Today's News

  • School leaders deal with threats, school safety


    A second threatening note was discovered at Campbellsville High School Tuesday afternoon. This makes the second time a potentially threatening message has been discovered within the past week.

    Neither of the messages contained any direct threat to a particular school, student, or staff member. Campbellsville Police were called and are continuing to provide an increased presence at the school for added security, according to CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith.

  • Church to start after school program


     A new after-school program is in the works that could benefit local students.

    Pastor Montel Richardson of First Baptist Church in Campbellsville, located on Broadway, said the church hopes to offer the after-school program beginning next school year.

    When Richardson first arrived in Campbellsville as pastor of the church around six months ago, upon meeting with people in the church, he realized that they wanted to find a way to become more involved with children in the community.

  • Taylor basketball legend Brent Cox passes away


    If local basketball fans were asked to name a family most synonymous with Taylor County High School, they would quickly say the Coxes of Mannsville.

    And, thus, tonight when Cardinal fans are on their feet cheering their team on against their most hated opponent, cross-town rival Campbellsville, in the opening round of the district tournament, many of them will undoubtedly be doing so with a heavy heart as they mourn the passing of Brent Cox.

  • YOUTH SOFTBALL: Trace Creek Park action
  • YOUTH BASEBALL: Teams in action at Miller Park
  • ATHLETICS: Jones to appear on American Ninja Warrior


    When he was younger, Keaton Jones would go to his grandmother’s house after school and fix himself a snack, and then settle in front of the TV to watch “Ninja Warrior,” a Japanese sports entertainment show.

    It featured a four-stage obstacle course that competitors would try to conquer, and Jones was enthralled by all of the action. He dreamt of getting the chance to do something like it in the future.

  • Campbellsville man dies after accidental shooting


    A 20-year-old Campbellsville man was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where he later passed away following an accidental shooting last Wednesday at the Lucky Vista Motel. 

    The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a man with an accidental gunshot wound to the head just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6. 

    TCSO, along with Campbellsville Police and Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS, responded to the scene and discovered 20-year-old Tyson Rice inside the motel. 

  • CIS School Resource Officer position approved


    In an effort to improve school safety across the district, the Campbellsville Independent School District approved the creation of a school resource officer position. 

    The creation of the district SRO has been in the works for a few months, with ongoing discussions between Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, Campbellsville Police Chief Pat Thompson, and Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young, dating back to late January. 

  • Bright appointed as 5th District Magistrate


    Alvin Derrick Bright has been appointed to finish the unexpired term left by Ed Gorin for the 5th District magistrate seat on the Taylor County Fiscal Court. 

    Bright, who is vying for election to the position and won the Republican primary last month to move on to the November general election, was appointed to the seat and sworn in last Wednesday. 

  • Honoring Bobby

    Former Central Kentucky News-Journal sports editor Bobby Brockman was honored Thursday as the newest member of the Campbellsville Youth Baseball league's Hall of Fame.

    Bobby, who passed away in January, had been involved with the league since his playing days in the late 1960s and then began covering the league for the CKNJ in the late 1980s.