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Today's News

  • Man pleads guilty in federal court

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to possession of about 17 grams of crack cocaine in U.S. District Court.

    Henry Godfrey Barnett, 57, of 209 Baptist St. was indicted by a U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky grand jury in August 2005 on a charge of knowingly and intentionally possessing, with the intent to distribute, 5 or more grams of crack.

    As a result, according to the indictment, Barnett was also charged with forfeiture, meaning, if found guilty, he would be required to forfeit $800 gained from selling the crack.

  • Man charged with receiving stolen property

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with receiving stolen property after he was found with a trailer taken from Marion County.

    James M. Perkins, 28, of 713 S. Columbia Ave., Apt. A, was arrested at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24.

    According to Perkins' arrest citation, the trailer was stolen from 68 Liquors in Marion County. The citation states Perkins was found in possession of the trailer during a traffic stop.

    On Friday, April 25, Perkins pleaded not guilty to the charge and was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

  • Movin' on up

    Driving through Taylor County during the summer of 2006, Jerry Pippin had a revelation. Already raising a teenage son in Las Vegas, Pippin and his wife, Julie, were expecting twins. Pippin decided rural Kentucky might provide a better setting for his growing family.

    "The community was full of the nicest people," Jerry said. "I thought the place was beautiful."

    Jerry was here to help his brother, Dennis, with his family's move to Adair County. Returning home to Las Vegas, Jerry told his wife about the area.

  • Brown-Humphrey

    Casey Brown and Chip Humphrey will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 10.

    Brown is the daughter of Bob and Sharon Brown of Campbellsville.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and is employed at Georgetown Healthcare Center as an occupational therapist.

    Humphrey is the son of Dr. Ron and Tresa Humphrey of Mt. Sterling, Ky.

    He is a 2004 graduate of the University of Kentucky and is employed as a mechanical engineer at Toyota in Georgetown.

    A small garden ceremony will take place at the Clay Willis House in Paris, Ky.

  • Purvis, Sprowles honored with wedding shower

    Bethany Purvis and Jeremy Sprowles were honored with a wedding shower at the home of Jane Blevins on Sunday, April 13. Pictured, from left, are Trena Corbin, Jane Blevins and Suzy Houk, hostesses; Cary Colvin, mother of the bride; Bethany and Jeremy; Dixie Sprowles, mother of the groom; and Gayle Simpson and Natalie Houk, hostesses. Bethany and Jeremy will wed Saturday, May 24 at Mt. Roberts Baptist Church.

  • White beats Maroon 22-20 in CU Spring Game

    Behind the strong arm of quarterback Ross Deaton, the White team overcame a 14-0 deficit on Saturday to defeat the Maroon team 22-20 in the Campbellsville University Spring Game.

    The Maroon squad jumped out to a 14-0 lead after the defense recovered a fumble for a touchdown romp. But, the White team fought back behind several big pass plays from Deaton and led 22-14 before the Maroon team scored again late in the game.

  • Campbellsville man suffers minor injuries in Marion crash

    A Campbellsville man was treated for minor injuries after crashing his vehicle in Marion County on Monday night.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, John A. Cox, 40, was driving north on Miller Pike when he failed to stop at the road's intersection with KY 84. His 1991 Isuzu left the road and came to rest in a field. The crash occurred at 11:43 p.m.

    Cox was transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon by Marion County EMS.

    Kentucky State Trooper Donnie Moses investigated.

  • Book club starts with a bang

    Unless one of us has a last-minute brainstorm, we've decided on a name. In case you're wondering, the name is for the new community reading group the News-Journal is sponsoring.

    The CKNJ Bookmarks.

    And we had our first meeting Sunday afternoon. Of about 22 people who signed up to participate, 13 attended. And we had a blast.

    We had all either read or were in the process of reading a book by John Grogan titled "Marley and Me," a heartwarming story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog that taught them what really matters in life.

  • City pool opens May 24

    Campbellsville City Pool will open on Saturday, May 24.

    The pool is located in Miller Park and will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

    The pool will remain open through the week until Sunday, Aug. 3. The pool will also be open on the weekends of Aug. 9-10 and Aug. 16-17.

    Admission is $3 per person. Anyone entering the pool area wearing a swimsuit must pay admission whether they intend to swim or not.

    The cost of pool passes has yet not been determined.

  • School Menus

    Campbellsville Elementary/High

    May 5-9

    Monday - Cheeseburger, pickles, onions, lettuce, tomato, potato rounds, vanilla wafers, pears and milk.

    Tuesday - Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, hot rolls, peach pie and milk.

    Wednesday - Chicken patty, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, coleslaw, Fruit Juicee and milk.

    Thursday - Taco, chips, lettuce, tomato, cheese, hash brown, pineapple and milk.

    Friday - Grilled cheese, corn, French fries, tossed salad, Elf Grahams, applesauce and milk.

    Campbellsville Middle

    May 5-9