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Today's News

  • Campbellsville native named KSP Trooper of the Year

    Campbellsville native Andy K. Olson had been named the Kentucky State Police 2008 Trooper of the Year.

    Olson, who lives in Greensburg, is a five-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. He is assigned to KSP Post 15 in Columbia. The post serves Taylor County.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • Another arrested in crime ring case

    Another Campbellsville resident has been arrested in a case involving 19 people accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    Daniel Quinn, 34, of 107 Layton Drive is one of 19 defendants accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.

  • Cave found near Tebbs Bend

    When W.J. "Billy" Kerr was doing a bit of spring cleaning a few weeks ago, he found something he wasn't expecting - a cave.

    Kerr and his wife Lovan live on W.J. Kerr Road, just off Tebbs Bend Road.

    Mrs. Kerr said her husband was cleaning out a spring behind their house one day a couple of weeks ago when he made the discovery.

    "We really never even thought about running into this one," she said.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.

     

  • Kentucky Office of Highway Safety issues tough reminder to public: Click it or ticket!

    For anyone who complains about getting a ticket for not buckling up when driving or riding in a motor vehicle, here's a crash course in reality:

    - 826 people were killed on Kentucky's roadways in 2008.

    - 55 percent of those killed were not wearing a seat belt.

    When worn correctly, seat belts are proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat occupants by 45 percent and by 60 percent in pickup trucks, SUVs and minivans.

  • Capitol flags headed to Iraq

    It all began when Taylor County Middle School exceptional child educator Kelly Mattingly wanted a way to honor her late grandfather, who was a U.S. Navy veteran.

    Mattingly's grandfather, Ellsworth Henry "E.H." Simpson, died 19 years ago. The flag that covered his casket had been destroyed by accident while in storage.

    Her husband, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Eric Mattingly, is a pilot for the U.S. Army currently serving in Iraq.

    "Eric said, 'If you'll send a flag over, I'll fly it in his honor,'" Mattingly said.

  • Baseball, softball teams' success continues

    Fifth Region Tournament appearances are a common occurrence for Campbellsville's and Taylor County's baseball teams and the Lady Cardinal softball squad.

    This year will be no different as the 20th District Tourney baseball title resides in this county for the 20th consecutive season after the Eagles conquered the Cardinals on Wednesday.

  • Hats off, Graduates!

    More than 200 students graduated from Taylor County High School before a standing-room-only crowd in the TCHS gymnasium on Friday night.

    After graduating, many of the students attended Project Graduation, a drug- and alcohol-free party sanctioned by the school with games and prizes. Taylor County High School graduation was Friday evening in the school gym.

    Watch Thursday’s issue for an Accent page of photos and then visit our Web site at cknj.com for a slideshow of more photos from the ceremony and Project Graduation.

     

  • Dont forget ... to remember

    While Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor all those among us who have served their country, Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember and honor those who gave the ultimate service to their country.

    Today is that day.

    And we hope you have plans to attend this afternoon's Memorial Day ceremony at the Taylor County War Memorial at 2 p.m.

    It takes a special kind of person to be willing to fight for their country, knowing that it could cost their life. And it takes a special family to support that loved one in their determination to serve.

  • Be careful what you wish for

    I stood in the driveway Monday morning in my PJs, waving and smiling through my tears.

    My husband stood beside me and whispered, "Just think, we have to do this two more times."

    I nearly smacked him.

    My baby was driving himself to school for the first time ever.

    Yes, I know a 16-year-old isn't technically a "baby," but as I've told each of our three kids many times before, they'll always be Momma's babies no matter how old they get.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Tigers ousted from World Series 6-5

    For Campbellsville University, making its first trip to the NAIA World Series, baseball has been a game of lost opportunities since it arrived in Lewiston, Idaho.

    The Tigers left 21 base runners stranded in two games (13 on Saturday) and lost 6-5 to Southern Poly State (Ga.). The loss bumped the Tigers from the tournament and Southern Poly won its first-ever World Series game in its third trip to Lewiston.

    Campbellsville led 2-1 and 4-3 but left five runners on base in the last three innings while trying to rally against the Hornets.