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Today's News

  • 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.

  • TCHS Drama to present 'Wizard of Oz' on April 29-May 2

    The Taylor County High School Drama spring production will be "The Wizard of Oz."

    Students will perform the play April 29 and 30 and May 1 at Campbellsville University Theater at 7 p.m. and May 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person.

     

  • Man accused of carrying deadly weapon

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    Gary J. Dooley, 21, of 130 Ray St. was arrested at 3:59 a.m. Monday, April 19.

    According to Dooley's arrest citation, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a woman stating that Dooley was intoxicated and threatening to harm her.

    Court records state that the woman called the sheriff's office again and reported that Dooley was attempting to get inside the home in which she was in on Davis Road.

  • Planning for Life

    It's often a difficult time, planning the funeral for a loved one. But local funeral home directors say many arrangements today are being pre-planned by the deceased, making those final preparations easier for family members.

    Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home owner Larry DeWitt says about 60 percent of his business comes from pre-arranged funerals.

    DeWitt says people can lock in the cost of their funeral by pre-planning and spare their family the stress of planning the service.

    "I say, 'Hey, today we can talk about this without getting all teared up.'"

  • TRH to offer heartsaver class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a Basic Life Support class on Friday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon at the TRH Learning & Resource Center, located at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville.

    The class will be presented by Richard Phillips, TRH staff development coordinator.

    The BLS for Heartsaver Course is for the lay rescuer who does not need a credential (a card) documenting successful completion of a BLS course. The BLS for Heartsaver Course will teach how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking.