Local News

  • Local teacher honored for going the extra mile

    Shelby Smith was looking for an arts and humanities credit. What she got was hope and a much-needed mother figure.
    Smith, a sophomore at Taylor County High School, says she hasn’t seen her mother in six months. She lives with her father and little brother.

  • Salmon to retire from adult education


    Out of the numerous people Taylor County Adult Learning Center Director Diana Salmon has helped during her 23 years at the center, one stands out a bit more than the rest.
    The man was working to support his family — he had eight brothers and 10 sisters. His dream was to be a lay minister.
    However, the man’s reading and writing skills were well below par. Salmon worked with him for 10 years, starting at the first grade level and working up through his senior year.

  • Accused arsonists plead guilty

    The six men accused of setting several houses on fire in Taylor County have pleaded guilty to amended charges and been granted diversions in lieu of prison sentences.

    The six were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February. Indicted were:
    • Kyle Corbin, 23, of 252 Beechwood Drive in Campbellsville.
    • Justin Eugene Atwood, 19, of 2268 Old Summersville Road in Campbellsville.

    • Scott Lee Underwood, 19, of 2020 Old Mac Road in Campbellsville.

  • Community cleanup going on today


  • CU students come together for mass media 'extravaganza'


    Lacy Mudd

    Campbellsville University

    What is the Derby Rose Gala? Many Campbellsville University students said they had never heard of it, or if they had, were not sure of what it was. This year CU's Department of Mass Communication plans to change that.

    The department is getting together to provide the maximum coverage of this year's event.

  • School Menus for April 23-27

    Campbellsville Independent

    Monday - Cheeseburger, french fries, pickles, onions, applesauce, Elf Grahams and milk.

    Tuesday - Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, mandarin oranges and milk.

    Wednesday - Hot ham and cheese, tater tots, buttered peas, diced pears and milk.

    Thursday - Beef nachos with cheese sauce, tortilla chips, Spanish rice, refried beans, shape-up and milk.

    Friday - Manager's choice, scalloped potatoes, lima beans, Scooby fruit snacks and milk.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of April 17.

    They are Landon Pike, Tanner Edelen, Trey Shofner, Railee Hagan and Amelia Christie.

  • Animal shelter to change spay and neuter plan

    Those adopting pets won't get their new animals spayed and neutered before leaving the Taylor County Animal Shelter after all.

    Construction of a new animal shelter building, paid for entirely with state grant money, is nearly finished.

    After the building is up and running, magistrates have said at several recent meetings that they want all animals that leave the shelter having been microchipped, spayed or neutered, dewormed and given rabies vaccinations.

  • Play ball!


    Saturday was a busy day at Miller Park and Trace Creek as youth baseball and softball seasons began. Here are a few of the photos we were able to shoot during the early morning action. Many photos are also available in the Monday, April 16, edition of the CKNJ.

  • Whodunnit?


    Was it Mike Newbury, the owner of a restaurant who had a gambling problem?

    Or could it have been Franco Moretti, the accountant who seemed to scare people with his muscles?

    Or was it Laura Newbury, who wants desperately to have a singing career?

    With many plot twists and turns, Campbellsville University students presented a murder dinner theater program on Thursday night.

    Though the event was full of acting and games, the purpose was to raise money for a student in need after tornados damaged his home.