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Today's News

  • McCubbin scores 17 at State Track Meet at U of L

    Senior Michael McCubbin concluded his Campbellsville High School athletic career by scoring 17 points at the KHSAA State Track and Field Meet at the University of Louisville on May 23.

    McCubbin, who also excelled in football and basketball for the Eagles, finished second in the 400-meter dash (51.49), third in the 200-meter dash (22.69) and sixth in the 100-meter dash (11.33) in Class A competition.

    Ricky Buckner's sixth-place showing in the 800-meter run gave CHS its other three points for a total of 20 and a tie for 13th in the team standings.

  • Mannsville man charged with DUI

    A Mannsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI and drug crimes after he allegedly attempted to avoid a roadblock.

    Terry J. Thorpe, 48, of 3019 Gaddis Ridge Road was arrested just after midnight on Saturday, May 24. Thorpe's arrest citation states that Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren stopped him after he turned around to avoid a roadblock.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Gas leak forces evacuation of courthouse, nearby businesses

    A Court Street gas leak forced the evacuation of the Taylor County Courthouse and several nearby businesses Wednesday morning.

    According to Campbellsville Fire Department Administrative Assistant Connie Wooley, a trailer attached to a truck struck a gas meter near Ernie's Carpets, causing the leak at around 9:30 a.m.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • Woman accused of bringing drugs into jail

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with first-degree promoting contraband after she allegedly brought drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Andrea Hafley, 33, of 122 Watson Court was arrested at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24.

    According to Hafley's arrest citation, jail staff found her in possession of prescription pills not in their proper container.

     

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Staying strong is key to beating cancer

    It's her "G.I. Jane" look, or maybe "Uncle Fester" on the bad days.

    After battling cancer three times, Sharon Wood hasn't lost her faith and continues to see the good in chemotherapy treatments.

    "I stayed pretty strong through it," she says.

    After just two chemotherapy treatments, Wood's hair began falling out.

    "So we just sheared it off."

    Wood's husband, George, said she looked at him with her puffy eyes and said, "I look like Uncle Fester [from the 1960s television show 'The Munsters']."

  • Two injured in KY 70 collision

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured Wednesday in a one-vehicle collision on KY 70.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, William Edelen, 16, of Spurlington Road was traveling west on KY 70 in a 1993 Nissan truck at 2:15 p.m.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Web site allows residents to track crime reports

    Want to know what sorts of crimes are being reported in your neighborhood? The information is now just a few mouse clicks away.

    Campbellsville Police Department is one of only three Kentucky police agencies to make its crime reports available online at www.crimereports.com. The Web site allows visitors to see the type of crime, the date it was reported and the street on which it occurred. The service can also be accessed through the Campbellsville Police Web site at campbellsvillepolice.com.

  • Chaney Pike bridge closed June 3-10

    According to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers' office, the Chaney Pike bridge will be closed for a week starting Wednesday so that repairs may be made.

    For more information, call Rogers' office at 465-7729.

  • Hats off, CHS Graduates!

    Campbellsville High School graduation was Friday evening at Hamilton Auditorium.

    About 85 students graduated from Campbellsville High School before a crowd of family and friends in Hamilton Auditorium on Friday night.

    After graduating, many of the students attended Project Graduation, a drug- and alcohol-free party sanctioned by the school with games and prizes.

    Watch Thursday’s issue for an Accent page of photos and then visit our Web site at cknj.com for a slideshow of more photos from the ceremony and Project Graduation.

     

  • Want to share a favorite recipe?

    Do you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share with others? If so, we've got just the book for you ... and you can help local students at the same time.

    The News-Journal's Newspapers In Education program is working on a community cookbook that will include all your favorite recipes - AND raise money that will help provide NIE subscriptions for students to use in their classrooms.

    In the past year, the Central Kentucky News-Journal delivered more than 800 newspapers to local classrooms each Monday and Thursday.