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Today's News

  • Woman arrested on arson charge

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with arson after she allegedly set her sister's home on fire Saturday night.

    But the arrest came several hours after an earlier incident involving Geneva Mae Brown Hicks.

    In a report by Campbellsville Police Officer Jason Simpson, police received a complaint at about 3 p.m. reporting an altercation at Hicks' West Walnut Street home. E-911 dispatch told Simpson that shots had been fired inside the home.

  • Honor the 'mother' in your life

    Mother's Day comes but once a year. But, honestly, it should be celebrated every day of the year.

    We all have mothers ... either by birth or in someone we look to as a mother figure. They are the women who comfort us when we need comforting, encourage us when we need encouragement, who teach us right from wrong, who love us even when we feel we've failed them.

    And Sunday is their day.

  • CU's Briggs places first at NCCAA track meet

    Detrick Briggs is Campbellsville University's first National Christian College Athletic Association All-American in track and field after winning the triple jump at the recent NCCAA meet at Indiana Wesleyan College in Marion, Ind.

    Briggs' jump of 13.81 meters (45-3.75 feet) placed him at the top of his event.

  • Public record for May 4

    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-027, filed 4/20/09; Cash Express LLC of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. John K. Powell of North Jackson Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on contract, $402.50 and $91 in court costs.

  • Cox's bat on fire at Arkansas

    Last week was an eventful week for former Campbellsville, Taylor County and Pleasure Ridge Park baseball player Zack Cox and former Campbellsville High School and Campbellsville University football player Brad Lawson.

    Cox broke out of his first collegiate slump at the University of Arkansas while Lawson is taking a new coaching position in western Kentucky.

    Cox, who saw his average drop below .250, enjoyed his second straight .400 or better week by going 6-15 in the four games he started with three extra-base hits, including a pair of homers.

  • LWC to graduate largest class ever

    Lindsey Wilson College will cap off the largest class in its history on Saturday, May 9.

    Lindsey Wilson's 89th commencement ceremony will be at 11 a.m. ET in the college's Biggers Sports Center. A total of 161 undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred. Combined with the 325 degrees conferred at the winter commencement, the Class of 2009 stands at 486 students - the largest in the college's 109-year history.

  • 'Grease' is the word

    Taylor County High School's Drama Department will present "Grease" by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey tonight through Saturday at the Campbellsville University Theater. Performances begin at 7 nightly and admission is $5 per person.

    For more information, call Karen McAnelly at 849-2301.

  • Emergency food and shelter funds available

    Taylor County will receive federal funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.

    The county will receive $9,006 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

    Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for ARRA Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds should contact Marietta Moyers at 465-8505 or the Rev. Jim Murphy at 465-7091 for an application.

  • CU collects fifth straight MSC baseball tourney

    Campbellsville University beat Georgetown 7-5 on Sunday afternoon for its fifth straight Mid-South Conference Tournament baseball title and earned the league's automatic bid to the NAIA national tournament.

    Georgetown had forced an if-necessary game by beating CU 9-4 in a Friday matchup in Campbellsville. The final was moved to Georgetown because heavy rains had CU's field under water.

  • Domestic violence epidemic continues

    It is much too easy to write a column about domestic violence these days. Sadly, there are abundant examples all over the news. I wish these stories never happened.

    In Middletown, Md., an accountant for a railroad company killed his wife, his three children and then himself. The bodies were discovered by the children's grandfather on April 18. The 33-year-old mother and three children received "traumatic cuts" and were also shot. The father left five notes and apologized to family members in one of the notes. He apparently faced psychological and financial problems.