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  • Amnesty Day set for recycling of hazardous waste, other recyclables

    The Taylor County Junior Conservation Board is holding an Amnesty Day for household hazardous waste and recyclables.

    The community is encouraged to bring household hazardous wastes Saturday, March 26, to the Taylor County Extension Office for proper disposal.

    They will be set up from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Items accepted will be household chemicals including old bottles of herbicide, pesticide and cleaners. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will be there to help with the disposal.

  • Man sentenced to 20 years in fatal crash


    A man involved in a three-vehicle accident in Washington County last year, which left another man dead, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after accepting a plea agreement.

    Victor Mendoza, 25, of Campbellsville, appeared in circuit court before Judge Todd Spalding for final sentencing.

  • Prayer, support help Gowin battle colon cancer


    Brian Gowin says his fight with colorectal cancer and lymphoma made him realize how much he takes for granted.

    “It’s been a long road,” Gowin said. “Through prayer, and a lot of support from everybody, I’ve fought this battle.”

    He says he was inspired during his ordeal by Psalms 73:26: “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

  • St. Baldrick's event raises $11,000 this year


    “Daddy, you don’t look like Daddy anymore,” Bradley Wurth said to his father, Brad, who was in the process of getting his beard shaved.

    The father of four participated in the Campbellsville University ‘Brave a Shave for Kids with Cancer’ event, which was the ninth annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser. It took place Saturday on CU’s campus to raise money for childhood cancer research.

  • Two killed in Monday crash


    A two-vehicle accident early Monday morning claimed the lives of two Campbellsville people and injured a Buffalo woman. LaRue County Coroner Brad Turner identified the deceased as Ashley Brooke Moore, 32, and her 9-year-old daughter, Brooklyn Layne Carothers, a fourth-grader at Taylor County Elementary School. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

  • 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.