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Today's News

  • Higdon named new superintendent of Taylor County Schools

     

    The Taylor County School District has a new superintendent, but he is no stranger to those in and around the school system.

    Charles Higdon, Jr. was selected by the Taylor County Board of Education to be the district’s leader for at least the next four years. Higdon was approved by a unanimous vote of the board at a special-called meeting Saturday morning with a standing-room-only audience in attendance at the board’s central office providing a standing ovation.  

  • A shot in the arm for hepatitis A

    When I volunteer to get a shot, you know it’s serious. That’s the case with the health crisis of hepatitis A in Kentucky right now. It is a very serious problem, and one I believe should be met head on with the vaccine for the threatening illness.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hepatitis A is a very contagious liver infection that can be contracted by being exposed to contaminated food, or from someone who is infected with the disease. The best prevention is simply washing your hands.

  • Young, Allen to meet for mayor in fall

     

    The votes have been counted from Tuesday’s primary election, and the November general election ballot is officially set after 35 percent of voters went to the polls.

    In the nonpartisan race for mayor of Campbellsville, the top two voter getters who will advance to the fall race are incumbent Tony Young and Brenda Allen. Young has served two terms and is seeking his third against Allen, who also has two terms under her belt.

  • Sports Calendar

    The CKNJ Sports Calendar is a free service. To place an item in the Sports Calendar, email sports@cknj.com.

     

    (06-15) Central Kentucky FOP Golf Scramble

  • Taylor County School District set to announce new superintendent hire tomorrow

     

    The Taylor County School District will have a new superintendent by Saturday morning. 

    The Board of Education has called a special-called meeting for 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The only business item on the agenda is "approval of new superintendent hire and contract." 

  • Campbellsville School District discusses 2018-2019 tentative budget

     

    Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Finance Director Chris Kidwell presented the 2018-2019 tentative budget to the CIS Board of Education at Monday night’s board meeting.

    Kidwell said the budget is tentative right now as they await more information from the state before finalizing it. He said the district will have a projected carry forward balance of $1,960,000, a little lower than usual, but that was due to several large projects this year.

  • Do you know where to vote?

     

    The primary election is just five days away, taking place on Tuesday, May 22.

    Polls will be open for voters to cast their ballots from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. With tightly contested races for mayor of Campbellsville, magistrate seats on the fiscal court, district judge, and circuit court clerk among others, local residents will have plenty of options on Election Day.

    For those who are unsure of where they must go to vote, we have provided a list of Election Day polling places below, courtesy of the Taylor County Clerk’s Office.

  • Campbellsville Fire-Rescue awarded $17,000 grant

     

    Campbellsville Fire-Rescue recently received a grant for more than $17,000 for new rescue and safety equipment through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

    The grant money, according to Campbellsville Fire-Rescue Chief Chris Taylor, was used to purchase six sets of turnout gear and four sets of swiftwater rescue personnel protective equipment.

    The new gear will replace several sets of older gear that was nearing the end of its lifespan, ensuring that fire-rescue personnel have proper equipment while out in the field.

  • PREP TENNIS: Area duos headed to state tourney

    Taylor County’s Cooper Parks was looking for something to do once high school golf season ended in the fall. Campbellsville’s Cody Davis was preparing to make a move to doubles after three years as a singles player.

    Both seniors helped their teams qualify for the KHSAA State Tennis Championships.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Cardinals remain hot

     

    The Taylor County Cardinals are one of the hottest teams in the 5th Region as the postseason nears, having won 10 of their last 11 games to push their record to 21-7.

    Campbellsville freshman John Orberson pitched a perfect game, a bright spot in what was a sluggish week for the Eagles.

    Taylor County went 2-1 the past week, picking up wins over Washington County (7-6) and Casey County (11-1) and falling to region contender North Hardin (2-1).