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  • Tebbs Bend Flea Market draws 1,100

    Tebbs Bend is known for more than just its Civil War history. It’s also the place to go for an annual 3-mile-long flea market.
    The annual Tebbs Bend Road Community Wide Flea Market was Saturday with about 1,100 people attending.
    The flea market is hosted by the Tebbs Bend-Green River Bridge Battlefield Association.
    There were booths selling food, candles, NASCAR items, woodcrafts, antiques, fresh vegetables, yard sale items, old coins, collectibles and more.
    For more information, call Betty Williams at 465-4210 or Donna Kerr at 789-3025.

  • Campbellsville man accused of growing marijuana

    A Campbellsville man was arrested and charged with growing marijuana on Friday, after five plants were found behind his business.
    According to a Campbellsville Police Department news release, officers received a tip that marijuana was being grown behind a business on KY 55.
    Upon arrival, officers found five plants they believed to be marijuana.
    John Patrick “Pat” Blevins, 46, was arrested and charged with growing five or more marijuana plants, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of marijuana and possession of drug supplies.

  • Campbellsville woman cited for DUI following crash

    A Campbellsville woman was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs following a one-vehicle crash on Monday.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 2:09 a.m., Stephanie B. Lawson was driving a 2012 Hyundai Sonata north on South Columbia Avenue near Commercial Street when her vehicle struck the corner of a bridge.
    Lawson refused treatment at the scene, but was later taken to Taylor Regional Hospital. No information was available as to her condition at press time.
    Lawson was cited for DUI and failure to maintain insurance.

  • Police warn of bank scam

    Campbellsville Police are investigating a possible bank scam.
    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, customers of Citizens Bank and Trust Co. and Taylor County Bank have been notified by phone that there is a problem with their debit card. Customers are then asked to provide their account information.
    Both banks say they have not placed any calls to their customers. Officials at the banks say they are investigating the calls. The scam may extend to other banks.

  • Campbellsville woman, passenger injured in two-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville woman and her passenger were injured Saturday in a two-vehicle collision.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Edward L. Foster, 37, of Columbia was driving a 1996 Oldsmobile west on U.S. 68 when he attempted to make a left turn onto KY 55. Foster turned his vehicle into the path of a 2002 Ford, driven by Pamela G. Wethington, 51, of Campbellsville.
    Wethington and her unidentified juvenile passenger were transported to Campbellsville/Taylor County Emergency Medical Services personnel.

  • CMS names Eagle Excellence winners


    Campbellsville Middle School's Eagle Excellence recipients for the week of Sept. 2 are Drakkar Richardson, Jake Despain, Ryan Wiedewitsch, Madison Dial, Katie Lefever, Christina Barrera, Brooklyn Hoosier, Carlee Sallee, Tiffany Stagner, Taz McColley, Emma Stratton, Christian Berry, Crystal Rattliff, Kyron Statham, Randy Harris, Desmond Ford, Kimberly Harden, Joshua Mahan, Abbie Dicken, Brandon Greer, Belen Garcia, Charlie Barrett, Jasmine Cox, Jeremiah Jackson, Rashawn Felix, Jamicah Sears and Tyler Vaughn.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Sept. 9. From left, they are kindergartener Autumn Brockman, first-grader Weston Mattingly, second-grader Morgan York, third-grader Alaina Gwilliam and fourth- and fifth-graders Raven Adams and Emma Sadler.

  • CU listed as 2012 'Military Friendly' school

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University has been listed in the G.I. Jobs' "Military Friendly Schools" as among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.

    Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.

  • School menus for Sept. 19-23

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 19-23

    Monday - Manwich, corn on the cob, diced pears, sunshine bar and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Cheeseburger, French fries, pickles, onions, peaches bug bite cookies and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Lasagna, tossed salad, buttered corn, chocolate pudding, vanilla wafers, garlic bread and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Corn dog, baked chips, carrot sticks, fruit rollup and milk with choice of chicken fried steak.

  • TCHS senior named junior STLP engineer


    Anna Scott, Tiffany Lawson, Heaven Meadows and Blake Fudge

    Taylor County High School

    Cody Wood, a senior at Taylor County High School, was recently selected to be a junior engineer through the Kentucky Department of Education's Student Technology Leadership Program, according to Allen Gumm, LAN technician for Taylor County Schools.