Today's News

  • Compassionate Friends group to have candle lighting service

    Compassionate Friends of Central Kentucky will participate in the 18th annual worldwide candle lighting ceremony held at 7 p.m. around the world on Sunday, Dec. 14.

    There will be a service at Kid-Wise Amusements in Miller Park to honor the memory of local children who have died.

    There will be a service at 8 p.m. ET in Greensburg at the Auxiliary Building in Legion Park.

    Candles will be provided. Those attending can bring any photos or mementos to share with the group.

  • KSP accepting trooper cadet applications

    Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for its 93rd Academy Class scheduled to begin May 24.

    Interested applicants should visit www.kentuckystatepolice.org/career.html.

    Information available on the website includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of supporting documents required, a downloadable study guide for the written test, physical standards requirements and a list of testing dates, times and locations.

  • Man could get probation for violating terms of sex offender registration


    A Campbellsville man might serve 180 days in jail for failing to abide by the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Michael Lee Vanheck, 34, of 702 Buckner St., was indicted in September by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Vanheck was charged with failure to comply with the terms of his sex offender registration and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to Vanheck's arrest citation, he registered his address with probation and parole staff members as 3735 Bengal Road in Campbellsville.

  • Charges dismissed after man completes pre-trial diversion

    A Campbellsville man accused of raping a young girl has completed a diversion and the charges against him have been dismissed.

    Michael J. James, 40, of Fieldstone Estates, was indicted in September 2008 by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with two counts of first-degree rape.

    According to the indictment, James was accused of having sexual intercourse with a female younger than age 12 in 2006.

  • Public Record for Nov. 24

    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.


  • Police investigating car thefts

    Campbellsville Police officers are investigating car thefts and want to remind residents that they shouldn't leave their vehicles unlocked.

    The holiday season is upon us and police say thieves are targeting residential neighborhoods and vehicles left unlocked in search of valuables.

    Police are asking for help identifying those involved and preventing the crimes by keeping vehicles locked.

    Anyone with information about these or other crimes is asked to call Campbellsville Police at (270) 465-4122.

  • Resident charged with stealing utility trailer


    A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with theft after she allegedly stole a utility trailer, car parts and a hay baler.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies arrested Shelby Roberts, 21, of Coakley Street, and charged her with three counts of receiving more than $500 but less than $10,000 in stolen property.

    According to the report, Roberts was allegedly found in possession of a stolen utility trailer on Oct. 31. The trailer was allegedly taken from the Saloma area.

  • Taylor County Sheriff's Office statistics

    Taylor County Sheriff's Office released its October activity report recently.

    The report includes 27 cases opened, 143 criminal arrests, 24 traffic collisions worked, five injury collisions worked, 140 arrest warrants served, 156 civil papers served, 30 citations issued, three DUI arrests, 479 complaints answered, 153 vehicles inspected, 1,377 hours worked and 10,546 miles driven.

  • Dairy protection program deadline extended

    The deadline to participate in the Dairy Margin Protection Program has been extended to Friday, Dec. 5.

    Farmers can enroll in the voluntary program, which was established by the Farm Bill. The program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin - the difference between the price of milk and feed costs - falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.

    Producers are encouraged to the www.fsa.usda.gov/mpptool to calculate the best levels of coverage for their dairy operation.

  • Two charged with attempting to mail drugs to jail


    A Campbellsville woman and a Greensburg man have been indicted on charges alleging they attempted to mail drugs to the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Rebecca Underwood, 36, of Campbellsville, and Daniel T. Marcum, 21, of Lowe Street, were indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Underwood and Marcum were charged with first-degree promoting contraband and being second- and first-degree persistent felony offenders, respectively.