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Today's News

  • Voters to decide alcohol issue

    In May, Campbellsville voters will decide whether some local restaurants can serve alcohol or not.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, the group circulating a petition seeking to allow the sale of alcohol by the drink in Campbellsville turned in the final petition on Wednesday.

    As of Thursday afternoon, which was the petition deadline, 603 signatures had been verified, Carney said - 44 more than needed. Carney said petitioners started bringing in petitions a week ahead of the deadline.

  • Man indicted on drug charges

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges accusing him of selling cocaine and marijuana.

    Travis D. Owens, 28, of 404 Clem Haskins Blvd. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury. Owens was charged with first-degree selling cocaine, selling less than 8 ounces of marijuana, both second offenses, possession of drug supplies and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $25,000 cash.

  • Semifinal fever!

    Campbellsville University advanced to the semifinals of the men's National NAIA Basketball Tournament Saturday evening with a 74-69 win over Oklahoma Baptist.

    The Tigers rode the third straight double-double by junior Nestor Colmenares who scored 17 points and pulled down as many rebounds.

    Campbellsville will play Monday night at 9:30.

    See Thursday's CKNJ for more complete details of the Tigers' trail along the championship highway.

  • National spokespersons to speak at CU on April 1

    National spokespersons Dr. Richard Land and Holly Hollman will be at Campbellsville University on Tuesday, April 1.

    Land is president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and Hollman is general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C.

    Their address, titled "Church and State and Religious Liberty Issues," is sponsored by CU's Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy.

    The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the Little Auditorium.

  • TCHS Students of the Week

    Taylor County High School's Students of the Week for Feb. 25 are, from left, front: Ashley Biggs, Hannah Allen, McCall Turpin, Becca Phillips and Loren Eubank. Middle: Cody Gribbins, Alex Ferrante, Lisa Dinsmore, Jordan Davis, Barbara Quieros, Alex Burch, Marie Shivley and Spencer Dalton. Back: Brandon Hovious, Dillion Thompson, Andy Hunt, Chance Walls, Brittany Sapp and Cody McDonald.

  • It's time for a good spring cleaning

    Spring is in the air. March lilies are beginning to appear, birds are chirping and children are playing outside. Spring is a time for fresh beginnings.

    It's also a time that many of us to do a thorough spring cleaning of our homes. And we should do that for our community as well.

    This week is Commonwealth Cleanup Week, an annual weeklong event geared toward cleaning up Kentucky's communities. All across the state, groups are cleaning up roadsides and parks in their communities.

    But here in Taylor County, it seems we're off to a slow start.

  • Attorney general announces Medicaid fraud settlement with CVS Pharmacy

    Attorney General Jack Conway announced last week that Kentucky will receive a $1.36 million settlement from CVS Caremark Corp. for defrauding the state Medicaid program.

    CVS overcharged the Kentucky Medicaid program by systematically switching Medicaid recipients whose physicians had prescribed ranitidine, the generic form of the popular antacid drug Zantac, tablets to the higher-priced capsule form of the drug.

  • Tigers upset No. 6 seed Concordia

    Campbellsville University watched a nine-point halftime lead evaporate, but rode the combined 55 points by Bubba Long and Nestor Colmenares to a 72-63 upset victory over Concordia in the first round of the NAIA Division I men's national tournament in Kansas City, Mo. on Thursday.

    "It's exciting to win a game three years (at nationals) in a row, and I hope we're not done yet and not satisfied with that," said winning coach Keith Adkins.

    The Tigers have reached the round of 16 the past three years. Campbellsville played McKendree (Ill.) on Friday afternoon.

  • Hair today, gone tomorrow

    Katie Irwin was just another name on a list - a rather long list - of people willing to have their heads shaved to help kids fight cancer.

    I didn't know Irwin before March 15th and still don't, really. But I feel close to her - a member of the hairless brother/sisterhood, if you will.

    Irwin is the Campbellsville University junior who baby-sits Max and Heather Wise's children - Grayson, Jackson and Carter. The latter is the 10-month-old in the midst of a battery of cancer treatments for something called Stage IV neuroblastoma.

  • CU to present plant conservation talk

    Dr. Thomas G. Barnes will be presenting a program in Campbellsville University's Little Auditorium on Friday, April 4 at 2 p.m.

    Barnes is a Kentucky state extension wildlife specialist and associate extension professor of forestry at the University of Kentucky.

    He will speak on "Rare Plant Conservation and Kentucky's Last Great Places" during the presentation, which is free and open to the public.

    Immediately following Barnes' address, there will be a book signing for his two books: "Kentucky's Last Great Places" and "Wildflowers and Ferns of Kentucky."