Today's News

  • Duck Derby returns to the creek at Miller Park


    The Central Kentucky News-Journal’s 11th annual Duck Derby is fast approaching.

    The event will take place on Saturday, July 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Miller Park.

  • Two charged in Marine’s murder

    A Fayette County grand jury has indicted two men in the 2014 shooting death of a former Marine outside Lexington’s Austin City Saloon.

    Quincinio D. Canada and Dawan Q. Mulazim each are charged with murder, first-degree robbery and second-degree assault in the death of Jonathan Price, 26, and the assault on his wife, Megan.

  • Handmade heroes

    About 30 kids and their parents made action figures out of pipe cleaners, beads, fabric and other re-purposed and  recycled materials Thursday evening at the Taylor County Public Library.

    TCPL Youth Services Librarian Emily Snyder said this is the library’s first time hosting this class and the first time partnering with the Living Arts & Science Center, based out of Lexington, Ky.

  • ‘Into the Woods’ to be performed July 2-5

    Town Hall Productions and Campbellsville University Theater are teaming up for a production of the “Into the Woods,” a musical by Stephen Sondheim.

    “We can’t say enough about the Into the Woods cast. They are so talented,” said THP Director Andrew Ward.

  • Gaddis retires from CU after 33 years

    After 33 years of service working devotedly as a professor and dean of the Campbellsville University School of Music for 26 of those years, Dr. J. Robert Gaddis is set to retire at the end of June.

  • Campbellsville University constructing new wrestling facility on campus

    A new practice and competition wrestling gym at Campbellsville University is starting to take shape, and so far construction is on schedule.

    That is according to Jordan Alves, CU sports information director.

    “The new wrestling facility is going up quickly,” said Alves. “It should be ready for student-athletes in early August when they report back to campus.”

  • Former CKNJ publisher Cravens dies at 75


    Jim Cravens, a man who served with the Central Kentucky News and later with the Central Kentucky News-Journal, died Monday.

    "Jimmy was a visionary in his era by foreseeing the need for a tri-county newspaper, Central Kentucky News, in 1965, when two others were still printing with hot type and there was an unpopular editor in Campbellsville at The News-Journal," said Max M. Heath of Landmark Community Newspapers, which owns the CKNJ.

  • E. coli closes beach at Green River Lake


    The water at Green River Lake╒s Smith Ridge Recreation Area is contaminated, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    The beach at Smith Ridge has been closed due to high levels of E. coli bacteria, according to a statement issued by the Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday.

    The statement said the Corps tests water from Smith Ridge, Pikes Ridge and Holmes Bend on a weekly basis, and while the water at Smith Ridge shows contamination, Pikes Ridge and Holmes Bend had acceptable test results.

  • Campbellsville school projects on track

    The renovation projects for both the Campbellsville Elementary School and the Campbellsville Middle School are in the initial stages but are still largely on track.

    That's what Campbellsville Independent School Superintendent Mike Deaton said at a short special-called CIS Board of Education meeting Monday at noon. He anticipates that construction could start by March 2016.

    The board met to approve a revised BG-1 for the CES project and to approve a BG-1 for the CMS project.

  • Two arrested, charged with theft, DUI, other crimes


    A Lexington, Ky., woman and a Middleburg, Ky., man were arrested Saturday afternoon on charges largely related to reported shoplifters at Phillips Agri.

    Jaclyn B. Onyon, 27, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, second offense, driving on a suspended license, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting over $500 and no insurance, according to a report by Officer Scotty Perian of the Campbellsville Police Department.