http://www.cknj.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en MLK events scheduled for this weekend http://www.cknj.com/content/mlk-events-scheduled-weekend <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/martin_luther_king.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="65" height="85" /><p> The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reception will be held Saturday, January 13 at 5:00 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Services office, 1143 S. Columbia Ave., Campbellsville.</p> <p> The guest speaker will be Dr. Mandrill Taylor of Portland, Oregon. He will facilitate a forum on &ldquo;Addressing the Behavioral Health Crisis&rdquo; with Campbellsville Police Chief Patricia Thompson, Adanta Associate Clinical Director for Crisis Services Latisha Collins and Dr. John Chowning, pastor of Saloma Baptist Church, on the panel.</p> Bertram appointed to City Ethics Board http://www.cknj.com/content/bertram-appointed-city-ethics-board <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/campbellsville_city_logo_6.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The city approved an interlocal agreement for financing of the Economic Development Authority debt and appointed a new member to the City&rsquo;s Ethics Committee at a special-called meeting Tuesday night at the Campbellsville Civic Center.</p> <p> Phil Allan Bertram will be the newest member of the City&rsquo;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.</p> Taylor County Fire Dept. to receive new equipment through grant http://www.cknj.com/content/taylor-county-fire-dept-receive-new-equipment-through-grant <p> 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&rsquo;s regular meeting.</p> <p> The fire department will receive a cascade compressor for their air packs, according to members of the Taylor County Fire Department.</p> A Home for Christmas http://www.cknj.com/content/home-christmas <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0107.jpg" alt="Dennis Brinley, construction manager for the Habitat for Humanity house recently built on Wickliffe Avenue, presents the keys to Jannifer Fisher. Fisher and her husband, Lee, along with their four daughters, moved into the home Saturday." title="Dennis Brinley, construction manager for the Habitat for Humanity house recently built on Wickliffe Avenue, presents the keys to Jannifer Fisher. Fisher and her husband, Lee, along with their four daughters, moved into the home Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> A local family received one of the best gifts this Christmas a family can have; their own home.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> Saturday afternoon, a special ceremony to present the home to the family was held, and about 30 people were on hand.</p> CLARCOR closing will take about 120 jobs http://www.cknj.com/content/clarcor-closing-will-take-about-120-jobs <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/clarcor_web.jpg" alt="The CLARCOR plant on New Columbia Road is expected to result in the loss of 120 jobs. The facility is planning to close by the end of February. " title="The CLARCOR plant on New Columbia Road is expected to result in the loss of 120 jobs. The facility is planning to close by the end of February. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A Campbellsville manufacturing facility is expected to close its doors in February, according to multiple reports.</p> <p> CLARCOR, which manufactures air filtration systems, opened in Campbellsville in 2000 in the former Batesville Casket Company location.</p> <p> 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.</p> Wise prepares for 2018 Legislative Session http://www.cknj.com/content/wise-prepares-2018-legislative-session <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/max1.jpg" alt="State Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) was the speaker at last week’s Campbellsville- Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Wise spoke about several issues taking place in Frankfort, including budgets, pensions, welfare reform and alleged sexual misconduct issues among legislators" title="State Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) was the speaker at last week’s Campbellsville- Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Wise spoke about several issues taking place in Frankfort, including budgets, pensions, welfare reform and alleged sexual misconduct issues among legislators" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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&rsquo;s 60-day session, he spent last Thursday speaking to the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce about the upcoming session.</p> Now that's Christmas spirit! http://www.cknj.com/content/now-thats-christmas-spirit <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0053web.jpg" alt="Pictured is one of the 53 inflatable Christmas decorations in the front yard of Jeff and Jennifer Richardson. The Richardsons live at 362 Smith Chapel Road, and they welcome people to come by their home and take a look at their inflatable decorations, which are usually inflated between 5:30 and 11:30 p.m. daily." title="Pictured is one of the 53 inflatable Christmas decorations in the front yard of Jeff and Jennifer Richardson. The Richardsons live at 362 Smith Chapel Road, and they welcome people to come by their home and take a look at their inflatable decorations, which are usually inflated between 5:30 and 11:30 p.m. daily." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Jeff Richardson can never be accused of being a Grinch or a Scrooge during the Christmas season.</p> <p> In fact, Richardson and his wife, Jennifer, are the opposite. They show their Christmas cheer for everyone who cares to take a peek at their front yard.</p> <p> What&rsquo;s in that yard? How about 53 inflatable Christmas decorations?</p> <p> Yep, you read that correctly. Richardson&rsquo;s home features a Christmas landscape rivaled only by the North Pole, and he loves every minute of it.</p> Cook to retire at school year’s end http://www.cknj.com/content/cook-retire-school-year%E2%80%99s-end <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cook1.jpg" alt="Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook discusses a district project a recent board meeting. Cook submitted a letter to the Board of Education announcing his retirement, effective June 30, at Tuesday night&#039;s meeting. " title="Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook discusses a district project a recent board meeting. Cook submitted a letter to the Board of Education announcing his retirement, effective June 30, at Tuesday night&#039;s meeting. " align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Roger Cook wanted to come back to his hometown and be a school superintendent.</p> <p> Eight years ago, he did just that, taking over the position for the Taylor County School District.</p> <p> But on Tuesday night, Cook said it is time for him to step aside and retire.</p> <p> Cook made the announcement during Tuesday night&rsquo;s Taylor County Board of Education meeting. He will retire at the end of June, finishing out this school year.</p>