Today's News

  • Pastor to speak at CU

    Dr. Lincoln N. Bingham, pastor of St. Paul Missionary Church at Shively Heights Baptist Church, will speak at Campbellsville University's Wednesday, Sept. 30 chapel service in Ransdell Chapel.

    Bingham's address is in conjunction with the university's observance of Dialogue on Race.

    The public is invited to attend the chapel.

    "Campbellsville University is very grateful to have Dr. Lincoln Bingham as our speaker for our Sept. 30 chapel service," said John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

  • Remembering Revolutionary soldiers

    The David Allen Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Taylor County Historical Society are sponsoring a ceremony at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 to place additional names of Taylor County's Revolutionary Soldiers on the bronze plaque on the Taylor County Court House Square.

    And they're looking for ancestors of one of those soldiers to help sponsor the plaque.

  • Music in the Park events canceled

    This year's Music in the Park events have been canceled.

    The annual event usually features a different style of music each Friday night in September.

    The events are sponsored by Greater Campbellsville United, the City of Campbellsville and Taylor Fiscal Court.


  • Schools see mixed results on annual tests

    This year's No Child Left Behind data has left some mixed results for local school systems. Some scores are up, but several schools have been ruled as not making adequate yearly progress.

    NCLB results were released last week, along with an interim performance report that replaces CATS results. Signed into law in January 2002, the federal NCLB Act requires states to provide information on districts' progress to reach proficiency by 2014.

  • Cardinals jar Jackson 37-28

    Taylor County opened district play with a 37-8 romp on the road Friday night at Jackson County.

    After a 30-minute lightning delay five minutes into the opening period, an interception on their first play from scrimmage and a scoreless first half (due to eight first-half penalties), Lance Turpin settled in and directed the Cardinals (2-4) to a dominating offensive performance, out-gaining the Generals (0-5) 359 to 77 yards. 

  • 'Summer Memories'

    The Friends of the Taylor County Public Library hosted a free "summer memories" event Thursday.

    Though attendance was down, many activities were available, including summertime stories, crafts for children to give to their teachers, snacks and a scrapbook page for photos from summer vacations.

    The library's event next month will be a tailgate party with Campbellsville University football players.

    For more information, call the library at 465-2562.


  • No Child Left Behind and Interim Performance Reports

    Click the links below to view the No Child Left Behind and Interim Performance Reports for the Campbellsville and Taylor County school districts.




  • Interim Performance Report - Campbellsville Independent





  • Farmers to see benefits from livestock program.

    The recent rise in cost of dead livestock removal has raised important questions for landowners and conservation leaders in Taylor County. However, with new grant money the county recently received, that process has become much simpler.

    "Since the implementation of our removal program, local landowners, at no direct cost to them, can easily have their deceased animals picked up," says Kathy Hodges, a conservationist with U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service.

  • School attendance OK, despite illness

    Attendance at local schools remains strong as the flu season kicks into gear.

    Attendance rates have dropped at some local schools but are not at severe levels.

    "Actually, our attendance has been a little better," said Kirby Smith, Campbellsville High School principal. "We still have some kids out sick, but I think as a whole our students are getting better."

    Campbellsville Middle School Principal Chris Kidwell said attendance had dropped a few days, but otherwise has been strong.

  • Handmade Christmas Cards

    This upcoming holiday season, residents will likely get dozens of cards with Christmas wishes. But some may get a card made close to home - by a Taylor County Elementary School student.

    Students in a social skills class, made up of a group of children with autism and related disabilities, have made Christmas cards and they will soon be for sale to the public.

    The students made the cards under the guidance of TCES teachers Brandy Close, an occupational therapist, and Jennifer Houk, a speech therapist.