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  • Local UPS driver notches 25 years without an accident

     

    Campbellsville UPS driver Scott Townley was recently inducted into the company’s Circle of Honor for reaching 25 years of accident-free driving.

    Townley was part of a group of 31 drivers from Kentucky and 1,445 employees in all to receive the honor. With a total of 1,942 total UPS drivers in Kentucky, only 141 active drivers have reached 25 years of accident-free driving.

  • Man arrested in connection with break-in

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly breaking into a McMahan Road home, according to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report.

    That report stated that Jeffrey Browning, 36, of Pepper Road in Campbellsville, was arrested by TCSO Deputy Branden Wilson at 12:11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15, in the 4000 block of McMahan Road on charges of second-degree burglary and alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offenses.

  • Autism awareness event set for Wednesday

     

    The Kid SpOt Center in Campbellsville is hosting an event to help raise autism awareness in Taylor County in recognition of April being Autism Awareness Month.

    Kid SpOt will be hosting this event for the third consecutive year at Kid Wise Amusement in Miller Park this Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Missing canoeist found

     

    The body of a missing canoeist was recovered Thursday after more than three weeks of searching.

    According to a press release from Kyle Smith, Campbellsville-Taylor County Fire Chief, at 3:43 p.m. Thursday, a body matching the desription of Niles Lawlor, 66, of Sulphur Well, Ky., was discovered on a debris pile 8.5 miles from the Green River Spillway in Taylor County.

  • Campbellsville man stabbed in Marion County

     

    Jeremy Cox, 34, of Campbellsville, was stabbed early Sunday morning at a Marion County bar.

    According to a report from the Kentucky State Police, Cox was allegedly stabbed by Leonard Mattingly, 50, of Bradfordsville after the two were involved in an argument inside 3 Pines Bar around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

    Mattingly allegedly stabbed Cox with a knife and fled the scene, according to the report. Cox was transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon, and later transferred to University of Louisville Hospital, where he remained as of press time.

  • Senate is learning experience for Wise

     

    State Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) has been teaching government and foreign relations classes at Campbellsville University and the University of Kentucky for many years.

    But while he enjoyed his first legislative session, which ended recently, it wasn't exactly what he expected, especially the hours that legislators put in both in and out of session.

  • Five Democrats trying to replace outgoing state treasurer

     

    Kentucky Democrats will have plenty of options when they go to the polls May 19 to select their nominees.

    Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is in the final year of his second term in office, so he is ineligible for re-election.

    Neville Blakemore of Louisville, Jim Glenn of Owensboro, Daniel B. Grossberg of Louisville, Richard Henderson of Mt. Sterling and Rick Nelson of Middlesboro are seeking to succeed Hollenbach.

  • Men identified, canoe search continues

     

    While officials continue to search for a missing canoeist from a March 25 accident on Green River, a representative of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has provided the CKNJ with the names of the men involved.

  • Kirtley is first female president of IFAC

     

    The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has announced that Olivia Kirtley, CPA, CGMA, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the International Federation of Accountants.

    Kirtley is a former Campbellsville resident and is the daughter of Raymond Tye and Cora Faulkner of Campbellsville. She is married to Dr. Lewis Ray Kirtley, who is also formerly of Campbellsville.

    She succeeds Warren Allen and is the first female president in IFAC history, as well as the first representative from the business community to serve in that position.

  • Green County teacher surrenders at Taylor County Detention Center

     

    A math teacher accused of inappropriate contact with a student at Green County High School turned himself in at the Taylor County Detention Center on Wednesday afternoon.

    Thomas Williams, 27, of Russell Springs, was charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, according to a report by Detective Clint Walker of the Kentucky State Police.