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Today's News

  • Man arrested, charged with insurance fraud

    A Liberty man has been arrested in Campbellsville and charged with insurance fraud and aiding and abetting, following an FBI investigation.

    According to David Beyer, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert E. Petty, 52, was arrested Thursday, July 2 as he was leaving a Tae Kwon Do class at a downtown Campbellsville business.

    Kentucky State Police officers aided in the arrest.

  • Home is where the kittens are

    I just couldn't resist those big blue eyes. Her small, frail, shaking body that yearned for human touch. The rough and tiny "meow" that sounded (at least to me) like she was really saying, "Calen, come rescue me."

    Yes, I have adopted another cat. And, by the time you read this, she's been with us (my other cats, Jacob and Julie, and I that is) for six days now. I hope it's still going well.

  • Two injured in two-vehicle crash

    Two people were injured Thursday in a two-vehicle collision on KY 208.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Jamia Raikes, 31, of 100 Clara Lane in Campbellsville was traveling west on KY 208 at about 10:30 p.m. in a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 truck.

    The report states that James Thornton, 28, of 150 N. Coburg Road in Campbellsville was traveling west on KY 208 and was stopped in the road to avoid striking a deer when Raikes struck his 2009 Jeep in the rear.

  • Schools set orientations

    Students in local school systems will soon pack up their pencils and paper and head back to school.

    Campbellsville, Taylor County and Kentucky Christian School students will begin the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

    Orientations and special events have been planned at all local schools to help students and their parents start the new year.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Resident charged with violating sex offender registry terms

    A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with violating the terms of his sex offender registration after he allegedly moved without reporting his new address.

    Kevin Lee Wilson, 37, of 112 E. Walnut St. was arrested last Monday at 10:45 a.m.

    According to Wilson's arrest citation, Kentucky State Police received a complaint that he was living at his Walnut Street address with juveniles.

    The citation states that Wilson's sex offender registry lists his address as 24 Purcell Court.

  • 9-10s are District champs

    Washington County may have fallen victim to a pitching limit rule, but credit Campbellsville for making the best of it as the host team won the 5th District Little League championship with a 5-2 come-from-behind victory.

    The 9-10s will begin play in the state tournament this weekend in Richmond.

    Washington's Michael Chastain had a no-hitter going for 5 1/3 innings, that is until he reached the 75-pitch limit. Chastain's replacements didn't have the same command.

  • The buzz on honeybees

    There was a buzz at the Taylor County Extension Office on Thursday.

    Several members of the Green River Beekeepers Association were on hand to talk about bees, the first of what is hoped to become an annual Honey Bee Awareness Day.

    About 70 people attended the event, where they saw a glass-encased cross section of a hive, sampled honey granola and honey lemonade, witnessed equipment demonstrations and browsed honey and bee-related merchandise.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Sounds in the night

    "Carol, there is someone outside your bathroom window."

    "What?"

    "I heard a woman's voice outside your bathroom window," my good friend Connie said as she whispered down the hallway to the den.

    "What did you hear?"

    "Kind of a cry-like voice."

    She was visiting from Louisville and, being from the big city, she has the mindset that if a noise is heard outside a window, it is not a good thing. I, on the other hand, find plausible excuses.

    "Are you sure you didn't hear the wind?"

  • LWC to offer kids' day camps

    Lindsey Wilson College's recreation, tourism and sport management program will offer three one-week day camps through the end of July.

    The Fun Factory will be July 27-31 for the region's rising first- through fifth-graders. The day camp will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday at Lindsey Wilson's A.P. White Campus. The first camp was June 22-26 with the second July 13-17.

  • Circuit Court action for July 16

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "Circuit Court Action" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    On Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram's June 16 docket: