Today's News

  • Gaines is state gymnastics champ

    Kayla Gaines has been named the Level 5 state gymnastics champion in the 10-year-old junior division.

    The state competition was March 21 at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown.

    Gaines, also a member of the Champion Gymnastics Team, medaled in each of her four events, and her team took home the first-place trophy.

    Gaines earned a first on the vault, second on the balance beam and third on the floor and bars. Her combined all-around score of 36.425 put her in position to take home the first-place trophy along with the title of state champ.

  • Census workers emphasize safety

    As the 2010 Census unfolds, the U.S. Census Bureau is emphasizing that safety for the public, as well as census employees, is top priority.

    "It's important that people know how to identify a sworn census taker so they can protect themselves from frauds and scammers," said William W. Hatcher, regional director for the U.S. Census Bureau. "As our 2010 Census operations kick into high gear, we want to protect the people of Kentucky while we are asking their cooperation."

  • Eastham announces candidacy for district judge

    Jeff Eastham has announced his bid for the office of District Judge for Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties.

    Eastham has practiced law for more than 19 years. While his practice is varied, Eastham says it focuses on those areas specific to a district judge - juvenile (both as advocate for child and parent and as prosecutor), criminal (both defense and prosecutorial), probate and civil actions (both defense and plaintiff).

    Eastham says he has a great understanding of those cases that come before District Court, from both sides.

  • Election: 2nd District Magistrate

    Editor's Note: Two candidates have filed for the 1st District magistrate seat, but neither will appear on the Primary ballot this May. Both advance to the General Election this November. Incumbent James Jones, a Republican, will face Democrat Henry Lee Colvin.

    Three candidates are seeking the 2nd District magistrate seat this election year, though only two will face Primary opposition this May.

  • Property transfers for April 1

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

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

  • Friends of Green River Lake group formed

    Following a lengthy discussion about potential projects to benefit Green River Lake, the environment surrounding the lake, Green River and local communities, a group of 16 people voted unanimously to form the Friends of Green River Lake at a meeting Thursday, March 18 at the Green River Lake Visitors Center.

    The group electing the following Officers:

    — President - Scott Dillery.

    — Vice president - Melody Boward.

    — Secretary - Monica Thomas.

    — Treasurer - Shawn Canada.

  • Replacement Census forms on the way

    Now through April 10, most Kentucky households will receive a replacement 2010 Census questionnaire designed to increase Census mail participation, get a better count for the state and save taxpayers the higher cost of sending out Census takers to collect information.

  • CU to exhibit California student's art

    Campbellsville University student Nicholas A. Bertolucci of Cupertino, Calif. will display works for his senior at show March 29 through April 1 in the Art Gallery at 205 University Drive.

    "Life is surrounded by art that is undiscovered by the untrained naked eye," Bertolucci said. "I am an artist who uses what the city gives. My inspiration evolves slowly and subliminally to give me my themes. This tells me who I am."

    Bertolucci's exhibit consists of photography, acrylics, digital, spray paint and pen and ink.

  • Man accused of using another's debit card

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with using another person's debit card to make purchases without consent.

    Paul David Rucker, 36, of 940 Old Summersville Road was arrested Sunday, March 28 at 1:36 p.m.

    According to Rucker's arrest warrant, he is accused of using a woman's debit card last June without her permission to make $215.46 in purchases at local businesses.

    In another warrant, Rucker is accused of writing two checks to Papa John's, knowing that they wouldn't be honored.

  • KU launches online outage map

    E.ON U.S. has unveiled an online outage map system that will relay outage information to its customers and the general public.

    Hosted on www.eon-us.com, the new map will show near real-time outages across the service territories of the E.ON U.S. subsidiaries, Kentucky Utilities Co., Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Old Dominion Power. The map will be a permanent fixture on the site, offering outage information year-round.