Local News

  • School Zone

    Local students went back to school Wednesday after the summer break. Here are some photos from the first day of classes at Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County schools.

    Send us your back-to-school photos and they may appear in an upcoming issue of the News-Journal.

  • You’re probably from Taylor County if ...

    We wanted to provide a way for readers to share their memories of growing up in Taylor County, and we’ve discovered an easy way to do that.

    So many people have Facebook pages these days, so we created a Facebook group called “You’re probably from Taylor County if ...” And you’ve responded at an amazing rate. There were more than 800 members added in the first 36 hours. The posts totaled more than 1,400 by Wednesday morning with three and four times as many additional comments added.

  • New water tower plans on hold

    Plans to build a new water tower are temporarily on hold.

    During Campbellsville City Council's regular meeting Monday, Mayor Tony Young told Council members that the city will not receive the $1 million state Community Development Block Grant it had applied for. And the reason why left Young and a few council members upset.

    "[Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder] told me we're not going to get it. He said our water rates were too low," Young said.

  • Murder trial expected to start on Aug. 22

    The Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, a Lebanon police officer, is scheduled to appear in court at least one more time before facing a jury.
    Tonya Ford was in court Tuesday for another hearing in the case that accuses her of shooting David M. Ford on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.
    Tuesday's hearing before Taylor Circuit Judge Dan Kelly lasted five minutes.
    Ford is scheduled to appear in Taylor Circuit Court for a final preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Her trial is set to begin Monday, Aug. 22.

  • Local man drowns in Green River Lake

    A Campbellsville man drowned last week near the Mt. Carmel boat ramp in the Adair County portion of Green River Lake.

    According to Adair County Coroner Todd Akin, the body of 59-year-old Paul Richard "Dick" Acree of Campbellsville was discovered Thursday evening floating face down in the water about 50 yards from the boat ramp next to the rocky shoreline.

    The victim was discovered by two men who were at the boat ramp area after one of the men's dog jumped into the water near the body.

  • Send us your back-to-school photos!

    We're looking for photos from you!

    Snap a photo of your child on the first day of school and we may select it to be included in a special photo package that will be published in the News-Journal.

    Send your photos by e-mail to editor@cknj.com.

  • Sheriff’s office investigating fairgrounds burglary

    Taylor County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary at the Taylor County Fairgrounds in which more than $10,000 worth of equipment was stolen.
    According to Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy William Rice, who is investigating, the incident happened sometime between Thursday, July 21 and Monday, July 25.

  • Resident accused of attempting to fill forged prescription

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly attempted to fill a forged prescription for Ambien.
    Jeffrey D. Karr, 56, of 341 Beechwood Drive was arrested Thursday, July 21 at 6:03 p.m.
    According to Karr’s arrest citation, Kroger Pharmacy on East Broadway called Campbellsville Police Department to report that a fraudulent prescription was called in to be filled.
    The citation states that the doctor who supposedly wrote the prescription told Campbellsville Police Officer Travis Begley that it was forged.

  • Campbellsville man indicted by Casey County grand jury

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on assault charges and a woman charged with complicity in the same incident.
    John Alexander Morrison, 43, of 102 Diane Drive was indicted by a Casey County grand jury on a charge of second-degree assault.
    According to the indictment, Morrison, on June 28, allegedly caused serious physical injury to Robert Blevins when he shot Blevins with a shotgun loaded with a beanbag round.

  • Resident charged with selling drugs in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with selling drugs in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.
    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.
    Raven Franklin, 27, of High Pine was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance.
    Bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000. If convicted, she could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.
    An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.