http://www.cknj.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Community comes together in unity http://www.cknj.com/content/community-comes-together-unity <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gcu_01_0.jpg" alt="Rev. James and Wanda Washington clap and sing with around 50 people who came together at the Miller Park Pavilion on Thursday afternoon for a time of prayer, unity, and community reflection in response to civil unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia. " title="Rev. James and Wanda Washington clap and sing with around 50 people who came together at the Miller Park Pavilion on Thursday afternoon for a time of prayer, unity, and community reflection in response to civil unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Miller Park Pavilion was full on Thursday afternoon as community leaders and citizens gathered together for a time of prayer and unity following the unrest that has occurred since the events in Charlottesville, Virginia over a week ago.</p> Groundbreaking held for sports complex http://www.cknj.com/content/groundbreaking-held-sports-complex <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0455.jpg" alt="Area students assisted city officials in breaking ground on the Campbellsville Sports Complex on Friday. " title="Area students assisted city officials in breaking ground on the Campbellsville Sports Complex on Friday. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> City officials and area students officially broke ground on the proposed Campbellsville Sports Complex Friday afternoon.</p> <p> A ceremony was held for the official groundbreaking on 175 acres of land purchased from the Dowell family over five years ago.</p> <p> Several local residents were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony, including a large contingent of area students from the Campbellsville Independent School District and Taylor County School District.</p> Vandals paint in Miller Park http://www.cknj.com/content/vandals-paint-miller-park <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web1.jpg" alt="Vandalism has hit Miller Park, including the painting of swastikas on signs recognizing park sponsors." title="Vandalism has hit Miller Park, including the painting of swastikas on signs recognizing park sponsors." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Vandalism that has recently occurred at Miller Park has sparked concern among citizens that frequently visit the park.</p> <p> A symbol that appears to resemble a swastika, a symbol most notably used by the Nazi Party of Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, was found painted on a sign at the park near the playground.</p> <p> In the wake of recent events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, some local citizens had expressed concern about the vandalism at the park, and its potential to spark backlash amid high tensions.</p> Former CU wrestlers thwart robbery in Florida http://www.cknj.com/content/former-cu-wrestlers-thwart-robbery-florida <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wrestleweb.jpg" alt="Jill Thompson, the victim of an attack in Daytona, Florida, poses with her rescuers. They are, from left, California Baptist wrestling coach Derek Moore, Dayton Police Officer Erik Jacobs, and former CU wrestlers Spencer Adams and Brandon Sellers." title="Jill Thompson, the victim of an attack in Daytona, Florida, poses with her rescuers. They are, from left, California Baptist wrestling coach Derek Moore, Dayton Police Officer Erik Jacobs, and former CU wrestlers Spencer Adams and Brandon Sellers." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A lifetime of training prepared two Campbellsville University alumni for an unlikely situation.</p> <p> Spencer Adams and Brandon Sellers helped stop a robbery while in Daytona, Florida, as they left the National Wrestling Coaches Association Conference.</p> <p> Adams is the head wrestling coach at Bellarmine University and Sellers serves as assistant coach.</p> <p> Sellers wrestled collegiately at Campbellsville University for four years.</p> City schools plan for tax increase http://www.cknj.com/content/city-schools-plan-tax-increase <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cis_logo_3.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Campbellsville Board of Education will be having a special tax hearing later this month, the board announced at Monday night&rsquo;s regular monthly meeting.</p> <p> The board will hear public comments regarding the proposed rate increase, which would take the rates on real property and personal property from the current 62.5 to 65.4.</p> Two locals among 41 new KSP Troopers http://www.cknj.com/content/two-locals-among-41-new-ksp-troopers <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kspweb.jpg" alt="New Kentucky State Troopers serving in Post 15 are, from left, Dexter B. Colvin, Campbellsville; Ricky E. Cross, Edmonton; Daniel S. Forbis, Campbellsville, and Allen D. Shirley, Columbia." title="New Kentucky State Troopers serving in Post 15 are, from left, Dexter B. Colvin, Campbellsville; Ricky E. Cross, Edmonton; Daniel S. Forbis, Campbellsville, and Allen D. Shirley, Columbia." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 41 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort today. Their addition to the force brings the agency&rsquo;s strength to a total of 866 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth. Among them were Dexter Colvin and Daniel Forbis of Campbellsville.</p> <p> KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders said the addition of these newly-graduated troopers will help with the current strength, but does not come close to resolving the agency&rsquo;s shortage of personnel.</p> Wilson arrested after battery thefts http://www.cknj.com/content/wilson-arrested-after-battery-thefts <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/webwilson.jpg" alt="William Jeffrey Wilson, 31" title="William Jeffrey Wilson, 31" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Campbellsville Police Department made an arrest Monday in regard to a couple of recent thefts.</p> <p> William Jeffrey Wilson, 31, was arrested Monday afternoon by CPD officers and charged with receiving stolen property more than $500, according to a CPD report.</p> <p> The report states that CPD responded to thefts that had already occurred at 385 Old Greensburg Road, and a construction site at the corner of South Columbia Avenue and Bell Avenue.</p> <p> In both incidents, commercial batteries were stolen from equipment.</p> City looks at repair options for swimming pool http://www.cknj.com/content/city-looks-repair-options-swimming-pool <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/campbellsville_city_logo_2.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> While a cable television deal was finalized, the city appears to be no closer to solving its swimming pool problems during a three-and-a-half hour City Council meeting on Monday night at the Campbellsville Civic Center.</p> <p> Former Mayor and current City Councilman Paul Osborne gave a report on what he had found out about similar-size communities and what they were doing about their pools.</p>