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Today's News

  • Local artist performs in Australia

    A local country artist made his way “Down Under” to perform in Australia’s largest music festival.

    Tony McKee can now add international performer to his list of achievements as he played for a crowd of more than 10,000 people at the Tamworth Country Music Festival on Saturday Jan. 21, and will again this Saturday. The festival lasts 10 days and has more than 700 artists. McKee said the festival is compared to the CMA Fest that is hosted in Nashville.

  • Juvenile arrested in shootings

    An unnamed juvenile was arrested Wednesday night in connection with three shooting incidents, a Campbellsville Police Department report said.

    The CPD arrested a 15-year-old juvenile on Crescent Hill Drive on 11 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and that juvenile is lodged in the Adair County Juvenile Detention Center, the report stated.

    And for one Campbellsville family, the actions of that juvenile will have a lasting effect.

    Michelle and Timmy Dickens’ home on Coakley Street was one of the houses that were shot at.

  • Learning to square dance

    Those wanting to put on their dancing shoes will soon have that chance as a square dancing club is trying to start up in Campbellsville.

    A beginner’s square dance course will be offered.

    “This is a way to give people something to do,” said avid square dancer Mike Wilson.

    The nearest square dance clubs are in Somerset, Park City and Elizabethtown.

    “You’re going to meet some of the best people,” said square dance caller Kristy Williams. “It is the biggest family.”

  • Comer meets with local industry leaders

    U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-First District) is going back to work today in Washington, D.C., but last week he met with industry leaders in Taylor and Marion counties.

    Comer said they plan to get a lot done in the first 200 days of President Donald Trump’s (R) term of office alongside the Republican-dominated 115th Congress, including a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Backpack program feeds hungry kids

    With the chilly season still looming, it makes it hard for some children to get a warm meal. But there is a program in Campbellsville and Taylor County that is helping feed hungry kids.

    The Campbellsville and Taylor County family resource centers began a Backpack Food Program in 2007.

    Students at both districts and at the combined Campbellsville/Taylor County Head Start can be referred to the program, and receive a bag of food to take home each weekend.

  • Regular-season high school play concludes

     

  • Landis’ buzzer-beater enables Green to sweep home CHS

     

  • Lady Cards end regular season on win streak

    Bobby Brockman
    sports@cknj.com

    Taylor County started the girls’ basketball season with three victories and concluded regular-season play with four straight triumphs.
    Coach Tim Peterson’s Lady Cardinals downed Whitley County 51-41 at home on Saturday and finished with a 52-40 road win at Berea on Monday.
    In the final game at the current gymnasium, Sarah Botkin (15), Rachel Shoemaker (14) and Danielle Sublett (10) reached double figures in scoring and the trio had seven, eight and six rebounds, respectively.

  • Six TCHS wrestlers bound for state

     

  • Torching Old Glory: Is flag burning free speech?

     

    Before the dust settled from the November election, President-elect Donald Trump waded out into turbulent waters by expressing his dislike for flag burning. Even though this may not be a “front burner” (pardon the pun) issue for many Americans, it does present us with interesting ambiguities.

    For instance, if a ban is passed on flag burning, how will VFW posts all over the country properly dispose of worn and tattered flags?  Ironically, burning a flag can be both a symbol of respect and contempt in America.