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  • Farmer vs. a farmer in race for ag commissioner

    One candidate to be Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.
    The Democratic candidate, Robert “Bob” Farmer of Louisville, operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.

  • One person injured in school bus collision

    One person was injured in a collision with a school bus Thursday afternoon.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3:15 p.m., Tony Houston, 50, of Campbellsville, was driving a Campbellsville Independent School District bus, attempting to make a right hand turn from South Central Avenue onto Tie Street, when a 1992 Honda driven by Courtney Giles, 23, of Knifley struck the bus in the driver’s side. Giles was traveling north on South Central Avenue.

  • Two injured after vehicle overturns on KY 70

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured on Thursday when a vehicle overturned on KY 70.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Jessica Murphy, 18, of Campbellsville, was driving eastbound on KY 70 at 2:04 p.m. in a 2000 Ford.
    The report states that Murphy lost control of her vehicle in a curve, spun around and then overturned.

  • Two injured in KY 55/U.S. 68 crash

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured in a two-vehicle collision Monday at the intersection of KY 55 and U.S. 68.
    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at about 3:30 p.m., Deidra Brady, 25, was driving a 2005 Pontiac north on KY 55 when she failed to stop at a traffic light and rear-ended a 2002 Dodge, driven by Richard Rakes, 21.
    Both drivers were treated and released from Taylor Regional Hospital. Both were wearing seat belts.

  • Campbellsville man injured in one-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Old Lebanon Road on Saturday night.
    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at 8:45 p.m., Dustin Burton, 24, was driving a 2003 Ford F350 south on Old Lebanon Road when his vehicle dropped off the shoulder, struck a utility pole and overturned. Burton, who was not wearing a seat belt, was treated and released from Taylor Regional Hospital.
    Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Jason Morris investigated.

  • Raikes Hill Bridge to be replaced

    The bridge on Raikes Hill Road will be replaced Monday, Oct. 17.
    The Taylor County Road Department will be blocking the bridge portion of the road for about two weeks.
    For more information, call Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers’ office at 465-7729.

  • Wildlife impersonator encourages CU students to find their talents

     

    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    "God has a better plan for you than you can come up with on your own," Ralph Duren, wildlife professional, wildlife impersonator, humorist and outdoorsmen, said.

    Duren, who is two-time Grand National Wild Turkey Gobbling Champion and first World Quail Calling Champion, spoke at Campbellsville University's weekly chapel service Sept. 21.

  • Board hears about aviation class

    James Roberts

    writer@cknj.com

    Taylor County High School's aviation class has allowed at least one student's imagination to soar to new heights.

    Teacher Debbie Hinton and student Dylan Skaggs gave a presentation on Taylor County High School's aviation class at the regular Taylor County School Board meeting last Tuesday night.

    The class recently competed in a radio-controlled airplane competition in Louisville, finishing in second place.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of Oct. 11. They are, from left, Tommy Grubaugh, Megan Clifton and Ryan Maynard. Not pictured are Grant Rogers and McKenzie Knight.

  • Windstream surprises CES

     

    Windstream's Classroom Caravan has been surprising schools in a variety of states with a $1,000 award as a part of our SchoolsWIN campaign.

    Windstream received many requests from parents and staff through Facebook, Twitter and e-mail for a Classroom Cash surprise at Campbellsville Elementary School.

    The company visited the school recently and surprised students with a donation.

    A video of the surprise is available online at schoolswin.windstream.com/post/650.