Local News

  • Couple provides grants to community fund

    Joe and Susan Walters will present their first grants from the Campbellsville/Taylor County Community Development Fund at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 28 at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    Those $250 grants will be given to Green River Ministries, the Taylor County Food Pantry, the Taylor County Public Library/Clay Hill Critter Program and the Campbellsville/Taylor County Drug Coalition.

  • South Central Kentucky Caucus formed within General Assembly

    It was a cold day in Frankfort outisde the Capital Annex on Feb. 18, but inside was filled with warm excitement as the Heartland Parkway Foundation met with state senators, representatives and Transportation Cabinet officials to discuss the merits of the parkway project, encourage additional funding in the current and future legislative sessions, and announce the formation of the new “South Central Kentucky Caucus” within the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Grand jury gets murder case

    A Marion County Grand Jury will decide whether to indict a Campbellsville woman accused of a murder that took place earlier this month in St. Francis.

    On Wednesday morning, a Marion County judge decided that a grand jury should hear evidence against Brandy N. Roth, 33, who has pleaded not guilty to a murder that reportedly happened on Sunday, March 6.

  • Early voting could come to state

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney opposes a bill that would allow early voting across the state.

    “All the statistics tell you that early voting does not increase voter turnout,” according to Carney. “Those people who are going to vote, they’re going to vote. They’re going to either vote absentee because something is keeping them from voting on Election Day, or they’re going to go vote on Election Day.”

  • Cards get Sweet 16 sendoff


    The Taylor County Cardinals boys' basketball team was given a sendoff Tuesday afternoon by students and faculty as they headed to the KHSAA Sweet 16 state basketball tournament. The Cards open play Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against 10th Region champion Mason County. Follow the CKNJ on Twitter for complete details.

  • Taylor County may restructure preschool schedule


    There could be a new restructured preschool schedule for the 2016-2017 school year at Taylor County.

    The board of education voted to table the approval of restructuring to a half-day schedule.

    Currently Taylor County offers four-day a week full-day preschool.

    “It’s pretty expensive to go four full days, but we’ve been doing it that way for a long time,” Superintendent Roger Cook said.

  • Pembleton wants to change plea


    A Taylor County man who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges wants to withdraw his guilty plea.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding will give Cary Pembleton, 54, until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, to reconsider withdrawing his plea of guilty to 100 counts of possession of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor — first offense, all Class D felonies.

  • House panel OKs budget that restores education spending, makes full pension payments

    John Cheeves

    Lexington Herald-Leader

  • Local man sentenced to 30 months for firearms violation


    A Campbellsville man was sentenced last week to 30 months in prison for multiple counts of firearm violations.

    U.S. Attorney John Kuhn, Jr., announced on Thursday that Christopher Cox, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers to 30 months in prison, the maximum sentence for the offenses charged under the federal sentencing guidelines, said a press release by Stephanie Collins, public information officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District in Kentucky.

  • Annual St. Baldrick's event set for Saturday


    It is that time of year again as many brave a shave for kids with cancer.

    The mission of St. Baldrick’s is to raise awareness about a cure for childhood cancer. This year’s local fundraiser is Saturday, March 19, on Campbellsville University’s campus. This is the ninth annual St. Baldricks Shaving to Conquer event. From 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. people are encouraged to raise money for the cause at the Powell Athletic Center. This year $6,460 has been raised toward the $20,000 goal. Last year the event surpassed that same goal by raising $30,480.