Local News

  • Taylor Regional Hospital hosts health fair

    Taylor Regional Hospital hosted its annual community health fair on Saturday, June 11 at Taylor County Middle School. About 1,000 people attended, with 600 receiving discounted lab testing. There were also more than 50 vendors providing health-related information.

  • CKNJ has a new frugal living blogger

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal has a new blogger.
    CKNJ Assistant Production Supervisor Becky McCorvey will write about frugal living tips and share her couponing/money saving adventures with readers. McCorvey has been dubbed the “Coupon Queen” of the CKNJ by some of her fellow employees.

  • AT&T invests in Kentucky mobile broadband network

    AT&T and Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced that the company has invested more than $525 million in its Kentucky wireline and wireless networks over the past three years.
    The company will continue to invest in network enhancements as part of AT&T’s planned $19 billion nationwide investment in 2011. This will support plans to enable 4G speeds over a growing portion of the country starting this year along with the launch of LTE beginning mid-year.

  • BBB warns: Watch for calls, invoices from Universal Adcom

    The Better Business Bureau suggests consumers be wary of the company Universal Adcom. Sometimes operating under the business names Hometown Productions and Premier Maps, the company has nearly 400 complaints against it.
    Many of these complaints have been categorized as “serious” by BBB. It should also be mentioned that the majority of complaints to the BBB report multiple complaint issues.

  • Beating the summer heat

    Summer is officially here, and with temperatures inching back to the 90-degree range this week, health officials are warning those heading outdoors about the dangers of heat-related illnesses.
    Aside from the dangers of ultraviolet rays (see front page story), spending too much time outside on hot days can also lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
    Heat exhaustion is marked by weakness, dizziness, nausea and headaches. It can typically be resolved by simply hydrating.
    If not taken care of, heat exhaustion may also lead to heat stroke, which can be deadly.

  • Columbia man accused of assaulting local man

    A Columbia man has been arrested and charged with second-degree assault after he allegedly hit another man and caused multiple injuries.
    Charles Smith, 28, of 900 Burkesville St., Apt. 102, was arrested at 6:20 p.m. on Monday, June 20.
    According to Smith’s arrest citation, he is accused of attacking another man after a friend was involved in a collision.
    Court records state that Smith said the other driver involved in the collision threw a bottle and swung his fists at him. Smith told Campbellsville Police Officer Roy Rodgers that he hit the man once.

  • Campbellsville man accused of stealing car

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with second-degree burglary after he allegedly stole a vehicle.
    Danny C. Strong, 33, of 209 Rose St. was arrested at 2:47 p.m. by Bowling Green Police. An electronic warrant had been issued for his arrest.
    According to the warrant, Strong allegedly entered the home on May 1 or 2, stole the keys to a Hummer and drove away.
    Strong was also charged with theft by unlawful taking of an automobile.
    Bond was set at $5,000 cash.

  • One injured in Stoner Creek crash

    A Liberty man was injured Thursday after he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his car.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Christopher N. Watson, 26, was driving west on Lower Stoner Creek Road at 4:36 p.m. when he fell asleep.
    Watson crossed into the eastbound lane in his 1999 Chrysler Concord, ran off the road and struck a concrete culvert. The report states that Watson’s vehicle came to a rest about 20 feet off of the road.

  • Man accused of carrying deadly weapon

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after police allegedly found a loaded gun in his vehicle during a traffic stop.
    Allen L. Pike, 39, of 32 Quisenberry Road was arrested at 6:31 p.m. on Sunday, June 19.
    According to Pike’s arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian stopped him for having an expired registration plate.
    Perian wrote in court records that Pike wasn’t wearing a seat belt, didn’t have a driver’s license or proof of insurance and was driving while his license was suspended for DUI.

  • Students compete at keyboard festival

    Nine students from the central Kentucky area went to Western Kentucky University and University of Louisville for the annual keyboard festivals, sponsored by the Kentucky Music Teachers Association.

    Out of the nine, seven received superior ratings for their performances. The nine participating students are studying with Judith Chen Davis.

    The superior performers were Brandi Blakeman, Jilly Bruns, Seth Jessie, Ashley Patterson, Faith VanMeter, Stewart Graham and Hayley VanMeter. Graham and Hayley VanMeter also received theory meritorious awards.