Local News

  • Group seeks better health for community

    A local group has formed to help Taylor County residents improve their health.
    Local health and other professionals have formed a Healthy Living Coalition to ban together to make the community aware of what can be done to become healthier.
    Becky Nash, cooperative extension agent for family and consumer sciences, who is one of two co-chairs of the group, says it will coordinate community activities and educate the public about what it means to become healthier.

  • Family, state police honor fallen trooper

    In pressed uniforms, the officers stand at attention. They are there to remember one of their own.

    After nearly 24 years since he was killed in the line of duty, Kentucky State Police Trooper Johnny Edrington II hasn’t been forgotten. And the case to catch his killer is still alive.

  • Soldiers train to stay ready for the worst


  • City schools looking at major changes

    Major changes could be in the works at the Campbellsville School System. Superintendent Mike Deaton presented a plan during Monday night’s Campbellsville School Board meeting that would completely change the structure of the District’s schools. If approved, Deaton said the changes would be implemented during the 2013-2014 school year.
    “I think the time has come for this to be studied hard,” Deaton told Board members and parents.

  • Charged with ethics violations, PVA faces fine


  • Portion of Main Street to re-open today

    Main Street at Court Street will be re-open today, Wednesday, May 16, after Campbellsville City Street Department employees built crosswalks yesterday, Tuesday, May 15.

    According to the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center, the closure was expected to last until this afternoon to allow the concrete to dry.

  • TCHS prom is "A Black Tie Affair"

    Taylor County High School hosted its 2012 prom, themed "A Black Tie Affair," on Saturday night at Taylor County Middle School.

    Students entered the high school gym, crossed a stage where they were introduced to a large crowd of friends, family members and others waiting, then exited to the prom at the middle school gymnasium.

    See more photos in a slideshow on this website and also in the Thursday, May 17, issue of the CKNJ.

  • Local high schools preparing for graduations, other activities

    School days are numbered for local high school students.
    Seniors at Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools will put on graduation caps and gowns this week. In all, 269 students are expected to graduate.
    And after the ceremonies, local graduates will celebrate together at annual Project Graduation parties.

  • Gardening for his own good


    He breaks up the soft ground with his hand, gently sets the young plant in the small hole and smoothes the dirt around it.
    Next, he pours a bit of fertilizer near the roots and places a wire cage around his baby creation.
    “And there’s a tomato,” he says, “Let it grow.”
    Milton Rogers has been some form of a gardener since he was a child. Rogers moved to Campbellsville from Texas in 1973.

  • Expansion has company seeking more workers

    Those looking for a job could be in luck.
    Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan said at last Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting that Intelenet Global Services still needs to hire from 35 to 40 more employees.
    The company, which is now owned by Serco, announced last month that it will expand and add 125 jobs to its Campbellsville facility.