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Today's News

  • Mobile home destroyed by fire

    An unoccupied Finley Ridge Road mobile home was completely destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

    At 2:05 p.m., 16 Taylor County volunteer firefighters responded with three trucks to the fire and were on the scene for about three hours.

    The mobile home, which is owned by Melvin Harris, was in the process of being remodeled.

    Taylor County Volunteer Fire Chief George Wilson said the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

  • Annual carnival through Saturday, May 2

    Campbellsville Kiwanis is hosting its annual spring carnival - Casey's Rides - through Saturday, May 2.

    The carnival will be open from 6 to 10 nightly and from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Big Lots parking lot.

    Advanced tickets will be on sale for $10 from any member of the Kiwanis Club.

    Proceeds from the carnival will go toward the purchase of coats for children in local school systems.

     

  • Campbellsville man injured in Adair crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in Adair County on Tuesday when he lost control of his dump truck and overturned.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at 2:45 p.m., Jim G. Burris, 80, was driving a 1994 GMC dump truck south on KY 551 when he lost control and ran off the right shoulder of the road. Burris overcorrected, ran off the left shoulder, struck a utility pole and overturned in a pond.

    Burris was transported to Westlake Regional Hospital by Adair County EMS. He was treated and released.

    KSP Trooper Clint Walker investigated.

  • Property transfers for April 23

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

  • Lady Cards earn top district seed

    Taylor County scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to down visiting Campbellsville 8-4 in high school softball action on Tuesday night.

    The victory gained the top seed for coach K.J. Townsend's Lady Cardinals and will bring about a re-match with the Lady Eagles in the 20th District Tournament next month at Adair County.

    Campbellsville struck first with a run in the top of the third when Amber Gamboa, Danielle Morris and Hannah Taylor singled.

    Taylor County knotted the score in the bottom of the frame when Hannah Milby walked and scored on an error.

  • Knifley teen dies in single vehicle crash

    A 17-year-old Knifley girl is dead following a one-vehicle crash in Adair County on Monday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at about 10:13 p.m., Haley M. Luttrell was driving a 1995 Plymouth on Christine Road when she lost control and struck a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a seat belt.

    KSP Trooper Greg Brown investigated. Adair County Sheriff's Department, Adair County Fire and Adair County EMS also responded.

  • Property transfers for April 16

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Melissa White and Lawrence Daniel Williams of Jan Street in Campbellsville to Trevor and Dorana White of Jan Street in Campbellsville, Lots 21F and 22F of the Green Acres Subdivision, $122,700.

  • City School Board has re-vote for superintendent

    After a re-vote yesterday morning, Mike Deaton is still Campbellsville Independent Schools' new superintendent.

    Board members re-cast their votes for superintendent in a special meeting at 7:30 Wednesday morning.

    Board member Pat Hall made the motion to appoint Deaton, with Board member Mitch Overstreet's second. Hall, Overstreet, Board member Suzanne Wilson and Board chair Angie Johnson voted "yes," while Board member Barkley Taylor cast the lone "no" vote.

    Wednesday's meeting was a result of the Board's private vote on Friday.

  • Taylor Board begins superintendent interviews

    The Taylor County School Board will begin interviewing superintendent candidates during a special meeting Friday.

    Neither the number of candidates being interviewed nor their names is being released.

    The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Taylor County Board of Education office on East Broadway. Interviews are done in closed session.

  • Stacking 'em high

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department's annual pancake breakfast was held Saturday.