Today's News

  • Fire, police tackle staff shortages

    Despite being understaffed, Campbellsville Police and Fire departments maintain good response times, even as demand for their services grows.

    Police and fire response and understaffing has been a topic of discussion at two recent Campbellsville City Council meetings. At those meetings, Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield and Fire Chief Allen Johnson said that their departments are shorthanded and that future growth would require additional personnel. The City has been discussing the annexation of properties to be used as campgrounds.

  • What to wear?

    Dress codes will see little to no change at local schools this year.

    Only Campbellsville High and Taylor County Middle made changes to their 2010-2011 dress codes, according to administrators.

    "I believe the only major changes are that the students are allowed to wear hooded sweatshirts and T-shirts with appropriate wording," said CHS Principal Kirby Smith.

    Pam Huddleston, TCMS guidance secretary, said the dress code saw a few changes.

  • Moore-Lee wed

    Stephanie Renee Moore and John "Johnny" Patrick Lee were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. Bro. Victor Stansbury officiated.

    The bride's parents are Bob Moore of Campbellsville and Patty Tungate of Lebanon. Her grandparents are Pat Hughes of Clute, Texas, Janet and George Wethington of Winter Haven, Fla. and the late Buddy and Helen Moore.

    The groom is the son of Benny Lee of Raywick and Kathy and Toni Pivot of Boston and the grandson of Archie and Marie Hutchins of Loretto and the late Pat and Borgia Lee.

  • Representing the community well

    Campbellsville’s own Jefra Bland was chosen as third runner-up in the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Pageant in Lexington over the weekend. She was also the winner of the Miss Congeniality title. Another Campbellsville native, Elizabeth Ellis, also participated.

    Local girls have traditionally done well in scholarship and beauty pageants. And behind the scenes, we’re sure the girls are supportive of each other and encouraging. That kind of sportsmanship is needed in all areas of life.

    Thanks for representing Campbellsville so well, we’re proud of you!

  • 'Fess up. Laugh. Life goes on.

    Mistakes. Ya gotta love 'em ... especially in our line of work. And there was one last week that was a doozy.

    My husband and I have a kind of inside joke whenever I screw up. I say, "But I'm the perfect wife, and I never make mistakes." He laughs at me, and life goes on.

    So, here goes ... "I'm the perfect editor, and I never make mistakes."

    This is where you laugh at me, and our lives go on.

    But ... just in case you were one of the three people who happened to NOT catch my huge mistake last week, I'll give you the details.

  • Heat advisory issued

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a heat advisory effective from noon on Friday until 7 p.m. Saturday evening.

    Temperatures in the upper 90s and high humidity will cause heat indexes to seem like 105.

    Use caution in working long periods of time outdoors.


  • Two arrested on alcohol charges after crash

    A Campbellsville woman and a Lebanon man were arrested by Kentucky State Police following a single vehicle crash near Lebanon on Friday.

    According to a KSP news release, George Rakes Jr., 38, of Lebanon was operating a 1984 Dodge pickup on KY 208, about 7 miles south of Lebanon, when he lost control and struck an embankment.

    Rakes was transported to Springview Hospital, where he was treated and released before being arrested. He was charged with DUI, having no insurance, having no operator's license and having an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.

  • Public record for July 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 "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.


    William Brady, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, no new violations, dismissed.

    Tony E. Easterling, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Soup Kitchen receives donation

    Pepsi of Lebanon and Hidgon's IGA in Lebanon teamed up to help those in need by donating $700 in groceries to the Soup Kitchen in Campbellsville. The donation is part of the Pepsi Refresh Grant Project. The Soup Kitchen is located next to Elk Horn Baptist Church in Campbellsville at 3175 Elk Horn Road and is open on Monday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for anyone in need of a hot meal. Pick-ups and delivery are available if needed.

  • Cheatham is new member of American Angus Association

    Kate Cheatham of Campbellsville is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

    Junior members of the association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.