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  • Teen drowns in Green River Lake

     

    A community is mourning the loss of a Nelson County teenager who drowned while swimming with friends at Green River Lake State Park Sunday afternoon.

    Tariq Armour, 18, of Cox’s Creek in Nelson County, was a sports standout at Bardstown High School who had graduated in June and was enjoying a summer day out with friends when the day turned tragic.

    “It hurts,” said Lance Allen, who was with him nearly every day and during his last moments alive. “He was like a brother to me.”

  • Body of missing Bardstown teen recovered at Green River Lake

     

    UPDATE: Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook confirmed that the body 18-year-old Tariq Armour, a recent graduate of Bardstown High School, was recovered at 11:45 a.m. by Campbellsville Fire-Rescue divers. Armour went missing in Green River Lake around 4 p.m. yesterday while swimming with friends. The body is being sent to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy, but Cook said that no foul play is expected. 

     

  • Vacant school board seat to be filled soon

     

    An announcement regarding the Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt’s choice to fill the open seat on the Taylor County Board of Education could come as early as next week, according to Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook.

    Interviews were held on Tuesday before the board’s meeting later that evening for that open position, which has been vacant since the unexpected passing of former board member Tony Davis in early May.

  • 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.