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Today's News

  • Bland makes Top 15 in Miss Teen USA pageant

    Campbellsville resident Jefra Bland was a Top 15 finalist in the Miss Teen USA pageant, which was Friday in the Bahamas.

    Bland, 19, won the Miss Kentucky Teen USA crown last December. She is the daughter of Jeff and Vicki Bland of Campbellsville and attends the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

    Contestants competed for the Miss Teen USA crown in swimsuit, evening gown and interview categories. Stormi Bree Henley, competing as Miss Tennessee Teen USA, received the Miss Teen USA crown.

  • Faith Column

    How fast summer flies. Why is it that the three summer months turn into a blur, while winter drags on for weeks? This is another one of those questions for which there may be no answer.

    We all want answers — especially when the questions affect us personally: "How will the economy affect me?" "What does the future look like?" We all want to know the score of the game before it's over.

  • Colton's 'practice run' will benefit charity

    One day before officially opening its doors, Colton's Steak House & Grill will have a practice run to benefit the Taylor County Food Pantry.

    On Sunday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the restaurant will serve 300 customers, with all of the proceeds going to the food pantry.

    According to Ted Beam, treasurer of the Taylor County Ministerial Association, the food pantry is selling 300 $15 coupons for the event. The coupons can be purchased at any branch of Citizens Bank & Trust Co. and will cover the entire cost of the meal.

  • Escaped inmate arrested in Taylor County

    An inmate who recently escaped from the Marion County Adjustment Center in Lebanon was arrested Monday in Taylor County.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, James Combs, 27, was arrested after sheriff's deputies received a tip at about 12:30 p.m. that he was in the Raikes Hill Spur Road area.

    Upon arrival, the report states, Combs fled into a wooded area and was apprehended about 30 minutes later by a Taylor County Sheriff's Office canine unit. He was arrested without incident. Sheriff's deputy Ricky Underwood assisted.

  • Back to School

    Students at Campbellsville and Taylor County public school systems headed back to classes yesterday morning.

    Above left, Campbellsville Elementary School Principal David Petett greets second-grader Christopher Newell on the first day of school.

    Above right, Billie Cecil, left, talks to her daughter Makayla, who starts first grade this year.

    See a slideshow with more photos from the first day of school on today's CKNJ Homepage.

  • Alcohol taxes total $2,500

    It seems alcohol sales haven't been the City tax boom or a widespread social problem as some residents had argued.

    Ed Miladin, the city's Alcoholic Beverage Control officer, gave the Campbellsville City Council an update on alcohol licenses during its regular meeting Monday night.

    More than a year after voters approved limited alcohol sales in Campbellsville, there are only two restaurants now serving, Miladin said.

  • High school coverage stirs memories

    I went back to high school a few weeks ago.

    Well, technically, I went to Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools to get some information and photos for stories I was writing.

    But while I was there, I couldn't help but think back to my high school days, which were now eight years ago.

    First, I went to CHS to see the new marching band. I was excited to hear that the band would be back this year. If you have read my previous columns, you may know that I was a member of the CHS Marching Band for five years.

  • Two injured in KY 527 collision

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle collision on KY 527.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Dorothee S. Roberts, 53, of Woodhill Road was traveling north on KY 527 at 8:09 p.m. Morgan E. Mason, 17, of Lebanon Avenue was traveling south.

    The report states that witnesses told sheriff's deputies that Roberts and Mason met each other in a curve and Roberts' 1999 Subaru crossed the center line and into the path of Mason's 2004 Mazda.

  • County sued for failing to pay construction bill

    The County is being sued for not paying a bill for construction at the Taylor County Judicial Center.

    London attorney R. Aaron Hostettler filed a complaint on Friday, July 24 in the Taylor Circuit Clerk's Office on behalf of SAF Perimeter Systems, a division of Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.

    Taylor Fiscal Court and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers are listed as defendants.

  • Former Taylor teen dies in Radcliff collision

    A former Taylor County teen is dead after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle.

    Cameron Irvin, a 16-year-old North Hardin High School junior from Radcliff, died at the scene of the collision, which occurred around 9 p.m. Saturday in Radcliff.

    According to the News-Enterprise, three others were also injured. A 23-month-old boy was still listed in critical condition at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. The other two injured, a 20-year-old male and a 7-year-old girl, have been released.