Local News

  • Abramson visits Campbellsville on campaign trail

    Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, visited Campbellsville Friday afternoon. Abramson is running mate of Gov. Steve Beshear. While in town, he stopped at Druther’s Restaurant and met with a crowd of more than 50 people who applauded as he entered the restaurant. He spoke of the importance of every citizen voting, and said he and Beshear will not stop fighting until the election is over.

  • Police warn of telephone scam

    Campbellsville Police are warning of a telephone scam targeting the elderly.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, several elderly people have received calls from someone claiming to be a family member in trouble and in need of money. Other times, the report states, the caller claims to be an attorney representing a family member.
    Campbellsville Police advise residents to not send money. Anyone who receives such a phone call should hang up immediately.

  • Pedestrian killed on Broadway Friday night

    A Campbellsville man has died after being struck by a vehicle on Broadway at 9:25 p.m. Friday.

    According to a report by the Campbellsville Police Department, Richard D. Wilson Jr., 32, of Campbellsville, stepped into the path of a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Brandy Buster, 21, of Leitchfield, Ky.

    Wilson was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Emergency Medical Services. He was pronounced dead a short time later from related injuries.

  • Treasurer candidates promise more efficiency on less taxpayer dollars

    Erin L. McCoy

  • Campbellsville men arrested on marijuana charges

    Two Campbellsville men were arrested on marijuana charges following a traffic stop in Green County Sunday.
    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, while conducting a routine traffic safety checkpoint in Green County, KSP Trooper Ricky Underwood seized 15 pounds of marijuana from a vehicle. Underwood arrested and charged George Gribbins, 28, and William Smith, 28, both of Campbellsville, with possession of marijuana, trafficking in marijuana and cultivating marijuana.
    Both were lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • School menus for Oct. 31-Nov. 4

    Campbellsville Independent

    Monday — Chili, grilled cheese, corn chips, sherbet and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Tuesday — Hamburger, French fries, buttered corn, fruit shape-up and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday — Lasagna, tossed salad, hashbrown, pineapple, Texas toast and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday — Grilled cheese, corn chips, carrot sticks, GoGurt yogurt, Elf Grahams and milk with choice of chicken fried steak.

  • Campbellsville Elementary School releases honor roll

    Campbellsville Elementary School has released its honor roll for the first nine weeks of the school year. Students listed follow.

    All A's

  • Sharpe makes presentation in New Orleans


    Exceptional Child Education Director Traci Sharpe recently presented at the ninth Biennial International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavior Disorders, according to Debbie Holt, ECE secretary.

    “We’re very proud of her,” Holt said.

  • TCMS Green Team kicks off season


    The Taylor County Middle School Green Team had its annual kick-off on Oct. 21.

    The team is sponsored by a mini-grant courtesy of the Green River Educational Cooperative in Bowling Green.

    They work together to make their school and community more earth-friendly. They complete “green” projects such as recycling initiatives, as well as educate others on energy saving tips.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners.

    They are, from left, Logan Richardson, Jake McGowan, Emily Watkins, Shelby Wethington and Bethany Harris.