Local News

  • Glasgow man killed in West Main crash


    A Glasgow man is dead following a three-vehicle crash in Campbellsville on Monday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, at about 3:27 p.m., Christopher Johnson, 23, was driving a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle west on West Main Street when he lost control.

  • One injured in KY 70 crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle crash on KY 70. According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Matthew T. Cash, 28, of 7834 Liberty Road, was driving a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer east on KY 70 at 12:49 a.m. The report states that Cash failed to make a turn just past Elk Horn Baptist Church. Cash’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole.
    Cash was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital with minor injuries. He was treated and released.

  • Governor makes gaming proposal


    After months of waiting, Gov. Steve Beshear, along with Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, released his expanded gaming proposal on Wednesday.
    “It’s a work in progress,” said Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon. “I do anticipate there’ll be changes to it. We’ll have to see how it plays out. If voted on today, I don’t know that it would get out of committee.”

  • Local preacher restores cars and people

    He rubs the sandpaper to make the car shine. In the next room, his son prepares a truck for new paint. Bob Cutler restores cars for a living. And, as a preacher, he restores people, too.

    Cutler, 67, who owns D&S Body Shop, moved to Campbellsville in 1984.

    Originally from northeastern Iowa, Cutler says he spent his high school days smoking and drinking. Though he was raised in a Christian home, Cutler said he wanted to be “cool."

  • County approves EDA debt agreement

    Magistrates have entered into an agreement to pay off the EDA’s debt, but the decision didn’t come without reservations.

    They first gave their stamp of approval to the EDA debt plan at their meeting last month. However, at last week’s meeting, magistrates were asked to approve the plan in the form of an interlocal agreement that spells out the details.

  • Local schools fine with dropping No Child Left Behind

    Kentucky is one of 10 states to be granted waivers from the federal No Child Left Behind standards, and local officials are happy about the news.
    “We’ve got one assessment now instead of two,” Campbellsville Superintendent Mike Deaton said at last Monday night’s Campbellsville Independent School Board meeting. “We will be able to show more accountability where student achievement is concerned.”

  • Missing street signs still posing problems

    It’s a problem, and magistrates say it doesn’t seem to be going away.

    During last Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, the majority of the county’s six magistrates say they have missing street and traffic signs in their districts.

    “Just about every magistrate has road signs, stop signs missing,” Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said.

    Rogers said the cost to replace the signs has risen from $29 to about $65 each, now that the state requires a specific reflective coating.

  • 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.