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Today's News

  • Water rates to raise 3%

    John L. Moore
    reporter@cknj.com

    For the past three fiscal years, the Campbellsville City Council has overruled a 2015 ordinance instituting an automatic 3% water rate increase each year, opting for a 1.5% increase instead.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Missing man's body found ‘400-500 yards’ away from his home

    John Overby
    publisher@cknj.com

    A body of a man who had been missing for more than a month was found Tuesday evening 400-500 yards away from his home.

    87-year-old Delmer Thomas Curry, who goes by “Tom,” was last seen at his residence on the 1400 block of Smith Ridge Road on April 1 around 4:30 p.m.

  • Lady Cards fall to region foe Green County, 10-9

    Visiting 5th Region rival Green County scored four runs in the top of the seventh and then got out of a jam in the bottom of the inning, holding on for a 10-9 victory over the Taylor County Lady Cardinals Tuesday night.

    The Dragons trailed 8-6 entering the seventh, but senior Abigail Keltner hit a three-run home run to spark their comeback.

    Taylor County got two runners on in its half of the seventh, and that’s when things got complicated.

  • Cards top Hawks in wild affair, 24-14

    There are wild baseball games, and then there’s what the Taylor County Cardinals and LaRue County Hawks did Monday evening at Shaw Field.

    Taylor County erased a five-run deficit with six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, then added 12 more in the final two innings to earn a 24-14 six-inning victory over LaRue County in a matchup of 5th Region contenders.

    The Hawks led 1-0 after the top of the first, but senior Cameron Kosid hit an RBI double and senior D.J. Goodin hit a three-run home run to put the Cardinals ahead 4-1.

  • Errors cost Eagles in All ‘A’ state tourney

    Seven errors will catch up to any baseball team. Just ask the Campbellsville Eagles.

    Campbellsville made an uncharacteristic seven errors, leading to five unearned runs on the scoreboard, in Saturday’s 5-2 setback to Lyon County in the quarterfinals of the All ‘A’ State Tournament at Chautauqua Park in Owensboro.

    From throwing errors to fielding errors, the Eagles’ defense just wasn’t at its best against the Lyons.

  • Bell brings wealth of experience to Taylor

    Derek Bell is ready for a fresh start.

    After spending four years at John Hardin and two more at LaRue County, Bell was announced as the new head coach of the Taylor County boys’ soccer team Tuesday afternoon.

    The move has reinvigorated Bell, who has a career coaching record of 66-52-8 across six seasons with the Bulldogs and Hawks.

  • Petett named new Lady Eagles’ coach

    Campbellsville didn’t have to wait very long — or look very far — to find its next girls’ basketball coach.

    David Petett, a man who has worn many hats within the school district, was announced as the school’s next girls’ coach Monday morning, one week after Anthony Epps resigned to take over the boys’ program following the retirement of longtime coach Tim Davis.