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Today's News

  • ELECTION: Taylor County Jailer

    Three candidates are seeking the Taylor County jailer's position this year, and two of them face primary opposition.

    Incumbent Rick Benningfield defends his post against Nick Alsager in the Democratic Primary. The winner of that race advances to the General Election, where he will face sole Republican candidate Eddie "Hack" Marcum.

    The News-Journal mailed questionnaires to all candidates facing opposition in the Primary Election. Both Benningfield and Alsager responded and their answers are listed below.

  • Tigers earn top seed in MSC baseball

    A win or a University of Rio Grande loss was all Campbellsville University needed to win the Mid-South Conference baseball regular season Sunday. The Tigers got both to win a MSC season or tournament title for the sixth straight season. It is the fourth time in six years CU has won the regular season.

  • Woman charged with forging prescription, prostitution

    A St. Louis, Mo. woman has been arrested and charged with attempting to fill a forged prescription in Campbellsville.

    Randie Raye Faulkner, 38, of 6859 Stratford Ave. was arrested Friday, April 23.

    According to Faulkner's arrest citation, she is accused of signing another person's name to a prescription without permission and attempting to fill it at Kroger in Green River Plaza.

    She was charged with attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud or forgery, a Class D felony punishable by as much as five years in prison.

  • CU to participate in Cardboard Nation

    While many people across the country have enough food in their refrigerator and a bed to sleep in, there are millions of others who barely make ends meet.

    Campbellsville University is participating in the third Cardboard Nation: A Homeless Experience in which faculty, staff and students will experience homelessness for a night from 7 p.m. on Friday, April 30 until 7 a.m. the following morning on Stapp Hall lawn.

  • Paul makes campaign stop in Campbellsville

    Dr. Rand Paul, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, was in Campbellsville on Wednesday afternoon for a town hall meeting at the Taylor County Courthouse. Paul spoke to about 20 supporters. He said he believes federal laws should apply to everyone. "All bills passed by Congress should be applicable to Congress." Paul said he is 100 percent pro-life, against cap and trade and in favor of a balanced budget, congressional term limits, immigration laws and investigating all possible forms of energy. He says he is also a proponent of reducing government control.

  • Public record for April 29

    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.

    Traffic

    Dennis D. McCaughey, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $153.

    Daniel K. Bryant III, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

  • County Fire Department receives grant for tanker truck

    Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department will be adding a much-needed tanker truck to its fleet.

    Congressman Brett Guthrie announced last week that the department will receive a $237,500 grant from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

    The grant, plus a 5 percent match from the department, will be used to purchase the tanker truck, Volunteer Fire Chief George Wilson said.

    "We needed one really bad," he said. "We had to get rid of one last year."

  • A 'Wise' one joins the Hall

    It may have taken 32 years for the 661 victories, but it didn’t take nearly that long to gain the love and respect of her former players and the adoring admiration of a Lady Tiger fan base.

    Just when it was thought that a coach who retired three seasons ago had won virtually every honor a women’s basketball coach could possibly win, Donna Wise, Campbellsville University’s all-time winningest coach, was inducted into The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • Campbellsville man cited for DUI following one-car crash

    A Campbellsville man was cited for DUI following a one-car crash that sent him to the hospital Wednesday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, William K. Graham, 27, was driving a 1998 Geo north on KY 289, about 3 miles south of Lebanon, when he struck a ditch and then a tree, overturning his vehicle.

    Graham, who was wearing a seat belt, was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital. His condition was unavailable as of press time.

    KSP Trooper Brian Coyt cited Graham for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol with aggravating circumstances.

  • Benefit auction for Haiti relief is April 30

    A benefit auction to raise money for Haiti relief efforts is scheduled for Friday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m. in Liberty.

    Many items have been donated for the auction, though those who attend the event may also bring items.

    Events will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 29 and until the sale begins on Friday.

    The event, which is at the Central Kentucky Ag & Expo Center, will include a barbecue chicken lunch.

    All money collected will go to Haiti through Christian Aid Ministries.