Today's News

  • Be careful with your leaves

    Be careful what you do with those raked leaves or yard clippings. You could be fined.

    Campbellsville City Council members unanimously approved the second reading of a storm water erosion prevention ordinance during its regular meeting Monday. The ordinance has a bearing on both construction and regular property maintenance.

    Required by the Clean Water Act, the ordinance seeks to regulate any land disturbance activity and site work construction within Campbellsville, keeping runoff and other forms of pollution out of water bodies.

  • Public record for Nov. 6


    Jonathan A. Cook, 23, of Eunice Drive in Campbellsville, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

    Jeremy R. Kelly, 29, of Bluff Boom Road in Greensburg, speeding, $143, state traffic school; failure to produce insurance card, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Property transfers for Nov. 6

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

    Kenneth and Joayne Keltner of Barney School Road in Campbellsville to Kenneth and Joayne Keltner of Barney School Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land on the east side of U.S. 68 and the south side of Shields Court, love and affection, survivorship, fair market value $150,000.

  • Man sentenced on federal sex charges

    The former Campbellsville man who lured an underage girl into sexual activity through his MySpace page will spend 10 years in a federal prison for his crimes.

    Timothy Scott Richerson, 40, of Greensburg was sentenced last week by United States District Court Senior Judge Karl S. Forester. He pleaded guilty in July to using a computer to entice the minor to engage in sexual activity.

    Before Richerson's sentencing hearing last Friday, he had filed a motion asking that his sentencing be rescheduled and he be appointed a new attorney. Forester denied those motions.

  • Campbellsville man in serious condition after Lebanon wreck

    A Campbellsville man was listed in serious condition Monday at University Hospital in Louisville as the result of injuries suffered in a single-vehicle wreck early Nov. 2.

    Joseph D. Raley of Campbellsville was driving a 1992 Chevrolet on Miller Pike in Lebanon. At 2:15 a.m., he lost control of his vehicle about 3 miles west of Lebanon and struck a utility pole, according to the sheriff's department report.

  • Why did you get so lucky?

    If you're not a regular subscriber to the Central Kentucky News-Journal, we bet you're wondering why you've received a copy of today's issue. Well, we wanted to show you what you've been missing.

    The News-Journal has the largest circulation in the community (see Editor Rebecca Cassell's column at right) of any printed material. And if you're not a regular subscriber, we believe it's only because you haven't realized just how important your community newspaper is.

    And there's no better way to prove our point than to simply show it to you.

  • Obama, McConnell, Guthrie win seats

    Though Taylor Countians overwhelmingly supported Republican John McCain, history has been made with the election of the nation's first black president - Barack Obama.

    Taylor County voters chose the McCain/Sarah Palin ticket, with 7,568 votes to Obama/Joe Biden's 3,165. But nationwide, Obama collected 51 percent of the vote to McCain 48 percent. He will take office on Jan. 20.

  • GCHS Class of 1988 reunion is Nov. 1

    The Green County High School Class of 1988 will have its 20-year reunion at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the building at Legion Park in Greensburg.

    The event will feature catering by Baker Boys BBQ and entertainment by Ruff Cut.

    Organizers ask that those who wish to attend RSVP with payment by Friday, Oct. 24. For more information, contact Angela Willian Jaggers at (270) 299-6245 or e-mail ajaggers@pro2.net.


  • Before and After

    City officials recently cleaned up this 20-year-old dumpsite on South Jackson Street. According to Campbellsville Building Official Kenny Phillips, eight truck loads were required to remove the items placed in the dump, including sofas and other large items. Two ton-truck loads of tires were removed, as well as a truck of concrete. Phillips said the dump was the worst one in the City limits. Here are photographs before the site was cleaned — and afterward.

  • Southern States employees participate in annual truck rodeo

    Ryan Shofner and Jeremy Sollberger have participated in an annual truck rodeo designed to qualify them as "Certified GrowMaster Applicators" at Southern States Cooperative Inc. in Campbellsville.

    Certified applicators are tested annually for equipment application accuracy and participate in product and application technology training to ensure effectiveness.