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  • Etching and sketching


    Though the No. 2 pencil is still his preferred tool, local artist Gerald Myers has found a new outlet for his artistic endeavors. An Etch A Sketch is his latest medium.
    “It’s just something I do,” Myers said. “To me, it’s no big deal, but it seems others are impressed by it.”

  • Mayor proposes 2012-13 budget


    They are the same problems discussed among many households. Insurances rates are rising, pay raises are non-existent and gasoline costs continue an upward trend.

    Campbellsville City Council had first reading of Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young's proposed 2012-2013 budget on Monday.

    At $15.9 million, the budget clocks in at about $800,000 more than last year, Young said.

  • Eagles on the Run


    The Campbellsville School District hosted an Eagles on the Run 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 5, in its effort to make its students, and the community, healthier.

    Part of Saturday's events, the events for children, were postponed until Friday, May 11, because of rain.

    Fifty-six runners participated in the 5K run, from Campbellsville, Lebanon, Bardstown, Knifley and Rineyville.

  • TCHS announces Rogers Scholars


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Three Taylor County High School sophomores have been selected as Rogers Scholars.

    The students are Taylor Agathen, the daughter of Clark and Kaye Agathen, Caleb Wigginton, the son of Dr. Scott and Elizabeth Wigginton, and Madeira Curry, the daughter of Ronald and Charlotte Curry.

    The Rogers Scholar program was developed and initiated by the Center for Rural Development in 1998 and is named after Congressman Hal Rogers.

  • CES students sing Derby songs


    Campbellsville Elementary School fourth-grade students presented several songs about Kentucky during an assembly to celebrate the upcoming Kentucky Derby.

    Selections included "My Old Kentucky Home," "Kentucky's the Place" and more.






  • 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.