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Today's News

  • Boy dies in accidental shooting

    A Taylor County Middle School student died over the weekend in Green County after an accidental shooting, a Kentucky State Police report said.

    The Green County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Dylan Bland, 12, died in the accidental shooting, which a Kentucky State Police Post 15 report said took place Saturday evening on Busy Baker Road in Green County.

  • Early Days May 18, 2017

    TEN YEARS AGO

    May 17, 2007

    John “J.B.” Holmes had his best weekend of his sophomore season on the PGA TOUR to pocket more than $126,000 at THE PLAYERS Championship last week in Florida.

    Taylor Regional Hospital hosted a community health fair on Saturday, April 21.

    Campbellsville Elementary and Taylor County Elementary schools fourth-grade students visited Frankfort on May 9. They toured the State Capitol and received souvenir packets on behalf of State Rep. Russ Mobley.

  • Early Days May 25, 2017

    TEN YEARS AGO

    May 24, 2007

    Ninety-seven-year-old E. Poe Young cast his vote at the New City North precinct in Tuesday’s Primary Election. He was voting for the 76th year. In contrast, just before Young, a high schooler had cast his vote for the very first time.

    Kamarra Barnett has joined the House of Beauty, 434 Woodlawn Ave.

    Constance Falusckai is the recipient of this year’s Janice Holt Giles book award.

  • Officers, family remember fallen trooper

    It has been nearly 29 years since Campbellsville native Johnny Edrington, a Kentucky State Police Trooper, was murdered during a traffic stop on KY 80, seven miles west of London.

    He was 34 years old when he was fatally shot on Dec. 20, 1988.

    However, nearly three decades later, Edrington’s memory lives on through those he knew and served with.

    His memory also lives on through a memorial service held annually at Brookside Cemetery in Campbellsville, where he is buried.

  • Popular goose goes missing

    Melvin is missing.

    Melvin is a Canada goose, and for the past 15 years, he has been living on the property that was once home to the State Fire Rescue Training Center for Area 14.

    Mark Gray is now owner of that property, and he said for years, people have been coming to the site to feed the geese and ducks that live around the lake there.

  • Chemical spill closes road for five hours

    An overturned Southern States truck carrying hazardous chemicals caused a chemical spill on Elkhorn Road that shut the road down for more than five hours.

    The driver, Stephen Smith, 33, of Campbellsville, was taken via Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS to Taylor Regional Hospital for minor injuries, but no other injuries were reported, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

  • Man hit in head by stray bullet

    A Campbellsville man was arrested early Thursday morning at his residence after allegedly accidentally shooting a man in the head.

    The Campbellsville Police Department arrested James D. Walls, 29, on charges of first-degree assault, first-degree trafficking in marijuana, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, falsely reporting an incident, tampering with physical evidence, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

  • Regular-season play wraps up

     

    The high school softball and softball seasons wrapped up on Thursday and Saturday of last week with the 20th District Tournaments starting on Monday, May 22 at Adair County.

  • Chemical truck crashes on Highway 70

     

    A Southern States truck was involved in an accident on Highway 70 near Elk Horn Baptist Church Thursday morning around 8 a.m. Cleanup of the scene continued until after 11 a.m., with Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet personnel on the scene. See more photos and more details on our website as they become available, and in Monday's issue of the CKNJ.

  • CU graduates record number over weekend

    “Through Christian education, lives are changed.”

    That was the message from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, to a record number of graduates in four ceremonies as 558 students received their degrees Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13.

    For the 2016-17 academic year, 760 students will have graduated, upon completion of all academic requirements.

    The number of graduates and actual number of commencement ceremonies are both record breaking.