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  • A MODEL OF EXCELLENCE

    By Abigail Whitehouse

    reporter@cknj.com 

    Of the 8,568 chapters of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) across the nation, the Taylor County FFA chapter has been recognized as a “model of excellence” on more than one occasion – making it the second chapter in Kentucky to receive the honor, and the only chapter in Kentucky to receive it twice. 

  • Traffic stop leads to drug-related arrests

    STAFF REPORT

    Kentucky State Police arrested two Campbellsville men on drug-related charges following a traffic stop in late January.

    According to a press release from Kentucky State Police Trooper Jake Harper was on routine patrol in Campbellsville on U.S. 68 when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2002 Avalanche for a speeding violation.

    As Harper made contact with the driver, identified at 41-year-old Efrain Duncan, of Campbellsville, he allegedly noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

  • Campbellsville Police respond to injury accident

     

    Staff Report

    A 17-year-old female was transported to the hospital Tuesday morning after an injury accident.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the accident occurred at about 9:16 a.m. on Highway 527, or North Central Avenue.

    Police said an investigation by Officer Jeromy Burris determined that a 2006 Suzuki, operated by 17-year-old Madison Page of Campbellsville, left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

  • Campbellsville woman indicted for alleged rape of 15-year-old boy

    Abigail Whitehouse

    reporter@cknj.com

    A Campbellsville woman accused of raping a 15-year-old boy has been indicted by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Natalie B. Byers, of Fairview Drive in Campbellsville, is charged with one count of third-degree rape, a Class-D felony punishable by one-to-five years in prison.

    According to indictment records, Byers allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old male in Taylor County from Dec. 17, 2018 through Jan. 9 this year.

  • Kentucky Rural Development director speaks at Taylor Chamber lunch

    Abigail Whitehouse

    reporter@cknj.com 

    For much of her career, Hilda Legg has been working to find new ways to connect rural communities in Kentucky and across the country to policy makers and appropriators in Washington, D.C.

  • Campbellsville schools out for rest of week

    Students in the Campbellsville Independent School district will not be in school the rest of this week becasue of illness in the district.

    Superintendent Kirby Smart wrote on Twitter that schools will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with plans to resume a normal schedule Monday, Feb. 25.

  • Wise sponsors bill for direct wine shipments

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Direct shipment of wine to consumers would become legal under a bill that advanced in the state Senate today.

    “This is something we have been talking about a long time,” said Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, chairman of the Senate Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee, the legislative panel that advanced the measure, known as Senate Bill 99.

  • Goodbye to ‘Banjo Man’

    Mike Stunson

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Neal James, better known as “The Banjo Man” and friend of “The Turtleman” on Animal Planet’s “The Call of the Wildman” died Friday, according to the Washington County coroner.

    James, 55, died at the Isaiah House in Willisburg, where he had been helping people battling substance abuse, according to Coroner Len Benedict. Prior to his death, James has been in and out of the hospital with cardiac issues, Benedict said.

  • School Safety bill sponsored by Wise passes Kentucky Senate without dissent

     Legislative Research Commission

    The School Safety and Resiliency Act – the number one priority of the General Assembly’s leadership – passed out of the Kentucky Senate without dissent.

  • Goodbye to ‘Banjo Man’

    Mike Stunson

    Kentucky Press News Service

     

    Neal James, better known as “The Banjo Man” and friend of “The Turtleman” on Animal Planet’s “The Call of the Wildman” died Friday, according to the Washington County coroner.