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Today's News

  • From surviving to thriving

     

    They were hoping to just survive. Now, the plan is to thrive.

    In May 2002, a group of residents formed nondenominational Living Grace Church. Since then, there have been three pastors at the church and membership numbers have declined.

    Soon, a new pastor will take over full time and the church will combine with 3trees Church in Russell Springs to become part of a multi-site congregation.

  • Election filing deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 12

     

    Those who want to become school board or soil conservation board members have just two days left to put their name into the ring.

    Tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 4 p.m. is the deadline to file as a candidate for seats up for election on the Campbellsville and Taylor County Boards of Education and the Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District board.

  • Two residents die in Adair County

    Two Taylor County residents have died in a motor vehicle crash in Columbia.

    According to the Adair County Community Voice, on Friday, Columbia Police officers responded to a report of an injury accident at the intersection of KY 55 and Veterans Memorial Bypass.

  • 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.

  • Man charged with kidnapping

     

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded not guilty to attempting to kidnap a woman after running from police.

    Prince C. Turner, 23, of Ray Street, was arrested last Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

    Ray's arrest came two days after he allegedly stole items from Walmart and caused damage to a display case there.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers received a report on Sunday, Aug. 3, that a theft had occurred at the store.

  • Library keeps last year's tax rates

    The public library will keep its tax rates the same this year.

    As a result, residents could pay more, less or the same amount in taxes this year, depending on whether their property value has changed since last year.

    At a special Taylor County Public Library Board meeting on Thursday, library director Julia Turpin presented members with several tax rate options.

    She said the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives computes the rates and provided a compensating rate and a rate that would generate 4 percent more revenue than last year.

  • Supervisor says water is safe

     

    It's used to wash hands, replenish the garden and quench our thirst. 

    Once it's pulled through the pump station at Green River Lake, Campbellsville's drinking water has a long journey before it reaches the tap.

    The multi-step treatment process that water undergoes upon entering the Campbellsville Municipal Water Treatment Plant takes about eight hours from start to finish.

    Plant supervisor Darrell Pierce said the plant treats about three million gallons daily, but has the capacity to treat up to nine.

  • 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.

  • City Council discusses options for comprehensive plan

     More than 30 years after the last draft was written, the City of Campbellsville is seeking a new comprehensive plan.

    A committee charged with reviewing the city’s annexation requests reported to the Campbellsville City Council in May that a new plan would help simplify decisions about property annexation. They recommended that the plan, which sets the framework for the city’s physical and economic development, be completely overhauled.

  • No injuries reported in Friendship Pike crash

     

    No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of U.S. 68 and Friendship Pike on Saturday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to the scene at about 10:45 p.m. Upon arrival, Officer Jacob Hedgespeth saw two vehicles blocking the roadway.

    The collision, according to the report, involved a silver Ford truck operated by Christian Goodin of Greensburg and a gold Chevrolet SUV driven by Steven Burgess of Horse Cave.