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Today's News

  • IRS has $1.3 billion for people who have not filed a 2005 tax return

    Unclaimed refunds totaling about $1.3 billion are awaiting more than a million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2005, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

    However, to collect the money, a return for 2005 must be filed with the IRS no later than Wednesday, April 15.

    In Kentucky, an estimated 14,600 did not file a return for 2005, meaning a total estimated refund of $12.5 million remains unclaimed.

  • Man pleads guilty to selling drugs

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to selling drugs and could be sentenced to six years in prison for his crimes.

    Steve Lane Underwood, 53, of 206 S. Court St. appeared before Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, March 3 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Underwood pleaded guilty in two separate cases to possession of drug supplies and four counts of selling controlled substances. Two of the controlled substance charges were first-degree offenses and two were second-degree. A charge of possessing less than 8 ounces of marijuana was dismissed.

  • Two Big East teams, Carolina and Memphis in Final Four

    The sometimes trusty old crystal ball has picked the national champion in men's collegiate basketball. He wiped his eyes and came up with these picks for the 2009 tourney.

    First-round upsets see No. 12 Arizona over No. 5 Utah, No. 10 Maryland vs. No. 7 California, No. 10 Minnesota over No. 7 Texas, No. 11 Temple vs. No. 6 Arizona State and No. 10 Michigan over No. 7 Clemson.

    In the second round, look for No. 6 West Virginia and No. 7 Boston College to advance to the Sweet 16 in the Midwest Region and No. 5 Purdue and No. 6 Marquette to move on in the West Region.

  • CU cheerleaders claim MSC crown

    Campbellsville University captured the 2009 Mid-South Conference Cheerleading Championship on March 5 at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    The Tigers won their second cheerleading championship in three seasons. Campbellsville also won the 2007 title.

    The Mid-South Conference is the only league in the country that gives President's Cup points for cheerleading.

    University of the Cumberlands finished second in the team competition followed by Georgetown College in the five-team event.

  • Child endangerment charge dismissed

    A charge against a Campbellsville man accused of endangering the welfare of a minor has been dismissed.

    Nicholas Scott Galarza, 25, of 1123 Apache St. was arrested at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.

    According to Galarza's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a call to respond to his home. Galarza had allegedly locked a woman and her 2-year-old child, his daughter, out of the home and would not open the door, according to court records.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Bryan Simpson's citation states that the temperature was 29 degrees.

  • Sunshine is for more than just flowers

    Sun - shine [suhn-shahyn] n.

    1. the shining of the sun; direct light of the sun

    2. brightness or radiance; cheerfulness or happiness

    3. the effect of the sun in lighting and heating a place

    4. a place where the direct rays of the sun fall

    Say you have gone to a government or school board meeting to hear and maybe even participate in a discussion about why a certain action is being taken.

    Then, to your surprise, a vote is taken without that discussion taking place.

    What happened?

  • Property transfers for March 12

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in public record are published without exceptions, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    The amount listed in a property transfer is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Lisa L. and David Maynard of Lanai Lane in Campbellsville to SIT Properties LLC of East Main Street in Campbellsville, Lot 28 of Cox Cove Subdivision, Section Four, $255,000.

  • Public record for March 12

    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

    Beverly A. Jessie, 18, of Columbia Highway in Greensburg, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Woman pleads guilty to embezzling from Campbellsville company

    A Glasgow woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling more than $200,000 from a Campbellsville company.

    Michelle Simmons, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, according to a press release from Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.

    The release states that Simmons admitted that between July 22, 2004, and Jan. 14, 2008, she embezzled about $218,000 from her employer, Blealand Campbellsville, Inc., while serving as the office manager.

  • Local troop accepting donations

    Girl Scouts will be selling cookies through Sunday, March 15 and then they will be gone until 2010. 

    Girl Scouts will also be accepting monetary donations to the Gift of Caring program. In the program, troops choose a charitable organization in their community to visit and deliver boxes of Girl Scout Cookies donated by their customers.