https://www.cknj.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Local man charged with child sexual exploitation offenses https://www.cknj.com/content/local-man-charged-child-sexual-exploitation-offenses <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/william_c_edwards.jpg" alt="William C. Edwards" title="William C. Edwards" align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; -webkit-text-stroke: rgb(0, 0, 0);">On April 17, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested William Cody Edwards, 29, on charges related to possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.</span></p> Awareness isn't everything https://www.cknj.com/content/awareness-isnt-everything <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kansas_and_connor.jpg" alt="Kansas Gutierrez listens intently as her son asks her to change the TV channel." title="Kansas Gutierrez listens intently as her son asks her to change the TV channel." align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> <strong>John L. Moore</strong><em><br /> reporter@cknj.com</em></p> <p> &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t really remember when we realized something was wrong.&rdquo;</p> <p> Kansas Gutierrez is the mother of a child with autism.</p> <p> Connor is 7 years old now, but he was just four when Kansas remembered comparing her son and his mannerisms with the other children around him.</p> <p> &ldquo;At the point when he went into school, he was nonverbal and had absolutely no communication whatsoever,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;For all intents and purposes, he was in his own world.&rdquo;</p> Business celebrates 50 years https://www.cknj.com/content/business-celebrates-50-years <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_dsc_0641.jpg" alt="Shaun (left) and Ronnie Hord share stories from H+W Sport Shop’s past 50 years during Friday’s celebratory event." title="Shaun (left) and Ronnie Hord share stories from H+W Sport Shop’s past 50 years during Friday’s celebratory event." align="left" hspace="6" width="164" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>John Overby<br /> </b></span><i>publisher@cknj.com</i></p> <p class="p3"> Local business leaders, long-time customers, former employees and other community members gathered at H+W Sport Shop on Friday to celebrate the store&rsquo;s 50-year anniversary.</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">For Shaun Hord, current owner of H+W, the event was about celebrating not only the success of the business but to show gratitude for the people who made it possible.</span></p> Woman wins $200,000 in Kentucky Lottery https://www.cknj.com/content/woman-wins-200000-kentucky-lottery <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/donna_brown_lottery_winner.jpg" alt="Pictured with Donna Brown (center) are her friends, Shelly Perkins (left) and Shannon Curry (right) at Kentucky Lottery headquarters. Brown recently won $200,000 with a $10 Bluegrass Blowout ticket." title="Pictured with Donna Brown (center) are her friends, Shelly Perkins (left) and Shannon Curry (right) at Kentucky Lottery headquarters. Brown recently won $200,000 with a $10 Bluegrass Blowout ticket." align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>Staff Report</b></span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Donna Brown, of Campbellsville, is $200,000 richer after playing the Kentucky Lottery&rsquo;s newest $10 Bluegrass Blowout scratch-off ticket.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Brown stopped at Allstar Food Mart in Campbellsville last week to buy her ticket.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>The store received a bonus of $2,000 for selling the winning ticket. <span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> Taylor County man arrested on sexual abuse charges https://www.cknj.com/content/taylor-county-man-arrested-sexual-abuse-charges <p> <strong>Staff Report</strong></p> <p> A Taylor County man was arrested last Thursday by the Greensburg Police Department on sexual abuse charges.</p> <p> Samuel Montgomery, 42, of Campbellsville, was arrested by Greensburg police officer Todd Rogers at 10 a.m. CT on April 11 following an investigation into an alleged sexual abuse complaint.</p> <p> Montgomery was charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.</p> <p> Rogers was assisted by KSP Trooper Charles Hedgespeth.</p> Homemakers conducting shoe drive https://www.cknj.com/content/homemakers-conducting-shoe-drive <p class="p1"> <strong><span class="s1">John Overby<br /> </span></strong><i>publisher@cknj.com</i></p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">The Taylor County Extension Homemakers are currently asking for donations of gently used shoes to help provide clean water for those in need.</span></p> Autism awareness event to be held at public library https://www.cknj.com/content/autism-awareness-event-be-held-public-library <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/paddy_and_kieran_color.jpg" alt="Padminee Bunch, the host of the “Love Needs No Words” event, sits with her 2-year-old son Kieran." title="Padminee Bunch, the host of the “Love Needs No Words” event, sits with her 2-year-old son Kieran." align="left" hspace="6" width="69" height="85" /><p> <strong>John L. Moore</strong><br /> <em>reporter@cknj.com</em></p> <p> Padminee Bunch, a case manager from Intrust Healthcare Counseling Services in Somerset, will be speaking at an event titled &ldquo;Love Needs No Words&rdquo; at the Taylor County Public Library. The first session will take place on April 24 at noon while the second will start at 6 p.m.</p> <p> The event will provide educational materials and other resources for those who have a child on the autism spectrum, struggling with mental illness or with special needs.</p> CHS reports positive news about upcoming test scores https://www.cknj.com/content/chs-reports-positive-news-about-upcoming-test-scores <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>John L. Moore<br /> </b></span><i>reporter@cknj.com</i></p> <p class="p4"> Campbellsville High School principal Weston Jones had positive news regarding test scores when he gave his principal&rsquo;s report during Monday&rsquo;s school board meeting.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p>