at the Beta state convention.

    A campaign skit to help get Lauer elected won first place at the convention.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of April 24.

    From left, they are Anna Pinson, Jacob Jones, Gavin Foster, Colton Morgan and Sky Colvin.

  • School Menus for May 7-11

    Campbellsville Independent

    May 7-11

    Monday - Pizza, buttered corn, applesauce, Scooby cookies and milk.

    Tuesday - Grilled chicken, vegetable rice pilaf, buttered carrots, sweet potato casserole, hot rolls and milk.

    Wednesday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, hash brown, fruit juicee, garlic bread and milk.

    Thursday - Hot ham and cheese, sweet potato puffs or tater tots, peas, diced pears and milk.

    Friday - Corn dog, Doritos, baby carrots, banana, Elf Grahams and milk.