.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Courthouse HVAC system to cost $620,000

    It's going to cost about $620,000, but before all is said and done, it might cost even more.

    The company that will install the new heating and air conditioning system at the Taylor County Courthouse has recommended that magistrates consider installing some additional equipment at the courthouse. The extra cost could total as much as $60,000.

    Arthur Bottorff, an area service sales manager for Carrier, said the project to replace the HVAC system is under way.

  • Local couple killed in Adair crash

     

    They loved helping others, serving God and being together. And, last Friday, they spent the last moments of their lives that way.

    John and Martha Boggs of Campbellsville died last Friday in a car crash in Columbia.

    According to a Columbia Police Department report, officers responded to the scene of a crash at the intersection of KY 55 and Veterans Memorial Bypass.

  • City schools plan to levy nickel tax

     

    Those paying city school taxes could pay more this year - a nickel tax more.

    Campbellsville Board of Education members voted during their regular meeting on Monday that they intend to set the District's property tax rate this year at 53.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.

    And, on top of that, they intend to levy a 5.6-cents per $100 of property value nickel tax, making the tax rate 58.8 cents.

    The additional nickel tax will mean residents who own a home valued at $100,000 will pay $56 more in taxes this year.

  • Making the PGA Cut

     

    J.B. Holmes entered weekend PGA tournament play at 2-under par.

    See more details about his first two rounds of play on the sports pages in the Monday, Aug. 11, issue, starting on Page 9, and in the upcoming Thursday, Aug. 14, issue.

    For more photos from Valhalla, see a slideshow on the CKNJ home page and continued coverage on the CKNJ’s Twitter account.

  • Albany pastor indicted on rape and sodomy charges

     

    An Albany man who serves as pastor of a local church has been indicted on charges of raping and sodomizing an elderly woman for whom he provided care.

    If convicted, the man faces as much as 40 years in prison.

    Jimmy H. Mason, 70, of KY Highway 558, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Mason was charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree rape.

  • Local man charged with third DUI

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    Kenny D. Webb, 48, of Osage Avenue, was arrested last Wednesday at about 9:45 p.m.

    According to Webb's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian received a complaint about a vehicle. When he met the vehicle, he saw the driver turn into a driveway and then into a yard. Court records state that the driver exited the vehicle and then fell to the ground.

  • Teeing off at Valhalla

     

    Campbellsville native J.B. Holmes is in Louisville at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club and played a practice round on Tuesday.

    He also signed autographs for fans and received an honor from Kentucky State Police.

    Holmes was named an honorary Kentucky State Trooper for his support of Trooper Island Camp, which is located at Dale Hollow Lake and helps children from across the state. The camp operates with no taxpayer funds.

  • An outpouring of love

    In the past few days, I've seen an outpouring of love, kindness and compassion. And it's wonderful to see. But I expected nothing less.

    If anyone needed proof that the Taylor County community is made up of some great people, they only need to read a story on the front page of today's issue. Various fundraisers have begun to help Tony Grider and Alex Quinn - and their fellow EMS, firefighter, dispatch and law enforcement co-workers.

    Usually it's these people who are there for us when we need help. Well now, we get to return that favor.

  • Coaching sends Cunningham north to the purple & gold

     

  • Edmonson holds out Cards in Forcht Bank bowl