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Today's News

  • Board stands behind library

    Taylor County Public Library’s Board of Trustees met on June 20 to, in the words of a comment they posted on Facebook, “discuss the controversy in response to the library’s recent LBGTQ Pride Panel” which had happened two days prior.

    To understand that meeting, though, it’s necessary to understand the timeline leading up to it.

  • A New Day in Dairy

    Because June is National Dairy Month, the Central Kentucky News-Journal sat down with local dairy farmer Tony Cowherd, owner of Cowherd Equipment and Cowherd Farms, to discuss his experience in the industry.


    ‘Past, Present and Future’

    For Tony Cowherd, anyone hoping to understand the future of the dairy industry must first look at its past. 

  • Hidden History

    John Overby
    publisher@cknj.com

    Just past Walmart heading toward Hodgenville on Ky. 210 sits a relatively nondescript 1,800 square-foot building. 

  • Kid SpOt raising funds for adaptive playground

    John L. Moore
    reporter@cknj.com

    The morning of June 12, the non-profit Kendyl and Friends Foundation, based in Harrodsburg, announced it had partnered with the Kid SpOt Center to bring a disability-accessible playground to Campbellsville.

    Brandy Close, co-owner of Kid SpOt, said the inclusive playground was a dream she and other co-owner Jennifer Houk had thought about for a while.

  • Man arrested after fatal wreck

    A Columbia woman died after a fatal collision last Thursday in Taylor County on Ky. 55, where she was stopped in a construction zone.

    At 4:08 p.m. on June 13, the Taylor County Coroner’s office was called to the scene of a three-vehicle collision, where 42-year-old Dawn Miles, of Columbia, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

    Trooper Jason Warriner of the Kentucky State Police investigated the collision and arrested 34-year-old Fazliddin Bozorov, of Brooklyn, New York, in conjunction with the accident.

  • County approves EMS agreement, discusses Pride Panel

    Josh Claywell
    sports@cknj.com

    By a 6-1 vote, the Taylor County Fiscal Court approved an interlocal agreement with the Campbellsville City Council regarding emergency services in the city and county.

    The magistrates had until June 30 — the last day of the 2018-19 fiscal year — to pass the measure, which will keep emergency services up and running for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

  • CBD oil has some ‘tingling’ with excitement

    John L. Moore
    reporter@cknj.com

    “CBD oil sold here.”

    These signs — or some variation of it — are seemingly popping up in front of every store, ranging from pharmacies to gas stations and everything in between.

  • New state laws take effect June 27

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2019 session will go into effect on Thursday, June 27.

    That means law-abiding adults will be able to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, employers will be required to make certain reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees and electric scooters will be regulated by state law.

  • 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.

  • 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?