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Today's News

  • Five arrested in 2013 marijuana case

     

    Five individuals were arrested following a four-year long investigation into marijuana trafficking, and another arrest could be forthcoming, according to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report.

  • Campbellsville man arrested on child sexual exploitation offenses

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested by Kentucky State Police Tuesday evening and faces charges of 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 20 counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, according to a KSP release. 

  • Proposed Senate Bill 4 aims to move state elections to even years

     

    A proposed bill making its way through the Kentucky Legislature could cause a major shakeup in the state’s election calendar.

    Senate Bill 4 was one of the first bills introduced in the Kentucky Senate this year. The bill, sponsored by 14 Senate Republicans including Sen. Max Wise (R-Campbellsville), aims to amend Section 95 of the Kentucky Constitution to hold elections for state officials—such as governor and attorney general—on even-numbered years to coincide with presidential election years.

  • City schools name board officers for 2018

    The Campbellsville Independent Schools Board of Education started their first meeting of the year with the election of board officers.

    Current board chair Pat Hall was selected to once again be chair of the board, while Suzanne Wilson was selected to be the board’s vice chair. Superintendent Kirby Smith was selected to be the board’s secretary, and assistant superintendent/financial director Chris Kidwell was selected to be the board’s treasurer.

    Board elections are held in January of each year.

  • 'A new occupant at Heaven's Press Table'

     

    I usually don’t make mental notes for stories I think I’ll never write. So with a 10-year head start on life, I figured a story about the death of long-time friend and CKNJ Sports Editor Bobby Brockman might become someone else’s responsibility.

    But sometimes life throws you that unhittable slider, and the news of Bobby’s passing this past Sunday punched me out with my bat still on my shoulder.

  • Bertram appointed to City Ethics Board

    The city approved an interlocal agreement for financing of the Economic Development Authority debt and appointed a new member to the City’s Ethics Committee at a special-called meeting Tuesday night at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    Phil Allan Bertram will be the newest member of the City’s Ethics Committee. He will replace Don Bishop, who passed away last month. He will join current members Frank Cheatham, Lucy Cox, Mark Rodgers, and Carol Kirtley.

  • Taylor County Fire Dept. to receive new equipment through grant

    The Taylor County Fire Department will receive some new equipment after the Taylor County Fiscal Court voted to approve the grant-funded purchase at Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

    The fire department will receive a cascade compressor for their air packs, according to members of the Taylor County Fire Department.

  • A Home for Christmas

    A local family received one of the best gifts this Christmas a family can have; their own home.

    Lee and Jannifer Fisher, along with their four daughters, were the recipients of the most recent house built by Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity.

    Saturday afternoon, a special ceremony to present the home to the family was held, and about 30 people were on hand.

  • CLARCOR closing will take about 120 jobs

     

    A Campbellsville manufacturing facility is expected to close its doors in February, according to multiple reports.

    CLARCOR, which manufactures air filtration systems, opened in Campbellsville in 2000 in the former Batesville Casket Company location.

    Aidan Gormley, director of global communications and branding for Parker-Hannifin (the company that purchased CLARCOR) stated in an email that the manufacturing facility would be closing by the end of Feb. 2018, affecting approximately 120 employees.

  • Wise prepares for 2018 Legislative Session

     

    The 2018 Kentucky General Assembly Legislative Session convenes on Jan. 2, and as State Sen. Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) is preparing for the coming year’s 60-day session, he spent last Thursday speaking to the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce about the upcoming session.