Local News

  • What's on your iPod?


    The Campbellsville High School Show Choir presented its "What's On Your iPod?" spring concert on Saturday.

  • Will is opened, discovery continues in murder case


    Lab tests are still pending in the case that accuses a local man of killing his great-grandmother.
    Jesse J. Durham, 20, of 102 Eads St. in Campbellsville, was in court on Tuesday before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram for a three-minute hearing to discuss the status of the discovery in his case.
    Durham pleaded not guilty to the charge last month. He faces as much as life in prison. The prosecution has said Durham likely won’t face the death penalty.

  • Local legislators not pleased with another special session


  • School district focusing on community's health

    The Campbellsville School District is working to make its students healthier, and now the entire community can get involved, too.
    The District will host an Eagles on the Run 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 5. Events begin at Campbellsville Middle School at 8 a.m.
    Pre-registration is $10 and can be completed online at www.cville.kyschools.us or by picking up a registration form at Campbellsville High School.

  • 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.