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  • Taylor County Bank celebrates 80 years

    More than 80 years ago, the doors of Taylor County Bank opened for the first time to customers in Taylor County.

    On Thursday, the bank opened its doors to the community for an open house and ribbon cutting celebration to celebrate being in business for 80 years.

    Over the years, the bank has witnessed a lot of changes. Laws and regulations change frequently and employees have to keep up with the changing rules. Technology in banking continues to evolve with some people performing nearly all of their banking transactions online.

  • Early morning fire damages home

     

    Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a dryer on fire inside a residence at 513 North Jackson Street around 2 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 2.

    Upon arrival firefighters found heavy smoke and fire conditions coming from the rear of the structure. Fire command requested a second and third alarm and mutual aid response due to heavy fire conditions found inside the residence.

  • City spends $160,000 on local property

     

    According to a Tuesday release from Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young, the Campbellsville City Council has purchased two pieces of property to continue to enhance the downtown area.

    “In keeping with the Campbellsville City Council’s Comprehensive Plan to continue to be the “hub” of the region and to continue to enhance the downtown area, the Campbellsville City Council has been in negotiations for the past several months with property owners from the downtown area,” the release stated.

  • Cook Out restaurant coming to town

     

    Campbellsville appears to be in line to bring in a new restaurant.

    Cook Out, a fast-food chain with five locations in Kentucky, states on its website that it will be locating one of its restaurants in Campbellsville, at 615 East Broadway.

    According to Taylor County Property Valuation Administrator Chad Shively, Cook Out has owned the building at 615 East Broadway since Feb. 20, 2014. The building was formerly occupied by Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, which is now located at 402 South Central Avenue.

  • Campbellsville, Taylor football game moved to tonight

     

    Due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey coming to Central Kentucky, the Battle of the Birds’ Big Dawg Bowl, the Campbellsville at Taylor County football game, has been moved to Thursday night at 7 p.m. on Clay Marcum Field at Thomas Porter Stadium.

    Our B section was completed on Monday and will erroneously say that the game, as originally scheduled, was to be Friday at 7:30 p.m.

  • Chasing a dream

     

    He started out singing in front of a crowd of less than 30 people in a small church. Now, he’s singing in front of large crowds in one of America’s musical hotbeds, and his videos are reaching 150,000 people online.

    Chase McDaniel is a graduate of Green County High School, but he has long called Campbellsville home. Now living in Nashville, a popular landing spot for aspiring musicians, McDaniel is chasing his musical dreams and is off to a strong start.

  • Locals have family impacted by hurricane

     

    While Campbellsville is quite the distance from the areas of Texas most affected by the devastating floods that came from Hurricane Harvey, there are still several connections between local residents and the areas seeing the greatest impact.

    For Campbellsville resident Johnny Welch, much of his family remains in the Houston area. Welch moved to Campbellsville from Houston nearly 10 years ago. He said those members of his family that remain there have been affected by the extreme flooding.

  • City schools to take tax increase

     

    The Campbellsville Independent Schools Board of Education voted to raise its tax rate at Monday night’s special-called meeting.

    The proposal was to take the state-recommended four-percent increase in revenue, which takes the tax rate from 62.5 to 65.4 cents per $100 in property value.

  • CKNJ to publish once weekly

     

    Change is inevitable. That’s true in everything in life, and the newspaper industry is no different.

    That’s why today, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is announcing that it will be adjusting its publication frequency.

    The CKNJ currently publishes on Monday and Thursday. On Sept. 25, the paper will publish its final Monday edition, and will publish each Thursday going forward.

  • Fire destroys barn on Bengal Road

     

    A fire on Bengal Road Monday destroyed a barn. The blaze began around 2 p.m. Monday shortly after a storm passed through the area. No official cause has been determined, but officials have said they believe a lightning strike could have been what started the fire. No injuries were reported.