Local News

  • School merger forum held

    Most were for it, at least one appeared to be against it, still others simply had questions.

    A public meeting Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Park Community Center to discuss a merger of the two local public school systems lasted an hour and a half and attracted nearly 100 residents.

    News-Journal Publisher Patrick Keefe, who both hosted and facilitated the meeting, supplied packets of information regarding state law as well as revenue, expenses and enrollment at both Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County school systems.

  • News alerts once again available

    Keeping up to date on the latest community news is important to many of us.

    And in an attempt to help keep our readers informed about the latest news and events in our community, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is once again offering news headline alerts by e-mail.

    With the News-Journal's former Web site, news alerts was a popular feature, and now it's once again available to readers.

  • Man accused of stealing TV

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with second-degree burglary after he allegedly broke into someone's apartment and stole a television.

    Wyatt T. Long, 21, of 3217 Old Lebanon Road was arrested at 10:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4.

    According to Long's arrest citation, he is accused of breaking down a door to an apartment on Meadowbrook Drive at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3.

    The citation states that Long is also accused of damaging the door to the apartment.

  • Buffalo man charged with assault

    A Buffalo man has been charged with assaulting and unlawfully imprisoning a woman.

    Coy M. Bagby, 35, of 1166 Hibernia Ridge Road was arrested at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4.

    According to Bagby's arrest warrant, he is accused of restraining the woman last September and causing serious physical injury to her by choking her and rendering her unconscious.

    Bagby was charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree assault, both class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault.

  • Press conference will unveil air quality results from local restaurants

    The results of an air quality test randomly conducted in nine Taylor County restaurants will be unveiled tomorrow.

    A press conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Taylor County Health Department.

    Smoke-Free Campbellsville, advocates for smoke-free air, used a specially designed machine to take the air quality readings. The readings were then analyzed and compared to similar measures from smoke-free cities around Kentucky.

  • Snow and bitter cold on its way

    The National Weather Service is predicting a series of clippers that will impact the area from Saturday through Wednesday.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, public information coordinator for Taylor County Emergency Management Agency, the first will end with snow Saturday night; the second will end with snow Monday night. Both clippers will bring minor accumulations.

    The third clipper is forecasted to bring a round of snow into the area Tuesday night and into Wednesday.

  • Woman accused of leaving children alone in vehicle

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested after she allegedly left three children alone in a vehicle while she went inside a local store.

    Kimberly W. Hunt, 47, of 119 Grandview Drive was arrested at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1.

    According to Hunt's arrest citation, she is accused of leaving a 2-month old and two 6-year-old children inside a parked vehicle at about 6:30 p.m. for about 10 minutes while she went shopping. The citation states that the outside temperature was 39 degrees.

  • KSP warn of cell phone scam

    Kentucky State Police are warning residents about a new cell phone scam.

    According to a KSP news release, a woman's purse, which included her cell phone, was recently stolen. Posing as the woman, the thief sent a text message to the woman's husband asking for the PIN number for their bank account. The husband replied and within 20 minutes all of their money had been withdrawn from their bank account.

  • In Session ...

    It may not be a budget year, but revenue and the lack thereof will highlight the 2009 General Assembly, which began Tuesday.

    The big issue this session, according to Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, will be the $456 million revenue shortfall.

    "Revenue is going to be the big thing, but there will not be a lot of action since it is not a budget year."

    Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, said revenue action could be taken this session, while other budget items could be set in motion for passage next year.

  • BBB rates businesses with letter grades

    In order to help consumers make better-informed decisions on where to spend their hard-earned dollars, the Better Business Bureau will now assign letter grades to local businesses ranging from A+ to F.

    The letter grade system - which replaces a less-detailed scale of "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory"- represents BBB's degree of confidence that the business is operating in a trustworthy manner and will make a good faith effort to resolve customer concerns.