.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • School Safety bill sponsored by Wise passes Kentucky Senate without dissent

     Legislative Research Commission

    The School Safety and Resiliency Act – the number one priority of the General Assembly’s leadership – passed out of the Kentucky Senate without dissent.

  • Campbellsville Police respond to injury accident

     

    Staff Report

    A 17-year-old female was transported to the hospital Tuesday morning after an injury accident.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the accident occurred at about 9:16 a.m. on Highway 527, or North Central Avenue.

    Police said an investigation by Officer Jeromy Burris determined that a 2006 Suzuki, operated by 17-year-old Madison Page of Campbellsville, left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

  • High school graduations set for this weekend

    John Overby
    publisher@cknj.com

    This weekend, high school seniors throughout the community will walk across the stage, achieving a goal that they have been chasing their entire academic careers: graduation.

  • Memorial Day service will be Monday

    John Overby
    publisher@cknj.com

    Monday is Memorial Day, and just as it does every year, Taylor County will be having community events that both honor and remember veterans on that day.

  • EMS an industry that 'is always changing'

    John L. Moore
    reporter@cknj.com

    Mike Ramsey has been an emergency responder for more than 40 years now.

    In that time, the Campbellsville-Taylor County Emergency Medical Services chief said the industry has changed in many ways.

    One of the big changes in recent years, according to Ramsey, has been how often they now respond to overdose calls.

  • Bevin, Beshear win governor primaries

    John L. Moore
    reporter@cknj.com

    A total of 3,754 voters turned out in Taylor County for the 2019 primary election, which helped decide the Democrat and Republican candidates for governor, secretary of state and more.

    That many voters put Taylor County at 21.4% voter turnout compared to the 18.5% predicted by County Clerk Mark Carney. 

  • Green River Ministries on mission to serve homeless

    Before there was Green River Ministries, there was St. Thomas Church.

    According to Shirley Cheatham, chief financial officer for Green River Ministries, the homeless shelter can trace its origins back to around 2005 or 2006, when Carl Lusk was in charge of St. Thomas Church. They didn’t have any buildings, but there was an old blue house on a lot that the city gave them, which the church made into a shelter.

  • Miller Park playground may get upgrade

    John L. Moore
    reporter@cknj.com

    The Campbellsville City Council held a public hearing to discuss new playground equipment the city intends to purchase with a grant from the state’s Land and Water Conservation Fund if it were to receive it.

    Cheri Bennett, who is handling the city’s grant application, handed out packets featuring playground designs, new park benches and more at last week’s hearing.

  • Local crews react quickly to hazardous material incident

    Staff Report

    Campbellsville Fire Rescue and Taylor County Fire were on scene quickly at 74 Red Fern Road after receiving a call about potentially hazardous material last week.

    The departments were on hand after receiving a report at 7:36 a.m. Thursday about a tractor-trailer leaking acid burning the blacktop.

    After arriving, crews encountered a box trailer from XPO Logistics with “an obvious significant leak” with vapors coming from the ground.

  • 'Always Remember: Love Not Hate'

    John L. Moore
    reporter@cknj.com

    Hana Marcum, a student at Taylor County Middle School, didn’t intend to read the speech she had written aloud — at least, not to the TCMS Site Base Decision Making Council.