Today's News

  • Family, attitude helps woman fight cancer

    If anyone knows the importance of a mammogram, it's probably Cindy O'Banion.

    At 43, O'Banion is battling breast cancer. It was detected during her first mammogram.

    And with October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she recommends all women get regular mammograms.

    So far, what has kept O'Banion, a Campbellsville resident, in the fight against her cancer has been a positive attitude and strength from her friends and family.

    O'Banion, administrator of The Grandview, a Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, was diagnosed in January.

  • Fire Prevention efforts begin next week

    Campbellsville Fire Department will begin its annual Fire Prevention Week activities next Monday. The events will run through Oct. 26 and go to Campbellsville Independent, Taylor County and Kentucky Christian schools.

    Though Fire Prevention Week is actually Oct. 4-10, local events are scheduled later in the month because of schools being closed for fall break.

    This year, the focus will be on basics such the dangers of playing with fire and the correct way to stop, drop and roll, according to Campbellsville Fire Assistant Chief Bill Hall.

  • Campbellsville men plead guilty to cocaine charges

    Two Campbellsville residents are among the three men who have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to possess and distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.

    According to a United States Attorney's Office news release, Eladio Pedroza Jr., aka "Junior," 30, of Campbellsville, Robert H. Lamer Jr., 37, of Campbellsville and Jeffery Lynn Bivens, 25, of Cecilia, Ky., entered guilty pleas before District Judge Thomas B. Russell on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in Bowling Green.

  • Cards clip Casey 22-21 in OT

    The Casey County Rebels overcame bad weather just to play the game Friday night as their community had been hit by a tornado earlier in the day.  When this game was finished, Taylor County had survived what felt like a storm from the visitors, winning in overtime 22–21.

    Lance Turpin and Blake Dudgeon hooked up on the Cardinals’ second play from scrimmage, a 46 yard strike that gave the Cardinals a 7-0 advantage.

  • Tiger patriarch football coach Finley dies

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  • Restaurant inspections for Aug. 17

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be reinspected within 30 days

    - Under 70, a suspension of permit notice is sent to owner; if owner doesn't reply within 10 days, the permit will be revoked and the restaurant will be closed.

  • Golden Dragon Acrobats to perform Oct. 8

    The 2009-2010 season of the Central Kentucky Arts Series will open with a performance by The Golden Dragon Acrobats at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8 at Campbellsville University's Powell Athletic Center.

    Children and adults of all ages will be captivated by the acrobatic feats. The Golden Dragon Acrobats' performance includes jugglers, contortionists, a tower of chairs, a ladder act and other unbelievable acrobatic acts. The 25-member troupe has trained in the rigorous art of acrobatics since early youth, making such performances possible.

  • Men can be victims of abuse, too

    Steve McNair, former NFL quarterback, was shot and killed on July 4, allegedly by a woman who was his girlfriend. While men kill their intimate partners more often than women do, women are also capable of this kind of violence.

    Many years ago, a couple came to me for counseling, only reluctantly revealing that she had once shot him during an argument. He survived and they were still together. Her temper, however, was still painfully obvious.

  • Time for newspaper folks to fight back!

    OK, newspaper folks. It's time to pick ourselves off the ground and fight back. There is plenty of time left on the clock, and our fans - more than 100 million loyal readers - are pulling for us to win. So here's how we rally.

    First and foremost, we have to ignore those self-proclaimed pundits and cynics who believe that newspapers are dead. They are dead wrong.

    Sure, newspaper companies face serious challenges. But we also have serious opportunities to re-engineer ourselves as quality content creators for local print and online audiences that advertisers still desire.

  • Public record for Oct. 8

    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.


    Eric James Armstrong, 34, of Handley Avenue in Elk Horn, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.