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Today's News

  • Enrollment up at local schools, officials say

    It's been more than a week since local children went back to school, and officials say this year is off to a good start.

    Enrollment figures at local schools are also up, though the numbers likely won't be final until around Labor Day.

    School personnel say students have adjusted well to their new school routines and no major problems have been reported.

    Following is information about enrollment at each of the schools that responded to a request before press time.

    Campbellsville Middle School

  • Former deputy gets probation, no jail time

     

    The former sheriff's deputy who broke the law he was hired to uphold has been sentenced to a year's probation for federal drug crimes.

    He faced as much as three decades in federal prison and a large fine.

    Billy Rice, a former Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy, of Campbellsville, was charged in early October with committing federal drug crimes. He had initially pleaded not guilty, but, in April, appeared before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. and pleaded guilty to three counts of distributing anabolic steroids.

  • U.S. Sen. Rand Paul speaks to chamber

     

    When he ran for office in 2010, he said he was worried about the national debt.

    Four years later, with the nation's debt increasing by about $1 million every minute, he said that worry continues.

    United States Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told a packed crowd at Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon on Monday that the United States borrows nearly $1 trillion a year, and the nation's debt has spiraled out of control to $17.5 trillion.

  • Courthouse HVAC system to cost $620,000

    It's going to cost about $620,000, but before all is said and done, it might cost even more.

    The company that will install the new heating and air conditioning system at the Taylor County Courthouse has recommended that magistrates consider installing some additional equipment at the courthouse. The extra cost could total as much as $60,000.

    Arthur Bottorff, an area service sales manager for Carrier, said the project to replace the HVAC system is under way.

  • Local couple killed in Adair crash

     

    They loved helping others, serving God and being together. And, last Friday, they spent the last moments of their lives that way.

    John and Martha Boggs of Campbellsville died last Friday in a car crash in Columbia.

    According to a Columbia Police Department report, officers responded to the scene of a crash at the intersection of KY 55 and Veterans Memorial Bypass.

  • City schools plan to levy nickel tax

     

    Those paying city school taxes could pay more this year - a nickel tax more.

    Campbellsville Board of Education members voted during their regular meeting on Monday that they intend to set the District's property tax rate this year at 53.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.

    And, on top of that, they intend to levy a 5.6-cents per $100 of property value nickel tax, making the tax rate 58.8 cents.

    The additional nickel tax will mean residents who own a home valued at $100,000 will pay $56 more in taxes this year.

  • Making the PGA Cut

     

    J.B. Holmes entered weekend PGA tournament play at 2-under par.

    See more details about his first two rounds of play on the sports pages in the Monday, Aug. 11, issue, starting on Page 9, and in the upcoming Thursday, Aug. 14, issue.

    For more photos from Valhalla, see a slideshow on the CKNJ home page and continued coverage on the CKNJ’s Twitter account.

  • Albany pastor indicted on rape and sodomy charges

     

    An Albany man who serves as pastor of a local church has been indicted on charges of raping and sodomizing an elderly woman for whom he provided care.

    If convicted, the man faces as much as 40 years in prison.

    Jimmy H. Mason, 70, of KY Highway 558, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Mason was charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree rape.

  • Local man charged with third DUI

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    Kenny D. Webb, 48, of Osage Avenue, was arrested last Wednesday at about 9:45 p.m.

    According to Webb's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian received a complaint about a vehicle. When he met the vehicle, he saw the driver turn into a driveway and then into a yard. Court records state that the driver exited the vehicle and then fell to the ground.

  • Teeing off at Valhalla

     

    Campbellsville native J.B. Holmes is in Louisville at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club and played a practice round on Tuesday.

    He also signed autographs for fans and received an honor from Kentucky State Police.

    Holmes was named an honorary Kentucky State Trooper for his support of Trooper Island Camp, which is located at Dale Hollow Lake and helps children from across the state. The camp operates with no taxpayer funds.