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Today's News

  • Lady Cardinals reign

    The Taylor County Lady Cardinals have advanced to the 5th Region Softball Tournament in all seven seasons under Coach Neil Sanders.

    For the fourth time, they’ll be doing so as champions of the 20th District.

    Junior Autumn Henderson hit a two-run homer for the second straight game, and senior Kenzie Cox went 2-for-4 with three RBIs the second-seeded Taylor County knocked off top-seeded Marion County, 11-3 in Tuesday’s championship game in Lebanon.

  • Cards back on top of 20th District

    After two frustrating seasons, the 20th District Baseball Tournament title belongs once again to the Taylor County Cardinals.

    Junior left-hander Dawson Cole struck out 10 in a complete-game effort, and senior Tate Morris hit a solo home run as top-seeded Taylor County beat tournament host and third-seeded Marion County, 6-1, in Tuesday’s championship game in Lebanon.

    Longtime Cardinals coach Jeff Gumm said Cole was locked in from first pitch. He threw 56 of his 79 pitches for strikes while giving up one hit, one unearned run and one walk.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.”

  • 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. 

  • 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