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Today's News

  • Early Days for 4-10

     

    TEN YEARS AGO

    April 8, 2004

    At least 12 families were without a home after a fire Tuesday morning severely damaged the Central Kentucky Motor Lodge and Creek Side Restaurant.

    Stephanie Marie Penick and Tracy Shannon Fuson exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Faith Congregational Methodist Church in Dowelltown, Tenn.

    Earl Cox celebrated his 95th birthday on March 18.

    Gabrielle Roberts was named to the dean's list at Furman University for the winter term.

  • Lawsuit dismissed in 2011 shooting

    A Campbellsville man who was shot three years ago has lost a civil suit he filed, asking the alleged triggerman to pay him damages.

    Hodgenville attorney Kyle Williamson filed the suit in Taylor Circuit Court on Jan. 30, 2012, on Tony Vaughn's behalf. Ricky H. Humphress of Columbia was listed as the defendant.

    According to Vaughn's complaint, he was riding a wagon being pulled by mules on DKB Road in Taylor County on Jan. 30, 2011. The mules ran into a field Humphress owned, the claim states, and Humphress fired a shotgun at him.

  • Local workers experience secnd Fruit of the Loom closing

    Sixteen years ago, the news devastated Campbellsville residents.

    With the closing of the factory, more than 800 people lost their jobs, and residents didn't know what they were going to do.

    Those in Jamestown are likely feeling the same emotions after Fruit of the Loom officials announced last Thursday they will close their plant and 601 people are set to lose their jobs.

    While FOL is no longer the lifeblood for Campbellsville, several of its residents travel every day to Jamestown to work at the factory.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex with 14-year-old

     

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

    Last August, Douglas Bunch, 24, of 112 Ford St., was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with third-degree rape.

    According to the indictment, Bunch allegedly had sexual contact with the girl between June 30 and July 7 at his home.

    Bunch appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly in December and pleaded guilty to the crime. Last Tuesday, he appeared before Kelly for sentencing.

  • Man pleads guilty to raping teenage girl

     

    An Elk Horn man has pleaded guilty to raping a teenage girl and could spend five years in prison for his crimes.

    James M. Fowler, 28, of 265 Indigo Lane, was indicted last August by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree rape.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers began an investigation after they received a report of an alleged rape from a 19-year-old girl who was being treated at Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Taylor County perfect 10-0 in prep baseball

     

  • Cox in AAA at New Orleans

     

  • Public Record for April 7

    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.

    Circuit Civil Settled

  • Kentucky State Police statistics

    During the month of March, there were 24 traffic collisions investigated by Kentucky State Police troopers working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Taylor, Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell and Washington.

    There were two fatal collisions during the month of March in the Post 15 area.

    Zachary Neal Stephens, 26, of Russell Springs Ky., was killed on March 2 in Russell County and Martha L. Bragg, 66, of Knob Lick was killed on March 22 in Metcalfe County.

  • Resident charged with second DUI offense

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI offense.

    William Gaddie, 29, whose last documented address is 118 W. Walnut St., was arrested last Wednesday at 6:09 p.m.

    According to court records, Campbellsville Police Officer Roy Rodgers saw Gaddie driving on dirt bike on South Columbia Avenue and he knew Gaddie had a suspended driver's license.

    Upon contact with Gaddie, according to records, he didn't respond to Rodgers' commands and smelled of alcohol.