Today's News

  • Text messaging bill bans texting while driving

    Those who text and drive might want to give their thumbs a break.

    State legislators have passed a bill that will ban texting while driving for everyone and all use of cell phones while driving for those younger than 18.

    Those who don't put their cell phones down could be fined $25 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense.

    The bill now waits on Gov. Steve Beshear's desk to be signed.

    State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, says all indications suggest that Beshear supports the bill and will sign it into law.

  • CU to present piano recital

    Dr. Donald Zent, professor of piano at Asbury University, will present a guest piano recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 at Campbellsville University in The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center.

    Zent will perform a Rondo by W. A. Mozart, nine Mazurkas by Karol Szymanowski, the Sonetto 104 of Petrarch by Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms' Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel.

    "This promises to be an exciting program," said Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music at Campbellsville University. He invites the public to attend the free performance.

  • McKay is 'Ultimate Grand Supreme'

    Carrington Victoria McKay, 9, of Lebanon won this year's Ultimate Grand Supreme title at the Kentucky state open presented by Patriotic All Natural Beauty Pageants in Louisville on March 20.

    McKay was presented with a 4-foot trophy, 12-inch crown, sash, bouquet of roses and $100. She also won a trophy for overall photogenic and prettiest hair in her division.

    McKay is the daughter of Tracy McKay and Lamont McKay of Lebanon. Her grandparents are Helen and Josh McKay of Lebanon. Great-grandmother is Louise McKay.


  • CU KHIPP event planned for April 6 canceled

    Campbellsville University was scheduled to hear about major international human rights issues when Dr. Joseph Grieboski spoke at the Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy on Tuesday, April 6. The event has been canceled due to illness.

    Grieboski is founder and chair of the board of directors of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy in Washington, D.C.

  • 'You've come a long way, baby'

    Thirty-some years ago, half of America's families consisted of a dad who worked and a mom who stayed home to raise the children.

    Today, that number is just 20 percent.

    How incredibly our families have changed in my lifetime.

    "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation," a recent report by the Center for American Progress and Maria Shriver, looks at American women and how their careers have changed the nation.

    It's certainly food for thought, actually putting details, statistics and reasoning to things I've taken for granted all of my adult life.

  • Local man travels to Kenya

    A car. A bicycle. Reliable electricity. Ample water. Chicken nuggets. These are just a few of the things Chris Leachman had to live without during his stay in Africa.

    Leachman, 23, spent nearly five months volunteering at Brydges Centre, an orphanage located in Kenya.

    "The kids were all wonderful," he said. "It was so much fun. It was tough to leave."

    Leachman met the brother of the orphanage's founder in a class at Western Kentucky University.

    "I told him, 'Man, I'd love to go to Africa.'"

  • Two injured in crash Monday morning

    Two people were injured in a two-car crash on U.S. 68 Monday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 10:23 a.m., Forrest Rhinehart of Campbellsville was driving a 2006 Lincoln Town Car west on U.S. 68 at the intersection of Friendship Pike when he struck a 2007 Ford passenger car driven by Robin Cox of Campbellsville.

    The Cox vehicle was traveling south crossing U.S. 68 from Friendship Pike to West Main Street.

  • Public record for April 5

    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

  • Down on Main Street

    Nearly 100 vehicles were on display Saturday evening on Main Street for the first of seven "Mainstreet Saturdaynights."

    The Tri-County Car Club and downtowncampbellsville.com are hosting the event on the first Saturday of each month from April to October.

    Main Street will be closed for each from 4 to 8 p.m.

    According to Bob Cutler, president of the Tri-County Car Club, Saturday's event raised $200 for Taylor County Relay for Life.

  • Gaines is state gymnastics champ

    Kayla Gaines has been named the Level 5 state gymnastics champion in the 10-year-old junior division.

    The state competition was March 21 at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown.

    Gaines, also a member of the Champion Gymnastics Team, medaled in each of her four events, and her team took home the first-place trophy.

    Gaines earned a first on the vault, second on the balance beam and third on the floor and bars. Her combined all-around score of 36.425 put her in position to take home the first-place trophy along with the title of state champ.