Local News

  • 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.

  • E-911 dispatching not for the faint of heart


    Some calls stick with you.
    For Anne Sanders, Campbellsville/Taylor E-911 supervisor, it was the call about her father. Sanders answered the 911 call reporting he had a heart attack. He didn’t pull though.
    “You have to compose yourself and realize you’re doing more good for them here,” Sanders said.
    For Ronnie Dooley, the dispatcher with the longest tenure at E-911, his call came a few years ago from a desperate father.

  • 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.

  • Bowlers needed for youth fundraiser


  • April is child abuse, sexual assault awareness month

    The crime may take only minutes, but its impact could be felt forever.

    In Taylor County, there are many people and resources available to investigate and prosecute the crimes, and help victims get the treatment they need.

    April is recognized as national child abuse and sexual assault awareness months.

    In a recent news release, state officials said eight percent of Kentucky residents will report experiencing rape in their lifetime — and that’s 2 percent higher than the national average.

  • County park to get upgrades

    Veterans Memorial Park will soon get a facelift.

    At last Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates agreed to pay nearly $4,000 for upgrades and repairs to a playground, concession stand and storage building.

    On behalf of the Court’s Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee, Magistrate Richard Phillips said the group recommends that a concrete floor be poured at the storage building at a cost of no more than $1,700.

  • One injured in Old Lebanon Road crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Old Lebanon Road last Thursday.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Kevin Holmes, 47, was traveling south at 7:30 p.m. in a 1998 Toyota Corolla when he dropped off the shoulder of the road, overcorrected, lost control and struck a utility pole and fence.
    The report states that Holmes refused treatment from Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel but was later transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by private vehicle. He was treated and released.

  • One injured in three-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a three-vehicle collision on East Broadway last Wednesday evening.
    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, at about 6:05 p.m., a 1998 GMC Jimmy, driven by James Collison IV, 17, of Campbellsville, was traveling east on U.S. 68 when he struck a 2003 Honda Civic, driven by Jason Childress, 36, of Campbellsville from behind. The impact pushed the Childress vehicle into a 1998 Chevrolet van driven by Wilma Abell, 56, of Campbellsville.

  • Resident accused of stealing someone’s identity

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with using another person’s identity to open credit card accounts.
    Joseph Madson, 35, was arrested on Sunday, April 8, at 4:50 p.m.
    According to Madson’s arrest citation, he is accused of using another person’s identifying information without permission to open three credit card accounts last December. Madson then allegedly used the cards to make purchases.
    Madson was charged with three counts of identity theft, which is a Class D felony punishable by as much as five years in prison.