Local News

  • CKNJ to publish once weekly


    Change is inevitable. That’s true in everything in life, and the newspaper industry is no different.

    That’s why today, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is announcing that it will be adjusting its publication frequency.

    The CKNJ currently publishes on Monday and Thursday. On Sept. 25, the paper will publish its final Monday edition, and will publish each Thursday going forward.

  • Fire destroys barn on Bengal Road


    A fire on Bengal Road Monday destroyed a barn. The blaze began around 2 p.m. Monday shortly after a storm passed through the area. No official cause has been determined, but officials have said they believe a lightning strike could have been what started the fire. No injuries were reported.

  • Changes taking place at KCA for new school year


    School has been back in session for two weeks now, and at Kentucky Christian Academy, the school year is off to a strong start according to school officials.

    Although there were several changes at the school, which is located off Old Columbia Road in Campbellsville, the school year has gotten off to a smooth start.

    There are several new faces around KCA this year, with three new teachers and several new staff additions throughout the school.

  • Local man arrested, charged in ATV theft


    A Campbellsville man was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property over $500 on Sunday, according to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report.

    Brandon Hicks, 24, of Campbellsville was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center just after 10 p.m. Sunday.

    According to the report, TCSO received a request from the Barren County Sheriff’s Office to attempt to locate a stolen 2014 Honda Rancher ATV.

    During the course of that investigation, TCSO located evidence that linked Hicks to the missing ATV.

  • Eclipse 2017: Science in the sky


    All eyes were glued to the sky Monday afternoon, as the much-hyped solar eclipse came across Kentucky, and through Campbellsville and Taylor County as well.

    Children and adults alike were looking upward to see the rare event, as solar eclipses of this magnitude can only be seen in the area once a century.

  • Community comes together in unity

    The Miller Park Pavilion was full on Thursday afternoon as community leaders and citizens gathered together for a time of prayer and unity following the unrest that has occurred since the events in Charlottesville, Virginia over a week ago.

  • Groundbreaking held for sports complex

    City officials and area students officially broke ground on the proposed Campbellsville Sports Complex Friday afternoon.

    A ceremony was held for the official groundbreaking on 175 acres of land purchased from the Dowell family over five years ago.

    Several local residents were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony, including a large contingent of area students from the Campbellsville Independent School District and Taylor County School District.

  • City schools plan for tax increase


    The Campbellsville Board of Education will be having a special tax hearing later this month, the board announced at Monday night’s regular monthly meeting.

    The board will hear public comments regarding the proposed rate increase, which would take the rates on real property and personal property from the current 62.5 to 65.4.

  • Former CU wrestlers thwart robbery in Florida


    A lifetime of training prepared two Campbellsville University alumni for an unlikely situation.

    Spencer Adams and Brandon Sellers helped stop a robbery while in Daytona, Florida, as they left the National Wrestling Coaches Association Conference.

    Adams is the head wrestling coach at Bellarmine University and Sellers serves as assistant coach.

    Sellers wrestled collegiately at Campbellsville University for four years.

  • Vandals paint in Miller Park


    Vandalism that has recently occurred at Miller Park has sparked concern among citizens that frequently visit the park.

    A symbol that appears to resemble a swastika, a symbol most notably used by the Nazi Party of Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, was found painted on a sign at the park near the playground.

    In the wake of recent events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, some local citizens had expressed concern about the vandalism at the park, and its potential to spark backlash amid high tensions.