Local News

  • Striking up the bands

    Campbellsville and Taylor County bands are working hard this week to prepare for the upcoming marching season. TCHS’s show is titled “When One Door Closes.” The TCHS band, above, has 65 members. At CHS, left, this year’s show is “A Study In Motion.” Four years ago, CHS had just four members; today there are 26.

  • Ford trial moves ahead

    Letters are being sent to 120 residents who will be called as potential jurors for the upcoming trial of a Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, a Lebanon police officer.

    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.

  • CU student shot, killed in Tennessee

    The funeral for a Campbellsville University student who was killed in a drive-by shooting last weekend will be Saturday.
    Tevin Scruggs, 19, of Madison, Tenn. was shot and killed last Saturday night in what police say was a case of mistaken identity.
    According to various Tennessee media reports, Scruggs was standing outside friend Eric Terrell’s home on Viking Road in Bordeaux when a Chevrolet Impala stopped abruptly in front of Terrell, Scruggs and two others, and a gunman shot Scruggs in the chest.

  • Back to the classroom

    It’s time for students to begin preparing for the upcoming school year.
    Classes start the first week of August, and local schools have provided information students will need to begin the year with success.
    The News-Journal will publish a series of three stories to inform students — and their parents. Today’s issue includes information about orientations. Monday’s CKNJ will have a story about dress codes and school supplies. Campbellsville and Taylor County bus route schedules will be published when they are available.

  • Miss Kentucky: Jefra Bland named second runner-up

    Calen McKinney

    Campbellsville native Jefra Bland was named second runner-up at this weekend’s Miss Kentucky pageant.

  • National Ice Cream Day

    Sunday was National Ice Cream Day.

  • Woman accused of murdering husband

    A Campbellsville woman has been accused of murdering her husband with an overdose of morphine.

    Kathleen Wise, 60, of 4203 Bengal Road was arrested Tuesday at 5 p.m.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, the office received a call on July 7 about a death that occurred on June 8.

    The report states that Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney pronounced Joseph Kenneth Wise, 71, dead at his home in Campbellsville. At the time, it was believed Mr. Wise had died of a heart attack.

  • Overhead Door Corp. recognizes distributors for sales excellence

    Overhead Door Corp., a leading manufacturer of overhead doors and openers for residential, commercial and industrial construction applications, recently recognized 125 of its U.S. and Canadian Ribbon Distributors as recipients of the Eagle Award for significantly exceeding sales goals for 2010.
    These awards were presented during Overhead Door’s 90th anniversary celebration event in Puerto Rico on May 21.
    Overhead Door Co. of Campbellsville was among the award recipients.

  • Taylor joins Shannon’s Salon

    Donna Taylor has joined Shannon’s Salon, located across from Gatti’s Pizza at 1308 E. Broadway in Campbellsville.
    Taylor specializes in dimensional color and highlighting and is experienced in precision hair cutting, perms and hairstyling.
    Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other times are available by appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

  • Forcht Bank collects more than 3,000 donated phones

    More than 150,000 troops are serving overseas and are away from their families. To help them call loved ones back home, Forcht Bank recently had a “Cell Phones for Soldiers” campaign to collect cell phones for recycling.
    Forcht Bank asked its customers and communities to donate cell phones and accessories they are no longer using, resulting in more than 3,000 cell phones being brought in to various banking centers. This does not include all of the additional batteries, chargers and other peripherals that were also donated.