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Today's News

  • Carney attends school finance meeting

     

    State Rep. and House Republican Whip John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, recently attended the November meeting of the Subcommittee on School Finance.

  • TCES Cardinal Chorus performs Disney classics

     

    The familiar sounds of classic Disney songs filled the Taylor County Elementary School gymnasium on Thursday night.

    TCES Cardinal Chorus presented its fall performance for parents, friends and teachers and again the following morning. Students sang songs from "Tangled," "Mary Poppins," "Sound of Music," "Pocahontas," "Beauty and the Beast" and more.

  • Woman receives treatment after report of fire in home

     

    A woman was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment after it was reported to Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel on Wednesday at about 4 p.m. that her home might have been on fire.

    Firefighters responded and removed some paper from the woman's home on Brookside Avenue that was in flames. The fire was extinguished quickly.

    Campbellsville Police also responded and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel treated the woman at the scene.

  • KSP to host 'Cram the Cruiser' food drive

    Kentucky State Police recently began its fifth annual "Cram the Cruiser" food drive.

    Food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts, including Post 15 in Columbia, which services Taylor County. Sites have also been established throughout the state and at the agency's headquarters in Frankfort. The campaign extends through Dec. 16 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for needy families.

    KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb said the agency collected more than 124,000 pounds of food during the 2013 campaign.

  • Compassionate Friends group to have candle lighting service

    Compassionate Friends of Central Kentucky will participate in the 18th annual worldwide candle lighting ceremony held at 7 p.m. around the world on Sunday, Dec. 14.

    There will be a service at Kid-Wise Amusements in Miller Park to honor the memory of local children who have died.

    There will be a service at 8 p.m. ET in Greensburg at the Auxiliary Building in Legion Park.

    Candles will be provided. Those attending can bring any photos or mementos to share with the group.

  • KSP accepting trooper cadet applications

    Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for its 93rd Academy Class scheduled to begin May 24.

    Interested applicants should visit www.kentuckystatepolice.org/career.html.

    Information available on the website includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of supporting documents required, a downloadable study guide for the written test, physical standards requirements and a list of testing dates, times and locations.

  • Man could get probation for violating terms of sex offender registration

     

    A Campbellsville man might serve 180 days in jail for failing to abide by the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Michael Lee Vanheck, 34, of 702 Buckner St., was indicted in September by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Vanheck was charged with failure to comply with the terms of his sex offender registration and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to Vanheck's arrest citation, he registered his address with probation and parole staff members as 3735 Bengal Road in Campbellsville.

  • Charges dismissed after man completes pre-trial diversion

    A Campbellsville man accused of raping a young girl has completed a diversion and the charges against him have been dismissed.

    Michael J. James, 40, of Fieldstone Estates, was indicted in September 2008 by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with two counts of first-degree rape.

    According to the indictment, James was accused of having sexual intercourse with a female younger than age 12 in 2006.

  • Public Record for Nov. 24

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    Misdemeanors

  • Police investigating car thefts

    Campbellsville Police officers are investigating car thefts and want to remind residents that they shouldn't leave their vehicles unlocked.

    The holiday season is upon us and police say thieves are targeting residential neighborhoods and vehicles left unlocked in search of valuables.

    Police are asking for help identifying those involved and preventing the crimes by keeping vehicles locked.

    Anyone with information about these or other crimes is asked to call Campbellsville Police at (270) 465-4122.