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Today's News

  • Two Republicans want to be attorney general

     

    State Sen. Whitney Westerfield from Hopkinsville and Lawrence County Attorney Mike Hogan - the two Republican candidates for attorney general - will face off in the May 19 primary.

    The attorney general, elected to a four-year term, serves several roles, including as the state's chief prosecutor, law enforcement officer and the chief law officer. He supervises prosecutors in Kentucky and writes opinions to advise government agencies and officials of the law.

  • Local UPS driver notches 25 years without an accident

     

    Campbellsville UPS driver Scott Townley was recently inducted into the company’s Circle of Honor for reaching 25 years of accident-free driving.

    Townley was part of a group of 31 drivers from Kentucky and 1,445 employees in all to receive the honor. With a total of 1,942 total UPS drivers in Kentucky, only 141 active drivers have reached 25 years of accident-free driving.

  • Campbellsville School District students get college, career ready

    Campbellsville High School principal Kirby Smith informed the Campbellsville Independent Schools’ board members of his students’ efforts in meeting academic standards to finish off the school year. Late last year, the school’s junior class took the ACT. The official scores have not been released, but Smith believes the students’ average score will be around 18.5, which would be the highest in the school’s history. It would also be a 0.6 increase over last year’s average of 17.9.

  • Four Taylor County students headed to national conference

    Two groups from the Taylor County School district received approval to travel to and compete in national competitions in the coming months during last week’s school board meeting.

    Four students from Taylor County High School DECA were approved to attend the DECA International Career & Development Conference in Orlando, Fla., from April 23-29. They were also approved financial assistance of $250 per student.

  • Autism awareness event set for Wednesday

     

    The Kid SpOt Center in Campbellsville is hosting an event to help raise autism awareness in Taylor County in recognition of April being Autism Awareness Month.

    Kid SpOt will be hosting this event for the third consecutive year at Kid Wise Amusement in Miller Park this Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Man arrested in connection with break-in

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly breaking into a McMahan Road home, according to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report.

    That report stated that Jeffrey Browning, 36, of Pepper Road in Campbellsville, was arrested by TCSO Deputy Branden Wilson at 12:11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15, in the 4000 block of McMahan Road on charges of second-degree burglary and alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offenses.

  • Missing canoeist found

     

    The body of a missing canoeist was recovered Thursday after more than three weeks of searching.

    According to a press release from Kyle Smith, Campbellsville-Taylor County Fire Chief, at 3:43 p.m. Thursday, a body matching the desription of Niles Lawlor, 66, of Sulphur Well, Ky., was discovered on a debris pile 8.5 miles from the Green River Spillway in Taylor County.

  • Campbellsville man stabbed in Marion County

     

    Jeremy Cox, 34, of Campbellsville, was stabbed early Sunday morning at a Marion County bar.

    According to a report from the Kentucky State Police, Cox was allegedly stabbed by Leonard Mattingly, 50, of Bradfordsville after the two were involved in an argument inside 3 Pines Bar around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

    Mattingly allegedly stabbed Cox with a knife and fled the scene, according to the report. Cox was transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon, and later transferred to University of Louisville Hospital, where he remained as of press time.

  • Senate is learning experience for Wise

     

    State Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) has been teaching government and foreign relations classes at Campbellsville University and the University of Kentucky for many years.

    But while he enjoyed his first legislative session, which ended recently, it wasn't exactly what he expected, especially the hours that legislators put in both in and out of session.

  • Men identified, canoe search continues

     

    While officials continue to search for a missing canoeist from a March 25 accident on Green River, a representative of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has provided the CKNJ with the names of the men involved.