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  • Annual MLK March set for Saturday, Jan. 9

    Ecumenical Ministerial Alliance honors and celebrates the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 9 for the annual march. The March beings at 9 a.m. outside Campbellsville Elemetnary School and concludes at the Veterans Memorial Wall Mural on Court Street. All pastors, churches, civic leaders, orgaznizrtions and commuinty citizens are urged to attend and particpate in this event that unify our diverse commuinty and illustrate our resolve to social justice and equality. 

  • CHS staff member dies

    On the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 5, Campbellsville High School instructional assistant Robbie Durham died.

    He was 49.

    Mr. Durham did not report to work Tuesday morning, and hadn’t communicated that he wouldn’t be working that day. Out of concern, and because of recent health issues, CHS staff members made numerous attempts to contact Mr. Durham.

    Contact was made with Mr. Durham’s parents, and a CHS staff member went to his home in Campbellsville to check on him.

  • Work almost complete on comprehensive plan

    The final draft of the city’s comprehensive plan should be finally approved in the next few months, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young stated during Monday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    “We’re right on pace, we think, to be through with our comprehensive plan by the end of this fiscal year, which ends in June,” Young said. “I think we’ll be done well before then.”

  • Area couple re-enacts Civil War ride to courthouse

    Mark and Laura Farrar want an annual ride to the Taylor County Courthouse every New Year’s Day.

    On Friday, the pair, who live halfway between Campbellsville and Hodgenville on the LaRue County line, rode on horseback to the courthouse to commemorate a portion of Union general George Thomas’ ride to Campbellsville on Jan. 1, 1862. It ended at the courthouse.

  • Missing man found dead

    A Campbellsville man who had been missing since Dec. 31, was found dead on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 5, the Campbellsville Police Department stated.

    Roger G. Arnett, 60, was found behind storage buildings on West Main Street Tuesday afternoon, CPD Detective Nelson Bishop said.

    Arnett hadn’t been heard from since Dec. 31, according to a CPD report from Jan. 4.

    CPD Detective Sergeant Ben Riggs is the investigating officer.

    No other information was available at press time.

  • The year in review: Looking back at 2015

    A review of stories from January to June of 2015 appeared in the Thursday, Dec. 31, issue of the CKNJ.


    • Taylor County High School graduate Kassie Miller, who earlier in the year won the title of Kentucky’s Distinguished Young Woman, placed as second runner-up in the national competition in Mobile, Ala.

  • Chowning named CU’s man of the year

    Dr. John Chowning, executive vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president at Campbellsville University, has been named “Man of the Year” by Project One Inc. in Louisville.

    Chowning was one of four to receive awards through Project One Inc. that was started May 15, 1985 in Louisville. Project One has placed over 18,000 students on meaningful jobs since its inception.

    Thousands of students in Project One have graduated from high school and colleges.

  • Fitness centers look for growth in membership with new year

    Many people feel motivated to lose weight and get in shape as part of a New Year’s resolution, but not everyone follows through on that. That is according to N2 Fitness owner Walt Hensel. He said he’s seen New Year’s spikes in attendance since his business opened up in April 2013.

  • Thompson ready for state DYW

    Taylor County High senior Taylor LeAnn Thompson is known as a dedicated and hard-working person in everything she does. Now, thanks to community support, she is ready to represent Taylor County.

    Thompson was named Taylor County’s Distinguished Young Woman for 2016 in August, and will participate in the state DYW program. She leaves town on Sunday, Jan. 10, to begin a weeklong rehearsal.

    A reception was held in her honor on Sunday at Campbellsville Christian Church with family, friends and community members coming out to wish her good luck.

  • 2015: The Year in Review (Top stories from January - June)