Local News

  • 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.

  • CKNJ issues apology to Rep. John "Bam" Carney

    An editorial published in Thursday’s Central Kentucky News-Journal incorrectly reported that state Rep. John “Bam” Carney is one of four lawmakers who resigned a leadership position in connection with a sexual harassment settlement that felled Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover. That is incorrect. The fourth lawmaker is Rep. Michael Meredith. Carney has no connection to the matter. The editorial in question was distributed via the Kentucky Press News Service and was originally published in The Paducah Sun.

  • Local man building an airplane in his basement


    David Banahan was 16 years old, traveling on a school bus through the mountains, when something piqued his interest. The birds flying overhead caught his eye.

    “I just thought, how cool would that be, to be able to fly like that,” Banahan said.

    And from there, Banahan’s love of aviation was born. He went on to begin taking lessons, working at the local airport and earning his pilot license, and his passion for flying is still with him today.

  • Campbellsville School Board presents awards at meeting


    The Campbellsville Board of Education met in regular session Monday night in a relatively short meeting to finish a few items of business before Christmas and New Year holidays.

    The board voted to renew its contract with Adidas for athletic apparel through 2023. CIS athletics have partnered with Adidas for several years, according to CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith, so he recommended that they continue that partnership for another contract.

    The board also recognized individuals for this month’s Change Awards.

  • Taylor County School Board approves state-mandated civics exam


    The main topic of Tuesday night’s meeting of the Taylor County Board of Education centered on the announcement that Superintendent Roger Cook will retire at the end of June.

    However, that was not the only topic discussed. The board approved several items of business before Cook’s announcement.

    In other news from the meeting:

  • County agrees on final payment to fire department architect


    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney showed an amended budget of $49,850 at Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting of Taylor County Fiscal Court.

    Carney said some things could still change in the two weeks left in the calendar year, and he did plan to replace a 39-year, 11-month old desk that he and other county clerks have been using.

    “We are lucky to have Mark on our side,” praised 6th District Magistrate Richard Phillips of Carney and his employees’ work.

    In other business:

  • Remembering the children


    When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.