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  • 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.

  • Report ranks rural hospitals on financial well being

    As many as one-third of Kentucky’s rural hospitals are in poor financial shape, and the survival of some will likely depend on their willingness to adopt new business models, state Auditor Adam Edelen said last week.

    Unveiling a nine-month study, Edelen said 15 of the 44 hospitals examined were in “poor financial health,” and warned, “Closure may be an unfortunate reality for some.”

  • Grand jury returns indictments against 16

    Five people allegedly connected to trailer, hay baler and car part thefts last fall were among those indicted by a Taylor County Grand Jury on Tuesday.

    Brandon Edelen, 27, of Osage Avenue in Campbellsville, Jessie T. Edelen, 20, of Spurlington Road in Campbellsville, Shelby D. Roberts, 22, of Crescent Hill Manor in Campbellsville, Davie L. Tungate, 31, of East Broadway in Campbellsville, and Steven Whitley, 18, of Mt. Gilboa Road in Campbellsville, were all indicted last week.

  • Water, sewer rates may increase

    Campbellsville Water and Sewer Committee officials are looking at increases in water, sewer and sanitation rates.

    Engineer David Bowles of Monarch Engineering said the proposed increases are to help pay for current expenses and projects, as well as for future projects. Those projects are often paid for via bonds, which include debt payments. “A water system like this is like your home. You’ll never stop doing things to keep it going,” Bowles said.