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Today's News

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: Teams in action at Miller Park
  • ATHLETICS: Jones to appear on American Ninja Warrior

     

    When he was younger, Keaton Jones would go to his grandmother’s house after school and fix himself a snack, and then settle in front of the TV to watch “Ninja Warrior,” a Japanese sports entertainment show.

    It featured a four-stage obstacle course that competitors would try to conquer, and Jones was enthralled by all of the action. He dreamt of getting the chance to do something like it in the future.

  • Campbellsville man dies after accidental shooting

     

    A 20-year-old Campbellsville man was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where he later passed away following an accidental shooting last Wednesday at the Lucky Vista Motel. 

    The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a man with an accidental gunshot wound to the head just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6. 

    TCSO, along with Campbellsville Police and Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS, responded to the scene and discovered 20-year-old Tyson Rice inside the motel. 

  • CIS School Resource Officer position approved

     

    In an effort to improve school safety across the district, the Campbellsville Independent School District approved the creation of a school resource officer position. 

    The creation of the district SRO has been in the works for a few months, with ongoing discussions between Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, Campbellsville Police Chief Pat Thompson, and Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young, dating back to late January. 

  • Bright appointed as 5th District Magistrate

     

    Alvin Derrick Bright has been appointed to finish the unexpired term left by Ed Gorin for the 5th District magistrate seat on the Taylor County Fiscal Court. 

    Bright, who is vying for election to the position and won the Republican primary last month to move on to the November general election, was appointed to the seat and sworn in last Wednesday. 

  • Honoring Bobby

    Former Central Kentucky News-Journal sports editor Bobby Brockman was honored Thursday as the newest member of the Campbellsville Youth Baseball league's Hall of Fame.

    Bobby, who passed away in January, had been involved with the league since his playing days in the late 1960s and then began covering the league for the CKNJ in the late 1980s.

  • Campbellsville Police warning of scam

     

    The Campbellsville Police Department is warning the public of a possible scam. Unknown person(s) are contacting the public by phone and identifying themselves as a Campbellsville Police Officer. They are then telling them that they have an outstanding warrant and attempting to get the person to pay the warrant over the phone. 

  • PREP BASEBALL OPINION: Campbellsville is gracious in defeat

     

    When you get where you're goin'
    Don't forget turn back around
    Help the next one in line
    Always stay humble and kind

     

    Losing is never fun, especially when it’s the last game of your career.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Eagles fall to LaRue in region semifinals

    The Campbellsville Eagles have felt doubted from those outside the program all season long.

    But the players refused to listen to the naysayers, never losing belief in what they could achieve in 2018.

    That belief propelled them to win the 5th Region All ‘A’ Tournament and eventually the 20th District Baseball Tournament for the first time since 2013. Then came the 5th Region Baseball Tournament, which many viewed as wide open with three or four contenders for the title.

  • Kosair Grant provides handicap-accessible playground equipment at TCPC

     

    Playground time is essential for young students. 

    At Taylor County Primary Center, first-grade teacher Brooke Downey and speech-language pathologist Erin Whitlock recently teamed up to make sure the playground was more inclusive for students with disabilities. 

    The two collaboratively wrote a grant and were awarded nearly $6,000 that was used to purchase handicap-accessible playground equipment for the school’s playground.