Today's News

  • Police officer is Outstanding Emergency Services member

    It was just before Christmas. Campbellsville Police Officer Shannon Wilson was dispatched to a domestic dispute. A couple and their children were stranded with a car that wouldn’t start. The car trouble had been going on for some time, Wilson said, and tensions came to a head that day.

    What Wilson did next is testimony to what Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield describes as the “kindness of his heart.”

  • Woman accused of assault

    The Campbellsville woman who was charged last week with arson now faces charges that she held another woman prisoner and beat her for more than two hours.

    In a report by Campbellsville Police Officer Jason Simpson, he stated that police received a complaint at about 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2 reporting an altercation at Geneva Mae Brown Hicks' West Walnut Street home. Hicks' 2-year-old son was inside the home at the time. The child was later taken to Hicks' sister's home on White Rose Road.

  • Mothers worth more than you thought

    According to NBC News producer Jay Blackman, I'm worth a lot of money.

    His Monday night story, "What is a mom's work worth?" laid it all out on the line.

    "They say it's the small things, but when it comes to mothers, the small things really do add up. Whether it's driving to karate, making doctor appointments, or paying the bills, Mom's job is never done - and she does it all for free."

  • Woman of the Year reception

    Laura Wilds, left, listens as Mayor Brenda Allen and Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers read a proclamation that honored her being selected as the 2009 Central Kentucky News-Journal Taylor County Woman of the Year. More than 60 people attended a reception Thursday afternoon at the News-Journal office in Wilds' honor.

  • Adanta to show films

    According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 40 million Americans will suffer from an anxiety disorder and more than 20 million Americans will suffer from some type of depressive illness.

    SAMHSA also reports that, in the past year, one in every 10 adults experienced some type of serious psychological distress and that only half of those adults received mental health services.

  • United States Army Band to perform July 4

    The Campbellsville-Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration recently announced that the United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors will perform at this year's July Fourth Celebration.

    The Jazz Ambassadors will perform a free concert Saturday, July 4 at 1 p.m. on the main stage in downtown Campbellsville.

    The Jazz Ambassadors is the United States Army's premier touring jazz orchestra. The 19-member big band, formed in 1969, has received acclaim both at home and abroad performing America's original art form, jazz.

  • Green sweeps Heartland track

    Green County High School's boys' and girls' teams chalked up team championships in Tuesday's Heartland Athletic Conference Track and Field Meet in Lebanon.

    The Lady Dragons were paced by junior Raegan Deaton's first-place efforts in the 400- and 800-meter runs and 4x400- and 4x800-meter relays.

    Summer Sebastian triumphed in the shot put and discus for the GCHS girls while Baylee Shofner was first in the 1,600-meter run and Molly Frank tops in the 3,200.

  • Emily Cox to be July Fourth grand marshal

    Campbellsville native Emily Cox, who is the reigning Miss Kentucky, has been named the grand marshal of this year's Taylor County Bank July Fourth parade.

    Cox, the daughter of Ricky Cox and Jenny Cox of Campbellsville, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of science degree in biology. She plans to earn a doctorate of pharmacy degree and become a clinical pharmacist specializing in pediatrics. 

  • Public record for May 7

    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.


    Michelle Burton, 38, of Quail Ridge Road in Campbellsville, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, amended to improper equipment, $238.

    Nathaniel Gibson, 52, of Taylor Avenue in Campbellsville, contempt of court, seven days in jail.

  • Page-Bryant

    Katie Page of Campbellsville and Troy Bryant of Louisville will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 16.

    Page is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Page of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are William R. Sheets and the late Odessa Sheets and Harold and Elizabeth Page.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Jefferson County High School in Jefferson County, Tenn. and will graduate in May from Campbellsville University with a bachelor's degree in management.