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Today's News

  • CU to host talk on genocide

    Campbellsville University will host a Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy forum entitled "Genocide in the World Today - Countries Most at Risk" on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of the Student Union Building. The featured speaker will be Dr. Gregory H. Stanton, research professor in Genocide Studies and Prevention at George Mason University in Arlington, Va.

    Stanton's address is free and open to the public.

  • Taking the Stage

    For Campbellsville University's fall production, the audience will have a hand in the outcome.

    A cast and crew of more the 15 will bring to life "Mr. A's Amazing Maze Plays," an interactive play written by Alan Ackybourn.

    The story centers around Suzy and her dog Neville and their adventure through a mansion owned by Mr. Acousticus.

    "It is a very interactive children's show," said Starr Garrett, assistant professor and theater director, "but I think people of all ages will enjoy it."

  • One injured in collision with telephone pole

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Tuesday after she struck a telephone pole with her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Kathy Pike, 37, was traveling south on Stone Quarry Road at about 11:15 a.m.

    The report states that Pike lost control of her 1994 Oldsmobile 88 and struck a telephone pole.

    Pike was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. She was treated for a cut on her head and face. As of press time, no information was available as to her condition.

  • Public Record for Oct. 5

    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.

    District Civil Filed

    09-C-253, filed 8/7/09; Midland Funding LLC v. Nina Thomas of Meadow Creek Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $704.46, interest and court costs. The defendant was served 9/18/09.

  • Festival helps us celebrate our differences

    Humanity is diverse. We need only look around us to see that. And it's our differences that make us unique.

    Unfortunately, all too often some focus on those differences and use them to keep people apart, rather than using them to bring us together.

    Just because we don't believe as someone else does, just because we might dress differently, just because we might speak a different language or just because we might have a different color skin - none of that makes one person any better than another.

  • We cover the community

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal is your community newspaper. As such, we focus mainly on issues and events that happen in Taylor County.

    That's not to say we won't write about other nationwide or even worldwide issues, but those stories will be written with an emphasis on how they affect those of us who live in Taylor County.

    With the limited resources we have at our small newspaper, we usually can't touch those complicated investigative stories such as the nationwide economy or the current health care debate.

  • Greensburg men arrested on robbery charges

    Two Greensburg men were arrested in Campbellsville on Sunday and charged with second-degree robbery and first-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to a Campbellsville Police Department release, at about 4:45 p.m., Michael Thomas Miller, 30, and Carlos A. Vazquez Jr., 23, allegedly shoplifted items from Kroger in Green River Plaza.

  • Local man accused of pointing gun

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after he allegedly pointed a gun at another man.

    Andy Trevis Rice, 37, of 103 Mason Lane was arrested at 3:34 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25.

    According to an arrest citation, the Campbellsville Police Department received a call reporting a man with a gun on Mason Lane.

    The citation states that witnesses told police Rice had walked across the street, pulled a gun out of his waistband and pointed it at a man.

  • CU orchestra to perform Oct. 6

    The Campbellsville University Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, dean of the School of Music, will present the first of several concerts this year at the Campbellsville Baptist Church's sanctuary Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.

    The concert will feature the premier performance of "The Dance" by Seth Johnson, a junior at Campbellsville University. It will also feature the encore performance of "The Legend of Sherwood Forest" also by Johnson.

  • Poker runs raise nearly $1,000

    The leather-clad riders put on their helmets and roared their engines to life. Their motorcycle caravan could be seen from far away, but the impact of the money raised from their ride will be felt right here in Taylor County.

    Poker runs on Saturday combined raised nearly $1,000 for the annual Toys for Kids and St. Baldrick's fundraisers.

    Nick and Renee Alsager hosted the first annual St. Baldrick's poker run, which raised $323. The Alsagers have participated in the St. Baldrick's fundraiser for about three years.