Today's News

  • CU presents annual 'Excellence in Teaching' awards

    Campbellsville University awarded Excellence in Teaching Awards to 137 educators from across Kentucky during the 22nd annual awards program Saturday, May 17, in the Winters Dining Hall of the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex on the Campbellsville University campus.

    The Excellence in Teaching Awards program is in partnership with Lexington's CBS-affiliate, WKYT-TV.

    Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs at CU, addressed the teachers and guests from public and private school systems from 52 Kentucky school districts.

  • Taylor County 4-H well represented at Area Showcase

    Taylor County 4-H was well represented at the recent Lake Cumberland Area Showcase of Stars.

    This event is a competition for 4-H'ers who have won county contests in Demonstration, Talk Meet and Variety Show this year. Taylor County had nine talented 4-H'ers competing.

    Reagan Pollock was named reserve champion of the 9-year-old Talk Meet Division.

    Justice Gregory was named champion of the 10-year-old Talk Meet Division.

    Shelby Barnett was named champion in the 11-year-old Talk Meet Division.

  • Farm Credit Services hires Williams as summer intern

    Farm Credit Services of Mid-America has announced the hiring of Tyler Williams as a summer intern.

    Williams will be working out of the Campbellsville FCS office. The FCS summer internship program is geared toward college sophomores and juniors who want to work hard while gaining valuable work experience.

    FCS provides interns with realistic on-the-job exposure in one of our offices located in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, or Tennessee. Interns work with staff to help market, sell and analyze financial products.

  • What kids want

    What has turned out to be a really good day for kids has also turned out to be a really good marketing tool for Taylor County and Green River Lake.

    Hundreds of kids (and with kids come parents) descended on Green River Lake on Saturday as the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation sponsored its 2008 Kids Outdoor Day.

    It's almost an accomplishment of monumental proportions - coordinating activities on the waterfront, in the pavilion area at Green River Lake State Park and at Camp Kentahten. It was hot, but the kids didn't seem to mind.

  • Ginter is tea consultant

    Mary Ginter of Campbellsville is a founding tea consultant for a national in-home tea party company.

    Tealightful Treasures has launched its 2008 customer guide, All Things Tealightful. For the fourth year in a row, independent tea consultants around the country share inspirations as they teach people the meaning and traditions surrounding the world's most popular beverage next to water.

    The tea industry is projected to reach $12 billion by the year 2012. Entrepreneur Magazine also recommended a home party business as one of the top 25 businesses to start in 2008.

  • CKNJ staffers win KPA advertising awards

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal advertising and composition staffs won two awards in the recent Kentucky Press Association 2008 Advertising Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contest.

    Classified sales representative Kristie Campbell and graphic artist Wilma Abell won a second-place award for Best Classified Section/Page. Three issues from 2007 were judged on category layout, ad content and ease of readership.

    Judges said, "Nice bold easy-to-read section titles; special sections; nice category index on front page of sections."

  • Property transfers for June 12

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

    Andrew Paul and Jillian K. Morgan of Zelienople, Pa., by Andrew Paul Morgan, attorney in fact for Jillian K. Morgan to Jordan Osborne of Roachville Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land on the south side of Milder Creek Road, 6 acres, $150,000.

    Walter H. Young of Shalawn Village in Campbellsville to Dean Smith of Apple Wood Lane in Elizabethtown, Lots 31 and 32 of the J.C. Taylor Addition, $3,000.

  • Charges dismissed against man accused of raping 14-year-old

    Charges alleging that a Campbellsville man raped and sodomized a 14-year-old child were dismissed the morning his trial was set to begin.

    Davis L. Curtsinger, 30, of 220 Bluegrass Lane was indicted in May 2007 by a Taylor County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, intimidating a witness and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Taylor Circuit Court Judge Douglas M. George dismissed those charges on Thursday, May 29, the day Curtsinger was scheduled to face a jury of his peers.

  • Volunteers needed for summer scrub week

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to "summer scrub" the state's highways. The Transportation Cabinet's Adopt-a-Highway Summer Scrub Week will be held June 15-21.

    Nearly 1,100 groups now participate in Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program, which the cabinet established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 8,000 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.

    By reducing litter, the Adopt-a-Highway program promotes public environmental awareness and makes it easier to promote tourism.

  • Public record for June 12


    Bobbie J. Casteel, 35, of Melton Avenue in Elizabethtown, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    Amanda G. Chambers, 20, of Mitchell Street in Columbia, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause.

    Kenny Gross, 48, of Sextons Creek, Ky., speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

    Nathan L. Jenkins, 26, of Magnolia Street in Harrodsburg, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.