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Today's News

  • Citizens asked to be cautious of water damage at seldom-used properties

    Campbellsville Water & Sewer officials are asking people to check all of their water lines for possible leaks if they can safely do so.

    "Please be sure to check all vacant buildings, rental properties, farming operations and any areas where water is not used regularly," said Controller Cheryl Sullivan. "Due to the freezing temperatures recently, it is very possible that lines have broken in remote areas that haven't used water for a long time."

  • Local-option tax could help city, county

     

    A 1-cent temporary sales tax could fund projects in the city and county that would improve the quality of life for everyone.

    That is what Ron McMahan, executive director of the Campbellsville-Taylor County Economic Development Authority, said last week. He was referring to House Bill 1, which House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonburg, and House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, sponsored. It is a proposed amendment to the Kentucky Constitution.

  • The big freeze continues

     

    Most of the city is prepared to open back up for business today, after a week of dealing with record cold and snowfall.

    The Kentucky Mesonet station in Taylor County recorded a low of -21.1 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday morning; Weather Underground recorded a low of -12 degrees.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said last week that people from the city's street and parks departments, with help from people from the water company, were working around the clock to plow and treat roads as fast as possible with a handful of plows.

  • Farris 'making a difference' in Campbellsville

     

    Anthony Farris just wants to make a difference.

    That’s why he got into teaching, and for the past 31 years working in the Campbellsville Independent School District, that’s what he’s been striving to do.

    After graduating form Henry Clay High School in Lexington in 1977, Farris went to Eastern Kentucky University and majored in psychology.

    While there, he took a class that had him working with young children off campus. It was this experience that led him to pursue a career in teaching.

  • Woman injured in Meadow Creek Road crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured after her vehicle hit a tree off of Meadow Creek Road late on Monday morning, according to a report by Deputy Branden Wilson of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kimbra Compton, 24, was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and later to the University of Louisville Hospital for critical injuries, the report said.

    According to the report, at approximately 10:54 a.m., Compton was driving a Pontiac Bonneville east on Meadow Creek Road, entered a curve and lost control because of wet conditions.

  • Drug arrest made

    Campbellsville Police, in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police DESI West unit, made a drug arrest after serving a search warrant at 510 Jackson Street Tuesday afternoon.

    Andrew Edwards, 28, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree and possession of paraphernalia.

  • State police offer winter driving tips

     

  • Homeschooling takes on a new look

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on homeschooling in Taylor County. The second installment will be published in next Thursday’s edition of the CKNJ.

    For many reasons, Classical Conversations is atypical of what one might expect from a group of homeschooled children.

    In one room in the upstairs section of Campbellsville Baptist Church, students learn about famed pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, and their assignment is to emulate his comic book style of painting.

  • Bedbugs still a problem locally

    Brenda Brockman’s mother-in-law has been a resident at Jackson Towers, an assisted living facility. That facility, she said, is likely one of many that is or has been infested with bedbugs.

    “Everything they’ve had their whole lives they’ve had to throw away,” said Brockman. She said she’s called, and has been called by, people at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Pursuit ends in arrest of two

    Two Campbellsville residents were arrested early on Monday morning after a police pursuit ended on Dale Street.

    Stephanie Lynn Dickens, 18, was arrested on charges of first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officers and reckless driving, while Ronald D. Hayden, Jr., 36, was arrested on three outstanding Taylor County warrants, according to a report by Sergeant Shannon Wilson of the Campbellsville Police Department.