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Today's News

  • Taylor County, we have a problem

     

    Russell Heath sits in a small cell.

    Jailed for his fourth offense, Heath is the defendant in one of 605 DUI cases investigated by Campbellsville Police and Taylor County Sheriff's deputies in the past five years.

    The number of DUIs in Taylor County peaked in 2011, with deputies charging 33 people and police charging 143. Since then, the number of DUIs in the community has declined. So far this year, deputies have made six arrests and police have made 18.

  • Schools should be out by June 6

     

    After much discussion, legislators have agreed on how school districts in Kentucky can make up time they lost when winter weather canceled classes this year.

    But the districts in Taylor County have their own plans in the works that will see school dismissed for summer break just days after they had planned.

    According to State Sen. Sara Beth Gregory, R-Monticello, in the agreement, school districts are still to try and reach 1,062 hours of lessons this year, and they can be made up however districts prefer.

  • CKNJ to profile candidates

     

    This year's primary election is less than two months away, and the CKNJ has begun gathering information about candidates to give to readers.

    Today, letters and questionnaires were mailed to those who have opposition on the May 20 election ballot.

    The questionnaires ask candidates to tell the CKNJ about themselves and answer a few questions about why they are running for office, why people should vote for them and their stance on some issues.

  • Police chief lobbys in D.C. for safer roads

     

    As a police officer, he has often patrolled the streets. But last Tuesday, he patrolled the hallways of the United States Capitol.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette met with several U.S. congressmen last week, lobbying for their support about an issue that has long been discussed at the federal legislative level.

  • Cox to host Rally Rumble in Nashville

     

    She said it doesn't become real until it happens to someone you love.

    For Campbellsville resident Morgan Cox, cancer went from a distant fear to a frightening reality when her father, Tim, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in February 2010.

    Cox said watching the strength displayed by her father - and the several other patients she met when she accompanied him to his treatments - as he struggled to beat his cancer ignited a passion in her.

  • Public Record for March 31

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    Misdemeanors

    • David Courtez Johnson, possession of marijuana, $378, 30 days in jail probated for 24 months; public intoxication of a controlled substance, excluding alcohol, dismissed.

  • Resident charged with cruelty to animals

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly shot a dog with a gun.

    Marvin C. Glidewell, 80, of 1312 Bambridge Way, was arrested on Saturday, March 22, at 12:06 p.m.

    According to court records, Glidewell allegedly chased a dog through a yard, which damaged the yard and a vehicle, and then shot the dog with a 20-gauge shotgun. The incident allegedly happened on Aug. 26. Taylor County Sheriff's deputies investigated.

  • One injured in Broadway crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured when he was struck by a vehicle on Broadway last Thursday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to a report of an injury accident on Broadway at 2:30 p.m.

    The report states that Catherine Sexton, 76, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix and Joseph Smith, 77, of Campbellsville, was crossing Broadway when the driver's side of Sexton's vehicle struck him.

    Smith was examined by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel but refused treatment.

  • Sanders reaches 1,000

    Beauford Sanders reached the 1,000 coaching victory plateau on Saturday when his Campbellsville University baseball Tigers upended Cumberland (Tenn.) University 10-1 on Saturday afternoon in game one of a Mid-South Conference doubleheader.
    Sanders, who won 268 games at North Greenville Community College (now North Greenville University) in South Carolina, has won 732 times at Campbellsville.

  • KSP raffle to raise money for summer camp

     

    This year's Kentucky State Police Trooper Island raffle features a GMC Sierra 1500 SLE pickup.

    Tickets are $10 each and money raised will go toward KSP's Trooper Island summer camp.

    Tickets are available from any Kentucky State Police trooper or Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer, or at any of the 16 KSP posts throughout the state. Only 20,000 tickets will be sold.