Local News

  • Arrests made in school break-in

    Two individuals have been arrested following a break-in at the former Taylor County Elementary School.

    Joseph Murrell, 28, of Campbellsville, and Jesika Meyers, 28, also of Campbellsville, were taken into custody by the Russell County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday and face multiple charges.

    The two were arrested and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center early Saturday morning.

  • 'Papa Doc' Ewing retires


    He’s helped thousands of local patients in more than 40 years serving the community in Taylor County.

    Last Thursday, Dr. James A. “Papa Doc” Ewing celebrated his retirement from Taylor Regional Hospital with a reception attended by family, coworkers, and friends.

    “It’s been a bittersweet day,” Ewing said.

  • Body of missing man found Monday


    The body of a missing Campbellsville man was discovered on Christmas Day. 

    The Taylor County Coroner's Office was notified of the discovery of a deceased male near the intersection of Beartrack Road and Palestine Road Monday afternoon. 

    Coroner Daniel Cook confirmed the deceased male was Curtis Hunter Burton, 20, of Campbellsville.

  • A look back at 2017: The Year In Review


    Below is a summary of the news that took place in Campbellsville and Taylor County between January and June of 2017. The summary for July through December will be published in next week's issue of the CKNJ and online at www.cknj.com 


  • A Home for Christmas

    A local family received one of the best gifts this Christmas a family can have; their own home.

    Lee and Jannifer Fisher, along with their four daughters, were the recipients of the most recent house built by Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity.

    Saturday afternoon, a special ceremony to present the home to the family was held, and about 30 people were on hand.

  • Auditor says city violated laws, policies in finances, bids, more


  • Changing political parties? Better hurry


    Those who wish to change political parties in advance of the 2018 May primary elections have until the end of the year to do so.

    Registered voters who wish to switch their registered party and be able to vote for that party during the 2018 May Primary must do so by Dec. 31.

    There are a couple ways for people to switch their parties.

    One option is to go through the online “one-stop shop” for Kentucky voters at the online portal at govoteky.com.

  • CLARCOR closing will take about 120 jobs


    A Campbellsville manufacturing facility is expected to close its doors in February, according to multiple reports.

    CLARCOR, which manufactures air filtration systems, opened in Campbellsville in 2000 in the former Batesville Casket Company location.

    Aidan Gormley, director of global communications and branding for Parker-Hannifin (the company that purchased CLARCOR) stated in an email that the manufacturing facility would be closing by the end of Feb. 2018, affecting approximately 120 employees.

  • Wise prepares for 2018 Legislative Session


    The 2018 Kentucky General Assembly Legislative Session convenes on Jan. 2, and as State Sen. Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) is preparing for the coming year’s 60-day session, he spent last Thursday speaking to the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce about the upcoming session.

  • Campbellsville Fire-Rescue responds to Burger King Fire


    Campbellsville Fire-Rescue responded to a fire at Burger King Tuesday night.

    According to a CFR report, firefighters were dispatched at 7:52 p.m. Tuesday night to a commercial structure fire at the restaurant with a fire in the broiler. Once on scene, firefighters discovered heavy smoke and flames coming from the vent on the roof and light smoke inside the building.