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Today's News

  • KSP searching for escaped inmates

    The Kentucky State Police are attempting to locate two inmates who walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center in Marion County on Sunday, Jan. 17 sometime after 4 p.m.

    John K. Francis is a 41-year-old white male, 5 feet 7 inches, 170 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He was being held for first-degree selling a controlled substance and bailjumping.

    Brian L. Wyatt is a 38-year-old white male, 6 feet 4 inches, 260 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was being held for engaging in organized crime and first-degree selling a controlled substance.

  • A few of my not so favorite things

    In my last column, I wrote about some of my favorite things. This week, I'll tell you a few of my not so favorite things.

    First on the list refers to a call I received recently from someone who said she reads my columns (thanks for that).

    She told me that some animals were being dropped off near the walking track behind Miller Park. She, like me, has a soft spot in her heart for innocent animals, and said she hated to see this.

  • Mitchell anniversary

    James and Wyona Mitchell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31 at First United Methodist Church fellowship hall, located at 317 E. Main St.

    The Mitchells were married on Jan. 29, 1960, at First United Methodist Church by Dr. Adolphus Gilliam. Their attendants were Louise Russell and Vontress Jones.

    The celebration will be hosted by their daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Eddie Finn.

    The Mitchells also have two step-grandsons, Tyler and Cody Finn, both of Campbellsville.

  • Taylor's Junior Miss wins Empower Tomorrow's Future Award at state

    Taylor County Junior Miss MeLeigha Pollock won the Empower Tomorrow's Future Award on Saturday evening at the state Junior Miss program.

    For more photos from the event, see Thursday's print edition or visit the Web at carpe-imago.smugmug.com.

     

  • Warren-Lewis engagement

    Greg and Sandra Warren of Campbellsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Ashley Warren, to Jason Robert Lewis of Memphis, Ind., the son of Bob Lewis and Donna Elliott of Sellersburg, Ind.

    Warren is the granddaughter of Evelyn Juanita Graham of Campbellsville, Howard Brewer of Magnolia, and the late John and Ethel Warren.

    She is a 2002 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2007 graduate of Spencerian College. She is employed as a licensed practical nurse in Sellersburg, Ind.

  • Property transfers for Jan. 7

    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.

  • Benefit planned for 2-year-old with leukemia

    A benefit has been planned for 2-year-old Lexi Derringer, the daughter of Kevin and Christy Derringer, who was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

    The event will be Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Campbellsville National Guard Armory with a silent auction from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A corn hole tournament will begin at 11 a.m., at a cost of $15 per person. First place will receive $100 and second will receive $50.

    Immediately following the tournament, a live auction will begin at 3:30 p.m. The winners of the silent auction and raffle will be announced then.

  • Make a resolution to be safer

    I drove there very carefully, stopping gently and not going very fast. The drivers behind me must have been frustrated.

    Two weeks ago, I wrote a story about the number of fatalities and crashes in our county last year.

    To go along with the story, I took a photo of a cross on the side of KY 55 marking the place where a local man lost his life, just one of the 1,000 crashes local law enforcement investigated last year.

    Whenever I write these types of stories, I begin thinking.

  • Public record for Jan. 11

    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.

    Small Claims Settled

  • Asking for help from readers

    "It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope."

    —Robert F. Kennedy

    A tiny ripple of hope ... Like most communities, ours has moments in its history of which its residents aren't proud.