Local News

  • County to work with schools on VMP field use


    The Taylor County Fiscal Court will be partnering with the Taylor County School District to put an old baseball field to a new use.

    According to Veterans Memorial Park Director Chris Ambers, the field at VMP formerly used by the now defunct Babe Ruth Baseball League will be the new home of the Taylor County Middle School girls’ softball team.

    Ambers told the court Tuesday evening the original estimates to prepare the field for softball, including putting new lights in place, would cost between $30,000 and $50,000.

  • Future of pool in question


    The future of the swimming pool at Miller Park and the purchase of a fire/rescue vehicle highlighted Monday’s less-than-an-hour Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Campbelllsville City Pool manager Cody Wood was on hand to give updates on this summer’s shutdown of the 35-year-old pool.

  • Funding the Fourth of July


    The Fourth of July celebration is a spectacle, and one of the high points of the year in Campbellsville.

    The celebration requires many people to come together and make everything happen.

    The Fourth of July Committee, the Bicentennial Committee, city and county officials and employees, and many volunteers worked to make this year’s celebration a success.

  • Miss Taylor County Fair wins Miss Kentucky title


  • City pool closed indefinitely


    Campbellsville's city swimming pool will not be open for the Fourth of July, and no date is known for the pool's re-opening.

    Officials released the following statement. The CKNJ will update this situation as more informatino becomes available.

  • New state laws go into effect today


    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2017 regular session will go into effect today.

    The Kentucky Constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature unless they have a special effective date, are general appropriations measures, or include an emergency clause that makes them effective immediately upon becoming law. Final adjournment of the 2017 Regular Session was on March 30, making June 29 the normal effective date for most bills.

  • Campbell Mill ghost structure could be complete for Fourth of July


    City officials held a press conference at the construction site of the gristmill ghost structure Monday afternoon.

    Mayor Tony Young said work is continuing on the structure, located on the recently named Campbell Mill Lane that connects Broadway with Main Street.

    A ghost structure of the original gristmill, built and operated by Campbellsville’s founder, Andrew Campbell, is expected to be finished in time for the city’s Fourth of July festivities.

  • No new trial in Calhoun murder case


    A Lebanon man convicted earlier this month in a murder case from last year will not be retried.
    At a sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding denied a motion to retry William Calhoun, 25, after he was convicted in a jury trial earlier this month.

    Calhoun was sentenced to 20 years for wanton murder, 10 years for first-degree assault and one year each for two of the three wanton endangerment charges, all to run concurrently.

    “This is tragic for all of us,” Spalding said.

  • Kevin Rafferty shares weight-loss journey

    Up until five months ago, Kevin Rafferty had never taken working out seriously.

    “I had never worked out one day in my life,” Rafferty said. “I drove to the mailbox on my way home. I would walk around the neighborhood a little bit to walk the dogs but that was about it.”

    But after multiple doctors told Rafferty, a math teacher at Campbellsville High School, that he needed to lose weight, he faced his fears and reached out to one of his former students.

  • Local industrial site certified ‘Build Ready’

    A tract at the local Heartland Commerce and Technology Park recently received the state’s Build-Ready certification.

    The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development announced last week that a 10-acre tract at the park earned the certification, and is the 13th location to receive it. The tract is expandable to 173 acres and includes a 108,000-square-foot building pad.

    Ron McMahan of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority said there’s considerable interest in the park as a whole.