https://www.cknj.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Mayor addresses many city topics at Chamber Luncheon https://www.cknj.com/content/mayor-addresses-many-city-topics-chamber-luncheon <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tony2.jpg" alt="Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young speaks to the Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber&#039;s monthly luncheon." title="Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young speaks to the Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber&#039;s monthly luncheon." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young was the featured speaker at the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce meeting last Thursday.&nbsp;</p> <p> Young, in his &ldquo;State of the City&rdquo; address, spoke on many of the most notable concerns regarding the city, including the city pool, city streets, sewage overflows at Miller Park, the increase in pension contributions, and more.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>The Pool</strong></p> Petition circulating to bring dog park to Campbellsville https://www.cknj.com/content/petition-circulating-bring-dog-park-campbellsville <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/taylorcounty_3_2.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A petition is circulating locally to create a dog park in the Campbellsville/Taylor County community.&nbsp;</p> <p> Dylan Ford, an assistant track and cross country coach at Campbellsville University, recently started the petition with a small group of friends to create a safe place for people to bring their dogs to and let them play.&nbsp;</p> A Fine Farm Family https://www.cknj.com/content/fine-farm-family <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/caulk_family_1.jpg" alt="Linda and Randall Caulk receive a plaque at the Taylor County Fair, recognizing them at the Family Finest Farm for 2018. They are joined by their daughters, Lindsay Greer and her husband Travis; Courtney Spalding and her husband Ronnie; and Michala Caulk and fiance Wil Price; and their granddaughters Abbie Howell and Sophie Spalding." title="Linda and Randall Caulk receive a plaque at the Taylor County Fair, recognizing them at the Family Finest Farm for 2018. They are joined by their daughters, Lindsay Greer and her husband Travis; Courtney Spalding and her husband Ronnie; and Michala Caulk and fiance Wil Price; and their granddaughters Abbie Howell and Sophie Spalding." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Randall Caulk grew up on his family farm on Finley Ridge Road in Taylor County, and he still calls that farm home today. His decades of hard work and dedication are what led the Taylor County Fair Board to present him and his wife, Linda Haydon Caulk, with the 2018 Finest Farm Family Award.</p> <p> Randall said the award is special because he is a small farmer.</p> <p> &ldquo;I wasn&rsquo;t expecting this, but it means a lot to me,&rdquo; he said.</p> Fiscal Court passes budget https://www.cknj.com/content/fiscal-court-passes-budget <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gorin_gift.jpg" alt="Sherry Kerr, left, and Debbie McNear show a quilt that was presented to the family of former magistrate Ed Gorin, who stepped down last month due to health issues." title="Sherry Kerr, left, and Debbie McNear show a quilt that was presented to the family of former magistrate Ed Gorin, who stepped down last month due to health issues." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Taylor County Fiscal Court passed its budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year at Tuesday night&rsquo;s special called meeting at the Taylor County Courthouse.</p> <p> The new budget has $5,302,780.00 in the general fund, $4,152,476 in the jail fund, $1,984,584 in the road fund and $40 in the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund for a total of $11,439,880.</p> Principal changes come for Taylor School District https://www.cknj.com/content/principal-changes-come-taylor-school-district <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0514.jpg" alt="Tuesday night was the last board meeting for outgoing superintendent Roger Cook. " title="Tuesday night was the last board meeting for outgoing superintendent Roger Cook. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Taylor County Middle School named a new principal at Tuesday&rsquo;s Taylor County Board of Education meeting, while a vacancy for principal at Taylor County High School opened up.&nbsp;</p> <p> The personnel report presented at Tuesday&rsquo;s meeting showed that Sara Tucker, who served as the interim principal at TCMS since January, was hired as the permanent principal at TCMS. Tucker was named interim principal following the resignation of former principal Danita Johnson.&nbsp;</p> Man arrested after robbery spree Tuesday night https://www.cknj.com/content/man-arrested-after-robbery-spree-tuesday-night <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/inmateimg062018zzz55299_06132018001935a.jpg" alt="William K. Graham faces three charges of first-degree robbery, DUI, and seven other traffic violations" title="William K. Graham faces three charges of first-degree robbery, DUI, and seven other traffic violations" align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A Campbellsville man was arrested Tuesday night after robbing one local business at gunpoint while attempting to rob two others.&nbsp;</p> <p> Campbellsville Police say 35-year-old William K. Graham of Campbellsville was arrested near apartment buildings on Risen Avenue after he robbed the Dollar General Store on Old Lebanon Road at gunpoint at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.&nbsp;</p> Primary Election Day less than two weeks away https://www.cknj.com/content/primary-election-day-less-two-weeks-away <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/electionart_4.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Less than two weeks remain until voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots for several local offices.&nbsp;</p> <p> The May primary election will be held Tuesday, May 22, with polls being open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.&nbsp;</p> Campbellsville Fire-Rescue preparing for summer busy season on the water https://www.cknj.com/content/campbellsville-fire-rescue-preparing-summer-busy-season-water <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1180.jpeg" alt="Campbellsville Fire-Rescue Special Operations unit has been spending more training time on general water rescue and swiftwater training as the summer busy season approaches" title="Campbellsville Fire-Rescue Special Operations unit has been spending more training time on general water rescue and swiftwater training as the summer busy season approaches" align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> With warmer weather, people are taking part in outdoor activities more frequently. For a lot of people, that means being out on the water in some capacity, whether that is going out for a boat ride or swimming at Green River Lake, or going kayaking along the river.&nbsp;</p> <p> For the Campbellsville Fire-Rescue Special Operations Unit, it means an increase in call volume for water rescues and increased training in preparing for the summer months ahead.&nbsp;</p>