Today's News

  • Public Record for Sept. 7

    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.

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  • Lady Cards sweep Lady Eagles in volleyball

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  • TCHS Class of 1989 reunion set

    The Taylor County High School Class of 1989 will have its 20-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 5 from 7 to 11 p.m. at All Occasions.

    Those wishing to attend should RSVP to Anthony or DiAnne Harris at 403-1126 or 465-7656.


  • CU professor to screen movie Monday, Sept. 7

    Dr. Jason Garrett, associate professor of mass communication at Campbellsville University, has produced, directed and edited an original movie "To Fly."

    The movie will be screened for a test audience at Vineyard Christian Fellowship church Monday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.

    The event is free and open to the public.

  • Man accused of debit card fraud

    A Taylorsville man has been arrested and charged with using another person's debit card to purchase cigarettes.

    Robert Alan Durham, 37, of 241 Skyline Drive was arrested Thursday, Aug. 27 at about 3 p.m.

    According to Durham's arrest warrant, he is accused of using another person's debit card in April without his consent to purchase cigarettes from Kroger, Murphy USA and The Tobacco Shed.

    Durham was charged with more than $100 in fraudulent use of a credit or debit card within a six-month period.

    Campbellsville Police Detective Travis Begley investigated.

  • Judicial may see $225,000 in changes

    Officials gave their approval last week to more than $200,000 in construction changes to Taylor County's new judicial center project.

    The design of the center's lobby, as well as finishing touches on the building, have been the subject of several recent Project Development Board meetings.

    The Board is overseeing the construction of the judicial center, which is slated to open next month.

  • Former fugitive sentenced to 42 years in prison

    The man who fled from police after not showing up at an appointment to see if he could donate a kidney to his son has been sentenced to more than four decades in prison on drug and other charges.

    According to a U.S. Attorney's Office news release, Byron Keith Perkins, 40, of Knifley was sentenced last Wednesday to 42 years and five months in prison on charges of robbery, using a firearm during the robbery and selling marijuana.

    Chief Judge Thomas Russell also sentenced Perkins to five years' supervised release following incarceration.

  • CHS' Murrell and boys' team fare well at All "A"

    Campbellsville High School Lady Eagle senior Morgan Murrell qualified for the state tourney while the Eagle boys' team placed third at the Touchstone Energy Fifth Region All "A" Classic Golf Tournament last month at Campbellsville Country Club.

    Murrell shot a 95 to qualify for the Sept. 12 All "A" Classic State Tournament and the Green County girls won the team title at region.

  • Liberty man pleads guilty to child sex abuse

    A Liberty man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a teenage girl and could spend 90 days in jail for his crimes.

    Joshua Edward Lee, 25, of 3333 Snake Ridge Road was indicted in July 2008 by a Taylor County grand jury on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse.

    According to court records, the alleged victim's mother filed a complaint with local police after her daughter, who was 13 at the time, told her that Lee had touched her inappropriately. The girl's statement to police accuses Lee of kissing her and touching her genital area.

  • Bennett Lane house damaged by fire

    A Campbellsville home was damaged by a fire Friday morning. However, no one was home at the time.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville/Taylor County fire departments, the home of George and Jackie Bennett at 500 Bennett Lane caught fire just before 8 a.m.

    Upon firefighters' arrival, smoke was visible. As personnel entered the home, fire spread throughout the three-story structure. The heaviest damage was contained to the basement area, though the entire home sustained heavy smoke damage.

    Read more on this story in Monday's print edition.