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Today's News

  • Man sentenced to a year in prison for child sex abuse

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve a year in prison for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

    Robert Elzie Followell, 39, of 3825 Raikes Hill Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Jan. 22 for sentencing.

    In October 2007, Followell avoided facing a jury by pleading guilty to first-degree sex abuse. A first-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

    According to court records, Followell was accused of grabbing and attempting to kiss the girl.

  • Kentucky writer to speak at Lindsey Wilson

    Kentucky writers and their place in the literary pantheon over the last century will kick off the spring edition of Lindsey Wilson College's cultural affairs series.

    Author Rudy Thomas will discuss "Kentucky Writers: May God Love Them Even If No One Else Does," at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Thomas will speak in the W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall.

    His talk, which is part of the Lindsey Wilson cultural affairs series, is free and open to the public. His talk is co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council.

  • Black History Month Part 1: Racism today mostly 'silent'

    No matter how busy her days get, Wanda Washington always makes time for her family.

    Not only is she a wife and mother of four, she has a full-time job as an in-home therapist at Adanta, she works part-time as coordinator of Greater Campbellsville United, she is president of the Campbellsville Business and Professional Women and an assistant regional director for BPW and she is district president for the Kentucky PTA.

    And if that's not enough, Washington, 54, also teaches an adult Sunday school class and is a member of the usher board at Pleasant Union Baptist Church.

  • Bookmobile Schedule for February

    Monday, Feb. 4 - No route.

    Tuesday, Feb. 5 - Speck Ridge, Elk Horn Road and Knifley Road.

    Wednesday, Feb. 6 - Old Lebanon Road and Windsor Gardens.

    Thursday, Feb. 7 - Forest Hills, Crescent Hill and Jackson Tower.

    Friday, Feb. 8 - Liberty Road and Stoner Creek.

    Monday, Feb. 11 - Head Start, Taylor County Elementary and day cares.

    Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Taylors Chapel, KY 210, Social Band Road and Mt. Carmel.

    Wednesday, Feb. 13 - Lone Valley, Columbia Road, Meadowcreek, Davis Road and Hathaway Drive.

    Thursday, Feb. 14 - Plainview and Medco.

  • Join us in celebrating Black History

    "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."

    -From Maya Angelou's "On the Pulse of Morning"

    Beginning with today's issue and continuing through the month of February, the Central Kentucky News-Journal will be running a four-part series highlighting Campbellsville residents in honor of Black History Month.

  • STLP at Campbellsville High School advances to state in regional competition

    The Student Technology Leadership Program at Campbellsville High School is headed to state competition with its project "How to Use PDAs (personal digital assistants) in the Middle School."

    DJ Foley, Jason Rainwater and Alex Quinn shared with other STLPs from Region 6 how they have set up the PDAs for wireless Internet access, word processing and data sheets.

    The Dell Axim PDAs have keyboards that allow students to easily create files that can be worked on at home and at school.

  • Man takes case to Court of Appeals

    His requests to be released from prison were denied last year. Now, Ronald Osinger is taking his case to a higher court.

    In August 2004, Ronald Eugene "June Bug" Osinger Jr., now 28, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison on four counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse and three counts of intimidating a witness. He pleaded guilty to the charges in June 2004.

    However, the victims in Osinger's case recanted their testimony before a judge two years later.

  • BBBS kick off event is Feb. 5

    The Big Brothers and Big Sisters fifth annual Bowl for Kids Sake will kick off with a luncheon Tuesday, Feb. 5.

    The lunch will be at Campbellsville University's Winters Dining Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    According to organizers, the event is for anyone wanting to form a team to participate or those who wish to become a sponsor.

    To RSVP, or for more information, contact Bob or Jackie at 465-2254 or Ricky Burress at 403-2154.

  • Lewis' antics give him a black eye

    Not many of us get a chance to choose our successor. Most of us wouldn't consider it part of our job.

    That's how it is in the private sector. But politics are different.

    My cynical mind tells me Congressman Ron Lewis was trying to handpick his successor - Daniel London - last week when one filed and the other withdrew all within a few minutes of each other, so close to the filing deadline.

  • CHS Honor Roll

    Campbellsville High School has released its honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Students listed are:

    Freshmen

    All A's - Melanie Elaine Brockman and Samual Zachary Johnson.

    A's and B's - Karissa Renee Atkinson, Ashley Michelle Bates, Zachary Patrick Bowen, Joseph Lewis Butler, James Matthew Christie, Anna Kathryn Haley, Cory Scott Hoosier, Taylor Chase Levi, Jordan Rashaun Percell and Jamecia Elaine Washington.

    Sophomores

    All A's - Mia Mercedes Moore, Morgan Marie Murrell and Aaron Jacob Schwoebel.