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  • Escaped inmate arrested in Taylor County

    An inmate who recently escaped from the Marion County Adjustment Center in Lebanon was arrested Monday in Taylor County.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, James Combs, 27, was arrested after sheriff's deputies received a tip at about 12:30 p.m. that he was in the Raikes Hill Spur Road area.

    Upon arrival, the report states, Combs fled into a wooded area and was apprehended about 30 minutes later by a Taylor County Sheriff's Office canine unit. He was arrested without incident. Sheriff's deputy Ricky Underwood assisted.

  • Back to School

    Students at Campbellsville and Taylor County public school systems headed back to classes yesterday morning.

    Above left, Campbellsville Elementary School Principal David Petett greets second-grader Christopher Newell on the first day of school.

    Above right, Billie Cecil, left, talks to her daughter Makayla, who starts first grade this year.

    See a slideshow with more photos from the first day of school on today's CKNJ Homepage.

  • Alcohol taxes total $2,500

    It seems alcohol sales haven't been the City tax boom or a widespread social problem as some residents had argued.

    Ed Miladin, the city's Alcoholic Beverage Control officer, gave the Campbellsville City Council an update on alcohol licenses during its regular meeting Monday night.

    More than a year after voters approved limited alcohol sales in Campbellsville, there are only two restaurants now serving, Miladin said.

  • Two injured in KY 527 collision

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle collision on KY 527.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Dorothee S. Roberts, 53, of Woodhill Road was traveling north on KY 527 at 8:09 p.m. Morgan E. Mason, 17, of Lebanon Avenue was traveling south.

    The report states that witnesses told sheriff's deputies that Roberts and Mason met each other in a curve and Roberts' 1999 Subaru crossed the center line and into the path of Mason's 2004 Mazda.

  • County sued for failing to pay construction bill

    The County is being sued for not paying a bill for construction at the Taylor County Judicial Center.

    London attorney R. Aaron Hostettler filed a complaint on Friday, July 24 in the Taylor Circuit Clerk's Office on behalf of SAF Perimeter Systems, a division of Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.

    Taylor Fiscal Court and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers are listed as defendants.

  • Former Taylor teen dies in Radcliff collision

    A former Taylor County teen is dead after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle.

    Cameron Irvin, a 16-year-old North Hardin High School junior from Radcliff, died at the scene of the collision, which occurred around 9 p.m. Saturday in Radcliff.

    According to the News-Enterprise, three others were also injured. A 23-month-old boy was still listed in critical condition at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. The other two injured, a 20-year-old male and a 7-year-old girl, have been released.

  • Colton's brings 'American West' to Campbellsville

    Step into Colton's Steak House & Grill and it's almost like stepping into the old west. Paintings of cowboys and western vistas adorn the walls, while various other decorations straight out of the American West complete the scene.

    And now that taste of the west is coming to Campbellsville.

    In the works since mid-March, Colton's will open its doors for business at 11 a.m. on Monday, bringing 166 jobs with it.

  • New GOODY'S to open in Dawahares space

    A new store with a familiar name is coming back to Campbellsville.

    GOODY'S will open in the former Dawahares space on Sept. 17.

    Stage Stores, a Houston, Texas-based company that operates a handful of apparel stores, bought the rights to the GOODY'S name in July and plans to open 14 new GOODY'S stores, including a Campbellsville store.

    After emerging from bankruptcy, GOODY's Family Clothing closed its stores earlier this year. The Campbellsville Goody's closed Feb. 26.

  • Lebanon man arrested, charged with assault

    A Lebanon man was arrested and charged with assault on Friday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police release, officers responded to a report of a fight at Ancil Reynolds Used Cars at about 7:22 p.m.

    Upon arrival, officers found that Ricky Allen, 33, of Campbellsville and Darrell G. Smothers Jr., 19, of Lebanon had been fighting. Smothers had allegedly pulled a knife and cut Allen on his abdomen.

  • Applications accepted for weatherization program

    Families below the poverty level may qualify for help weatherizing their homes.

    According to State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, applications are now being taken for the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency weatherization program.

    Eligible families could receive up to $6,500 for heating and cooling systems repair or replacement, window repair or replacement, added insulation or installations of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.