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Today's News

  • Primary election next week

    Staff Report

    Kentucky will be holding its 2019 primary elections on Tuesday, May 21.

    Primary elections are open to any voter not registered as an independent, allowing Democrats and Republicans to decide which members of their party they want to represent them in the general election in November.

     

    Governor and Lieutenant Governor

    Republicans:

    • Matt Bevin & Ralph Alvarado

  • EMS to hold inaugural open house Tuesday

    John Overby
    publisher@cknj.com

    Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS is hosting an open house next Tuesday that event organizer and EMT Renee Blackaby hopes will give the community a chance to better understand everything the entity does.

    “I don’t think the community completely understands what we do,” Blackaby said, “so we wanted to offer something so people could come and see it up close.”

  • 'Always Remember: Love Not Hate'

    John L. Moore
    reporter@cknj.com

    Hana Marcum, a student at Taylor County Middle School, didn’t intend to read the speech she had written aloud — at least, not to the TCMS Site Base Decision Making Council.

  • Manchester Tank to create 175 jobs

    Special to the CKNJ

    Gov. Matt Bevin announced on May 8, 2019, that Manchester Tank & Equipment Co., a division of McWane Inc., plans to locate a $10-million-plus propane tank manufacturing facility in Campbellsville, a project expected to create 175 full-time jobs in the coming years. 

  • Local crews react quickly to hazardous material incident

    Staff Report

    Campbellsville Fire Rescue and Taylor County Fire were on scene quickly at 74 Red Fern Road after receiving a call about potentially hazardous material last week.

    The departments were on hand after receiving a report at 7:36 a.m. Thursday about a tractor-trailer leaking acid burning the blacktop.

    After arriving, crews encountered a box trailer from XPO Logistics with “an obvious significant leak” with vapors coming from the ground.

  • Taylor County Fiscal Court hears first reading of the budget

    Josh Claywell
    sports@cknj.com

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court had the first reading of next year’s budget during Tuesday’s regular work session at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    District 2 Magistrate John Gaines said the court should tentatively approve the budget until it’s sent back to the court by the state for final approval.

    “We can still change it,” Gaines said. “This is a tentative approval.”

  • City pool on track to re-open after two-year closing

    Josh Claywell
    sports@cknj.com

    After two years of sitting dormant, Campbellsville’s city pool is on the verge of opening once again.

    Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen said Friday afternoon that city employees have been working to fix issues at the pool, which has been shut down the past two summers because of several problems.

  • Family Video store to close later this month

    John L. Moore
    reporter@cknj.com

    “When did you know?” was a tough question.

    The easy answer was Monday, April 29; that’s when corporate told him their time had come, but he knew there was another answer. 

  • School theft arrest made

    Staff Report

    An alleged burglar was apprehended following an investigation into thefts occurring at Campbellsville Middle and High schools recently.

    Campbellsville resident James Travis Fulks, 28, was arrested last Wednesday at 11:37 a.m. following a two-day investigation into the reported thefts. 

  • Donna Williams named Educator of the Year

    John Overby
    publisher@cknj.com

    The 2019 Educator of the Year nearly avoided the profession altogether.

    Donna Williams was named the 2019 Educator of the Year last week at the 70th annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce awards banquet.

    However, she worked for 15 years at Citizen Bank before she ever taught her first lesson.