Local News

  • Send Santa letters to the CKNJ


    Santa has begun checking his Christmas list in preparation for his trip around the world next month.

    Santa says letters from children are the best part of his holiday season. And, as always, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is serving as a drop-off point for letters to Santa. The News-Journal will also publish a special section filled with children's letters and colored drawings and give prizes to the best letter writers and coloring pictures.

  • Lebanon man arrested following pursuit

    A Lebanon man is in jail after a police pursuit.
    According to a Kentucky State Police report, on Saturday at around 10:30 a.m., Trooper Fred Cornett attempted to pull over a 1998 Nissan that he observed speeding on U.S. 68 in Taylor County.

  • Victory Bowl creates opportunities for CU broadcasting students

    Katie Johnson

    Campbellsville University

    The National Christian College Athletic Association Victory Bowl, hosted by Campbellsville University on Saturday, Nov. 19, created a unique opportunity for broadcasting and digital media students.

    The CU sports network expanded for this event to include both mass communication students and staff. The Victory Bowl is a national invitational bowl championship game that will result in widespread coverage.

  • School menus for Nov. 28-Dec. 2

    Campbellsville Independent

    Nov. 28-Dec. 2

    Monday - Sausage, gravy, baked apples, scrambled eggs, biscuits and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Beef nachos, cheese sauce, tortilla chips, Spanish rice, refried beans, shape-up and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Manager's choice, buttered cord, mandarin oranges, Scooby fruit snack and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - No menu provided.

    Friday - No menu provided.

    Taylor County

  • TCMS wins MAC grant


    Loria Christie, a math interventionist at Taylor County Middle School, was recently presented with a check for $500 from McDonald's Kentuckiana. Christie had applied for the Making Activities Count grant for classrooms.

    The money will be used to purchase dance typing pads, which require students to move to designated points that hold the answers to math problems they are presented.

  • Missing baby wasn't really missing, attorney says

    The two-month-old baby reported missing in September isn’t missing any more.
    The mother’s attorney, however, has said the baby was never missing, he was simply with his mother.
    Conner Wayne Keith was born in Campbellsville on Aug. 24, and was reported to have not been seen since Sept. 27.

    He was listed on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children website, www.missingkids.com, when his mother failed to give him to his father after a judge ordered her to.

  • Post office closings put on hold

    Mannsville residents don’t know yet whether their post office will close. And they might not know until next year.
    Though no decision has been made yet, the Postal Service announced in July that the Mannsville Post Office is one of 3,700 being studied for possible closure. More than 130 of the locations are in Kentucky.

    USPS announced that the closures are being considered because more customers are conducting postal business online, on smart phones and at other retail stores, which means the need for post office locations is declining.

  • Pyles enters Alford plea, avoids trial

    A Campbellsville man accused of attempting to shoot and kill his former wife didn’t face a jury trial last Wednesday after all.
    Instead, Preston Dean Pyles, 42, of 415 Quisenberry Road, entered an Alford plea to one charge, had another dismissed, and was sentenced to serve five more years in prison.

    With an Alford plea, a defendant recognizes that the court has enough evidence to convict, though the defendant maintains his innocence. The court treats an Alford plea the same way as a guilty plea.

  • Warmer winter lies ahead, experts say

    Today’s temperature may feel unseasonably warm. And, days like today could be the norm this winter.

    According to John Denman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Louisville office, all evidence points to a warmer winter than usual.
    Denman said the Climate Prediction Center’s winter forecast calls for a “better than even chance of being warmer than normal.”
    While Denman said it is hard to predict the weather, science and history back the CPC’s forecast.

  • Band Day

    Local bands recently received checks were from proceeds collected during Band Day at Lee’s on Oct. 25.