Today's News

  • Youth soccer kicks off season

    By Rachel DeCoursey, CU Student Writer

    The Campbellsville Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) made more history with its biggest kick-off ceremony and first games of the fall season on Sept. 6 with many familiar faces in attendance.
    Among the hundreds gathered at the Paul E. Osborne Recreation Area were Mayor Tony Young and County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers. Young and Rogers took pictures with the young athletes and each kicked out a first ball to begin the day’s festivities. 

  • Red Cross launches blood donation app

    The American Red Cross recently launched a first-of-its-kind Blood Donor App.

    The new app makes it easier and faster for users to find a nearby blood drive, schedule blood donations, track their total donations, get rewards and invite friends and family to join them by donating.

    The app is free and available for download through the App Store and Google Play.

  • First women's small business summit is Sept. 24

    The first ever Women's Small Business Summit will be Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Campbellsville Civic Center.

    The Women's Business Center of Kentucky will host the event, which will feature small business workshops, career counseling, special guest speakers, business lenders, a luncheon and networking opportunities.

    In partnership with local businesses, attendees will learn best practices and strategies from small business leaders across the state. Topics include marketing trends, data management tips, bookkeeping strategies, success stories and more.

  • Public Record for Sept. 15

    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.


  • Man charged with attempting to sell drugs on CU campus


    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with trying to sell drugs on the Campbellsville University campus.

    Marvin R. Brown, 35, of Coakley Street, was arrested at 4:27 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

    According to Brown's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Dexter Colvin received a complaint that a man was attempting to sell drugs to CU students.

    Colvin wrote that he found the man walking on South Court Street. The man told Colvin he was walking to his aunt's house. He denied walking through the CU campus.

  • Man accused of bringing drugs into jail


    A Campbellsville man has been charged with bringing drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Everette Fair, 28, of Logan Street, was arrested last Tuesday at about 2:30 p.m.

    According to Fair's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian was at the jail when a probation and parole officer brought him in for booking.

    Perian wrote in court records that Fair said he had nothing on him as jail staff members were searching him.

  • Man charged with attempted burglary


    A Campbellsville man faces attempted burglary charges after he allegedly entered another person's home without permission.

    Jordan S. Reins, 22, of North Central Avenue, was arrested at 11:16 p.m. on Aug. 27.

    According to Reins' arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Dexter Colvin was dispatched to investigate the report of an attempted break-in at a home in Greenbriar Manor.

  • Police investigate vehicle thefts

    Campbellsville Police officers investigated several thefts from vehicles on Tuesday and made an arrest in the case that afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the thefts were reported in the Lowell Avenue area of Campbellsville.

    At about 11 a.m., according to the report, six victims reported that they had left their vehicles unlocked and items were stolen from them.

  • KSP troopers eradicate $344 million worth of marijuana

    The Kentucky State Police Cannabis Suppression section has released marijuana eradication data for January to July.

    Statewide, 168,115 outdoor plants and 1,802 indoor plants have been eradicated at a total plant value of $343,776,199.38. Thirty-four arrests have been made.

    In the Post 15 area, which includes Taylor County, 32,061 outdoor plants and 296 indoor plants were eradicated at a valued of $66,007,082.50. Eight arrests have been made.

  • Kentucky State Police statistics

    During the month of August, Kentucky State Police troopers investigated 18 traffic collisions in the Post 15 area, which includes Taylor, Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell and Washington.

    There were four fatal crashes in August in the Post 15 area.

    Martha L. Boggs and John C. Boggs of Campbellsville were killed on Aug. 8 in Adair County.

    April M. Thompson of Burkesville was killed on Aug. 11 in Cumberland County.

    Misty Padgett of Russell Springs was killed on Aug. 12 in Casey County.