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Today's News

  • FOL demolition begins

    A boom echoes across the morning sky. A large chunk of Campbellsville history falls to the ground.

    It has stood for decades, but Monday the walls of Fruit of the Loom began tumbling down. Work is now under way to clear structures once home to "the factory."

    The goal, said Dennis Brinley, one of the three partners of Heartbeat Development, is to market the 27-acre-lot as retail space. Brinley says he envisions restaurants and retail stores, such as Walgreens or Target.

  • ELECTION: 6th District Magistrate

    Four candidates are vying for the 6th District magistrate's seat this election year, and three of them will face Primary opposition this May.

    Democrats Nevin Price, Gary Porter and Gerald Ray Smith will face off on their party's ticket.

    The winner of that primary race will face lone Republican candidate incumbent Richard A. Phillips in the November General Election.

    The News-Journal mailed questionnaires to all candidates facing opposition in the Primary Election. Price responded and his answers are listed below. Porter and Smith did not respond.

  • Wisdom-Queen engagement

    Jack and Theresa Wisdom of Campbellsville announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, La'Tasha Marie Wisdom, to Christopher Neal Queen, the son of Ronnie Queen of Cullowhee, N.C., and Teresa Staffelbach of Sylva, N.C.

    Wisdom is the granddaughter of Geneva Wisdom of Campbellsville and the late James L. Wisdom.

    She is a Kentucky native and lives in Campbellsville. She is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a bachelor of science degree in sales and marketing.

  • Parson announces constable candidacy

    Wayne Parson has announced that he is seeking re-election as 5th District constable.

    Parson has served two terms in the position and has spent 20 years in law enforcement.

    "I have enjoyed working with the people in Taylor County for a better and safer community," Parson stated in a news release. "Even though we don't receive any funds or help from the County to help pay for our equipment or expenses, we are hired by different organizations, contractors and school systems to help with our expenses. I appreciate the people for their help."

  • Public record for April 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.

    Traffic

    Lindsey Danielle Atwood, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, proof filed, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed without prejudice.

  • Kids Outdoor Day planning meeting is April 20

    A meeting to discuss planning for this year's Kids Outdoor Day event will be Tuesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Camp Kentahten at Green River Lake State Park.

    The public is welcome to attend.

    Kids Outdoor Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 5.

    For more information, contact Shawn Canada at 789-3776 or crazyhorsearchery@windstream.net.

  • Kentucky Writers Day celebration is April 23-25

    National award-winning journalist Billy Reed, internationally renowned poet and literary critic H.R. Stoneback and Michael Jonathon of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour are just a few of the authors and musicians who will participate in the Kentucky Writer's Day Celebration on April 23-25 at The Oak Barrel in downtown Lebanon and Historic Penn's Store.

  • Property transfers for April 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 "Property Transfers" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Richard and Julie Haywood of Cambridge Way in Campbellsville to The GRSW Stewart Real Estate Trust of Aurora, Colo., Lot 183 of the Forest Hills Subdivision, Section H, $250,000.

  • Day of Service project is April 24

    Thousands of volunteers across the southeastern United States are expected to donate hundreds of hours of service to the needy and their communities on Saturday, April 24.

    The Day of Service is aimed at bringing relief to those struggling because of the economic downturn.

    In the Campbellsville area, the Day of Service will be sponsored and organized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Campbellsville, in cooperation with Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen's office, Fannie Methodist/Episcopal Church, the PRIDE organization and many volunteers.

  • Keeping a Promise

    Bro. John Batcher preached from the church rooftop at Acton Baptist Church on Sunday morning, April 11.

    Batcher told the congregation a couple of weeks ago that if there were 35 attending Sunday school and 50 for church services on Easter Sunday, then he would preach from the rooftop.

    On Easter Sunday, there were nearly 33 in attendance for Sunday school and 51 at church.

    Batcher kept his promise by preaching April 11 from the roof, with nearly 40 in attendance.