Local News

  • County approves EDA debt agreement

    Magistrates have entered into an agreement to pay off the EDA’s debt, but the decision didn’t come without reservations.

    They first gave their stamp of approval to the EDA debt plan at their meeting last month. However, at last week’s meeting, magistrates were asked to approve the plan in the form of an interlocal agreement that spells out the details.

  • Local schools fine with dropping No Child Left Behind

    Kentucky is one of 10 states to be granted waivers from the federal No Child Left Behind standards, and local officials are happy about the news.
    “We’ve got one assessment now instead of two,” Campbellsville Superintendent Mike Deaton said at last Monday night’s Campbellsville Independent School Board meeting. “We will be able to show more accountability where student achievement is concerned.”

  • Missing street signs still posing problems

    It’s a problem, and magistrates say it doesn’t seem to be going away.

    During last Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, the majority of the county’s six magistrates say they have missing street and traffic signs in their districts.

    “Just about every magistrate has road signs, stop signs missing,” Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said.

    Rogers said the cost to replace the signs has risen from $29 to about $65 each, now that the state requires a specific reflective coating.

  • Kessler named Champion of Champions

    John M. Kessler of Campbellsville won the Champion of Champions Auctioneering contest, which took place at the Kentucky Auctioneers Association annual convention at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Lodge on Feb. 10-12.

  • Magers returns to the CKNJ

    After three years, Cheryl Magers has returned to the Central Kentucky News-Journal.
    Magers previously worked at the CKNJ as advertising sales manager for more than 20 years, and she has returned in that position. Thursday was her first day back with the company.
    “I’m so happy to be back at the CKNJ and to work again with my friends here, and at other Landmark publications,” Magers said. “One day back, and I feel like I never left.”

  • Resident accused of pointing gun at child

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment for allegedly pointing a gun at a child.
    Jeremy S. Bandy, 31, of 176 Virgie Lane, was arrested at 5:18 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12.
    According to court records, Campbellsville Police officer Travis Begley responded to a call reporting that Bandy had pointed a gun at a child at a residence on Bowman Street.
    After arriving, court records state, Begley found two people leaving in a van.

  • Two accused of stealing copper

    Two Campbellsville men have been arrested and charged with second-degree burglary after they allegedly stole copper wire.
    Alton R. Bright, 24, of 335 Handley Ave., and Howard Gribbins III, 34, of 404 Peterson St., were arrested on Feb. 9 at 10:41 p.m. and Feb. 8 at 5:45 p.m., respectively.
    According to court records, Bright and Gribbins are accused of taking copper wire from Butler’s Recycling on Jan. 13.

  • School boards set 2012-2013 calendars

    James Roberts


    The 2012-2013 Campbellsville Independent school calendar has been set.

    Opening day for teachers is Aug. 1, while the first day for students is Aug. 2. The last day for students will be May 16. Fall break is Oct. 1-5. Christmas break is Dec. 20-31. Spring break is April 1-5.

    The Campbellsville Independent School Board adopted the 2012-2013 school calendar during its regular meeting last Monday.

    Also at the meeting:

  • CU celebrates Black History Month


    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    "I've come here to tell you that maybe the source of your frustration is a blessing from God," said Dr. Kevin Cosby, president of Simmons College of Kentucky and pastor of St. Stephen Church of Louisville.

    Cosby spoke at CU's weekly chapel service.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Good Deed winners for the week of Feb. 14.

    They are Noah Rogers, Ryan Underwood, Kassandra Hughes, Chloe Bright and David Leigh.