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Today's News

  • Man injured in one-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash on Knifley Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, James O. Cox Jr., 32, of 1266 Speck Ridge Road was driving a 1998 Acura at 1:40 a.m.

    The report states that Cox left the road and overturned in a ditch. Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel transported Cox to Taylor Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.

    Cox was later charged with DUI, his second offense, and driving on a license that was suspended for DUI.

  • DRIVING WITH CARE: Fatalities drop in 2009

    The snow-covered wreath hangs on the relatively new wooden cross, placed there to remember him and his life. The American flag that also adorns the cross sways gently in the breeze, as snowflakes fall to the ground.

    Just across the road is another cross, this one with a different name but with the same purpose ... to remember her and the collision that took her life.

  • Breaking News: No school Friday

    Campbellsville and Taylor County schools have canceled classes for the rest of this week.

    Both Campbellsville Superintendent Mike Deaton and Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook canceled classes for Thursday when weather forecasts were predicting a 100 percent chance of snow by Thursday morning. The snow was a little later than planned, but it finally arrived about 8 Thursday morning.

    Deaton made the decision to cancel Friday's classes about 3 p.m. on Thursday.

  • Residents have many ways to follow legislative action

    As always, members of the public are welcome to attend legislative committee meetings and floor sessions while lawmakers are at the State Capitol for the General Assembly's 2010 session.

    But there are ways for residents to stay in touch with the legislative process even if they can't make the trip to Frankfort.

  • Two members of cocaine conspiracy sentenced

    Two men, one from Campbellsville, have been sentenced to five years in prison on cocaine conspiracy charges.

    According to a U.S. District Court news release, Campbellsville resident Eladio Pedroza Jr. aka "Junior," 30, and Jeffery Lynn Bivens, 25, of Cecilia, were sentenced to five years in prison for possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.

    U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky made the announcement last week.

  • Wise headed for another Hall

    Campbellsville University’s all-time winningest coach and NAIA Hall of Famer is dragging down yet another top honor.

    Donna Wise, who won nearly 71 percent of her basketball games, will be inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame during an April ceremony in Louisville.

    “I’m just pleased for the program and the recognition that this might bring to it,” Wise said. “I’m happy for the players who contributed to my success and the university’s.

  • Circuit court action for Dec. 31

    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.

    Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram’s Oct. 13 docket:

  • Property transfers for Dec. 31

    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.

    Terry A. and Jill C. Dudgeon of Fairview Drive in Campbellsville to Kevin J. Warmath of Hunters Ridge Drive in Midway Park, N.C., a tract of land near KY 70, 29.4 acres, $50,000.

  • CU to host speaker, choir at MLK service

    Campbellsville University will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with two programs Wednesday, Jan. 20.

    David Cozart, a CU graduate who is administrator of development at the Urban League of Lexington/Fayette County, will speak at CU's chapel program at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 in the Ransdell Chapel.

    Dr. Marvin McMickle, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and professor of homiletics at Ashland Theological Seminary, will be the featured speaker at CU's Martin Luther King Memorial Service on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

  • Eagles vault to 11-2

    Campbellsville improved to 3-0 in district play with an 81-73 victory over Marion County at home on Saturday and conquered LaRue County 67-49 in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium on Monday night.

    The Eagles (11-2) trailed by 13 points twice in the second quarter to Marion County before going on a 19-9 run to trail by only three (38-35) at half-time.

    CHS started the third quarter with an 11-6 spurt to gain the lead for good.