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Today's News

  • Snow Days: School district plans makeup days

    So far this year, Campbellsville Independent students have missed four days of school for illness and snow.

    As a result, their last day of school has been pushed back to May 24.

    At Thursday night’s Campbellsville School Board meeting, Board members approved an amendment to the school calendar to make up those days.

    Pupil Personnel Director Jeff Richardson recommended that the District change Feb. 10 and April 21, which were scheduled as early-release days, to full instructional days. He also recommended adding a day to the end of the school year.

  • Loretto man charged with DUI after crash

    A Loretto man was charged with DUI after a crash on KY 210 Thursday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, James R. Mattingly, 43, drove his 2003 Chevy S-10 pickup from the Walmart parking lot on to KY 210, pulling into the path of a 2000 International semi-truck driven by Dennis R. Davis, 39, of Campbellsville. The collision occurred at 2:07 a.m.

  • Man found guilty of assault, other charges

    A Taylor County jury found Anthony McMahan, 52, of 7812 Saloma Road in Campbellsville guilty last week of DUI, wanton endangerment and assault charges, stemming from a two-vehicle crash in March 2008.

    According to Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney John Miller, the prosecutor in the case, a family of four from Kansas was injured in the collision. Miller said McMahan's blood alcohol level at the time of the crash was two and a half times the legal limit of .08.

    The jury has recommended that McMahan serve 20 years in prison.

  • TCES gym re-opens after several days

    The morning of Tuesday, Jan. 5 started like any other at Taylor County Elementary School. But the day turned sour quickly.

    "I was told there was some backup under the stage," said Principal Brian Clifford.

    A drain was blocked and raw sewage had seeped into the school's gymnasium and into two storage rooms - one housing instructional materials and the other PTA materials. Clifford said there was 6 inches of raw sewage standing in the drain.

    The Taylor County Health Department was called.

  • Ballinger brilliant in Lady Tiger road win

    Whitney Ballinger did everything but sell popcorn at Tuesday night’s Campbellsville University Lady Tiger at Lindsey Wilson basketball game.

    However, the junior from Car roll County did have 33 points, 22 rebounds, five blocked shots, four assists and three steals in 36 minutes of action as coach Ginger Colvin’s club won 83-67 to go to 18-1 on the season and 3-0 in the Mid-South Conference.

    Mackenzie Lee (11) and Courtney Danis (10) also reached double digits in scoring for Campbellsville.

  • Harris, Bishop spark Tigers past Lindsey

    Campbellsville University trailed by eight (33-28) before scoring 29 of the final 34 points to down Lindsey Wilson College 57-38 on Thursday night in Columbia.

    Coach Keith Adkins’ Tigers, who improved to 14-5 overall and 2-1 vs. Mid-South Conference foes, were led by reserve Caleb Harris’ 18 points, including four three-pointers, while T.J. Bishop and Nestor Colmenares added 10 points apiece.

    Bishop had several key baskets down the stretch while Colmenares also collected nine rebounds, seven off the defensive boards.

  • Eagles blast Bardstown in Fifth Region All "A" Classic

    Campbellsville downed Bardstown 73-56 in boys’ action while Bardstown upended CHS’ Lady Eagles 56-28 in Touchstone Energy Fifth Region All “A” Classic semifinal action on Tuesday at Campbellsville High.

    The Eagles rode the first-half play of juniors Matthew Davis and Jordan Percell to produce leads of 14-4, 22-9 and 41-25 (at the intermission).

    Davis scored 15 of his game-high 22 points in the first half while Percell tallied 10 of his 14 in the first two quarters. (Percell also had eight boards.)

  • TC, Marion divide hoop doubleheader

    Taylor County High School’s boys’ team posted its first district win of the season as the Cardinals conquered Marion County 67-56 on the road Friday night.

    However, the Lady Cardinals fell 75-35 to Marion County, the state’s top-rated girls’ squad, in the first game.

    The Cardinal boys (10-9) fell behind 7-0 and could manage only 18 first-half points.

    But coach Troy Young’s troops put up 49 points (24 in the third quarter and 25 in the fourth) to win by double digits.

  • Public record for Jan. 25

    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

  • TRH to offer life support class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers new and recertification course on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 1 to 5 p.m.

    Basic Life Support will describe the particular phases of emergency cardiac care that prevents circulatory or respiratory arrest (or insufficiency) through prompt recognition and intervention, early entry into the EMS system or both and externally supports the circulation and respiration of a victim of cardiac or pulmonary arrest through BLS.