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  • CKNJ issues apology to Rep. John "Bam" Carney

    An editorial published in Thursday’s Central Kentucky News-Journal incorrectly reported that state Rep. John “Bam” Carney is one of four lawmakers who resigned a leadership position in connection with a sexual harassment settlement that felled Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover. That is incorrect. The fourth lawmaker is Rep. Michael Meredith. Carney has no connection to the matter. The editorial in question was distributed via the Kentucky Press News Service and was originally published in The Paducah Sun.

  • Local man building an airplane in his basement

     

    David Banahan was 16 years old, traveling on a school bus through the mountains, when something piqued his interest. The birds flying overhead caught his eye.

    “I just thought, how cool would that be, to be able to fly like that,” Banahan said.

    And from there, Banahan’s love of aviation was born. He went on to begin taking lessons, working at the local airport and earning his pilot license, and his passion for flying is still with him today.

  • Campbellsville School Board presents awards at meeting

     

    The Campbellsville Board of Education met in regular session Monday night in a relatively short meeting to finish a few items of business before Christmas and New Year holidays.

    The board voted to renew its contract with Adidas for athletic apparel through 2023. CIS athletics have partnered with Adidas for several years, according to CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith, so he recommended that they continue that partnership for another contract.

    The board also recognized individuals for this month’s Change Awards.

  • Taylor County School Board approves state-mandated civics exam

     

    The main topic of Tuesday night’s meeting of the Taylor County Board of Education centered on the announcement that Superintendent Roger Cook will retire at the end of June.

    However, that was not the only topic discussed. The board approved several items of business before Cook’s announcement.

    In other news from the meeting:

  • County agrees on final payment to fire department architect

     

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney showed an amended budget of $49,850 at Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting of Taylor County Fiscal Court.

    Carney said some things could still change in the two weeks left in the calendar year, and he did plan to replace a 39-year, 11-month old desk that he and other county clerks have been using.

    “We are lucky to have Mark on our side,” praised 6th District Magistrate Richard Phillips of Carney and his employees’ work.

    In other business:

  • Remembering the children

     

    When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

  • Firefighters rescue mother, child from house fire

     

    A tragedy was averted Monday morning when firefighters with Campbellsville Fire-Rescue forced their way into a home on Candace Street and evacuated a sleeping mother and small child from a house fire.

    Amber Duncan, a mother of four, said she had just taken her two oldest children to school when she came back home and decided to take a nap with her youngest child. She was startled awake when several firefighters with Campbellsville Fire-Rescue surrounded her in her home and told her that she needed to get out of the house.

  • Cook to retire at school year’s end

     

    Roger Cook wanted to come back to his hometown and be a school superintendent.

    Eight years ago, he did just that, taking over the position for the Taylor County School District.

    But on Tuesday night, Cook said it is time for him to step aside and retire.

    Cook made the announcement during Tuesday night’s Taylor County Board of Education meeting. He will retire at the end of June, finishing out this school year.

  • Now that's Christmas spirit!

     

    Jeff Richardson can never be accused of being a Grinch or a Scrooge during the Christmas season.

    In fact, Richardson and his wife, Jennifer, are the opposite. They show their Christmas cheer for everyone who cares to take a peek at their front yard.

    What’s in that yard? How about 53 inflatable Christmas decorations?

    Yep, you read that correctly. Richardson’s home features a Christmas landscape rivaled only by the North Pole, and he loves every minute of it.

  • City to sell water to Marion County

     

    Water should be flowing into Marion County by the end of the year according to news from Monday’s Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Campbellsville Water Company distribution supervisor Griffin Hash made the announcement at the meeting, saying a couple of leaks in Marion County had been or would be fixed in the next couple of weeks.

    Hash said he expected Marion County to use 250,000 to 400,000 gallons of water daily from the Spurlington tank.