Local News

  • Two injured in Broadway collision

    Two people were injured in a two-car collision Friday on East Broadway.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Shawn Samuels of Columbia was traveling west on Broadway when his 2004 PT Cruiser was struck by a 1999 Mazda driven by Justin Colvin of Campbellsville.

    According to police, Colvin was attempting to make a left turn when he collided with Samuels' vehicle.

  • Woman accused of giving drugs to minor

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with unlawful transaction with a minor after she allegedly gave drugs to a 14-year-old girl.

    Tassie Lee Seals, 36, of 100 Dixie Ave. was arrested Wednesday, April 22 in Warren County.

    According to Seals' arrest warrant, she alleged gave the girl Valium and marijuana. The warrant states that Seals is also accused of assaulting the girl and injuring her.

    Seals was charged with first- and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and fourth-degree assault.

  • Update: Man saves girl, self from flood waters

    It happened in seconds. Susan Smith was awaiting the start of her son's soccer practice when she heard a noise. As she turned in the direction of the sound, she saw a small steel bridge collapse and crash into Pitman Creek.

    Smith's 9-year-old daughter Ashley along with Dr. David Tank, a Springfield chiropractor who lives in Campbellsville, had been standing on the bridge just a moment before.

    Witnesses say it was a miracle from God that spared Ashley and Tank.

  • Chamber: CU gets beautification award

    For the first time ever, Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce recognized local businesses for their efforts in making the community a beautiful place to live and work.

    Campbellsville University took home the Business Beautification Award at the annual Chamber banquet on April 30 for its efforts in creating "curb appeal."

    "We were thrilled," said Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University. "We were just tickled to death."

  • CHS prom looks

    Couples arrived in style Saturday evening for Campbellsville High School's prom - from limousines to classic cars and even a "party" bus.

    Students entered the gym through a large crowd of spectators.

    A gazebo - designed after the one from the "Twilight" movie's prom scene - was built by Luke Lawler and placed in the center of the gym.

    See a slideshow with more photos on the News-Journal's Home page.

  • One-on-one with mayor and judge

    The City and County's upcoming budgets have been the topic of many recent governmental meetings.

    Central Kentucky News-Journal staff recently spoke with Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers about the situation.

    Both were asked the same questions, and here are their responses.

    Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen

    Q: How did the City and County get in this situation?

    A: Rising costs led the City's budget woes, Allen said.

  • Mt. Gilboa Road closed today through May 18

    Mt. Gilboa Road, located off of KY 527, will be closed beginning today through Monday, May 18.

    According to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers' office, the road will closed to replace a bridge. 

    Drivers who need access to the area may enter through Finley Ridge Road.

  • Presenting the Class of '09

    Campbellsville University hosted two commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, for graduate and undergraduate students, respectively.

    Degrees were given to more than 400 students.

    Watch Thursday's issue of the Central Kentucky News-Journal for more photos and www.cknj.com for a slideshow.


  • Police officer is Outstanding Emergency Services member

    It was just before Christmas. Campbellsville Police Officer Shannon Wilson was dispatched to a domestic dispute. A couple and their children were stranded with a car that wouldn’t start. The car trouble had been going on for some time, Wilson said, and tensions came to a head that day.

    What Wilson did next is testimony to what Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield describes as the “kindness of his heart.”

  • Woman accused of assault

    The Campbellsville woman who was charged last week with arson now faces charges that she held another woman prisoner and beat her for more than two hours.

    In a report by Campbellsville Police Officer Jason Simpson, he stated that police received a complaint at about 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2 reporting an altercation at Geneva Mae Brown Hicks' West Walnut Street home. Hicks' 2-year-old son was inside the home at the time. The child was later taken to Hicks' sister's home on White Rose Road.