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  • Missing canoeist found

     

    The body of a missing canoeist was recovered Thursday after more than three weeks of searching.

    According to a press release from Kyle Smith, Campbellsville-Taylor County Fire Chief, at 3:43 p.m. Thursday, a body matching the desription of Niles Lawlor, 66, of Sulphur Well, Ky., was discovered on a debris pile 8.5 miles from the Green River Spillway in Taylor County.

  • Campbellsville man stabbed in Marion County

     

    Jeremy Cox, 34, of Campbellsville, was stabbed early Sunday morning at a Marion County bar.

    According to a report from the Kentucky State Police, Cox was allegedly stabbed by Leonard Mattingly, 50, of Bradfordsville after the two were involved in an argument inside 3 Pines Bar around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

    Mattingly allegedly stabbed Cox with a knife and fled the scene, according to the report. Cox was transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon, and later transferred to University of Louisville Hospital, where he remained as of press time.

  • Senate is learning experience for Wise

     

    State Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) has been teaching government and foreign relations classes at Campbellsville University and the University of Kentucky for many years.

    But while he enjoyed his first legislative session, which ended recently, it wasn't exactly what he expected, especially the hours that legislators put in both in and out of session.

  • Five Democrats trying to replace outgoing state treasurer

     

    Kentucky Democrats will have plenty of options when they go to the polls May 19 to select their nominees.

    Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is in the final year of his second term in office, so he is ineligible for re-election.

    Neville Blakemore of Louisville, Jim Glenn of Owensboro, Daniel B. Grossberg of Louisville, Richard Henderson of Mt. Sterling and Rick Nelson of Middlesboro are seeking to succeed Hollenbach.

  • Men identified, canoe search continues

     

    While officials continue to search for a missing canoeist from a March 25 accident on Green River, a representative of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has provided the CKNJ with the names of the men involved.

  • Kirtley is first female president of IFAC

     

    The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has announced that Olivia Kirtley, CPA, CGMA, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the International Federation of Accountants.

    Kirtley is a former Campbellsville resident and is the daughter of Raymond Tye and Cora Faulkner of Campbellsville. She is married to Dr. Lewis Ray Kirtley, who is also formerly of Campbellsville.

    She succeeds Warren Allen and is the first female president in IFAC history, as well as the first representative from the business community to serve in that position.

  • Green County teacher surrenders at Taylor County Detention Center

     

    A math teacher accused of inappropriate contact with a student at Green County High School turned himself in at the Taylor County Detention Center on Wednesday afternoon.

    Thomas Williams, 27, of Russell Springs, was charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, according to a report by Detective Clint Walker of the Kentucky State Police.

  • Cook honored by state board

     

    The Kentucky Board of Education recently presented the sixth annual Dr. Johnnie Grissom Award to Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.

    The award recognizes those who exhibit leadership, commitment and service to promote high student achievement through instructional equity and in closing the achievement gap for all children.

    Cook was nominated by Charles Higdon, assistant superintendent for the Taylor County School District.

  • GOP treasurer primary heats up

     

    Eight candidates - five Democrats and three Republicans - are running for state treasurer in the May 19 primary. This article introduces the three Republicans - Allison Ball, Kenny Imes and Jon Larson.

    Democratic primary candidates are Neville Blakemore, Jim Glenn, Daniel Grossberg, Richard Henderson and Rick Nelson.

    The Kentucky Treasurer election will take place on Nov. 3, 2015.

     

    Jon Larson

  • Sewer project bids revealed

     

    Campbellsville City Council members will have two bids each from five different contractors to choose from for the water and sewer expansion for the new Taylor County High School building on Ky. 210.

    There were bids on both 10-inch pipes and 12-inch pipes connecting the new TCHS campus to the sewer plant. Stotts Construction of Columbia had the lowest bid on 10-inch pipes and Cumberland Pipeline of Russell Springs had the lowest bid on 12-inch pipes. The project will cost a minimum of about $450,000.