Local News

  • 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.

  • Changes taking place at KCA for new school year


    School has been back in session for two weeks now, and at Kentucky Christian Academy, the school year is off to a strong start according to school officials.

    Although there were several changes at the school, which is located off Old Columbia Road in Campbellsville, the school year has gotten off to a smooth start.

    There are several new faces around KCA this year, with three new teachers and several new staff additions throughout the school.

  • Local man arrested, charged in ATV theft


    A Campbellsville man was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property over $500 on Sunday, according to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report.

    Brandon Hicks, 24, of Campbellsville was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center just after 10 p.m. Sunday.

    According to the report, TCSO received a request from the Barren County Sheriff’s Office to attempt to locate a stolen 2014 Honda Rancher ATV.

    During the course of that investigation, TCSO located evidence that linked Hicks to the missing ATV.

  • Eclipse 2017: Science in the sky


    All eyes were glued to the sky Monday afternoon, as the much-hyped solar eclipse came across Kentucky, and through Campbellsville and Taylor County as well.

    Children and adults alike were looking upward to see the rare event, as solar eclipses of this magnitude can only be seen in the area once a century.

  • Community comes together in unity

    The Miller Park Pavilion was full on Thursday afternoon as community leaders and citizens gathered together for a time of prayer and unity following the unrest that has occurred since the events in Charlottesville, Virginia over a week ago.

  • Groundbreaking held for sports complex

    City officials and area students officially broke ground on the proposed Campbellsville Sports Complex Friday afternoon.

    A ceremony was held for the official groundbreaking on 175 acres of land purchased from the Dowell family over five years ago.

    Several local residents were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony, including a large contingent of area students from the Campbellsville Independent School District and Taylor County School District.