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Today's News

  • Motion for new Taco Bell trial denied

    Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram has denied a request for a new trial or to vacate a Taylor County jury's award of more than $300,000 to a Lebanon man after he found a metal hook in food he purchased at Taco Bell in Campbellsville.

    In April 2007, Lebanon attorney James L. Avritt Jr. filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Steven L. Farmer against TB of America Inc., Larry Fugate and Fugate Enterprises.

  • Campbellsville man accused of DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI.

    Donnie L. Underwood, 52, of 566 Wise Road was arrested at about 1 p.m. Friday, April 24.

    According to court records, Campbellsville Police Capt. Todd Little received a complaint about someone driving under the influence of alcohol on East Broadway.

    Records state that after observing the vehicle weave back and forth across the centerline of traffic, Little stopped Underwood's vehicle.

  • Citizen of the Year

    This year's top Chamber of Commerce award winner is full of hot air. Well, not really ... but he sure hopes some balloons will be soon.

    Greg Gribbins is this year's recipient of the Everette Lee Citizen of the Year Award. Named for former Chamber and tourism leader Everette Lee, the award recognizes individuals who have given substantially of their time, talent and leadership to make the community a better place.

    Gribbins was one of six award winners recognized at Thursday night's annual Chamber of Commerce banquet. (See sidebar for a list of the other winners.)

  • Marion teams, Lady Eagle duo earn Heartland Conference tennis titles

    Marion County High School captured the boys’ and girls’ team titles at the Heartland Athletic Conference Tennis Tournament on Tuesday at the Miller Park courts.

    It was the Knight boys’ third consecutive crown and the Lady Knights’ sixth championship in the last seven seasons.

    Marion County had the top two teams in boys’ doubles (Noah Swencki and Jacob Burdette defeated Alex Mayo and Trey Hamilton) and was runner-up (Joseph George) in boys’ singles.

  • CMS to host substance abuse prevention workshop Thursday, April 30

    Campbellsville Middle School will offer the notMYkid substance abuse workshop, a national initiative of the notMYkid organization that educates parents, schools and children on substance abuse prevention.  

    The workshops help parents create a family drug prevention plan that includes the use of a home drug test kit as a key prevention method. 

    The notMYkid presentation will be given Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at the school, located at 315 Roberts Road.

  • Circuit Court Action

    On Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George's March 20 docket:

    - Anthony Lebrone Robinson, 38, of 809 Blue Bird Drive in Russell Springs pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300. An additional count of theft by unlawful taking more than $300 and a charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

    The prosecutor has recommended that Robinson receive a three-year sentence to be served at the same time as a sentence in another case and that he be ordered to pay restitution.

  • Emily Cox to speak at Chamber banquet

    Campbellsville native Emily Cox, the reigning Miss Kentucky, will speak at this year's annual Chamber of Commerce banquet on Thursday, April 30 in Campbellsville University's Student Union Building.

    A reception will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner following at 7.

    Cox became the second in her family to win the Miss Kentucky title after competing against 31 contestants from across the state last July. The win gave her the opportunity to compete against 51 other state titleholders at January's Miss America pageant. She was named a Top 12 finalist.

  • Circuit Court Action

    On Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George's April 7 docket:

    - Justin Wayne Keith, 21, of 110 S. Main St. in Greensburg had his probation revoked and will spend seven years in prison on theft and other charges.

    In May 2007, Keith pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300 and tampering with physical evidence. He originally faced a charge of first-degree robbery. A month later, he was sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to pay $400 in restitution.

  • CU Orchestra to perform April 30

    The Campbellsville University Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, dean of the School of Music, will present its last concert of the year at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at Campbellsville Baptist Church with Michael Davis, concertmaster with the Louisville Orchestra, performing with the orchestra.

    "We are very fortunate to have such a renowned musician to perform with our orchestra," Gaddis said.

  • Public record for April 30

    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.

    Traffic

    Janice Dulworth, 45, of Kellyville Road in Columbia, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $153.