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Today's News

  • CKNJ to publish once weekly

     

    Change is inevitable. That’s true in everything in life, and the newspaper industry is no different.

    That’s why today, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is announcing that it will be adjusting its publication frequency.

    The CKNJ currently publishes on Monday and Thursday. On Sept. 25, the paper will publish its final Monday edition, and will publish each Thursday going forward.

  • Transportation Directors essential part of local schools

    Transportation is one of the most critical aspects of operating a school system, but can often be overlooked in the grand scheme of things.

    Working behind the scenes are individuals responsible for all things transportation: morning drop-offs, afternoon pick-ups, field trips, athletic trips, and everything in between.

    Being a transportation director is not always an easy job, often with irregular hours and being on-call at night, but within the two local school districts, the transportation directors take the challenges head on.

  • Fire officials respond to call at Cox Interior

    Fire crews were called out to a fire at a local business Wednesday night.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Fire Department, crews responded around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night to a fire at the shavings facility at Cox Interior, located at 1751 Old Columbia Road.

    The report states that when fire personnel reported to the scene, a large amount of smoke was coming from the facility with a visible fire on the inside and the outside of the building near the conveyor system.

  • Taylor County Bank celebrates 80 years

    More than 80 years ago, the doors of Taylor County Bank opened for the first time to customers in Taylor County.

    On Thursday, the bank opened its doors to the community for an open house and ribbon cutting celebration to celebrate being in business for 80 years.

    Over the years, the bank has witnessed a lot of changes. Laws and regulations change frequently and employees have to keep up with the changing rules. Technology in banking continues to evolve with some people performing nearly all of their banking transactions online.

  • Man arrested after stabbing incident on Davis Street

    A Campbellsville man was arrested after a stabbing incident on Davis Street Thursday afternoon, according to a Campbellsville Police Department report.

    Richard Conner, 38, of Ashley Avenue in Campbellsville was arrested without further incident at the intersection of KY 70 and KY 76 soon after the incident.

    The incident occurred when CPD officers responded to 124 Davis Street to a stabbing that had just occurred.

  • Campbellsville Police investigating break-ins

    The Campbellsville Police Department is seeking the public's help in solving a recent string of break-ins. 

    A report from the Campbellsville Police Department states that police officers responded to several calls of break-ins on Wednesday, Aug. 30. 

    Numerous cars had been broken into and personal items had been taken from vehicles. 

    The locations of the break-ins were not made public as of press time. 

    Campbellsville Police have developed a vehicle of interest in regard to the string of thefts. 

  • Early morning fire damages home

     

    Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a dryer on fire inside a residence at 513 North Jackson Street around 2 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 2.

    Upon arrival firefighters found heavy smoke and fire conditions coming from the rear of the structure. Fire command requested a second and third alarm and mutual aid response due to heavy fire conditions found inside the residence.

  • Locals have family impacted by hurricane

     

    While Campbellsville is quite the distance from the areas of Texas most affected by the devastating floods that came from Hurricane Harvey, there are still several connections between local residents and the areas seeing the greatest impact.

    For Campbellsville resident Johnny Welch, much of his family remains in the Houston area. Welch moved to Campbellsville from Houston nearly 10 years ago. He said those members of his family that remain there have been affected by the extreme flooding.

  • Chasing a dream

     

    He started out singing in front of a crowd of less than 30 people in a small church. Now, he’s singing in front of large crowds in one of America’s musical hotbeds, and his videos are reaching 150,000 people online.

    Chase McDaniel is a graduate of Green County High School, but he has long called Campbellsville home. Now living in Nashville, a popular landing spot for aspiring musicians, McDaniel is chasing his musical dreams and is off to a strong start.

  • City schools to take tax increase

     

    The Campbellsville Independent Schools Board of Education voted to raise its tax rate at Monday night’s special-called meeting.

    The proposal was to take the state-recommended four-percent increase in revenue, which takes the tax rate from 62.5 to 65.4 cents per $100 in property value.