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Today's News

  • Kids chapter story begins next week

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal's younger readers will soon have a chance to learn about our 33rd U.S. President on the Just For Kids page.

    Beginning Jan. 24, "A Familiar Face," an eight-chapter serial story, will follow a boy named Scotty Brown as he learns about Harry S. Truman.

    A homework assignment leads Scotty to discover "A Familiar Face" in the pages of history and to learn about the role a boy from Missouri had as an adult in international decisions of humanitarian aid, war and racial equality.

  • Campbellsville Police investigate robbery

    Campbellsville Police investigate robbery

    Campbellsville Police are looking for a black male who assaulted two Sonic employees Monday before fleeing the restaurant with an undetermined amount of money.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 10:10 p.m. a black male wearing a bandana, white T-shirt and dark, baggy pants entered the restaurant and assaulted two workers while demanding money.

    One of the workers was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and treated and released.

  • CU play auditions are Jan. 22-23

    Campbellsville University's Department of Theater will have auditions for the play "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare on Jan. 22-23 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the University Theater.

    Call backs will be Thursday, Jan. 24, and those who get a part in the play are to be available Saturday, Jan. 26 for a read-through of the play.

    Starr Garrett, director of theater, said those wanting to audition are asked to call the theater office or come by the office in the Alumni Building to sign up for an audition time. The phone number is 789-5266.

  • School Menus for Jan. 21-25

    Campbellsville Elementary/High

    Jan. 21-25

    Monday _ No school. Martin Luther King Day.

    Tuesday _ Chuckwagon, whipped potatoes, lima beans, peaches, graham cracker and milk.

    Wednesday _ Corn dog, macaroni and cheese, peas, fresh fruit, animal crackers and milk.

    Thursday _ Spaghetti, tossed salad, buttered corn, Texas toast, fruit sherbet and milk.

    Friday _ Deli sandwich with lettuce and tomato, Cheetos, carrot sticks, Fruit Roll-Up, Teddy Grahams and milk.

    Campbellsville Middle

    Jan. 21-25

    Monday _ No school. Martin Luther King Day.

  • Swan files for state representative

    Asa James Swan has filed as a Republican candidate for 51st District State Representative, an office currently held by Republican Russ Mobley. The district covers Taylor and Adair counties.

    Mobley announced earlier this week that he will not seek re-election. Republican Russell Montgomery has also filed for the seat.

    Swan, who teaches history at Lindsey Wilson College, filed his paperwork in Frankfort on Monday.

  • Former Campbellsville woman is Indiana lawmaker

    A few hours before members of the Indiana General Assembly convened for Organization Day, House Democrats welcomed State Rep. Sandra Blanton (D-Orleans) as Indiana's newest lawmaker.

    Blanton, 58, formerly of Campbellsville, will serve as a replacement for State Rep. Jerry Denbo (D-French Lick), who announced his retirement in November.

    According to a news release from the Indiana House Democratic Caucus, Denbo had represented House District 62 - which includes all of Orange County and parts of Greene, Lawrence, Martin and Washington counties - since 1990.

  • MLK celebration is Sunday

    The Ecumenical Ministerial Alliance of Campbellsville will host the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 20, beginning at 6 p.m.

    The site for the celebration will be the Ransdell Chapel on the campus of Campbellsville University. The annual march will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Campbellsville Middle School and end at the Ransdell Chapel.

    The Rev. Jacqueline King will be the guest preacher. King is the pastor of Stoner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Louisville.

  • Pregnancy center announces new office hours

    The Central Kentucky Crisis Pregnancy Center has new office hours. The center, located at 319 E. Maple St., offers confidential services and free pregnancy testing.

    Hours for the center are Monday through Thursday from noon to 5 p.m.

    Co-directors are Tracie Perry and Angie Pace.

    The Central Kentucky Crisis Pregnancy Center seeks to help young women in crisis situations. The Center is a pro-life organization and encourages young women to consider alternatives to abortion.

    For more information, call 465-4330.

  • CU Tigers notch 15th, 16th triumphs

    Campbellsville University placed six players in double figures and cruised past IU-East 111-72 on Saturday afternoon in the Powell Athletic Center.

    Starters Nestor Colmenares (17) and Bubba Long (16) led the scoring onslaught playing 22 and 17 minutes, respectively, while Hristo Petkov (13), Troy Harris (12), Deveon Jenkins (11) and Clint Graham (10) put up their totals in 64 combined minutes.

    The Tigers (16-3) also downed Brescia on the road Tuesday night and will host OSU-Mansfield this Saturday at 7:30.

  • The Bluegrass Pioneers perform at Lebanon

    The Bluegrass Pioneers finished second in the 2008 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff in Lebanon on Jan. 4-5. They received $250. Members are: Trent Roy (banjo), Jeff Roy (mandolin) and Kenneth Roy (guitar), all of Casey County, Daniel Wilson (guitar) of Russell Springs and Lynn Benningfield (bass) of Campbellsville.