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  • Hardy appointed county coroner


    Taylor County Deputy Coroner Al Hardy has been made Acting Coroner in the wake of Terry Dabney's death.

    Who will permanently succeed him, however, isn't yet set in stone. Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers appointed Hardy for 30 days, and when that 30 days is up, he can either reappoint him or appoint someone else, said Taylor County Attorney John Bertram.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said anyone who wants to run for the office has to file by the last Tuesday in January of 2016, which would be Jan. 26.

  • Amazon looks to hire 500 employees


    Hundreds of people filled the Taylor County High School Library Tuesday and Wednesday for Amazon's job fair.

    According to Amazon spokesperson Nina Lindsey, they were looking to fill 500 permanent, full-time positions at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Columbia Avenue in Campbellsville.

    The job fair took place from 4-7 p.m. at the TCHS library on Tuesday and Thursday. Applicants were asked to bring a photo ID and proof of education (high school diploma, DD-214, GED or equivalent).

  • Hosparus tea raises $13,000


    The Hosparus Green River Tea and Auction has a long-standing tradition in Campbellsville.

    Chad Shively, a board member for Hosparus Green River, said that it goes hand-in-hand hand; when people hear Hosparus in Campbellsville, they automatically think about tea.

    "It is a staple event, been around for over 20 years," Shively said. "People get excited."

    Local businesses and individuals decorated 16 tables for ladies and gentlemen to enjoy an afternoon of hot tea, served along a variety of plated hors d'oeuvres.

  • Taylor County coroner passes away


    The community has lost an important pillar in Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney, who passed Thursday morning at the age of 63.

    "He was a super person to work for. I don't know if I've ever worked for anyone more compassionate and kind-hearted," said Carol Gwinn, a licensed funeral director at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home. "He was outgoing; a person everyone loved."

  • Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney passes away


    Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney, owner of Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home, has passed away, according to a spokesperson with the funeral home.

    No details are available at this time, but more information will be provided as it becomes available. A complete story will be published in Monday's edition of the CKNJ.

  • Blevins arrested in rape, incest case


    A Taylor County man was arrested Monday evening on charges related to a reported rape and incest.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Dicken arrested Bennie N. Blevins, 61, on charges of first-degree rape and incest - forcible compulsion/incapable of consent or under 18 years of age, according to a KSP report. KSP Post 15 Spokesman Trooper Billy Gregory said they executed a warrant out of Boyle County, where the reported crimes took place.

    Blevins was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center on a $50,000 full cash bond.

  • Smith arrested, charged in check theft


  • Drug Take Back Day is Saturday


    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26.

    Both the Campbellsville Police Department and the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Program for several years now.

    There are two permanent locations where people can dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs: the CPD office on 100 Terri Street, and the TCSO office in the lobby of the Taylor County Courthouse, 203 N. Court St.

  • Farmer to create energy with biomass project


    There have been several delays, but John McLean’s biomass project should start generating electricity early next month.

    For McLean, the project, which is designed to generate green, renewable energy, the point isn’t to make a profit - though he believes he’ll be successful — but to leave something for his neighbors and descendants.

  • Volunteers help clean up lakeshore


    Community members walked the shoreline and trails surrounding Green River Lake Saturday, picking up trash and the final remains of summer during the 29th annual lakeshore cleanup event.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Green River Lake and The Friends of Green River Lake had more than 270 volunteers help keep the "Green Clean."

    "It takes that many people to make a difference, to even make a dent in the trash," said Andrea O'Bryan, park ranger at Green River Lake.