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Today's News

  • UPDATEMan charged with murder of mother

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with murdering his mother.

    Brandon Scott Jones, 20, of 304 Summit Drive was arrested Tuesday at 4 a.m. by Louisville Metro Police.

    According to Jones' arrest citation, Louisville Metro police officers were dispatched to 1701 Belmar Ave. in Louisville at 6:06 p.m. Monday and found Jones' mother, Sharon R. Jones, 50, dead.

  • South Campbellsville Baptist to host fall festival

    Satisfy your candy craving at South Campbellsville Baptist Church on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the largest fall festival in its history.

    The event is free.

    Along with the fall festival on Saturday, the church will be participating in a trunk-or-treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Families will be decorating the trunks of their cars and filling them full of candy for trick-or-treaters to load their bags with. There will also be pumpkin decorating.

  • 13 file for 12 seats on City Council

    Voters within the City limits will choose 12 City Council members on Nov. 4, including at least one write-in candidate.

    Eleven people filed by the August deadline, including 10 incumbents. Following that deadline, two more individuals filed to run as write-in candidates.

    All 13 candidates were mailed questionnaires from the News-Journal office. Five candidates did not respond - James Ewing, Vangie Ford, Mike Hall, Richard Jeter and David Harris. Though Jeter chose not to answer the questionnaire, he did say that his experience speaks for itself.

  • Lethargic Eagles flattened by Marion

    If a team ever needed an off week, it's probably the Campbellsville High School Eagles who were pummeled 47-0 at Marion County on Friday night.

    After a first quarter of "give-away checkers" in which the Eagles threw two interceptions and the Knights coughed the pigskin up twice, CHS (2-6) could not take advantage of a first and goal at the Marion County 9-yard line.

  • Family's home destroyed in fire

    Just after midnight Saturday, a fire claimed the home and belongings of a Campbellsville family. Their pets also died.

    According to Connie Wooley of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department, the E-911 Center received a call at 12:38, reporting a fire on KY 210 a mile from the LaRue County line. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found a mobile home fully engulfed in flames.

    Wooley said the property owner, Patricia Webb, was not at home at the time.

  • Director of Highlander Research and Defense Center to speak at LWC

    The director of one of the South's most important institutions will speak tomorrow at Lindsey Wilson College.

    Pam McMichael, director of the Highlander Research and Defense Center, will talk about the Highlander folk school, at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 28 in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall.

    The title of her talk is "A School Called Highlander: Grassroots Organizing for Change in the South."

    McMichael's talk - which is part of the Lindsey Wilson College 2008-2009 Cultural Affairs Series - is free and open to the public.

  • Legislators to discuss election at LWC forum

    Two Kentucky state legislators will discuss the U.S. presidential election and the Kentucky U.S. senate race at an upcoming forum at Lindsey Wilson College.

    State Reps. Fred Nesler and Steven Rudy will discuss their views about the presidential election and the senate race between Sen. Mitch McConnell and challenger Bruce Lunsford at 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Lindsey Wilson's V.P. Henry Auditorium.

    The forum - which is open to the public - is sponsored by the Lindsey Wilson Bonner Leaders and Student Government Association.

  • TCHS golfers 10th at state

    Taylor County High School's boys' golf team finished 10th at the Leachman Buick-Pontiac-GMC/KHSAA Boys' State Tournament on Saturday at Bowling Green Country Club.

    Coach David Parsons' Cardinals just made the cut by shooting 322 Friday (only 12 of the 25 teams advanced to day two) and moved up two spots with a 324 on Saturday.

    Senior Dillon Mays paced the Cardinals with a two-day 148, which tied for 10th while Tanner Keeton tied for 53rd (160), Wade Cave and Landon Newton tied for 66th (169) and Nolan Slinker was 78th (178).

  • Trick or Treat

    Ghosts, goblins and the like will line Taylor County's streets tomorrow in search of goodies.

    As in past years, trick or treat hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. 

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield recommends that trick-or-treaters stay visible, wear reflective clothing and carry flashlights or glow sticks.

    He said it's also important that motorists be extra careful and on the lookout for trick-or-treaters.

    Benningfield said parents should stay close to their children and not let them cross anyone's yard without it being well lit.

  • Every vote really does matter

    I have always loved documentaries.

    Give me a movie about some real-life situation, a good book of someone's memoirs or a television show documenting something worth watching, and I'm set.

    I didn't realize I had a thing for documentaries until maybe seven years or so ago when I began watching real-life crime shows and made-for-TV movies on Lifetime.

    My first crime shows were "CSI" and "Law and Order SVU."

    I know those shows aren't documentaries, and aren't real life, but it got my interest in real-life crime dramas started.