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Today's News

  • Man faces federal indictments

    The Campbellsville man who appeared on a reality television show throwing a lavish birthday party has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of fraud and money laundering.

    Gary Milby, 55, the former owner of Mid America Oil & Gas LLC and Mid America Energy Inc., collectively known as "Mid America," was indicted Wednesday on charges stemming from a multi-million dollar investment scheme he allegedly perpetrated from December 2004 to August 2006.

  • Television ruins kids

    The war in Afghanistan isn't going well. The economic recovery isn't producing many new jobs. The banks that pushed the nation to the brink of a 1930s-style Depression with their reckless ways - having sucked up billions of taxpayer dollars in rescue money - are resuming those reckless ways. There isn't enough swine flu vaccine to go around.

    And now for some bad news:

    Nielsen, the company that clocks television viewing in this country, has found that children between the ages of 2 and 5 are watching an average of 25 hours of television each week.

  • Lady Cards down Washington 57-45 in opener

    Mercedes Cox tallied 18 points in the first three quarters to spark Taylor County to a 57-45 girls’ basketball victory over visiting Washington County in the season opener for both squads on Tuesday night.

    Cox, a freshman, finished with 23 points, which included three three-pointers.

    She was supported by junior Hope Wigginton, who had 13 points, and senior MeLeigha Pollock with 11, including a pair of first-half treys. Junior center Elizabeth Thomas contributed eight points.

  • Lady Eagles lose at Caverna, at home to LaRue

    Campbellsville High School’s Lady Eagles dropped both of their games in the season-opening week of prep basketball in Kentucky.

    Coach Cameron Jackson’s club fell 74-40 at Caverna on Tuesday despite double-digit efforts from Tiffany Slone (15) and Ashyya Robinson (10) and eight points by Brittany Vaught.

    On Friday, the Lady Eagles dropped their home debut 51-37 to LaRue County as Slone had 22 points.

  • LWC winter commencement is Saturday, Dec. 12

    More than 300 students will receive degrees from Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the college's winter commencement ceremony.

    Lindsey Wilson will celebrate its 90th commencement ceremony at 11:30 a.m. ET in Biggers Sports Center. A total of 314 students will be awarded degrees. It is the second largest winter commencement class in the college's history.

    Following the ceremony, the Lindsey Wilson National Alumni Association will host a reception for graduates and their guests in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center.

  • CU fall commencement is Friday, Dec. 11

    Campbellsville University will present 159 graduate and undergraduate degrees in its third December commencement on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave. in Campbellsville.

    The speaker for the commencement will be Dr. Alton Lacey, president of Missouri Baptist University.

  • Public record for Nov. 30

    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 Filed

    09-S-122, filed 11/18/09; Frank Gaskins of Parkwood Drive in Campbellsville v. Jeremy Hollins and Shawn Hollins of Howard Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendants owe for rent, $660 and $292 in court costs.

  • Remember When Candies hosts grand opening

    Remember When Candies, located at 110 W. Main St. in Campbellsville, recently hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate its grand opening. Pictured are owners George Cerezo and his son-in-law, Shawn Lanham. Also pictured are Naomi Cerezo and Jessica Lanham along with their family, chamber ambassadors and other city representatives. Remember When Candies is family owned and operated. George Cerezo wanted to bring a neighborhood candy store to Campbellsville, similar to one he remembered going to as a child.

  • Christian Women's Jobs Corps honored at Kentucky Baptist Convention

    Campbellsville University Christian Women's Job Corps was honored with the 2009 CWJC Site award, which carries a grant to help expand its ministry.

    Joy Bolton, executive director/treasurer of Kentucky Women's Missionary Union, presented the award on behalf of the WMU Foundation to Edwina Rowell, site coordinator, during Kentucky Baptist Convention's annual meeting at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown on Nov. 10.

  • Campbellsville Christian to host Festival of Christmas

    Campbellsville Christian Church will host the Festival of Christmas on Dec. 12-13.

    "The Spirit of Christmas Past" will be presented by the SonLight Kids at 6 p.m. followed by "A Baby Changes Everything," presented by the adult choir at 7:30 p.m.

    Both programs will be in the church sanctuary. There will be an intermission with refreshments provided in the Family Life Center.

    A traditional Christmas Eve service will be at 11 p.m. in the church sanctuary. A celebration of Christ will be offered through carols, communion and candles.