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  • Popular goose goes missing

    Melvin is missing.

    Melvin is a Canada goose, and for the past 15 years, he has been living on the property that was once home to the State Fire Rescue Training Center for Area 14.

    Mark Gray is now owner of that property, and he said for years, people have been coming to the site to feed the geese and ducks that live around the lake there.

  • Chemical spill closes road for five hours

    An overturned Southern States truck carrying hazardous chemicals caused a chemical spill on Elkhorn Road that shut the road down for more than five hours.

    The driver, Stephen Smith, 33, of Campbellsville, was taken via Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS to Taylor Regional Hospital for minor injuries, but no other injuries were reported, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

  • Man hit in head by stray bullet

    A Campbellsville man was arrested early Thursday morning at his residence after allegedly accidentally shooting a man in the head.

    The Campbellsville Police Department arrested James D. Walls, 29, on charges of first-degree assault, first-degree trafficking in marijuana, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, falsely reporting an incident, tampering with physical evidence, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

  • Chemical truck crashes on Highway 70

     

    A Southern States truck was involved in an accident on Highway 70 near Elk Horn Baptist Church Thursday morning around 8 a.m. Cleanup of the scene continued until after 11 a.m., with Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet personnel on the scene. See more photos and more details on our website as they become available, and in Monday's issue of the CKNJ.

  • CU graduates record number over weekend

    “Through Christian education, lives are changed.”

    That was the message from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, to a record number of graduates in four ceremonies as 558 students received their degrees Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13.

    For the 2016-17 academic year, 760 students will have graduated, upon completion of all academic requirements.

    The number of graduates and actual number of commencement ceremonies are both record breaking.

  • Former substitute teacher pleads not guilty

    A Campbellsville man pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning to charges alleging sexual misconduct against Taylor County High School students.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding kept Lawrence Harris’ bond at $50,000 full cash. He is still to have no contact with the complaining witnesses, and he is also banned from using computers.

    A bond hearing has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30.

  • 50 years from now...

    As the school year at Taylor County Primary Center is coming to an end, students, faculty, and staff at TCPC spent Monday morning thinking about the future.

    A time capsule was buried in front of the school beside the flagpole on Monday, set to be opened May 15, 2067, exactly 50 years from the date of its burial.

    TCPC Principal Melissa Long said the idea was originally just floated as a possible activity, but really gained steam.

    “I’m not really sure how it came about, but it just grew,” Long said.

  • Three locals charged in murder

    Four people, including three Campbellsville residents, have been arrested and jailed in the shooting death of a Bardstown teenager just after midnight Monday in what police say was a drug deal that turned violent.

    The suspects are Shamontay Jermare Adams, 21, who was charged with murder and first-degree robbery; Damion Paul Murphy, 18, and Alexis Gribbins, 19, both charged with complicity to murder and first-degree robbery; and Torique Shawne Griffin, 19, charged with complicity to murder and complicity to robbery.

  • Miller Park roads could become one-way

    Campbellsville Trail Town committee members want to make parts of Miller Park Drive and Upper Miller Park Road one way.

    Nothing has been set in stone, but members are tentatively planning to make Upper Miller Park Road from Warren Place to Saloma Road one way towards Saloma Road. From the Miller Park ball fields towards Saloma Road, Miller Park Drive would be one-way towards the ball fields.

    The remainder of Upper Miller Park Road and Miller Park Drive would continue to be two-way, as would the “Y” intersection between the two roads.

  • Log barn cover nearly complete at Homeplace

    The first phase of a pavilion over a 200-year-old log barn at the Homeplace on Green River should be complete by next month.

    “The pavilion—which is the first phase of a building that will eventually completely enclose the log pen as well as historic farm equipment, should be completed this month, or at the latest early in June,” said George Kolbenschlag of the Homeplace. “We just really don’t know when the rest of the building will be completed. We have to raise the funding first, and then be sure the equipment is secure.”