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  • Bill would ban tobacco on all school properties

    A bill being considered in the Kentucky House of Representatives would ban all tobacco use on all school properties starting next year.

    Senate Bill 78, if passed, would require that all school districts have bans by the 2018-2019 school year prohibiting the use of tobacco products by students, school personnel and visitors in schools, school vehicles, school properties and at school activities.

    The bill was sponsored by Sen. Julie Adams (R-Louisville) and Sen. Ralph Alvarado (R-Winchester).

  • Committee wants to expand local trails

    The city’s Trail Town Committee wants to expand the trails and sidewalks around the city and county.

    “There’s lots of opportunities for expansion,” Trail Town Chair and Campbellsville City Council member David Nunery said at a Monday afternoon workshop. “We’ve also got a lot of other things that are ambitious.”

    That workshop was attended by Trail Town Committee members, as well as representatives from the Taylor County Health Department, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Palmer Engineering and others.

  • 40 years of service

    For many, Druther’s restaurant is a memory of an era gone by. At its peak in the 1960s and1970s, the Louisville-based chain had more than 200 restaurants across Kentucky.

    However, for Campbellsville/Taylor County residents and those who travel through the community, the Druther’s Restaurant on North Columbia Avenue is the only place they can swing by to grab a hot breakfast, fish sandwich, or much more that brings back that nostalgic feeling.

    The Campbellsville Druther’s is the only operating Druther’s in the U.S.

  • Carney’s bill in favor of charter schools

    Charter schools have come to the forefront of discussion during the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly, with two bills already being introduced.

    However, Rep. John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville, introduced a third bill regarding charter schools last Friday, Feb 17. The bill, HB 520, would allow for charter schools in the state of Kentucky to open as early as the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Art display by cancer patients starts Monday

    Taylor Regional Hospital’s Cancer Center will be hosting an art exhibit starting today.

    The Lilly Oncology On Canvas exhibit is a traveling display of artwork by cancer patients from across the country, according to Ann Dabney, public relations director at TRH.

    “It’s a wonderful thing and we are excited to have it here,” Dabney said.

    Cancer Center Director Sherri Angel, who has worked there for about nine years, said she tears up when she reads the descriptions that patients and their caregivers give for each piece.

  • Oakes joins CKNJ staff

    Zac Oakes is the newest member of the Central Kentucky News-Journal staff, having started last Monday.

    Oakes graduated from Russell County High School in 2013, and from Lindsey Wilson College in December 2016. While at LWC, he worked as the editor for the school newspaper, RaiderView.

  • St. Baldrick’s event set for March 18

    The Campbellsville St. Baldrick’s “Shaving for a Cure” event is coming up, and organizers are hoping for another strong turnout.

    The annual event, now in its 10th year in Campbellsville, is looking to raise enough money to surpass a grand total of $400,000 raised over the past 10 years.

    The “Shaving for a Cure” event will be held March 18, 2017, at Powell Athletic Center on the campus of Campbellsville University at 11 a.m.

  • England charged with rape, assault

    A Campbellsville man accused of a violent rape is among six that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted on Tuesday.

    Richard England, 23, of Interlaken, was charged with two counts of first-degree rape with serious physical injury, both Class A felonies; first-degree sodomy, a Class B felony; and second-degree assault, a Class C felony.

    If convicted, England could face as much as life imprisonment.

  • Foster sodomy trail set for June 19

    A jury trial for a Campbellsville man who allegedly sodomized a young boy 4-5 years ago has been tentatively set for June.

    At a pre-trial conference on Tuesday afternoon, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram set a trial date for Monday, June 19, at 8:30 a.m. for Gary W. Foster, 78, who is charged with first-degree sodomy of a victim younger than 12. Foster was indicted on the charge in December 2014. According to the indictment, Foster, a former foster parent, reportedly sodomized the boy between March 2012 and July 2013.

  • City schools recognize students, teachers

    Monday night’s meeting of the Campbellsville Independent Schools board featured several elementary school students and a Campbellsville Middle School teacher being recognized for their accomplishments and effort.