Local News

  • ‘Turtleman’ visits Campbellsville on Christmas

    Ernie Brown Jr., also known as “The Turtleman,” stopped in Campbellsville on Christmas Day to promote his television show “Call of the Wildman.” Brown, who lives in Marion County, met with numerous fans and signed autographs on Main Street. “Call of the Wildman” airs Sunday nights on Animal Planet.

  • TV listings format to change next month

    A new year is a time of change, and the Central Kentucky News-Journal is no different.

  • Local man sentenced for sex crimes

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve seven years in prison and register as a lifetime sex offender for sexually abusing a young boy and girl.
    Brian Ray Rutledge, 37, of 98 Earthborne Lane in Campbellsville was charged by a Taylor County grand jury in August 2010 in two separate indictments.
    He faced charges of first-degree rape in one case and two counts of first-degree sodomy of two children younger than 12 in another.

  • Another charged with arson, burglary of abandoned homes

    Another Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with stealing from and setting several abandoned homes in Taylor County on fire. A total of five people have now been charged.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Kyle Corbin, 23, of Beechwood Drive, was arrested Thursday, Dec. 22, and charged with seven counts of second-degree arson, seven counts of third-degree burglary and seven counts of first-degree criminal mischief.
    He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center. The report states that his bond was set at $40,000 cash.

  • Campbellsville man injured in Central Avenue crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a single-vehicle crash on South Central Avenue on Tuesday morning.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 9:24 a.m., Alvin Jodie Mings, 92, was driving a 1998 Mercury SUV north on South Central Avenue when the vehicle dropped off the right shoulder. Mings lost control of his vehicle, crossed into the southbound lane and struck a utility pole. Wet pavement was a factor in the collision, according to the report.

  • One injured in Salem Church crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured after a vehicle ran her vehicle off of Salem Church Road.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Debra Sharp, 51, of 419 N. Jackson St., was traveling west on Salem Church Road on Monday at 4:41 p.m. in a 1994 Saturn.
    The report states that Sharp told Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Dickie Benningfield that she met a black pickup truck on the road. In order to avoid hitting the truck, she stated, she drove off the right side of the road and struck a mailbox and post.

  • Higdon invites all to prayer breakfast

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, and Bro. Lee Watts, chaplain of the General Assembly, invite all community members to the 10th annual Prayer Breakfast.
    The breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 7, at Lebanon United Methodist Church, located at 236 N. Spalding Avenue. Breakfast and fellowship begins at 8:30 a.m. and the prayer service will begin at 9 a.m.
    For more information, contact Higdon at (270) 692-6945 or Watts at (859) 354-4533.

  • INFAC donates to Green River Ministries

  • Citizens Bank donates to Toys for Kids

    Citizens Bank & Trust Co. employees recently donated toys to Toys for Kids.

  • Lobb wins ham from Forcht Bank

    Forcht Bank recently gave away a Penn’s country ham in a random drawing. Dennye Lobb, center, was the winner. Pictured presenting the ham to Lobb is banking officer LaTasha Bell, left, and branch manager Lisa Nelson.