Today's News

  • Making Progress


    From the beginning, they have said that even though the outside matters, what happens inside the building is most important.

    Ground was broken last October to start building a new school for Kentucky Christian Academy. And now, where once was only grass, stands a school in which teachers will educate their students about math, reading, history and God.

  • Crossing the IRONMAN finish line


    They started out small, with sprints and 5K runs. But in the end, they all had to see if they could finish the big race. And they did.

    Several of the more than 2,000 people who traveled to Louisville on Aug. 24 to compete in an IRONMAN race have ties to Campbellsville.

    Campbellsville residents Nathan Rhodes, Dr. Phil Hays Jr. and Ryan Clenney ran the race, and former residents T.J. Olson and Tommy Shipp competed.

  • Residents encouraged to get flu vaccine

    Flu season begins next month, but residents are encouraged to get vaccinations now to help fight the illness.

    Amy Tomlinson, public health preparedness manager for Lake Cumberland District Health Department, said the flu season begins in October and can last through May. The season typically peaks in mid to late winter.

    "It is recommended that people get their flu vaccines as early as possible to have the greatest amount of protection against the illness," she said.

  • Local named Grand Champion pie maker


    Although most modern recipes call for butter or vegetable shortening, she says her great-grandmother Pearl Flinchum always used lard in her pie crust.

    So when 12-year-old Lea Corbin started making her own pies, she decided to stick with the family tradition. That decision, coupled with a lot of experimentation with different recipes, led to Corbin being named Grand Champion in the 4-H Cloverville foods division at this year's Kentucky State Fair.

  • 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.