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  • Local woman hospitalized after crash

    A Campbellsville woman was hospitalized following a crash on East Broadway on Saturday afternoon.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 3:19 p.m., Benjamin Hoseus, 19, of Walton, Ky., was driving a 2006 Scion on East Broadway, near Cumberland Presbyterian Church, when he crossed the center line and struck a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer, driven by William “Eddie” Swafford, 49, of Campbellsville. Swafford was in the center lane, attempting a left turn at the time of the collision.

  • Two injured in crash at Broadway, Hoskins

    Two people were injured in a collision at the intersection of West Broadway and South Hoskins Avenue on Tuesday morning.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 7:46 a.m., Norman Christie, 79, was attempting a left turn from West Broadway to South Hoskins Avenue in a 2007 Ford pickup truck when he turned into the path of a 2004 Chevrolet driven by Tricia Coffey, 26, of Russell Springs. Coffey was traveling east on Broadway.

  • LG&E/KU must improve customer service

    An independent review ordered by the Kentucky Public Service Commission has found numerous problems with customer service operations at Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co.
    In a report issued by the PSC, an outside consultant noted that the two utilities — the largest in Kentucky — are regularly failing to meet their own internal performance standards.

  • Two vehicles involved in Broadway crash

    A two-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Broadway and Hoskins Avenue just before 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS and Campbellsville Police were on the scene. No further information is available at this time. See complete details in Thursday's edition of the CKNJ.

  • Local man publishes first book


    “TREASURE HUNT.” Two simple words spark the imaginations of a young brother and sister, sending them on an adventure in “The Treasure Mystery Clues.” The book is the first by local author Harry Mack.
    Mack describes his book as “inspirational fiction directed towards younger children,” but says adults can read it, too.

  • October focuses on breast cancer awareness


    Being a nurse for years, she knew what a cancer patient could expect. But being a patient herself, she says, has been more difficult that she expected.
    Ann Edwards, 54, is a breast cancer survivor.
    Though she has now been cancer-free for three years, side effects of medication she was given to beat her cancer continue to plague her.

  • Reflecting on a life of service


    In pressed uniforms, they gathered to remember him and to honor his sacrifice.
    A group of more than 350 firefighters and community members gathered at the state fire and rescue training center last Thursday to pay tribute to the late Charles “Sparky” Sparks, 49, who died while fighting a fire in Columbia on June 30.

  • Taylor County students graduate from ‘Drive To Stay Alive’ Academy

    Taylor County High School students Isaac Petty and Andy Finck were among 33 students throughout the state selected by Kentucky State Police to participate in the “Drive to Stay Alive” academy.
    The program was Sept. 7-11 at the KSP Training Academy in Frankfort.
    The “Drive to Stay Alive” program teaches students safe driving techniques by KSP instructors with hands-on road driving and classroom exercises, including the dangers of driving impaired, seat belt safety, distracted and aggressive driving.

  • Tebbs Bend Battlefield selected as part of Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trails

    Tebbs Bend Battlefield has been selected to be part of the Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trails, a new state program to help visitors and residents understand how the conflict shaped the Commonwealth as the nation observes the Civil War’s 150th anniversary.
    Fifty-four sites around the state make up the initial group of attractions on the tour, which were announced on Saturday, Oct. 1 by Kentucky Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow.

  • Resident appointed to state MLK committee

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear recently appointed Wanda E. Washington to the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission.
    Washington serves as coordinator of Greater Campbellsville United. She will replace Terri Reynolds, whose term has expired.
    Washington’s term will expire Dec. 12, 2014.