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  • As daughter's murderer is sentenced, local family finds peace


    She was ambitious, loved her family and had gone back to school so she and her children could have a better life.
    But on Jan. 1, 2010, Melissa Bridgewater was shot and killed by her ex-husband, Jerry L. Hudson. She was 45.
    Two weeks ago, Hudson was sentenced to serve 60 years in prison for the murder. Since Hudson is 51 now, he will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.

  • Campbellsville Elementary student finds balloon from Indiana


    You never know what you might find in your own yard. Just ask Savanna Brockman. She found a balloon in her yard on Monday that led to a special lesson at school the next day.
    Savanna, the 10-year-old daughter of Bobby and Sonja Brockman, found a gold foil balloon in her yard on Bear Track Road. She noticed that it had a tag on it, which said it came from Indianapolis, Ind.

  • School Menus for April 30-May 4

    Campbellsville Independent

    April 30-May 4

    Monday - Mini corn dogs, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, mandarin oranges and milk.

    Tuesday - Barbecue pork ribs, tater tots, peas and carrots, sherbet and milk.

    Wednesday - Cheeseburger with pickles and onions, french fries, applesauce, Elf Grahams and milk.

    Thursday - Turkey roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, mandarin oranges and milk.

  • TCMS student elected Beta vice president


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

    Lauer is the daughter of Brad and Jennifer Lauer.

    She will represent Kentucky in the national elections in Greensboro, N.C., in June.

  • TCHS students selected for Kentucky Girls State


    Taylor County High School students Erin Cox and Mackenzie Despain have been selected for Kentucky Girls State.

    The program is designed for students who have exemplified leadership and have an interest in government.

    They will be involved in an interactive training in the governmental process at the University of the Cumberlands this summer.

  • TCHS student a winner in eco-art contest


    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection recently honored six winning 2012 Eco-Art Contest high school artists by presenting awards at the respective schools.

    Emily Larson, a student at Taylor County High School, is one of the six.

    The Kentucky students used the contest themes or categories of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection and submitted artwork using the media types of drawing/painting/print, mixed media, sculpture and photographs.

  • CU names Campbellsville resident dean of students


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Jodi Allen of Campbellsville has been named dean of student services at Campbellsville University, according to Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of April 9-16.

    From left, they are freshman Tori Cochran, sophomore Dalton Bennett, junior Kaitlyn Benningfield and senior Cody Wood.

  • CU hosts Christian Broadcasting Network correspondent


    Tori Banks and Matt Schmuck

    Campbellsville University

    "We all go into the lion's den every day," David Brody, chief correspondent with the Christian Broadcasting Network, said in Campbellsville University's weekly chapel service. "Mine is the mainstream media."

  • It's not all sadness for local funeral directors