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Today's News

  • Former CKNJ publisher Cravens dies at 75

     

    Jim Cravens, a man who served with the Central Kentucky News and later with the Central Kentucky News-Journal, died Monday.

    "Jimmy was a visionary in his era by foreseeing the need for a tri-county newspaper, Central Kentucky News, in 1965, when two others were still printing with hot type and there was an unpopular editor in Campbellsville at The News-Journal," said Max M. Heath of Landmark Community Newspapers, which owns the CKNJ.

  • E. coli closes beach at Green River Lake

     

    The water at Green River Lake╒s Smith Ridge Recreation Area is contaminated, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    The beach at Smith Ridge has been closed due to high levels of E. coli bacteria, according to a statement issued by the Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday.

    The statement said the Corps tests water from Smith Ridge, Pikes Ridge and Holmes Bend on a weekly basis, and while the water at Smith Ridge shows contamination, Pikes Ridge and Holmes Bend had acceptable test results.

  • Lots of basketball coaching moves on the area scene

     

  • Holmes plays today in U.S. Open

     

  • Early Days June 18, 2015

    TEN YEARS AGO

    June 16, 2005

    Richard Kenneth and Ina Fern Humphress of Elkhorn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 18.

    After three years of planning and fundraising, Campbellsville University broke ground June 18 for a new school of nursing.

    Marie McCubbin Cowherd, 89, of Cowherd Road in Campbellsville, Ky., died at 10:10 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2005 in Elizabethtown, Ky.

  • Early Days June 4, 2015

    TEN YEARS AGO

    June 2, 2005

    Adam Mitchell and Alicia Campbell were crowned king and queen at Taylor County High School Prom.

    Ryan and Holly Dudgeon were honored with a baby shower by family members on April 30 at their home.

    Campbellsville Rotary Club recently named its 2005 Rotary Scholarship Winners – Jessica Cowherd, a senior at Campbellsville High School, and Brittany Pelly a senior at Taylor County High School.

    Smokey the Bear recently visited the kindergarten class at Campbellsville Elementary School.

  • Council looks at lease of fire training center

     

    Campbellsville City Council members have given final approval to the city’s 2015-2016 budget.

    By a unanimous vote of 9 – 0, council members approved the $19,128,320 budget – which includes $200,000 in Municipal Road Aid money – at a brief special-called meeting Monday night. The budget takes effect July 1.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said there are no changes to the new budget in the second reading. Council members suggested no changes at the meeting.

  • Local girl making a difference with knitting work

     

    After the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo., 8-year-old Cee Cee Creech decided to knit elephant toys to send to tornado victims.

    Four years later, she and her mother Belinda Creech are knitting and collecting toys, and occasionally raising money, for a variety of charitable purposes. Belinda estimated they’ve raised more than $16,000 and have donated more than $2,000 to various charities.

  • Relay for Life tops $50,000

     

    Taylor County’s annual Relay for Life event took place on Friday at the Taylor County High School. Despite the showers early on in the day, the event saw great weather and was deemed a huge success by organizer Drew Underwood, who said more than $50,200 had been raised to help fight cancer.

  • ‘Closest thing we’ve got to a sports bar’