Local News

  • High school students can earn college credit

    Kentucky Press Association

    News Content Service

    Kentucky high school students will be able to earn college credit under a new agreement among three state education partners.

  • CU bestows racial, leadership awards


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    A coach and a professor were honored recently at Campbellsville University's kick-off luncheon for the month-long celebration of the university's 13th annual Dialogue on Race.

    Dr. Jarvis Williams, assistant professor of New Testament and Greek, and Perry Thomas, CU Fighting Tiger football coach, were presented the Racial Reconciliation Award and African-American Community Leadership Award, respectively.

  • CES library awarded $900 grant

    The awarding of nine grants was announced recently at the Kentucky Library Association Conference to public and school libraries across the commonwealth from proceeds of the annual Kentucky Book Fair.

    Campbellsville Middle School received a $900 grant to be used to enhance its library's collection of science and technology books.

  • Lions Club offers poster contest

    The Campbellsville Lions Club, a member of the International Association of Lions Clubs, is sponsoring the "Children Know Peace" Poster Contest in partnership with the Taylor County Public Library.

    The contest is part of the Lions International worldwide event and is open to all students in Taylor County ages 11, 12 and 13 on or before Nov. 15.

    Only one entry per student will be accepted. Contest rules and conditions must be followed or the poster may be disqualified.

  • 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.