Today's News

  • One person injured in two-vehicle collision

    One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision Sunday in which one vehicle caught on fire.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 2 p.m., a 1999 Ford van, driven by Lawrence Vaughn of Jeffersontown, Ky. rear-ended a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Teressa Germain of Campbellsville. The collision occurred on East Broadway, at the intersection with Durham Street.

    Vaughn's van, which was pulling a boat, caught fire following the collision. Campbellsville firefighters extinguished the fire.

  • Wetlands Reserve Program applications being accepted

    USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Wetlands Reserve Program. Upcoming application ranking cut-off dates are March 15, May 1, June 15 and July 31.

    WRP applications are continually accepted and those applications received after the cut-off dates will be deferred until the next ranking cycle.

  • A hotbed for basketball

    The state of Kentucky, the city of Campbellsville and the county of Taylor are hotbeds for basketball.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County kept their boys' high school basketball seasons alive and advanced in post-season play to this week's Fifth Region Tournament at Nelson County.

    It was the Eagles' 22nd overall district boys' crown and the eighth since Tim Davis came to guide the Eagles before the 1995-96 campaign.

    During that 15-year span, the Eagles have made 10 trips to the Fifth Region Tournament.

  • Former president is Heritage Day speaker

    Dr. W.R. "Randy" Davenport, president emeritus at Campbellsville University, will be the chapel speaker at CU's Heritage Day at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 3 at CU's Ransdell Chapel.

    Davenport, who served as president of Campbellsville College from 1969 to 1988, will discuss the sacrifices made resulting in the institution's ability to move forward during the annual Heritage Day presentation. The public is invited.

  • Green, Marion, Nelson and E-town advance

    District champions Green County, Marion County, Nelson County and Elizabethtown posted first-round wins at the Fifth Region Tournament on Monday and Tuesday at Hart County.

    Sophomore Micah Jones scored 30 points as Green County’s Lady Dragons pulled away from Bardstown 63-49 and Marion County’s Lady Knights out-scored North Hardin 23-11 in the third quarter en route to a 59-38 triumph in Monday night games in the Fifth Region Tournament at Hart County.

  • Noe anniversary

    Kent and Karen Noe celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at Olive Garden this past Saturday.

    The couple were married Feb. 28, 1985, in Columbia by Minister Charles Rickman. They have two children, Joshua and Kelli Noe.

    Kent Noe is the son of Sara Noe of Greensburg and the late Jackie Noe, while Karen Noe is the daughter of Sonny and Mary Jane Williams of Columbia.

    The couple have planned a cruise in April to continue their celebration.


  • Public record for Feb. 25

    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.


    Chris Anderson, license to be in possession, proof filed, dismissed.

    Laurie A. Bryant, no/expired registration plate and receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Jesus Name Church plans anniversary services

    Jesus Name Church will host its 71st anniversary services March 25-26.

    Thursday night's speaker will be Elder Jerry Bratcher of Hartford, Ky. while Friday's speaker is Elder Raymond Suttles of Russellville.

    A fellowship meal will follow the Friday service.

    Services are at 7:30 each evening at the church, located 3 miles west of Campbellsville on Tabernacle Road. Visitors can turn by Ronnie's Body Shop on U.S. 68.

    For more information, call Elder Rueal Boils at 465-3736.


  • More than one 'Norma Jean'

    Norma Jean was apparently a popular name in 1926, at least at the Carmalite Children's Home in Chicago, Ill.

    Norma Jean Skaggs, 83, of Campbellsville grew up at the Carmalite Home.

    At the same time, two other Norma Jeans lived there as well - one of whom later became one of the most celebrated movie stars of all time ... Marilyn Monroe.

    However, the nuns who ran the home changed two of the girls' names at baptism so they wouldn't all have the same name. Norma Jean Skaggs became Mary Jean Skaggs, and Norma Jean Baker became Elizabeth "Betty" Baker.

  • Shepherd to sing, give testimony at Good Hope

    Jerry Shepherd will be singing and giving his testimony on Sunday, March 14 at 6 p.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church in Campbellsville.

    Shepherd will tell his story of "earth angels" who, when he was at a "crossroads," helped him find his way back to the Lord with gospel songs and testimony.

    A tenor singer with the Patriot Quartet, Shepherd was led to Ann Gabhart who wrote his story in the book, "Angels at the Crossroads," available through Amazon.com.