Today's News

  • A peek ahead to Fifth Region hoops


  • Campbellsville Police Department presents awards


  • Public Record for March 17

    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.


    • Chris Lane Duncan, theft by unlawful taking-shoplifting, $353, 30 days in jail probated for 24 months, ordered to not have contact with Walmart stores.

  • Resident charged with abusing 12-year-old


    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl.

    George K. Sexton, 22, of 1370 Smith Chapel Road, was arrested Wednesday at 6:39 p.m.

    According to Sexton's arrest citation, he is accused of touching a 12-year-old girl's chest on June 27, 2011.

    Sexton was charged with second-degree sexual abuse, which is a misdemeanor offense. Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000.

    He is expected to appear in Taylor District Court on Friday for arraignment.

  • Tool box recovered

    Taylor County Sheriff's deputies have recovered a tool box and tools, and are asking the public for help finding the owner.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies found a Stanley brand FatMax tool box with assorted tools inside while they were investigating a burglary at a business on Merrimac Road.

    If anyone in the Bradfordsville/Merrimac Road area has lost a tool box matching the description, they are asked to call Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton at (270) 465-4351.

  • Taylor County Sheriff's Office statistics

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office has released its February activity report.

    The report includes 25 cases opened, 116 criminal arrests, 19 traffic collisions worked, two injury collisions worked, 88 arrest warrants served, 164 civil papers served, 30 citations issued, three DUI arrests, 437 complaints answered, 148 vehicles inspected, 1,220 hours worked and 10,570 miles driven.

  • Making a Splash


    They made a splash, literally and figuratively.

    Though participation was down compared to last year, this year's Color to Conquer event was a success, more than 200 people running and walking to raise money for childhood cancer research. And they got a bit of color, too, when they were splashed with colored cornstarch.

    Participation numbers and final fundraising figures weren't final at press time.

  • County to offer free electrical permits

    Residents wanting electrical work performed at their homes might not have to pay for a permit for the work after all.

    Coy Neat, the county's electrical inspector, currently charges $20 to issue an electrical permit and $55 for an inspection.

    But at last Tuesday's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates took the first step in making the permits free.

  • KSP investigating Columbia man's death

    According to a KSP news release, CVE Officer Derek Cundiff responded to a collision at 9:10 a.m. Friday, 10 miles south of Campbellsville on KY 55.

    Donnell York, 83, of Columbia, was driving a 2008 Chevy Impala north. A witness to the crash told KSP troopers that York pulled off the shoulder of the roadway, slumped over the steering wheel, briefly stopped before taking off again, crossed the center line and struck a guardrail before coming to a final rest in the ditch line.

  • Cook named to national '20 to Watch' list in education

    When he accepts the award in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, it will be on behalf of the district's teachers, faculty and staff.

    Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook has been named as a National School Boards Association's "20 to Watch" honoree for 2013-2014. Cook is the sixth Kentuckian to receive the distinction since the program's inception in 2006.