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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Teacher on trial

    Staff Report

    A current Taylor County School District employee is under investigation after allegedly threatening to cut off a seventh-grader’s penis and shove it down his throat during an end-of-the-year kickball game at Anderson County Middle School in 2017.

    Chrystal Graham, 36, was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct after at least one student allegedly heard her tell this threat to a seventh-grade boy from another class for jumping onto one of her students, both of which were supposedly joking around.

  • Taking a Dive

    John Overby
    publisher@cknj.com

    “Life Jackets Worn … Nobody Mourns.”

    With city and county officials on hand Friday afternoon to watch a dive equipment live demonstration by Campbellsville Fire-Rescue, a sign with this inscription was on full display, serving as a reminder that wearing a life jacket is always the best course of action when it comes to open water safety.

  • Sanders announces this will be final year at CES

    John L. Moore
    reporter@cknj.com

    Doretha Sanders, assistant principal at Campbellsville Elementary School, was asked to stand before the Campbellsville Independent School’s Board of Education during its May meeting to receive a Change Award for leading the elementary school while principal Elisha Rhodes was on maternity leave.

    “She is an individual who has given 110 percent to every position,” Rhodes said, “and for me, an inspiration as not only an educator but as a mother, friend and teammate.”

  • Taylor County Schools giving 2% raises

    John L. Moore
    reporter@cknj.com

    A $1 million budget turnaround has helped Taylor County Schools superintendent Charles Higdon Jr. reach a goal he set when he first took over his position: giving everyone a raise.

    All staff members will be receiving a 2% raise, with that money coming from the district’s newfound surplus.

    “That should get us to where pay is more competitive for attracting and retaining talent,” said Higdon, “and they all deserve it, too.”