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Today's News

  • Residents healthier than others in Kentucky

     

    Taylor Countians are healthier than the majority of those who live in Kentucky, even though they aren't quite as healthy this year as last. And a report says their overall quality of life has decreased.

    An annual study that ranks Kentucky's 120 counties in terms of health has revealed that Taylor County comes in as the 42nd healthiest county in health outcomes and, for the second year in a row, the 28th state in terms of health factors.

  • Three accused murderers appear in court

     

    Dressed in sweats and scrubs, the three appear before the judge, one by one, to discuss their cases.

    All accused of murder, the three Campbellsville residents face as much as life in prison if found guilty.

    The cases against Dale Brucker, Brianna Brucker and Richard Riggs are all moving forward, with jury trials scheduled in a few months.

    The three appeared on Tuesday before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram to hear the status of their cases.

  • Farmers' market to open April 26

     

    They bring their best quality fruits, vegetables and homemade jams and jellies, hoping to convince customers of the importance of supporting local agriculture.

    But Taylor County Farmers' Market Vice President Jacky Pierce said making a profit isn't the only reason he is looking forward to the season opening of the farmers' market on Saturday, April 26.

  • Lady Card tennis team collects four matches

    Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals captured tennis matches over Marion County, Thomas Nelson, Campbellsville and Barren County over a five-day stretch while the Taylor County boys’ squad went 3-1.

    March 18
    TCHS boys 6, Marion County 3
    Ben Sharpe/Mark Harris (TC) def. Spalding/Hood 8-5.
    Hayden McCubbin/Grant Cox  (TC) def. Hood/Farmer 8-3.
    Dallen Rodenburg/Gavin Stachowiak (TC) def. Hardin/Spalding 8-4.
    Filip Boerjesson (TC) def. Dylan Bradshaw 8-4.
    TCHS girls 9, Marion County 0

  • Sports records, streaks meant to be broken, snapped

     

  • Eagles stop short skid with 13-3 home romp

     

    Campbellsville High (3-5) stopped its four-game losing streak in a big way with a 13-3 triumph over Spencer County on the Eagles’ home turf on Thursday night.
    CHS came out with hot bats and used good pitching from Chase Thomas (nine strike-outs) to prevail in five innings.
    Cody Houk had two hits and knocked in five runs while Julian Piece had two doubles and three RBI and Zach Durham three hits and two RBI.
    Thomas and Barrera each added singles for Kirby Smith’s team.

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  • Taylor County keeps rolling with wins over Hart, Green

    Taylor County High School improved its baseball won-loss ledger to 7-0 with a 5-1 home victory over Hart County on Wednesday and a 13-2, five-inning triumph at Green County on Thursday.
    Jordan Nicholas picked up the complete-game victory vs. Hart County with four strike-outs, no walks while scattering four hits.
    Justice Gregory and John Robert Wood had two-hit games for the Cardinals while Dalton Brown doubled and Tyler Frogge, Daniel Carney and Hunter McQueary singled.

  • Taylor County, we have a problem

     

    Russell Heath sits in a small cell.

    Jailed for his fourth offense, Heath is the defendant in one of 605 DUI cases investigated by Campbellsville Police and Taylor County Sheriff's deputies in the past five years.

    The number of DUIs in Taylor County peaked in 2011, with deputies charging 33 people and police charging 143. Since then, the number of DUIs in the community has declined. So far this year, deputies have made six arrests and police have made 18.

  • Schools should be out by June 6

     

    After much discussion, legislators have agreed on how school districts in Kentucky can make up time they lost when winter weather canceled classes this year.

    But the districts in Taylor County have their own plans in the works that will see school dismissed for summer break just days after they had planned.

    According to State Sen. Sara Beth Gregory, R-Monticello, in the agreement, school districts are still to try and reach 1,062 hours of lessons this year, and they can be made up however districts prefer.

  • CKNJ to profile candidates

     

    This year's primary election is less than two months away, and the CKNJ has begun gathering information about candidates to give to readers.

    Today, letters and questionnaires were mailed to those who have opposition on the May 20 election ballot.

    The questionnaires ask candidates to tell the CKNJ about themselves and answer a few questions about why they are running for office, why people should vote for them and their stance on some issues.