Today's News

  • Drug arrest made

    Campbellsville Police, in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police DESI West unit, made a drug arrest after serving a search warrant at 510 Jackson Street Tuesday afternoon.

    Andrew Edwards, 28, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree and possession of paraphernalia.

  • State police offer winter driving tips


  • Homeschooling takes on a new look

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on homeschooling in Taylor County. The second installment will be published in next Thursday’s edition of the CKNJ.

    For many reasons, Classical Conversations is atypical of what one might expect from a group of homeschooled children.

    In one room in the upstairs section of Campbellsville Baptist Church, students learn about famed pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, and their assignment is to emulate his comic book style of painting.

  • Bedbugs still a problem locally

    Brenda Brockman’s mother-in-law has been a resident at Jackson Towers, an assisted living facility. That facility, she said, is likely one of many that is or has been infested with bedbugs.

    “Everything they’ve had their whole lives they’ve had to throw away,” said Brockman. She said she’s called, and has been called by, people at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Pursuit ends in arrest of two

    Two Campbellsville residents were arrested early on Monday morning after a police pursuit ended on Dale Street.

    Stephanie Lynn Dickens, 18, was arrested on charges of first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officers and reckless driving, while Ronald D. Hayden, Jr., 36, was arrested on three outstanding Taylor County warrants, according to a report by Sergeant Shannon Wilson of the Campbellsville Police Department.

  • County passes gas tax resolution

    Magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court were divided Monday night over a resolution to support changes to the gas tax.

    The tie was broken by a vote by Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, who voted in favor of the resolution.

    “What we voted tonight was to stabilize what the tax would be. It would be a ceiling, basically, to where that it stays at,” Rogers said. “It’s really in the legislators’ hands, whatever comes out of this … but we’re in support of whatever the legislators do.”

  • Taylor gains third straight district crown


    Taylor County made it three 20th District Tournament titles in a row with an 84-54 whipping of Adair County on Saturday night in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium at Campbellsville.

    Quentin Goodin paced the Cardinals with 26 points and became the school's all-time leading scorer on a three-point play with 4:15 left in the contest.

    Taylor County will play Bethlehem on Thursday (6:00) in the bottom bracket of the Fifth Region Tournament at Green County.

    More details and updated story will be in the March 5 edition of the CKNJ.

  • Boys' Fifth Region Tournament basketball pairings

    Boys’ Fifth Region Tournament at Green County
    Wednesday, March 4

    6:00    Caverna vs. Elizabethtown
    8:30    Bardstown vs. Adair County
    Thursday, March 5
    6:00    Taylor County vs. Bethlehem
    8:30    North Hardin vs. Green County
    Monday, March 9
    6:00    Wednesday, March 4 winners
    (Gym will be cleared after the first semi-final game)

  • Taylor County ousts Campbellsville in district

    Taylor County saw a 15-point lead evaporate to five just before intermission, but the Cardinals got back on track en route to an 89-53 rout of home-standing Campbellsville in the 20th District Tournament on Wednesday night.
    Brandon Berry’s 16 first-half points (in the first 11 minutes and 10 by Quentin Goodin pushed the Cardinals to a 40-25 advantage.
    However, senior Damontez Smith had seven of his first-half 16 in the final two minutes bo bring the Eagles to within five (40-35) at intermission.

  • Girls' Fifth Region Tournament basketball pairings

    Girls’ Fifth Region Tournament at North Hardin
    Sunday, March 1

    5:00    Elizabethtown vs. Bardstown
    7:00    Adair County vs. Caverna
    Tuesday, March 3
    6:00    Green County vs. Marion County
    8:00    Nelson County vs. North Hardin
    Friday, March 6
    6:00    Sunday, March 1 winners
    8:00    Tuesday, March 3 winners
    Saturday, March 7