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  • The big freeze continues

     

    Most of the city is prepared to open back up for business today, after a week of dealing with record cold and snowfall.

    The Kentucky Mesonet station in Taylor County recorded a low of -21.1 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday morning; Weather Underground recorded a low of -12 degrees.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said last week that people from the city's street and parks departments, with help from people from the water company, were working around the clock to plow and treat roads as fast as possible with a handful of plows.

  • State police offer winter driving tips

     

  • County passes gas tax resolution

    Magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court were divided Monday night over a resolution to support changes to the gas tax.

    The tie was broken by a vote by Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, who voted in favor of the resolution.

    “What we voted tonight was to stabilize what the tax would be. It would be a ceiling, basically, to where that it stays at,” Rogers said. “It’s really in the legislators’ hands, whatever comes out of this … but we’re in support of whatever the legislators do.”

  • Bedbugs still a problem locally

    Brenda Brockman’s mother-in-law has been a resident at Jackson Towers, an assisted living facility. That facility, she said, is likely one of many that is or has been infested with bedbugs.

    “Everything they’ve had their whole lives they’ve had to throw away,” said Brockman. She said she’s called, and has been called by, people at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Pursuit ends in arrest of two

    Two Campbellsville residents were arrested early on Monday morning after a police pursuit ended on Dale Street.

    Stephanie Lynn Dickens, 18, was arrested on charges of first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officers and reckless driving, while Ronald D. Hayden, Jr., 36, was arrested on three outstanding Taylor County warrants, according to a report by Sergeant Shannon Wilson of the Campbellsville Police Department.

  • Blood drives expanding in local community

    This past Tuesday, Campbellsville citizens filed in to the Taylor County Public Library to give blood to the first community blood drive provided by the Kentucky Blood Center.

    The center, which provides blood to hospitals around the state, has done previous drives at various businesses and schools in the community, but they are now branching out in order to reach a wider portion of the population in Campbellsville and Taylor County.

  • Drug arrest made

    Campbellsville Police, in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police DESI West unit, made a drug arrest after serving a search warrant at 510 Jackson Street Tuesday afternoon.

    Andrew Edwards, 28, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree and possession of paraphernalia.

  • Woman injured in Meadow Creek Road crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured after her vehicle hit a tree off of Meadow Creek Road late on Monday morning, according to a report by Deputy Branden Wilson of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kimbra Compton, 24, was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and later to the University of Louisville Hospital for critical injuries, the report said.

    According to the report, at approximately 10:54 a.m., Compton was driving a Pontiac Bonneville east on Meadow Creek Road, entered a curve and lost control because of wet conditions.

  • Homeschooling takes on a new look

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on homeschooling in Taylor County. The second installment will be published in next Thursday’s edition of the CKNJ.

    For many reasons, Classical Conversations is atypical of what one might expect from a group of homeschooled children.

    In one room in the upstairs section of Campbellsville Baptist Church, students learn about famed pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, and their assignment is to emulate his comic book style of painting.

  • Drug rally draws crowd, support for cause

    A few dozen people descended upon the Taylor County High School library on Thursday afternoon for an anti-drug rally headed up by Karen Jones, Teressa Germain, Greg Troutt of Second Chance Outreach and others.

    The rally started at 4 p.m. They had originally planned to meet at the Taylor County Board of Education parking lot, but cold weather led to them meeting indoors.

    “That’s why we’re here today: to stop drugs in our town,” Germain said.