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  • Newlyweds fight cancer together


    The love story for Becky and Kyle Salsbury has been a long journey filled with faith and love.

    Having been a couple for 16 years and engaged for two years, they were on a two-year plan of merging their families into one.

    "We have four kids between the two of us, all the same ages, and it just didn't seem right at the time for us," Becky said.

    They met when their oldest children were in first grade.

    Their children are, Lake, 22, Lainey, 22, Parker, 19, and Ethan, 19.

  • Tebbs Bend Bridge to be moved within six weeks


    The 115-year-old Tebbs Bend Bridge is expected to be moved to a permanent location on one of the trails at the Homeplace on Green River in the next six weeks.

    That is what Robert Reeder of RGF Concrete, a company out of Flemingsburg, Ky., that is in charge of the construction of the bridge project, said this week.

    It has sat near its old location for the past few months, ever since crews lifted it from its old foundations.

  • Postmaster plans tribute to veterans at post office

    A memorial for local veterans, both living and deceased, is planned for the Campbellsville Post Office.

    David Lane, postmaster at the local post office, wants people to send photos of local veterans to the post office; he plans to create a collage in the front lobby as a memorial.

    "I'd like people to bring in pictures of their loved ones who served in the military, a picture that I can make a collage out of, that shows both civilian and military," Lane said. "If they only have one picture, that's fine, too."

  • Hardy appointed county coroner


    Taylor County Deputy Coroner Al Hardy has been made Acting Coroner in the wake of Terry Dabney's death.

    Who will permanently succeed him, however, isn't yet set in stone. Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers appointed Hardy for 30 days, and when that 30 days is up, he can either reappoint him or appoint someone else, said Taylor County Attorney John Bertram.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said anyone who wants to run for the office has to file by the last Tuesday in January of 2016, which would be Jan. 26.

  • Amazon looks to hire 500 employees


    Hundreds of people filled the Taylor County High School Library Tuesday and Wednesday for Amazon's job fair.

    According to Amazon spokesperson Nina Lindsey, they were looking to fill 500 permanent, full-time positions at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Columbia Avenue in Campbellsville.

    The job fair took place from 4-7 p.m. at the TCHS library on Tuesday and Thursday. Applicants were asked to bring a photo ID and proof of education (high school diploma, DD-214, GED or equivalent).

  • Hosparus tea raises $13,000


    The Hosparus Green River Tea and Auction has a long-standing tradition in Campbellsville.

    Chad Shively, a board member for Hosparus Green River, said that it goes hand-in-hand hand; when people hear Hosparus in Campbellsville, they automatically think about tea.

    "It is a staple event, been around for over 20 years," Shively said. "People get excited."

    Local businesses and individuals decorated 16 tables for ladies and gentlemen to enjoy an afternoon of hot tea, served along a variety of plated hors d'oeuvres.

  • Taylor County coroner passes away


    The community has lost an important pillar in Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney, who passed Thursday morning at the age of 63.

    "He was a super person to work for. I don't know if I've ever worked for anyone more compassionate and kind-hearted," said Carol Gwinn, a licensed funeral director at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home. "He was outgoing; a person everyone loved."

  • Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney passes away


    Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney, owner of Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home, has passed away, according to a spokesperson with the funeral home.

    No details are available at this time, but more information will be provided as it becomes available. A complete story will be published in Monday's edition of the CKNJ.

  • Blevins arrested in rape, incest case


    A Taylor County man was arrested Monday evening on charges related to a reported rape and incest.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Dicken arrested Bennie N. Blevins, 61, on charges of first-degree rape and incest - forcible compulsion/incapable of consent or under 18 years of age, according to a KSP report. KSP Post 15 Spokesman Trooper Billy Gregory said they executed a warrant out of Boyle County, where the reported crimes took place.

    Blevins was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center on a $50,000 full cash bond.

  • Smith arrested, charged in check theft