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Today's News

  • Addition by subtraction

    CKNJ Editorial Board

    The building, crumbling before our eyes, won't be there much longer. And, as sad as it might seem to see something of such history destroyed, our community will be better off with it gone.

    Central Kentucky Motor Lodge, that once gave people who needed it a place to stay, will soon become a pile of rubble.

    After fires and years of decay, the building's owner has acknowledged that it's time to see it torn down. We agree.

  • Campbellsville Youth Theatre group forms

    Children in the Taylor County community who want to act are in luck.

    Starting this month, Kentucky Classic Theatre will revive children's theatre under the name Campbellsville Youth Theatre.

    The first performance of the new theatre group will be Disney's "Sleeping Beauty Kids" at the end of the summer.

    The show will be conducted as a weekly performance class where students will learn elements of acting, singing and movement.

  • Former deputy pleads guilty to drug crimes

     

    The former sheriff's deputy who broke the law he was hired to uphold has pleaded guilty to federal drug crimes. And, he now faces as much as 30 years in federal prison and a large fine.

    Former Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy William "Billy" Rice, 38, of Campbellsville, was charged in early October with committing federal drug crimes. He had initially pleaded not guilty.

  • Decades of living and service

     

    Walking into Lester Story's home, visitors immediately know he is a veteran. A proud United States Marine Corp. veteran, he says.

    From hard-earned medals framed and hung on his wall with care to slightly aged photos from when he joined at 17 to a clock with the Marine's motto telling him the time, Story's military story surrounds him.

    On Sunday, friends and family members surrounded Story at his church, Stewart's Creek Baptist in Lebanon, to celebrate his 90th birthday.

  • Residents healthier than others in Kentucky

     

    Taylor Countians are healthier than the majority of those who live in Kentucky, even though they aren't quite as healthy this year as last. And a report says their overall quality of life has decreased.

    An annual study that ranks Kentucky's 120 counties in terms of health has revealed that Taylor County comes in as the 42nd healthiest county in health outcomes and, for the second year in a row, the 28th state in terms of health factors.

  • Three accused murderers appear in court

     

    Dressed in sweats and scrubs, the three appear before the judge, one by one, to discuss their cases.

    All accused of murder, the three Campbellsville residents face as much as life in prison if found guilty.

    The cases against Dale Brucker, Brianna Brucker and Richard Riggs are all moving forward, with jury trials scheduled in a few months.

    The three appeared on Tuesday before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram to hear the status of their cases.

  • Farmers' market to open April 26

     

    They bring their best quality fruits, vegetables and homemade jams and jellies, hoping to convince customers of the importance of supporting local agriculture.

    But Taylor County Farmers' Market Vice President Jacky Pierce said making a profit isn't the only reason he is looking forward to the season opening of the farmers' market on Saturday, April 26.

  • Lady Card tennis team collects four matches

    Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals captured tennis matches over Marion County, Thomas Nelson, Campbellsville and Barren County over a five-day stretch while the Taylor County boys’ squad went 3-1.

    March 18
    TCHS boys 6, Marion County 3
    Ben Sharpe/Mark Harris (TC) def. Spalding/Hood 8-5.
    Hayden McCubbin/Grant Cox  (TC) def. Hood/Farmer 8-3.
    Dallen Rodenburg/Gavin Stachowiak (TC) def. Hardin/Spalding 8-4.
    Filip Boerjesson (TC) def. Dylan Bradshaw 8-4.
    TCHS girls 9, Marion County 0

  • Sports records, streaks meant to be broken, snapped

     

  • Eagles stop short skid with 13-3 home romp

     

    Campbellsville High (3-5) stopped its four-game losing streak in a big way with a 13-3 triumph over Spencer County on the Eagles’ home turf on Thursday night.
    CHS came out with hot bats and used good pitching from Chase Thomas (nine strike-outs) to prevail in five innings.
    Cody Houk had two hits and knocked in five runs while Julian Piece had two doubles and three RBI and Zach Durham three hits and two RBI.
    Thomas and Barrera each added singles for Kirby Smith’s team.

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