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Today's News

  • Three locals charged in murder

    Four people, including three Campbellsville residents, have been arrested and jailed in the shooting death of a Bardstown teenager just after midnight Monday in what police say was a drug deal that turned violent.

    The suspects are Shamontay Jermare Adams, 21, who was charged with murder and first-degree robbery; Damion Paul Murphy, 18, and Alexis Gribbins, 19, both charged with complicity to murder and first-degree robbery; and Torique Shawne Griffin, 19, charged with complicity to murder and complicity to robbery.

  • 50 years from now...

    As the school year at Taylor County Primary Center is coming to an end, students, faculty, and staff at TCPC spent Monday morning thinking about the future.

    A time capsule was buried in front of the school beside the flagpole on Monday, set to be opened May 15, 2067, exactly 50 years from the date of its burial.

    TCPC Principal Melissa Long said the idea was originally just floated as a possible activity, but really gained steam.

    “I’m not really sure how it came about, but it just grew,” Long said.

  • Former substitute teacher pleads not guilty

    A Campbellsville man pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning to charges alleging sexual misconduct against Taylor County High School students.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding kept Lawrence Harris’ bond at $50,000 full cash. He is still to have no contact with the complaining witnesses, and he is also banned from using computers.

    A bond hearing has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30.

  • CU graduates record number over weekend

    “Through Christian education, lives are changed.”

    That was the message from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, to a record number of graduates in four ceremonies as 558 students received their degrees Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13.

    For the 2016-17 academic year, 760 students will have graduated, upon completion of all academic requirements.

    The number of graduates and actual number of commencement ceremonies are both record breaking.

  • Chemical truck crashes on Highway 70

     

    A Southern States truck was involved in an accident on Highway 70 near Elk Horn Baptist Church Thursday morning around 8 a.m. Cleanup of the scene continued until after 11 a.m., with Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet personnel on the scene. See more photos and more details on our website as they become available, and in Monday's issue of the CKNJ.

  • Smith ready to settle into new role

    Kirby Smith is a familiar face for the Campbellsville Independent School District.

    After being at the helm of the CHS baseball team for more than a decade, and serving as a special education teacher as well as principal at CHS for the last two years, Smith is now preparing for a new role he will take on this summer: superintendent of the Campbellsville Independent School District.

  • Local officers, community have good relationship

    On the national scene, tension between citizens and police has risen due to a lot of high profile, highly publicized incidents.

    As this week kicks off National Police Week in the United States, beginning with National Peace Officers Memorial Day today, officers of the Campbellsville Police Department are continuing to abide by their mission of serving and protecting the city of Campbellsville.

  • Log barn cover nearly complete at Homeplace

    The first phase of a pavilion over a 200-year-old log barn at the Homeplace on Green River should be complete by next month.

    “The pavilion—which is the first phase of a building that will eventually completely enclose the log pen as well as historic farm equipment, should be completed this month, or at the latest early in June,” said George Kolbenschlag of the Homeplace. “We just really don’t know when the rest of the building will be completed. We have to raise the funding first, and then be sure the equipment is secure.”

  • Miller Park roads could become one-way

    Campbellsville Trail Town committee members want to make parts of Miller Park Drive and Upper Miller Park Road one way.

    Nothing has been set in stone, but members are tentatively planning to make Upper Miller Park Road from Warren Place to Saloma Road one way towards Saloma Road. From the Miller Park ball fields towards Saloma Road, Miller Park Drive would be one-way towards the ball fields.

    The remainder of Upper Miller Park Road and Miller Park Drive would continue to be two-way, as would the “Y” intersection between the two roads.

  • Smith named CIS superintendent

     

    Campbellsville Independent School District has selected its new superintendent.

    Kirby Smith, Campbellsville High School Principal and head baseball coach, was selected by the board to be the district’s new superintendent following a 3-2 vote at Monday night’s meeting.

    Following the meeting, Smith expressed gratitude to the board and said he was honored to be chosen.