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Today's News

  • County, city discuss EMS, parkway

    Josh Claywell
    sports@cknj.com

    The deadline to pass a new interlocal agreement regarding emergency services in the city and county is rapidly approaching, and that issue was discussed at length in a special-called joint meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court and Campbellsville City Council last Thursday evening at the Taylor County Courthouse.

  • Green River Lake event is Saturday

    John Overby
    publisher@cknj.com

    Green River Lake has seen celebrations of its 50-year anniversary throughout 2019, but the culminating event for this milestone is set for this Saturday.

  • TRH explains conflicting grades

    John L. Moore
    reporter@cknj.com

    Taylor Regional Hospital was one of 21 hospitals in Kentucky to be given a four-star rating (out of five stars) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in their 2019 report.

    It was also one of five hospitals in Kentucky to be given a ‘D’ grade by The Leapfrog Group in their biannual safety report for the first half of 2019.

    So, what gives?

  • CMS roof project set for next step

    John L. Moore
    reporter@cknj.com

    The Campbellsville Independent School Board approved a motion to advertise bids for a much-needed roof project at Campbellsville Middle School.

    During the board’s regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, an architect said sections of the middle school’s current built-up roof were between 20 and 30 years old, with internal drainage issues, improper sloping and gutters incapable of handling rainwater during strong storms.

  • Higdon obtains perfect marks on evaluation

    John L. Moore
    reporter@cknj.com

    At the end of their first school year, new superintendents give a first-year capstone presentation.

    Charles Higdon Jr. gave his during a special session on June 3, which was followed by a closed meeting where members of the board sat down with Higdon and discussed his evaluation. 

  • Grand jury indicts 11

    Eleven people were recently indicted by a Taylor County grand jury. Those indicted include:

    • Jonathan C. Parrish, of Oak Lane Road in Campbellsville, on charges of possession of methamphetamine,1st degree; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at 10% of $5,000.

  • Man arrested after shots fired outside local Huddle House

    A Campbellsville man was arrested after allegedly firing shots at an empty vehicle in the Huddle House parking lot on Friday. 

  • Man charged with drug possession

    A Campbellsville man was charged with drug possession after being transported to jail early Saturday morning.

    Antoine E. Brown, 37, of Campbellsville, was arrested by Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Pinson on outstanding warrants and transported to Taylor County Detention Center. 

  • Isaiah House named new CU location

    Isaiah House Treatment Centers, based in Willisburg, is home to the newest site of a branch of Campbellsville University.

    The United States Department of Education has officially notified Campbellsville University of its approval of Isaiah House’s 2084 Main Street location in Willisburg as a university location, and that status will become effective July 1.

  • Sullivan to compete in Miss Kentucky pageant

    A Taylor County native is set to participate in this week’s Miss Kentucky pageant for a chance to move on and compete in Miss America.

    Molly Sullivan, a 2018 graduate of Taylor County High School, will take center stage during the 2019 Miss Kentucky competition, with preliminaries starting yesterday and going through Friday, June 7, and the final night of competition on Saturday, June 8, at the Brown Theater in Louisville.

    Sullivan, now a University of Kentucky student, qualified for Miss Kentucky after being crowned Miss Lexington last October.