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Today's News

  • Shhh!

    Even though being quiet is the No. 1 rule, children can still have loads of fun at the public library.

    On Tuesday, Friends of the Taylor County Public Library hosted a Spring Thing - an event featuring story time, pottery painting, coloring, snacks and more.

    About 12 children and several adults attended.

    The Friends began hosting monthly events in January, and, according to the organization's president, Kathy Maynard, the group hopes to continue offering special events.

  • Family injured, second driver charged with DUI

    Two children and their mother were seriously injured in a wreck Friday morning on KY 210, and the driver of the other vehicle was charged with DUI.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff's office, Anthony R. McMahan, 50, of Saloma Road in Campbellsville was driving a 1991 Oldsmobile 98, traveling east on KY 210 when he crossed over the centerline and entered the westbound lane. McMahan's vehicle struck the passenger side of a 2003 Honda Accord being driven by Raymond Schmitt, 54, of Hesston, Kan.

  • Consumers choosing local meat products

    With prices on the rise, more consumers are looking directly to farms for their meat purchases.

    Taylor County farmer Jeff Arnold said he sells about 25 cows a year directly to consumers. Some buy half a cow, while others buy a quarter.

    That number can increase when retail meat prices rise, he said.

    "When the price goes up at the grocery store, they kind of look at other options," Arnold said. "We also slaughter one every eight to 10 months for our own use."

    Buying directly is cheaper, Arnold said, with beef prices ranging from $1.50 to $1.60 per pound.

  • Hola, Farmers

    Tabaco. Granero. Cosecha. These are words that local tobacco farmers may hear often when harvesting tobacco, but many may not know what they mean.

    These words are Spanish for tobacco, barn and harvest. Area farmers will get a chance to learn those and other farming-related words next month when Campbellsville University Technology Training Center offers a three-night "Spanish for Farmers" class.

  • Voters to decide alcohol issue

    In May, Campbellsville voters will decide whether some local restaurants can serve alcohol or not.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, the group circulating a petition seeking to allow the sale of alcohol by the drink in Campbellsville turned in the final petition on Wednesday.

    As of Thursday afternoon, which was the petition deadline, 603 signatures had been verified, Carney said - 44 more than needed. Carney said petitioners started bringing in petitions a week ahead of the deadline.

  • Man indicted on drug charges

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges accusing him of selling cocaine and marijuana.

    Travis D. Owens, 28, of 404 Clem Haskins Blvd. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury. Owens was charged with first-degree selling cocaine, selling less than 8 ounces of marijuana, both second offenses, possession of drug supplies and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $25,000 cash.

  • Semifinal fever!

    Campbellsville University advanced to the semifinals of the men's National NAIA Basketball Tournament Saturday evening with a 74-69 win over Oklahoma Baptist.

    The Tigers rode the third straight double-double by junior Nestor Colmenares who scored 17 points and pulled down as many rebounds.

    Campbellsville will play Monday night at 9:30.

    See Thursday's CKNJ for more complete details of the Tigers' trail along the championship highway.

  • National spokespersons to speak at CU on April 1

    National spokespersons Dr. Richard Land and Holly Hollman will be at Campbellsville University on Tuesday, April 1.

    Land is president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and Hollman is general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C.

    Their address, titled "Church and State and Religious Liberty Issues," is sponsored by CU's Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy.

    The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the Little Auditorium.

  • TCHS Students of the Week

    Taylor County High School's Students of the Week for Feb. 25 are, from left, front: Ashley Biggs, Hannah Allen, McCall Turpin, Becca Phillips and Loren Eubank. Middle: Cody Gribbins, Alex Ferrante, Lisa Dinsmore, Jordan Davis, Barbara Quieros, Alex Burch, Marie Shivley and Spencer Dalton. Back: Brandon Hovious, Dillion Thompson, Andy Hunt, Chance Walls, Brittany Sapp and Cody McDonald.

  • It's time for a good spring cleaning

    Spring is in the air. March lilies are beginning to appear, birds are chirping and children are playing outside. Spring is a time for fresh beginnings.

    It's also a time that many of us to do a thorough spring cleaning of our homes. And we should do that for our community as well.

    This week is Commonwealth Cleanup Week, an annual weeklong event geared toward cleaning up Kentucky's communities. All across the state, groups are cleaning up roadsides and parks in their communities.

    But here in Taylor County, it seems we're off to a slow start.