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  • Kessler named Champion of Champions

    John M. Kessler of Campbellsville won the Champion of Champions Auctioneering contest, which took place at the Kentucky Auctioneers Association annual convention at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Lodge on Feb. 10-12.

  • Magers returns to the CKNJ

    After three years, Cheryl Magers has returned to the Central Kentucky News-Journal.
    Magers previously worked at the CKNJ as advertising sales manager for more than 20 years, and she has returned in that position. Thursday was her first day back with the company.
    “I’m so happy to be back at the CKNJ and to work again with my friends here, and at other Landmark publications,” Magers said. “One day back, and I feel like I never left.”

  • Resident accused of pointing gun at child

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment for allegedly pointing a gun at a child.
    Jeremy S. Bandy, 31, of 176 Virgie Lane, was arrested at 5:18 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12.
    According to court records, Campbellsville Police officer Travis Begley responded to a call reporting that Bandy had pointed a gun at a child at a residence on Bowman Street.
    After arriving, court records state, Begley found two people leaving in a van.

  • Two accused of stealing copper

    Two Campbellsville men have been arrested and charged with second-degree burglary after they allegedly stole copper wire.
    Alton R. Bright, 24, of 335 Handley Ave., and Howard Gribbins III, 34, of 404 Peterson St., were arrested on Feb. 9 at 10:41 p.m. and Feb. 8 at 5:45 p.m., respectively.
    According to court records, Bright and Gribbins are accused of taking copper wire from Butler’s Recycling on Jan. 13.

  • School boards set 2012-2013 calendars

    James Roberts

    writer@cknj.com

    The 2012-2013 Campbellsville Independent school calendar has been set.

    Opening day for teachers is Aug. 1, while the first day for students is Aug. 2. The last day for students will be May 16. Fall break is Oct. 1-5. Christmas break is Dec. 20-31. Spring break is April 1-5.

    The Campbellsville Independent School Board adopted the 2012-2013 school calendar during its regular meeting last Monday.

    Also at the meeting:

  • CU celebrates Black History Month

     

    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    "I've come here to tell you that maybe the source of your frustration is a blessing from God," said Dr. Kevin Cosby, president of Simmons College of Kentucky and pastor of St. Stephen Church of Louisville.

    Cosby spoke at CU's weekly chapel service.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Good Deed winners for the week of Feb. 14.

    They are Noah Rogers, Ryan Underwood, Kassandra Hughes, Chloe Bright and David Leigh.

  • CHS names Students of the Week

     

    Campbellsville High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 13.

    They are Victoria Bailey, Katilyn Bryant, Nattanan Kultrailak, Nikkita Wilson, Dalton Hughes, Anthony Drew, Wil Price and Jesse Reynolds.

  • Scholarship helps high school students take AP, dual credit classes

    Kentucky high school students may qualify for a scholarship to help pay for dual credit classes taken at a Kentucky college or university or for Advanced Placement courses taken through the Kentucky Virtual High School.

  • Dog dumper to have her day in court

    Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service

    A Campbellsville woman who confessed to dumping 23 dogs last month is scheduled to appear in Marion Circuit Court on Monday.
    Christina Gribbins, 36, of 173 Spurlington Road, confessed to abandoning 23 dogs on Highway 412 in Marion County on the morning of Jan. 24.
    On Tuesday of last week, she was arrested and charged with 23 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. She was lodged at the Marion County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.