Today's News

  • Public record for May 5

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-039, filed 4/25/08; R&C Quick Cash of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Margaret Sprowles of Wickliffe Avenue in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on cash advance, $411.77 and $91 in court costs.

    District Civil Filed

    08-C-173, filed 4/23/08; Midland Funding NCC-2 Corp. v. Bertie Skeels aka Bertie Skeels-Goldman of Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $804.98, interest and court costs.

  • Farmers get additional 8-9 cents per pound for tobacco

    Tobacco growers will get a raise after all, but it's not the victory many were hoping for.

    "It's kind a token increase," Taylor County farmer Bernie Cave says. "It's not a victory, but it's definitely a step in the right direction."

    Cave, along with Marion County farmer Joe Spaulding, organized a series of meetings with area tobacco farmers who were not satisfied with tobacco giant Philip Morris' contract offering.

  • CES begins principal search

    A sea of Derby hats fills Campbellsville Elementary School's multipurpose room Friday.

    As students file in for a morning assembly, they are greeted by Linda Handley, their principal. And while the assembly is cause for celebration, honoring students who have excelled, there is a touch of sadness in the air. As the school year ends and students and teachers file out for the summer, Handley will be leaving as well.

  • Hide your prescription drugs

    Last year, the News-Journal published a story about the results of the latest Kentucky Incentives for Prevention survey of local students.

    The survey results showed that prescription drug abuse is on the rise with teenagers. As a matter of fact, according to Karen Hayes with the Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition, one in every four teens uses prescription drugs to get high.

    No wonder Kentucky leads the nation in prescription drug abuse.

  • Man charged with third DUI offense

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    Steven T. Mays, 39, of 23 Morgan Trail was arrested at 2:37 a.m. Saturday, April 26.

    According to court records, Mays was stopped by Campbellsville Police for not wearing a seat belt.

    Mays told police he did not have a driver's license and he had been drinking.

    According to court records, Mays failed several field sobriety tests and tested a .108 blood alcohol level, higher than the legal limit of .08.

  • Workshop addresses prescription drug problem

    Looking for a way to feed his addiction to painkillers, the man stuck his fingers into the moving blades of a lawnmower. A disturbing action, Dave Sallengs said, made even more so by the fact that it actually happened.

    Manager of the Office of the Inspector General's Drug Enforcement and Professional Practices Branch, Sallengs was in town Thursday to talk to health care professionals about the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting system, also known as KASPER.

  • National Day of Prayer

    They gathered on the steps, kneeled and spoke to God.

    The group also sang songs about America and read scriptures from the Bible. They prayed together for our community.

    Thursday was National Day of Prayer. In honor of the day, about 35 people gathered at the Taylor County Courthouse steps. The event was one of several around the nation offering inspirational music and prayer. Those who attended received an "I Prayed" sticker.

    A balloon launch, symbolizing the group's prayers being released to God, followed the ceremony.

  • Blood drive is Saturday

    Most of us look forward to the warmer temperatures that accompany the arrival of spring. But with warmer weather comes the threat of severe storms.

    Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on earth. Each year, Americans cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornados and an average of six deadly hurricanes.

  • Man charged with wanton endangerment

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and intimidating a witness.

    Richard McDonald, 34, of 3804 Barney School Road was arrested at 10:25 a.m. Thursday, April 24.

    According to Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp, sheriff's deputies were called to assist with a domestic situation. Shipp said McDonald had taken a loaded gun to someone's house. He said McDonald had gone to the residence to attempt to persuade the person involving a court proceeding.

  • Tigers still tops in MSC baseball

    Campbellsville University made it four straight Mid-South Conference Tournament baseball championships in a row with a 5-1 triumph at home over University of the Cumberlands on Thursday.

    After the Patriots (43-12) led 1-0 with a run in the bottom of the sixth, the Tigers (24-18) tallied two in the seventh and three more in the eighth for the victory.

    In the seventh, Jason Beale was hit by a pitch and went to second on Matt Lepage's walk. Hector Urbaneja's sacrifice put runners at second and third.