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Today's News

  • UPDATE: Tornado watch issued

    A tornado watch has been issued for Central Kentucky. The watch is in effect until 6 p.m. tonight.

    According to the National Weather Service, large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible today.

    According to Taylor County Emergency Management, wind gusts up to 55 mph and sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected throughout the day today.

  • News-Journal office closed Monday

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 16.

    This is the first in a series of five scheduled days the office will be closed in the coming months because of the ongoing recession.

    As a result, normal Monday deadlines will be tomorrow.

    The News-Journal will be published and delivered as scheduled.

     

  • Lady Tigers use 13 treys to pound Pikeville 91-67

    Melly Heaton sank five three-point baskets and fellow sophomore Wendi Messer had four treys in pacing the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers past Pikeville College 91-67 in the Powell Athletic Center on Thursday night.

    Heaton led CU, who connected on 13 of 26 shots from behind the arc, with 21 points while Whitney Ballinger added 20, Courtney Danis 15 and Messer 12. Ballinger also had eight rebounds and five blocked shots while T.J. Thomas had six assists and three steals.

  • Campbellsville woman charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with a drug crime in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Donna Darst, 43, of 84 Anna Court was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance.

    Bond was set at 20 percent of $20,000. If convicted, Darst could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Relay for Life to host fundraisers

    Two fundraisers for Relay for Life have been announced.

    United Citizens Bank is sponsoring a Valentine's raffle. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The prize package being given away includes a $20 gift certificate to Garcia's Restaurant, two movie passes from Green River Cinema 6 and a candle from Magnolia Alley. The winner will be drawn Thursday, Feb. 12. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life.

    United Citizens Bank will also host a bake sale to raise money for Relay for Life at Wal-Mart Supercenter on Saturday, April 25.

     

  • UPDATE: Funeral set for police officer

    Funeral arrangements made

    The funeral for David M. Ford, 40, of Campbellsville is set for 11 a.m. Friday at Campbellsville Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at Lyon Dewitt Funeral Home.

    Burial will follow at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

    What we know

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the murder of a Campbellsville man.

    David M. Ford, 40, a Lebanon Police officer, was found dead Tuesday afternoon at his Graham Road home.

  • Lincoln events planned in LaRue County

    Several upcoming events honoring Abraham Lincoln have been planned in LaRue County.

    First, the play "One Man's Lincoln" will be presented by the Kentucky Repertory Theater in Hodgenville on Wednesday, Feb. 11.

    Tickets to the two-hour play, which will be at LaRue County High School's Performing Arts Center, are free. However, tickets are required and about 225 are available to the public at The Lincoln Museum.

  • Black History Month: ‘We are all God’s children. It doesn’t matter what color or race you are.’

    Integration was an adjustment but not a problem for James Johnson.

    Johnson was just 8 years old when schools integrated and he moved from Durham School to Campbellsville.

    "It took some getting used to," Johnson said. "It was kind of scary at the start. I had never really been around white people before. After the first year, I just sort of blended in."

  • CU to host executive director of Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

    Campbellsville University will host John Johnson, executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, as the speaker for CU's chapel Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel.

    The public is invited to attend this address that celebrates Black History Month.

    Johnson's agency, located in Louisville, receives, initiates, investigates, conciliates and rules upon jurisdictional complaints alleging violations of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act.

  • LWC to celebrate Black History Month

    Lindsey Wilson College will celebrate Black History Month by commemorating one of the most famous concerts in U.S. history.

    Soprano Sonya Gabrielle Baker will perform "For Thee We Sing: The Historical Implication of Marian Anderson's 1939 Easter Concert" on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

    The event - which includes a multimedia lecture and recital - will be at 8 p.m. ET in the W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.