Today's News

  • CU Concert Band performs April 28

    Campbellsville University's Concert Band will present its final program of the 2009 season Tuesday, April 28, titled "American Landscapes - A Musical Journey" at 8 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

    The program, according to Jennifer Tinnell, director of bands and instructor in music, will feature music accompanied by a multi-media presentation, which leads the audience on a journey through some beautiful American landscape.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex abuse charge

    A Campbellsville man avoided a jury of his peers Monday by entering a guilty plea to sexually abusing a 14-year-old child.

    Davis L. Curtsinger, 31, of 478 N. Garnett Road appeared in Taylor Circuit Court before Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George.

    In June 2008, Curtsinger was indicted on charges of first-degree rape and sodomy, intimidating a witness, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    The sports schedule through May 15 is:

    Thursday, April 30

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — Campbellsville at Taylor County (5:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL — Washington County at Campbellsville (5:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS — Taylor County at Adair County.

    Friday, May 1

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — Taylor County at Cumberland County (5:00).

    HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL — Caverna at Campbellsville (6:00).

    HIGH SCHOOL TRACK — Taylor County Invitational.

  • Fountain named Offensive MVP

    Greg Fountain, who led Campbellsville University and the nation in rushing last season, was named the Offensive MVP for the Nationals in the Third Annual College Franz/Victory Sports Network NAIA Senior Classic played April 25 in Plate City, Mo.

    The 6-3, 231-pound Fountain led all rushers in the game with 67 yards with a workmanlike 23 carries. Fountain broke the game's longest run of 20 yards in the second quarter, setting up his team's second touchdown.

  • Lady Tiger softballers drop a pair of heartbreakers in the MSC finals

    Campbellsville University could not defend its No.-1 seed in Mid-South Conference Softball Tournament, losing twice to Georgetown on Saturday 7-4 and 5-3, and relinquished the MSC's automatic seed in the national tournament.

    The Lady Tigers will have to wait and see if their regular-season Mid-South-best record of 18-1-1 and 40-7-1 overall mark will catch the seeding panel's eye. Only seven at-large bids are available.

    Georgetown, which lost its first game of the tournament to win four in a row to take the title, needed 26 innings in its title run the last three games.

  • Mobile home destroyed by fire

    An unoccupied Finley Ridge Road mobile home was completely destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

    At 2:05 p.m., 16 Taylor County volunteer firefighters responded with three trucks to the fire and were on the scene for about three hours.

    The mobile home, which is owned by Melvin Harris, was in the process of being remodeled.

    Taylor County Volunteer Fire Chief George Wilson said the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

  • Annual carnival through Saturday, May 2

    Campbellsville Kiwanis is hosting its annual spring carnival - Casey's Rides - through Saturday, May 2.

    The carnival will be open from 6 to 10 nightly and from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Big Lots parking lot.

    Advanced tickets will be on sale for $10 from any member of the Kiwanis Club.

    Proceeds from the carnival will go toward the purchase of coats for children in local school systems.


  • Campbellsville man injured in Adair crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in Adair County on Tuesday when he lost control of his dump truck and overturned.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at 2:45 p.m., Jim G. Burris, 80, was driving a 1994 GMC dump truck south on KY 551 when he lost control and ran off the right shoulder of the road. Burris overcorrected, ran off the left shoulder, struck a utility pole and overturned in a pond.

    Burris was transported to Westlake Regional Hospital by Adair County EMS. He was treated and released.

    KSP Trooper Clint Walker investigated.

  • Property transfers for April 23

    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.

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

  • Lady Cards earn top district seed

    Taylor County scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to down visiting Campbellsville 8-4 in high school softball action on Tuesday night.

    The victory gained the top seed for coach K.J. Townsend's Lady Cardinals and will bring about a re-match with the Lady Eagles in the 20th District Tournament next month at Adair County.

    Campbellsville struck first with a run in the top of the third when Amber Gamboa, Danielle Morris and Hannah Taylor singled.

    Taylor County knotted the score in the bottom of the frame when Hannah Milby walked and scored on an error.