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Today's News

  • Simpson earns most DUI arrests award

    Campbellsville Police Officer Norman Simpson, right, was presented an award for making the most DUI arrests of any officer in Campbellsville and Taylor County in 2007. Simpson made 42 DUI arrests. Presenting the award is Deputy William Walsh, state representative for MADD Taylor County. The presentation was made during the MADD meeting on Tuesday.

  • School Board agrees to pay part of bus cost

    The Campbellsville Independent School Board has backed down on a request to increase the cost of bus trips for sports teams and other school groups by nearly 200 percent.

    Last month, the Board considered a proposal to increase the current rate of $1.30 per mile to $3.86 per mile.

    Transportation Director Donna Gaddis and Finance Director Gayle Newton told the Board last month that auditors from the Kentucky Department of Education had recommended the increase to cover costs.

  • Former Kentucky treasurer to speak at Lindsey Wilson

    With the 2008 election in high gear, Kentucky author and politician Jonathan Miller will speak at Lindsey Wilson College on 10 values essential to uniting America.

    Miller will speak about "The Compassionate Community: Ten Values to Unite America" at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday, Feb. 19 in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall.

    His talk - which is free and open to the public - is part of the 2007-2008 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series and also the college's Lecture Series on Civic Engagement.

  • Public record for Feb. 14

    Traffic

    Ima L. Crain, 58, of Gupton Court in Campbellsville, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

    Lawrence W. Cravens, 37, of Greensburg Road in Buffalo, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $148.

    Rebecca A. Deweese, 28, of Cox Street in Campbellsville, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Comment on our stories online

    As many readers already know, the Central Kentucky News-Journal has been in the process of redesigning its Web site since late last year.

    While it's still not all that it will be eventually, it's getting better all the time.

    A few weeks ago, we added an archive search that allows readers to search the past several months' issues. We eventually hope to provide older archives, though that may be some time in reaching our Web site.

  • Sprowles celebrates fourth birthday

    Scout Sprowles celebrated her fourth birthday with a princess party at her home. The girls played dress-up and games. Scout is pictured in front. In back are, from left, Madison Ball, Peyton McCubbin, Meghan Squires and Abigale Wright.

  • Campbellsville natives named to dean's list at Bellarmine University

    Bellarmine University has named 557 full-time students to its dean's list for the 2007 fall semester. The dean's list recognizes students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or better on a four-point grading system.

    Taylor County High School graduates Dustin Nicholas Lee Ford and Jill Patrice Thompson are among the students receiving dean's list recognition.

    Ford is a freshman with an undeclared major. Thompson is a freshman majoring in psychology.

  • London quits race for House

    Daniel London - who was U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis' pick as successor to serve Kentucky's 2nd District - announced Thursday he plans to withdraw from the race.

    "This was a hard decision," the 30-year-old London said in a press release. "But after speaking and praying with my wife, I've decided that it's the best decision for us as we start our new family."

    London, a Republican who worked in Lewis' Elizabethtown office, also said he was "quite confident" he would have succeeded in his bid for office.

  • CES Writers of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary recently named these students Writer of the Week for their grade, Sara Farmer, Jaleel Cowan, Emily Rodgers and Casey Hardin.

  • Lindsey Wilson offers tax help

    Lindsey Wilson College accounting students will make the tax season a little less stressful for low-income, moderate-income and elderly taxpayers by offering free tax preparation assistance.

    Under the direction of Associate Professor of Accounting Gary Lee Gibson, five Lindsey Wilson accounting students will offer the free service from 7 to 10 p.m. ET every Wednesday through April 9.

    The service will not be offered on March 19, which is during the college's spring break.