Local News

  • Shooting claims life of local man


    “We always teased him. He was a big, gentle giant. He was a jokester, a warm and loving jokester.”

    That’s how Madonna Gaddis Chick describes her brother, Eddie Stickel.
    Stickel, 42, of Campbellsville, was shot to death last Saturday.

  • CES names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently named its Students of the Week.

    They are, front, from left, Arisha Francis, Adrianna Sluder, Kasey Sluder, Graci Crews, Brandon Nelson and Jewell Cox.

    Middle, Tre Shipione, Aidan Keeney, Taz Shipione, Anna Davis, Logan Phillips and Bryce Spaw.

    Back, Ryder Cundiff, Joshua Lucas, Taylor Whaley, Shelby Hunt, Garrett Thomas, Brandon Pittman, Samantha Johnson and Isis Coleman.

  • "Cook's Kids" celebrate New Year


    "Cook's Kids" were treated to a New Year's celebration on Friday, Jan. 20, at Taylor County Board of Education's central office annex.

    Cook's Kids is a group of students who participate in a mentor program under the leadership of Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.

    Taylor County High School "STAR" students serve as mentors to Cook's Kids participants.

  • Local performs with EKU band


    Jaime Evans of Campbellsville will perform with the Eastern Kentucky University Wind Symphony.

    The group, under the direction of EKU Director of Bands Dr. Joe Allison, will perform a free concert on Friday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the EKU Center for the Arts.

    The concert is part of EKU's annual High School Honors Band Clinic.

    The following day, Saturday, Feb. 25, famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra will present a master class for the clinic participants and present a concert at the center.

  • CES names Writers of the Week


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week.

    They are Diego Noyloa, Bailey Smith and Rylee Petett.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Writers of the Week for Feb. 3.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Allie Jo Burris, first-grader Tate Sullivan, second-grader Carson Floyd, third-grader Blaine Frasier and fourth- and fifth-graders Joshua Wilson and Caleb Spencer.

  • School menus for Feb. 13-17

    Campbellsville Independent

    Feb. 13-17

    Monday - Lasagna, peas, tossed salad, fruit salad, vanilla wafers, garlic bread and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, hot rolls and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Chili, cheese slice, crackers, vegetable sticks, applesauce, oatmeal square and milk with choice of pork chop.

  • Dog dumper confesses

    The person responsible for dumping dogs near the Taylor/Marion County line made a call for help and revealed her identity last Thursday.

    According to a Taylor County Animal Shelter report, Christina Gribbins of Marion County called the Taylor County Animal Shelter around 2 p.m. Thursday and asked that someone come remove some dogs she had at her home.

  • Animal shelter cleared of allegations

    State officials have dismissed allegations that dogs were buried alive at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    Discussion about the animal shelter began in November when the News-Journal received a letter from inmate Andy Stewart, who said he was working at the animal shelter when several animals were buried alive.

  • Lawmakers challenge redistricting plan

    A Franklin Circuit Court judge is expected to rule today whether the redistricting plans passed by the House and Senate are constitutional.

    Republican lawmakers Joe Fisher, R-Fort Thomas, Kim King, R-Harrodsburg, Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, Eubank Mayor Frey Todd and Vanceburg resident Anthony Gaydos filed suit against the House plan, saying it is unconstitutional because it splits too many counties, exceeds the allowed plus/minus 5-percent variance in populations among districts and pairs non-contiguous counties.