Local News

  • Three charged with burglary

    Three Campbellsville residents have been arrested and charged with burglarizing a home on Wooleyville Road.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies responded to a burglary in progress on Monday at 3 p.m. at the Wooleyville Road home.
    The report states that, when deputies arrive, the three suspects were still at the scene.
    After an investigation, the report states, the three were arrested, charged with second-degree burglary and lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Two injured in motorcycle crash

    Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash last Friday on KY 210.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Jason S. May, 34, was driving a 2002 Honda Shadow motorcycle westbound on KY 210 at 1 p.m.
    The report states that May lost control of his motorcycle in traffic and crashed.
    May and his passenger, Amanda K. Burton, 34, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel. They were treated and released.
    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Rodney Cox investigated.

  • Former Taylor superintendent Green dies

    Walt “Coach” Green, the former Taylor County Superintendent whose impact can be felt every time the Cardinal football team takes to the field, has died.
    Green, 82, died Wednesday, March 28, in Middlesboro, the town he moved to after retiring from the Taylor County superintendent post in 1983. He served for 12 years.
    “I’ve lost a great friend,” said former Taylor County teacher/basketball coach Fred Waddle. “The biggest loss will be to the people who never did get to meet him or work with him.”

  • Some magistrates at odds on recycling

    Discussion about the county taking over the city’s recycling center has served as a source of tension between magistrates.

    At a meeting last Friday of Taylor County Fiscal Court’s Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee, the six magistrates met to continue preparing the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget.

    To begin the discussion, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers asked how magistrates want to budget for the recycling center.

  • Six apply for TCMS principal post

    Taylor County Middle School’s new principal could be announced as early as May.
    With two meetings concerning the principal selection process under their belts, members of school’s site-based decision making council are expected to begin reviewing applications this month.
    Current principal C.D. Harvey will retire this year after 22 years as principal. Harvey started her education career as a third-grade teacher at Taylor County Elementary School in 1984. In 1990, she became principal at TCMS.
    Harvey declined to be interviewed for this story.

  • Community Easter egg hunts planned

    Local churches have planned worship and children’s events to celebrate the Easter holiday on Sunday. On Saturday, however, one church will host seven Easter egg hunts with the goal of getting entire neighborhoods together to have fun and get to know each other.

    Campbellsville Baptist Church has been preparing for its Easter egg extravaganza for several months now, according to children’s pastor Tori Morris.

  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

    About 152 local children and their parents had breakfast with the Easter bunny last Saturday at Taylor County Extension Office.

  • CU hosts news conference proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Visitors might notice a lot of blue pinwheels on Campbellsville University's Stapp Lawn this month and at Taylor County Elementary School in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    A proclamation in support of the effort to educate communities about the event was signed last week at Campbellsville University on WLCU's "Dialogue on Public Issues" TV show and featured live on WLCU 88.7 FM radio.

  • TCES students have a 'blast' with science


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County Elementary School science students in Joan Tinnell's class recently learned how to launch "rockets" using basic household items.

    Using a combination of soda bottles, vinegar, baking soda, a cork and a wooden board, students had a chance to launch their own homemade bottle rockets.

  • School menus for April 9-13

    Campbellsville Independent

    April 9-13

    Monday - Pizza, buttered corn, applesauce, chocolate pudding, vanilla wafers and milk.

    Tuesday - Chicken strips, parsley potatoes, green beans, peaches, rolls and milk.

    Wednesday - Fish sticks, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, pineapple slice, cornbread and milk.

    Thursday - Soft chicken tacos, lettuce, sour cream, refried beans, Spanish rice, sherbet and milk.