Today's News

  • CHS tabs Chappell as Eagles' head football coach

    After receiving 34 applications from eight states and interviewing seven of eight finalists, Campbellsville High School has decided upon 32-year-old Jason Chappell to direct the Eagles' football program.

    "We felt like after the process, with his work ethic, character, discipline and fun for the game, we felt like he was best for the job," CHS principal Mike Deaton told a group of players, parents and supporters on Monday night in the cafeteria.

  • LWC to host poetry event March 3

    Poetry of the late Thomas Merton will be the subject of an upcoming cultural affairs event at Lindsey Wilson College.

    Kentucky poet Frederick Smock will present "Alert to the Possibilities: The Poetry of Thomas Merton" at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, March 3 in the W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. His talk - which is a Kentucky Humanities Council event and part of the 2008-2009 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series - is free and open to the public.

  • KSP to offer driving class

    The Kentucky State Police will offer a mature driver improvement class in Columbia for anyone age 55 and older.

    The class will be four hours long and each participant must attend the entire course to receive the certification.

    Upon course completion, the student will receive a certificate, which, under Kentucky law, entitles anyone older than 55 to a three-year discount on their insurance. There are no tests.

    The class will be at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Office on Tuesday, March 3 beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

    Call (270) 384-2317 to register.

  • England speaks to elementary students

    Renay England of Taylor County Bank spoke to kindergarten classes at Campbellsville Elementary School on how to save money and showed a video on "Meet the Bank."

  • Century 21 Smith Realty Group earns national service award

    Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, has announced that Century 21 Smith Realty Group is a recipient of the 2008 Century 21 Quality Service Office award for its commitment to providing quality customer service to its clients.

  • CU to display senior's artwork

    Campbellsville University senior Jake Singleton of Lexington will display artwork in his senior show through March 3 in the Art Gallery across from the Gosser Fine Arts Center.

    Singleton will display work including paintings, pen and ink drawings, ceramics and sculptures. He is scheduled to graduate in May with an area in art.

    "I am largely influenced by nature and the outdoors, which comes from my love of the great outdoors," he said. "I grew up always outside. Even in rain and thunderstorms I would constantly be outside playing and exploring.

  • Cards survive Eagles in elimination game

    Taylor County Cardinals' head coach Troy Young knew in rival games strange things can happen, and this most important game of the season was the win-or-go-home tilt in the district tournament.

    He had already seen where an 18-5 Glasgow team lost to a 4-23 Barren County squad and where Christian County (18-8) needed overtime to best Hopkinsville (12-12).

    Taylor County (22-6) overcame five ties with cross-town rival Campbellsville (17-11) and won over the Eagles in the 20th District Tournament on Thursday night at Adair County.

  • CU to host KHIPP event in honor of Women's History Month

    The Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy will host an event on Campbellsville University's campus Monday, March 2 in observance of Women's History Month.

    This KHIPP event will begin at 5 p.m. in the university's Banquet Hall of the Student Union Building. The event is free and open to the public.

    Dr. Velma Speight-Buford, the North Carolina A&T State University Board of Trustees Chair and Chancellor Search Committee Chair, will be the featured speaker.

  • BREAKING NEWS: CHS tabs Chappell as Eagles' head football coach

    Campbellsville High School has hired Jason Chappell as its next head football coach.

    Chappell, 32, has been the head coach the last three seasons at South Laurel. Before that the M.C. Napier High School graduate was the head man at Perry County Central.

     A complete story will run in Thursday's CKNJ.

  • Public record for Feb. 26


    Manda Hite, 31, of Mosby Ridge Road in Edmonton, license to be in possession, residents not to use license of other states, dismissed; driving with an expired operator's license, $153, 90 days in jail probated for 24 months.

    Wesley Allen Jones, 31, of New Jackson Highway in Magnolia, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

    Christopher Sampley, 34, of Shiloh Road in Campbellsville, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $158; license to be in possession, proof filed, dismissed.