Today's News

  • Two injured in KY 527 collision

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle collision on KY 527.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Dorothee S. Roberts, 53, of Woodhill Road was traveling north on KY 527 at 8:09 p.m. Morgan E. Mason, 17, of Lebanon Avenue was traveling south.

    The report states that witnesses told sheriff's deputies that Roberts and Mason met each other in a curve and Roberts' 1999 Subaru crossed the center line and into the path of Mason's 2004 Mazda.

  • County sued for failing to pay construction bill

    The County is being sued for not paying a bill for construction at the Taylor County Judicial Center.

    London attorney R. Aaron Hostettler filed a complaint on Friday, July 24 in the Taylor Circuit Clerk's Office on behalf of SAF Perimeter Systems, a division of Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.

    Taylor Fiscal Court and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers are listed as defendants.

  • Former Taylor teen dies in Radcliff collision

    A former Taylor County teen is dead after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle.

    Cameron Irvin, a 16-year-old North Hardin High School junior from Radcliff, died at the scene of the collision, which occurred around 9 p.m. Saturday in Radcliff.

    According to the News-Enterprise, three others were also injured. A 23-month-old boy was still listed in critical condition at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. The other two injured, a 20-year-old male and a 7-year-old girl, have been released.

  • Congratulations, Jefra Bland

    Campbellsville resident Jefra Bland made her hometown proud last Friday when she was named a Top 15 finalist in the Miss Teen USA pageant in the Bahamas.

    While the pageant was Web cast on the Miss Teen USA Web site, it's a shame that it wasn't televised so more Campbellsville and Kentucky residents could watch.

    Bland, 19, won the Miss Kentucky Teen USA crown last December. That win gave her the opportunity to represent Campbellsville and Kentucky when competing for the Miss Teen USA crown - and a trip to the Bahamas.

    Thanks, Jefra, for representing us well.

  • Colton's brings 'American West' to Campbellsville

    Step into Colton's Steak House & Grill and it's almost like stepping into the old west. Paintings of cowboys and western vistas adorn the walls, while various other decorations straight out of the American West complete the scene.

    And now that taste of the west is coming to Campbellsville.

    In the works since mid-March, Colton's will open its doors for business at 11 a.m. on Monday, bringing 166 jobs with it.

  • New GOODY'S to open in Dawahares space

    A new store with a familiar name is coming back to Campbellsville.

    GOODY'S will open in the former Dawahares space on Sept. 17.

    Stage Stores, a Houston, Texas-based company that operates a handful of apparel stores, bought the rights to the GOODY'S name in July and plans to open 14 new GOODY'S stores, including a Campbellsville store.

    After emerging from bankruptcy, GOODY's Family Clothing closed its stores earlier this year. The Campbellsville Goody's closed Feb. 26.

  • Lebanon man arrested, charged with assault

    A Lebanon man was arrested and charged with assault on Friday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police release, officers responded to a report of a fight at Ancil Reynolds Used Cars at about 7:22 p.m.

    Upon arrival, officers found that Ricky Allen, 33, of Campbellsville and Darrell G. Smothers Jr., 19, of Lebanon had been fighting. Smothers had allegedly pulled a knife and cut Allen on his abdomen.

  • Applications accepted for weatherization program

    Families below the poverty level may qualify for help weatherizing their homes.

    According to State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, applications are now being taken for the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency weatherization program.

    Eligible families could receive up to $6,500 for heating and cooling systems repair or replacement, window repair or replacement, added insulation or installations of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Public record for Aug. 3

    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.

    Small Claims Filed

    09-S-064, filed 7/23/09; Marlene Richardson DMD PSC of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville v. Hannah Greer of Sunnyhill Drive in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for services rendered, $385.42 and $71 in court costs.

  • Rescue responds to boat fire

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue responded to a call reporting a boat fire at Smith Ridge at 4:47 p.m. on Saturday. Although the caller reported injuries, Rescue Director Allen Bottoms said no one was hurt. The boat was a total loss. As of press time, no other information was available.