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Today's News

  • Public Record for April 3

    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.

    Traffic

    • Richard A. Appleby, speeding, completed diversion, no new violations, dismissed.

    • Jeremy Grigsby, improper equipment, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

  • Corbins to celebrate anniversary

     

    David and Jewell Corbin of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 13.

    A reception for the couple will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at First Church of God in Campbellsville. They request no gifts.

  • Williams, Wethington to wed

     

    Jenna Nichole Williams and Shannon Dewayne Wethington of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Williams is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck White of Campbellsville, and Kelly Williams and the late Eric Williams.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Campbellsville High School and a 2013 graduate of SCTCS nursing school. She is employed at Crossroads Family Medicine.

    Wethington is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Wethington of Liberty.

    He is a 2008 graduate of Casey County High School and is employed at R.J. Corman Railroad Group.

  • St. Baldrick's raises nearly $30,000

    The local St. Baldrick's organization has raised nearly $30,000 for children's cancer research.

    This year, according to organizer Donna Wise, $12,500 was raised online, $12,000 was collected at the St. Baldrick's Shaving for a Cure event on March 22 and $4,000 was raised at the Color To Conquer race on March 15.

    Wise said this year's fundraising brings the community's six-year St. Baldrick's total to $269,670.

    There will be a private auction this summer, Wise said, to raise more money for children's cancer research.

  • Early Days for 4-3

     

    TEN YEARS AGO

    April 1, 2004

    When Ray Holt woke up at his home in Mannsville on the morning of April 3, 1974, he had no idea he would lose his service station and feed mill that same day. He also had no idea that he would experience a storm that is still talked about 30 years later. According to a website devoted to the tornados of April 3, 1974, between 4:40 p.m. and midnight on April 3, at least 26 vicious tornados struck Kentucky, in the worst storm disaster in the state's history.

  • My fork goes where?

     

    It's something our parents tried to instill in us all. But it's also something some of us have forgotten over the years. And now, with people being as busy as they are, it might have gone by the wayside entirely.

    I went to a dining etiquette workshop on Monday afternoon at Campbellsville University. Look in Monday's issue for photos from the event.

  • Addition by subtraction

    CKNJ Editorial Board

    The building, crumbling before our eyes, won't be there much longer. And, as sad as it might seem to see something of such history destroyed, our community will be better off with it gone.

    Central Kentucky Motor Lodge, that once gave people who needed it a place to stay, will soon become a pile of rubble.

    After fires and years of decay, the building's owner has acknowledged that it's time to see it torn down. We agree.

  • Campbellsville Youth Theatre group forms

    Children in the Taylor County community who want to act are in luck.

    Starting this month, Kentucky Classic Theatre will revive children's theatre under the name Campbellsville Youth Theatre.

    The first performance of the new theatre group will be Disney's "Sleeping Beauty Kids" at the end of the summer.

    The show will be conducted as a weekly performance class where students will learn elements of acting, singing and movement.

  • Former deputy pleads guilty to drug crimes

     

    The former sheriff's deputy who broke the law he was hired to uphold has pleaded guilty to federal drug crimes. And, he now faces as much as 30 years in federal prison and a large fine.

    Former Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy William "Billy" Rice, 38, of Campbellsville, was charged in early October with committing federal drug crimes. He had initially pleaded not guilty.

  • Decades of living and service

     

    Walking into Lester Story's home, visitors immediately know he is a veteran. A proud United States Marine Corp. veteran, he says.

    From hard-earned medals framed and hung on his wall with care to slightly aged photos from when he joined at 17 to a clock with the Marine's motto telling him the time, Story's military story surrounds him.

    On Sunday, friends and family members surrounded Story at his church, Stewart's Creek Baptist in Lebanon, to celebrate his 90th birthday.