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  • Newton, Walsh will square off this fall.

    Four candidates seeking to replace retiring Sheriff John Shipp have now been reduced to two.

    In Tuesday's primary election, Democrats chose Allen Newton while Republicans selected Bill Walsh. The two will meet up in the November General Election.

    On the Republican ticket, Walsh collected 2,243 votes to Timothy "Sparky" Cash's 1,125. On the Democrat side, Newton had 2,651 to Willard "Hank" Harris' 321.

    Newton, 53, a lifelong Taylor County resident, has been chief deputy and detective for the Taylor County Sheriff's Office for the past 17 years.

  • Osborne will face Rogers in November

    Republican Gary Osborne will face Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers in November's general election. The winner will serve in the County's top position.

    On Tuesday night, Osborne says he feels for his defeated opponent, fellow Republican Greg Gribbins.

    "I feel for everyone who lost," he said. "I've been there. It's one of the worst feelings in the world."

    Osborne said he felt very encouraged recently when discussing his campaign with residents. Since January, he said, he visited with nearly 4,000 people.

  • Allen, Young to face off in general election

    Incumbent Brenda Allen and Tony Young will face off for the mayor's post in the fall.

    Moments after the results were tallied on Tuesday night, Allen said she was naturally pleased with the outcome.

    "I had a lot of help and I have to thank them all, as well as my supporters," she said. "I'm really pleased."

    But, Allen said, her work has just begun.

    "We just have to work really hard in the fall."

  • Grayson makes campaign stop in Campbellsville

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Trey Grayson made a stop in Campbellsville on Thursday as part of his campaign tour. Grayson met with about 20 supporters at Forcht Bank, thanking them for their backing. “I think people are fed up with what is going on in Washington,” Grayson said. “Washington is broke and we’ve got to fix it.” Belt-tightening is needed, something Grayson says he has done as secretary of state. Once the nation’s fiscal house is in order, the economy, Grayson said, will start to rebound as banks regain lending confidence.

  • Election candidates' listing

    Election candidates are listed by name, the office for which they've filed and party affiliation. "I" denotes incumbents.


    - James Jones (I), 1st District, Republican.

    - Henry Lee Colvin, 1st District, Democrat.

    - John David Gaines (I), 2nd District, Democrat.

    - Jeneal "Hooter" Burkhead, 2nd District, Democrat.

    - Orville Newton, 2nd District, Republican.

    - Milford H. Lowe (I), 3rd District, Democrat.

    - Larry Barnes, 3rd District, Democrat.

  • CHS prom

    A slideshow of photos is available on the CKNJ home page.

  • Voters head to the polls Tuesday

    With plenty of local flavor on the ballot, turnout is expected to be decent for tomorrow's primary election.

    Based on previous primaries, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney predicts a 39 percent voter turnout - about 6,500 voters.

    "But, I hope we have more. We need everyone to go out and go vote," Carney said.

    Eight years ago, 36 percent of the voters turned out for a similar ballot. Four years ago, 42 percent showed up to cast votes on a ballot that was missing a mayoral primary.

  • Local Crusade efforts see major change

    A big change is in store for the upcoming Crusade for Children drive. Door-to-door collections, part of the local effort since the beginning, will no longer be conducted.

    Door-to-door collections just aren't feasible any more, says Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson.

    "[There] used to be just a fourth of the houses we have now," he said. "We've just got to make some changes, for better or worse."

  • ELECTION: U.S. Senate Race, Democratic candidates

    The Republican Party has had both of Kentucky's Senate seats since Jim Bunning was first elected in 1998.

    On May 18, five Democrats will be competing in the Senate primary for the chance to end the Republicans' streak in November.

    Two Democrats have emerged as the front-runners, Attorney General Jack Conway and Lt. Gov. Dr. Daniel Mongiardo. Family physician Dr. James Buckmaster, former U.S. Customs agent Darlene Price and Maurice M. Sweeney, who has worked for state government in a variety of capacities, are also seeking the Democrat nomination.

  • Cancer victims say key is catching it early

    They caught it early. But if they hadn't, both say their stories would likely have very different endings.

    Campbellsville residents Barbara Dabney and Richard Phillips recently battled skin cancer. And, so far, they have won.

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

    Dabney's skin cancer experience began about three months ago during a routine checkup with her local doctor.

    She said she had a mole on her back near her waist that she believed looked a bit too large. Her doctor suggested that she have it checked by another doctor.