Today's News

  • Sunshine is for more than just flowers

    Sun - shine [suhn-shahyn] n.

    1. the shining of the sun; direct light of the sun

    2. brightness or radiance; cheerfulness or happiness

    3. the effect of the sun in lighting and heating a place

    4. a place where the direct rays of the sun fall

    Say you have gone to a government or school board meeting to hear and maybe even participate in a discussion about why a certain action is being taken.

    Then, to your surprise, a vote is taken without that discussion taking place.

    What happened?

  • Property transfers for March 12

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

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

    Lisa L. and David Maynard of Lanai Lane in Campbellsville to SIT Properties LLC of East Main Street in Campbellsville, Lot 28 of Cox Cove Subdivision, Section Four, $255,000.

  • Public record for March 12

    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.


    Beverly A. Jessie, 18, of Columbia Highway in Greensburg, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Woman pleads guilty to embezzling from Campbellsville company

    A Glasgow woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling more than $200,000 from a Campbellsville company.

    Michelle Simmons, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, according to a press release from Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.

    The release states that Simmons admitted that between July 22, 2004, and Jan. 14, 2008, she embezzled about $218,000 from her employer, Blealand Campbellsville, Inc., while serving as the office manager.

  • Local troop accepting donations

    Girl Scouts will be selling cookies through Sunday, March 15 and then they will be gone until 2010. 

    Girl Scouts will also be accepting monetary donations to the Gift of Caring program. In the program, troops choose a charitable organization in their community to visit and deliver boxes of Girl Scout Cookies donated by their customers.

  • City approves sidewalk, streetscape resolutions

    The City is one step closer to building two sidewalks.

    At a special City Council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Brenda Allen told Council members that blueprints for new sidewalks along Meader Street and Cherokee Drive are now being reviewed in Frankfort.

    At the meeting, Council members approved a resolution for the sidewalk projects that amended some language in the paperwork.

    On the original paperwork, a number read 09 when it should have been 06. The City must approve a new resolution with matching numbers before it can receive the money.

  • Statewide cleanup event set to begin

    Those who'd like to clean out their attics and garages this spring can also "spring clean" the community next week.

    The 11th annual Commonwealth Cleanup Week - a week-long event geared toward "spring cleaning" Kentucky's communities - begins Sunday, March 22 and ends Saturday, March 28.

    Taylor County Solid Waste Coordinator Debbie McNear said those interested in pitching in should contact her to make the arrangements.

  • Judge orders temporary condemnation

    A Taylor County judge has ordered three parcels of property be temporarily condemned for a road construction project.

    Three small parcels of land that are part of Green River Plaza, totaling less than an acre, will be condemned as a result of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's KY 210 widening project. The Transportation Cabinet will pay owner Centro Ga Apollo $28,000 for use of the land.

  • Man accused of DUI with children in vehicle

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment after he allegedly drove while intoxicated with two children in his vehicle.

    George A. Buck, 45, of 112 Roachville Ford Road was arrested at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.

    According to the arrest citation, the Taylor County Sheriff's Department received a call reporting someone driving while intoxicated leaving Tractor Supply.

    The citation states that Sheriff's Deputy Brian Pickard saw Buck in his vehicle at a traffic light and saw the children, who are 3 and 4 years old, inside his truck.

  • Sheriff's office receives grant

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office has received a grant to upgrade its communications equipment.

    According to a sheriff's office press release, the office applied for a Kentucky Homeland Security grant last December and recently received word that it had been awarded $116,000.

    The release states that the grant will be used to purchase and install new and up-to-date digital/analog radios in sheriff's deputies' and Campbellsville Police officers' vehicles.