Today's News

  • Johnson named Miss Kentucky Coed Princess

    Harper Johnson, 5, was crowned 2011 Miss Kentucky Coed Princess recently.

    The daughter of Dr. Paul and Stephanie Johnson of Campbellsville, she is a kindergarten student at Taylor County Elementary School.

    As the Kentucky Princess, Johnson will attend the national pageant at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. the week of Thanksgiving. She will compete for thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships.

  • Birth announcements

    Jessica Hensley of Columbia announces the birth of a daughter, Harley Lynn Hensley, at 4:31 a.m. on Aug. 15 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Connie and Donnie Hensley of Columbia. Great-grandmother is Lillie Hensley of Russell Springs.


  • TCHS, CHS bands perform in exhibition


    The Taylor County and Campbellsville High School marching bands participated in the Mark Twain Pre-Season Exhibition at Adair County High School on Saturday, August 27.

    Fourteen bands from across the state performed for judges' comments and critiques in preparation for the 2011 Kentucky Music Educators Association marching band season. The Lindsey Wilson College Raider Band also performed.

    The Marching Cardinals will enter competition on Saturday, Sept. 17. The Taylor County Marching Invitational will be Saturday, Sept. 24.

  • School menus for Sept. 5-9

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 5-9

    Monday - Labor Day. No school.

    Tuesday - Cheeseburger, French fries with pickles and onions, baked beans, peach, and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, mandarin oranges, Scooby Doo cookies, bread slice and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Beef nachos with cheese sauce, refried beans, Spanish rice, fruit shape up and milk with choice of chicken-fried steak.

  • CES names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville Elementary School announced its Students of the Week for Aug. 19.

    They are, from left, front, Daniel Barros, Ellington Gowin, Gavin Johnson and Bryce Newton. Middle: Serenity Ford, Zamar Owens, Kaizer Brockman, Nate Mitchell, Chloe Cox, Takiyah Cox and Jose Bazan-Canto. Back: Kaleigh Hunt, Jackson Antle, Brianna Hayes, Leticia Barros, Darious Groves, Victoria Cox, Tristan Lopez and Nicholas Drew.

  • Biker Field Day is Sept. 3

    The Vision Riders Chapter 1038 of the Christian Motorcyclists Association will have its annual Biker Field Day and Bike Show on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Veterans Memorial Park in Campbellsville.

    Registration begins at 10 a.m. and events will begin at 11 a.m. There will be bike games, a people's choice bike show, inflatables for children and concessions available.

    The free annual event is open to everyone.

    For more information, visit www.visionriders.org or contact Richard Durham at 403-1985 or e-mail richard.durham@visionriders.org.

  • Church to have fish fry fundraiser


    Ron Benningfield

    LaRue County News

    The Rev. Mark Price, pastor of Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, is a firm believer that a small congregation can do big things.

    The church, nestled in a hollow near where Taylor, Green and LaRue Counties join, has an average attendance of about 18 worshippers, Price says.

  • First Responders' Night is Saturday, Sept. 3

    Tri-County Car Club and Happy Days Ole Time Soda Fountain and Grille will present "Mainstreet Saturdaynights" this Saturday, Sept. 3 to honor first responders.

    There will be cars, live music, door prizes and more from 3 to 6 p.m.

    From 6 to 7 p.m., the Campbellsville Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and Campbellsville Fire Department staffs will be honored.

    There will be live patriotic music, a Campbellsville High School color guard presentation and a large American flag on display.

  • Blood drive set for Sept. 14

    Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers and is a time to celebrate the well-being of our country.

    Donating blood is a noble way to celebrate the hard work Americans have done to strengthen our country. As families celebrate the holiday, the Red Cross encourages eligible donors to schedule an appointment to donate blood.

    A blood drive has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Campbellsville University.

  • Campbellsville woman stable after Monday afternoon crash

    A Campbellsville woman is in stable condition following a four-vehicle crash at the intersection of KY 210, U.S. 68 and KY 55 on Monday afternoon.

    Lanae Gebler, 52, was flown from the scene by Air Evac Lifeteam to University of Louisville Hospital. She remains in stable condition at press time.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 4:05 p.m., Harold Johnson, 62, of Keavy, Ky. was driving a 1992 Ford F-450 west on U.S. 68 when he failed to stop at a red light at the intersection.