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Today's News

  • A piece of history

    Steve Flinchum, left, and his son Sawyer are working to restore the Toll House on Tebbs Bend Road.

    The project is being completed with a Department of Transportation grant

  • Filling up the empty cells

    The Taylor County Detention Center is slowly, but surely, filling its cells.

    As of last Monday, Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield said, the jail was housing 26 state inmates. As of Friday, that number had risen to nearly 100.

    When you add Taylor County's own inmates to that figure, he said, the jail will soon be nearly full.

    "We're filling them up," Benningfield said.

    He said state inmates were transported to Taylor County from several counties last week, including Jefferson, Boyle, Christian, McCreary and Powell.

  • Man still missing after a year

    A Campbellsville man has been missing for about a year now, though a local law enforcement official says he believes the man just decided to leave the county.

    James Huff, who is also known as "Rambo," according to his uncle, has been missing since last Jan. 28, according to the National Center for Missing Adults.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Allen Newton says, however, that he believes Huff left Campbellsville of his own free will.

  • Goody's reported to close all stores

    Though store officials aren't commenting, Goody's Family Clothing will close all of its stores this year, according to media reports.

    According to Dow Jones Newswire, Goody's is in the process of seeking bids to liquidate its assets.

    Calls to the local Goody's store in Green River Plaza were directed to the Goody's corporate office in Knoxville, Tenn. Those calls were not returned.

  • Cards stay in heat of district race

    Taylor County remained in the thick of the race to earn the district’s top seed with a 64-53 home triumph over Campbellsville on Friday night.

    The Cardinals never trailed after building a 9-2 lead which grew to 23 (49-26) in the third quarter after a Shane Morris free throw.

    Bryton Taylor tallied 13 of his team-high 22 points in the final nine minutes to bring the Eagles within striking distance.

  • Eagles knock off previously-unbeaten LaRue

    And then there was one.

    LaRue County and Louisville Eastern were the state's lone undefeated boys' basketball teams entering Tuesday games. Eastern bested Ballard, but the Hawks fell 64-63 at home to Campbellsville.

    The Eagles (8-4) built double-digit leads and still held a 59-47 advantage after Bryton Taylor's steal and lay-up at 6:59 of the fourth quarter.

    However, LaRue County (13-1) charged back for the third time during the game and used a 14-4 run to trail by only two (63-61) with 1:44 left.

  • School merger forum held

    Most were for it, at least one appeared to be against it, still others simply had questions.

    A public meeting Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Park Community Center to discuss a merger of the two local public school systems lasted an hour and a half and attracted nearly 100 residents.

    News-Journal Publisher Patrick Keefe, who both hosted and facilitated the meeting, supplied packets of information regarding state law as well as revenue, expenses and enrollment at both Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County school systems.

  • News alerts once again available

    Keeping up to date on the latest community news is important to many of us.

    And in an attempt to help keep our readers informed about the latest news and events in our community, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is once again offering news headline alerts by e-mail.

    With the News-Journal's former Web site, news alerts was a popular feature, and now it's once again available to readers.

  • Man accused of stealing TV

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with second-degree burglary after he allegedly broke into someone's apartment and stole a television.

    Wyatt T. Long, 21, of 3217 Old Lebanon Road was arrested at 10:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4.

    According to Long's arrest citation, he is accused of breaking down a door to an apartment on Meadowbrook Drive at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3.

    The citation states that Long is also accused of damaging the door to the apartment.

  • Buffalo man charged with assault

    A Buffalo man has been charged with assaulting and unlawfully imprisoning a woman.

    Coy M. Bagby, 35, of 1166 Hibernia Ridge Road was arrested at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4.

    According to Bagby's arrest warrant, he is accused of restraining the woman last September and causing serious physical injury to her by choking her and rendering her unconscious.

    Bagby was charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree assault, both class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault.