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Local legislators have had busy start to 2018 legislative session

By Zac Oakes

The 2018 regular session is underway in Frankfort, as the annual legislative session began last Tuesday.

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Campbellsville’s legislators—Rep. John “Bam” Carney (R) and Sen. Max Wise (R)—have been busy in the first week of this year’s 60-day session.

While much of the focus during this year’s session will be directed toward pension reform, the state budget, and possibly tax reform, there have already been several bills introduced in the legislature.

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Community mourns the loss of long-time CKNJ Sports Editor, local athletics historian Bobby Brockman

'A new occupant at Heaven's Press Table'

By Richard RoBards

 

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I usually don’t make mental notes for stories I think I’ll never write. So with a 10-year head start on life, I figured a story about the death of long-time friend and CKNJ Sports Editor Bobby Brockman might become someone else’s responsibility.

But sometimes life throws you that unhittable slider, and the news of Bobby’s passing this past Sunday punched me out with my bat still on my shoulder.

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Looking back at the news that occurred in 2017 in Campbellsville/Taylor County

A Look Back at 2017: The Year in Review July-December

By The Staff

 

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Below is a summary of the news that took place in Campbellsville and Taylor County between July and December of 2017.

 

July

• Campbellsville University announced it would be offering a doctoral program, where students can receive a Ph.D., starting in the fall of 2017. The program was announced to be for a degree in management, and is the first doctoral program to be offered by CU.

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Council members defend actions addressed in recent audit

Mayor says city will comply with state laws

By Bobby Brockman

 

Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young addressed the recent state audit during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

“I’m very glad to have constructive criticism,” Young

offered. “Violations occurred and they will be corrected. The city will immediately comply. Not one dollar was misspent.  I made a mistake and should have explored some options. We’re going to move forward and comply.”

Two council members, Randy Herron and Allen Johnson, addressed why they were mentioned in the report.

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Two charged with allegedly breaking into old TCES building, stealing computers, electronics

Arrests made in school break-in

By The Staff

Two individuals have been arrested following a break-in at the former Taylor County Elementary School.

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Joseph Murrell, 28, of Campbellsville, and Jesika Meyers, 28, also of Campbellsville, were taken into custody by the Russell County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday and face multiple charges.

The two were arrested and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center early Saturday morning.

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Ewing retires after more than 40 years in practice

'Papa Doc' Ewing retires

By Zac Oakes

 

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He’s helped thousands of local patients in more than 40 years serving the community in Taylor County.

Last Thursday, Dr. James A. “Papa Doc” Ewing celebrated his retirement from Taylor Regional Hospital with a reception attended by family, coworkers, and friends.

“It’s been a bittersweet day,” Ewing said.

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Man discovered 2,500 feet from scene of car accident

Body of missing man found Monday

By Zac Oakes

 

The body of a missing Campbellsville man was discovered on Christmas Day. 

The Taylor County Coroner's Office was notified of the discovery of a deceased male near the intersection of Beartrack Road and Palestine Road Monday afternoon. 

Coroner Daniel Cook confirmed the deceased male was Curtis Hunter Burton, 20, of Campbellsville.

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The news that took place from January through June of this year

A look back at 2017: The Year In Review

By The Staff

 

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Below is a summary of the news that took place in Campbellsville and Taylor County between January and June of 2017. The summary for July through December will be published in next week's issue of the CKNJ and online at www.cknj.com 

January

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Local family receives keys to Habitat for Humanity house

A Home for Christmas

By Moreland Jeff

A local family received one of the best gifts this Christmas a family can have; their own home.

Lee and Jannifer Fisher, along with their four daughters, were the recipients of the most recent house built by Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity.

Saturday afternoon, a special ceremony to present the home to the family was held, and about 30 people were on hand.

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City regularly failed to seek bids on projects, spent money with businesses owned by city council members and mayor’s son

Auditor says city violated laws, policies in finances, bids, more

By Zac Oakes

 

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