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  • New dining options coming to town

    Two new dining options are coming to Campbellsville and are nearing their opening dates.

    While no specifics have been announced, Dunkin’ Donuts and Wings Pizza N Things are both planning for April openings.

    The Dunkin’ Donuts location is at 509 E Broadway in Campbellsville, next to McDonald’s.

    Approximately one-half of the building, totaling 1,000 square feet, is currently for lease with Century 21. Despite many rumors that have been circulating, there has been no confirmation on who will occupy that space.

  • Bill targets pain meds, other drugs

    A proposed bill would up the penalties for selling or possessing any amount of a potent painkiller.

    Currently, the Kentucky House of Representatives is considering House Bill 333, sponsored by Rep. Kim Moser (R-Taylor Mill). The bill would make it a felony to illegally sell or distribute any amount of fentanyl, carfentanil and related drugs, which have been tied to increases in drug overdoses over the past year.

  • Group looks to help families in battle against cancer

    A local charitable organization whose purpose is to help those diagnosed with cancer with their expenses is almost ready to start helping people.

    Debbie Carrico of the Taylor County Good Samaritans group said their board is reviewing applicants to make sure they meet their criteria, after which they will award the money.

  • Bill would ban tobacco on all school properties

    A bill being considered in the Kentucky House of Representatives would ban all tobacco use on all school properties starting next year.

    Senate Bill 78, if passed, would require that all school districts have bans by the 2018-2019 school year prohibiting the use of tobacco products by students, school personnel and visitors in schools, school vehicles, school properties and at school activities.

    The bill was sponsored by Sen. Julie Adams (R-Louisville) and Sen. Ralph Alvarado (R-Winchester).

  • Committee wants to expand local trails

    The city’s Trail Town Committee wants to expand the trails and sidewalks around the city and county.

    “There’s lots of opportunities for expansion,” Trail Town Chair and Campbellsville City Council member David Nunery said at a Monday afternoon workshop. “We’ve also got a lot of other things that are ambitious.”

    That workshop was attended by Trail Town Committee members, as well as representatives from the Taylor County Health Department, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Palmer Engineering and others.

  • 40 years of service

    For many, Druther’s restaurant is a memory of an era gone by. At its peak in the 1960s and1970s, the Louisville-based chain had more than 200 restaurants across Kentucky.

    However, for Campbellsville/Taylor County residents and those who travel through the community, the Druther’s Restaurant on North Columbia Avenue is the only place they can swing by to grab a hot breakfast, fish sandwich, or much more that brings back that nostalgic feeling.

    The Campbellsville Druther’s is the only operating Druther’s in the U.S.

  • Carney’s bill in favor of charter schools

    Charter schools have come to the forefront of discussion during the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly, with two bills already being introduced.

    However, Rep. John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville, introduced a third bill regarding charter schools last Friday, Feb 17. The bill, HB 520, would allow for charter schools in the state of Kentucky to open as early as the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Art display by cancer patients starts Monday

    Taylor Regional Hospital’s Cancer Center will be hosting an art exhibit starting today.

    The Lilly Oncology On Canvas exhibit is a traveling display of artwork by cancer patients from across the country, according to Ann Dabney, public relations director at TRH.

    “It’s a wonderful thing and we are excited to have it here,” Dabney said.

    Cancer Center Director Sherri Angel, who has worked there for about nine years, said she tears up when she reads the descriptions that patients and their caregivers give for each piece.

  • Oakes joins CKNJ staff

    Zac Oakes is the newest member of the Central Kentucky News-Journal staff, having started last Monday.

    Oakes graduated from Russell County High School in 2013, and from Lindsey Wilson College in December 2016. While at LWC, he worked as the editor for the school newspaper, RaiderView.

  • St. Baldrick’s event set for March 18

    The Campbellsville St. Baldrick’s “Shaving for a Cure” event is coming up, and organizers are hoping for another strong turnout.

    The annual event, now in its 10th year in Campbellsville, is looking to raise enough money to surpass a grand total of $400,000 raised over the past 10 years.

    The “Shaving for a Cure” event will be held March 18, 2017, at Powell Athletic Center on the campus of Campbellsville University at 11 a.m.