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Today's News

  • Fire leads to power outage

    A small fire at a substation left 1,060 Kentucky Utility customers without power Thursday.

    According to Cliff Feltham, KU statewide media relations manager, the outage occurred at 8:07 p.m.

    "The cause was equipment failure — an insulator on the substation transformer failed," he said. "There was a small fire involved as the insulator failed, which happens many times when we have this kind of an equipment failure, but it was contained to inside the fence of our substation."

  • Marion prisoner escapes

    Police are searching for a man who escaped from the Marion County Detention Center on Wednesday while on work detail.

    James H. Shell, 45, escaped at approximately 2:30 p.m. while on work release at the Marion County Animal Shelter.

    Shell is a 5'9," 250-pound white male with brown hair and brown eyes. Though he had a beard at the time the most recent photo was taken, he is now clean shaven.

    Shell is a diabetic and requires medication. He was being held for flagrant non-support.

  • Program shows teens the seriousness of drunk driving

    They watched in silence as the graphic scenes flashed before their eyes. For the entire 12 minutes, only a gasp was heard as a particularly grim photo was displayed, showing them just how dangerous drinking and driving can be.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County high school students heard a first-hand account Thursday morning about how alcohol can impair drivers.

    Taylor County's seniors and Campbellsville's juniors and seniors participated in the national Save a Life Tour's alcohol awareness program.

  • Lawmakers consider early release for prisoners

    A House state budget plan to release up to 2,000 non-violent felons has jailers across the state concerned about community safety and their budgets.

    "It's not the fact that we want to keep people in jail," said Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield. "It's letting people out that don't need to be. It's time to start thinking about safety instead of about budget."

  • CU's Ballinger named WBCA Player of the Year

    Whitney Ballinger grew up in a neighborhood overpopulated by boys. So, if she didn’t have a basketball in her hands, she may have been gripping a tennis racket or a golf club.

    That Carrollton, Ky. neighborhood must have been a good training ground because the 6-foot-3 junior has started making a place for herself, and her team, in Campbellsville Lady Tiger lore.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    The schedule for March 20 through April 1 is:

    Saturday, March 20

    UNIVERSITY BASEBALL — Campbellsville at Pikeville (12:00).

    UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL — Campbellsville at Pikeville (12:00).

    UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL — Campbellsville vs. Oklahoma City in NAIA Division 1 Women's Basketball National Championship in Jackson, Tenn. (3:00).

    Monday, March 22

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — Grayson County at Campbellsville (6:30).

  • Lady Tigers take two, CU men fall in first round at NAIA Basketball Championships

    The Campbellsville University Lady Tigers bested LSU-Shreveport 64-55 on Wednesday and Trevecca Nazarene 75-57 on Friday to advance to the Elite Eight of the NAIA Division 1 Women's National Tournament in Jackson, Tenn.

    The CU men fell to Fresno Pacific 74-61 in their opening-round game on Wednesday in the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division 1 Men's National Tournament in Kansas City.

    Complete coverage of those games appears on Monday's CKNJ.

  • Public record for March 18

    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

    Cindy Gale Harden, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $163; license to be in possession, proof filed, dismissed.

    Tammy Jo Cox, no/expired registration plate and receipt, failure to produce insurance card, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Public record for March 22

    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.

    Evictions

    10-C-103, filed 3/8/10; Don W. Dabney of Pearl Avenue in Campbellsville v. Sheila Curry of Purcell Court in Campbellsville. Eviction notice served 3/15/10.

  • Feltham interview to air on 'Dialogue on Public Issues'

    Campbellsville University's WLCU TV-4 will air a "Dialogue on Public Issues" show with Cliff Feltham, left, statewide media relations manager at Kentucky Utilities Company/E.ON U.S., and John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

    The show will air on WLCU TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10, on Wednesday, March 17 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.