Today's News

  • MeLeigha Pollock wins Junior Miss

    MeLeigha Pollock was named the 2010 Taylor County Junior Miss on Saturday evening. Pollock also earned preliminary awards in interview, talent, self expression and fitness.

    The daughter of Michael and Susie Pollock, she played the piano as her talent.

    Morgan Murrell was named first runner-up. She also earned preliminary awards in talent and fitness and took home the scholastic award.

    Ariel Beam was second runner-up and also won a fitness preliminary.

    Chloe Tucker was third runner-up and earned preliminaries in interview and self expression.

  • Property transfers for Aug. 20

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

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Beams Properties LLC of Hodgenville Road in Campbellsville to Thad and Teresa Smith of Greensburg Road in Campbellsville, tract 2 of the Milby, Milby and Carter Farm Division, $9,500.

  • CU opens gridiron season Saturday at Cumberland U.

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  • Crystal ball sees lot of .500 type seasons

    Football kicks off locally tomorrow night as Taylor County hosts Adair County while Campbellsville is the site of the inaugural Forcht Bank Bowl on Saturday evening.

  • Indians spoil Cards' season opener 21-6

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  • Eagles lose to LaRue 30-12

    LaRue County tallied three second-half touchdowns and three conversions to pull away from a 6-6 half-time deadlock and pin a 30-12 home-field loss on Campbellsville High School’s Eagles in the inaugural game of the Forcht Bank Bowl on Saturday night.

    “We’ve got a good bunch of guys, but I’m not happy with the penalties and it will be addressed,” CHS head coach Jason Chappell said after his first game as Eagles’ head boss. “We’ve got to cut that out whether we win or lose.”

  • Dragons dump Cardinals 44-16

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  • Fugate goes down as top star in inaugural Forcht Bank Bowl

    Breathitt County running back Channing Fugate went 90 yards the first time he touched the pigskin in the Aug. 22 Forcht Bank Bowl at Campbellsville High School.

    The official numbers of the 6-2, 225-pounder who has committed to the University of Tennessee showed 14 rushes for 204 yards and five touchdowns - runs of 35, 49 and 10 yards plus his aforementioned kick-off return and a 43-yard punt return in the second half.

  • Young man keeps positive attitude

    Ben Hughes has been confined to a wheelchair most of his life. But that doesn't seem to stop him from pursuing his dreams.

    "It don't bother me," he said, with a smile.

    He does what many young people like to do - fish, listen to music, hunt, work on do-it-yourself projects and text message his friends.

    Ben, 20, was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when a baby's spinal column doesn't completely fuse.

  • Elected officials need to show up

    Seems that when we elect public officials to serve our interests, they should at least make an attempt to do so.

    For the third time this year, several Campbellsville City Council members have not shown up for a significant vote.

    At last week's Council meeting, during which the annual property tax rate was set, Members Sharon Hoskins, Paul Harmon, Stan McKinney, Randy Herron and Sue Smith voted to keep the same rate as last year. Council Members Richard Jeter and Vangie Ford cast the lone "no" votes.