Local News

  • 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.

  • Local couple embraces energy-efficient home


    For Donald and Brittney Jones, their life plan has been on a steady track. The Campbellsville natives first met early on during their childhood with both their parents working at the National Guard. They eventually began dating when they attended Taylor County High School.

  • Ground broken for CIS elementary project


    It was a ground breaking moment outside Campbellsville Elementary Thursday ... quite literally. Kindergarteners with the future Class of 2028 helped kick off the CES renovation project.

  • TRH has $18.4 million economic impact on county


    Taylor Regional Hospital has a significant impact on the economy of Campbellsville and Taylor County — to the tune of $18.4 million.

    Numbers recently released by the Kentucky Hospital Association show that hospital purchases from local companies and local spending by hospital employees totaled $18.4 million in 2013, which were the most recent numbers available.

  • Magistrates want responsibility taken for park, property


    One magistrate’s request to buy a new utility vehicle for Veterans Memorial Park sparked a discussion at Tuesday night’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting about who is responsible for what at the park.

    At District Five Magistrate Ed Gorin’s request, the county purchased a $3,475 Gator utility vehicle by a vote of 5-1. District Two Magistrate John Gaines was the only one to vote no.