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Today's News

  • County passes gas tax resolution

    Magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court were divided Monday night over a resolution to support changes to the gas tax.

    The tie was broken by a vote by Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, who voted in favor of the resolution.

    “What we voted tonight was to stabilize what the tax would be. It would be a ceiling, basically, to where that it stays at,” Rogers said. “It’s really in the legislators’ hands, whatever comes out of this … but we’re in support of whatever the legislators do.”

  • March 3-14 games

    Tuesday, March 3
    HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL — Green County vs. Marion County (6:00) and Nelson County vs. North Hardin (8:00) in Fifth Region Tournament first-round games at North Hardin.
    Wednesday, March 4
    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL — Caverna vs. Elizabethtown (6:00) and Bardstown vs. Adair County (8:30) in Fifth Region Tournament first-round games at Green County.
    Thursday, March 5

  • Adair County wears girls’ district crown

     

    Adair County captured its first girls’ 20th District Tournament championship since 2006 and only its fifth overall with a 49-39 triumph over Marion County on Friday night. Both teams advance to the Fifth Region Tournament at North Hardin.

  • Taylor gains third straight district crown

     

    Taylor County made it three 20th District Tournament titles in a row with an 84-54 whipping of Adair County on Saturday night in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium at Campbellsville.

    Quentin Goodin paced the Cardinals with 26 points and became the school's all-time leading scorer on a three-point play with 4:15 left in the contest.

    Taylor County will play Bethlehem on Thursday (6:00) in the bottom bracket of the Fifth Region Tournament at Green County.

    More details and updated story will be in the March 5 edition of the CKNJ.

  • Boys' Fifth Region Tournament basketball pairings

    Boys’ Fifth Region Tournament at Green County
    Wednesday, March 4

    6:00    Caverna vs. Elizabethtown
    8:30    Bardstown vs. Adair County
    Thursday, March 5
    6:00    Taylor County vs. Bethlehem
    8:30    North Hardin vs. Green County
    Monday, March 9
    6:00    Wednesday, March 4 winners
    (Gym will be cleared after the first semi-final game)

  • Taylor County ousts Campbellsville in district

    Taylor County saw a 15-point lead evaporate to five just before intermission, but the Cardinals got back on track en route to an 89-53 rout of home-standing Campbellsville in the 20th District Tournament on Wednesday night.
    Brandon Berry’s 16 first-half points (in the first 11 minutes and 10 by Quentin Goodin pushed the Cardinals to a 40-25 advantage.
    However, senior Damontez Smith had seven of his first-half 16 in the final two minutes bo bring the Eagles to within five (40-35) at intermission.

  • Girls' Fifth Region Tournament basketball pairings

    Girls’ Fifth Region Tournament at North Hardin
    Sunday, March 1

    5:00    Elizabethtown vs. Bardstown
    7:00    Adair County vs. Caverna
    Tuesday, March 3
    6:00    Green County vs. Marion County
    8:00    Nelson County vs. North Hardin
    Friday, March 6
    6:00    Sunday, March 1 winners
    8:00    Tuesday, March 3 winners
    Saturday, March 7

  • Taking money off Mother Nature's 'plate'

     

    Nature lovers believing they are helping to preserve some of Kentucky's greatest treasures, its lands, forests and streams, just got a rude surprise about the special "nature" state license plate they purchase.

    Proceeds from the $10 extra they pay for the plate, which is supposed to go to the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund, instead are being siphoned off for the ever-insufficient state General Fund and used for other purposes, The Courier-Journal's Tom Loftus reported recently.

  • Governing through the storm

    What a week of weather we have had in the commonwealth. No part of Kentucky was spared the record-breaking snowfall and temperatures this week. As schools, businesses and many government agencies had to close, so did the General Assembly due to the hazardous weather. However, the Senate made the decision to report to work on Thursday and Friday to do the people's work and help pass through legislation that would be in the best interest of our citizens.

  • Lady Knights use 25-1 run to race past Lady Cards