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  • Smith-Cecil earns math medal

    Ricky Smith-Cecil was recently honored with a math medal at a Campbellsville Elementary celebration assembly.

    Smith-Cecil is a student in Debbie Baugh's third grade classroom at Campbellsville Elementary.

  • CU alumni and friends can buy new license plate

    Campbellsville University alumni and friends can now buy a newly-designed license plate to support CU.

    The new license plate went on sale Jan. 2 at all county clerk's offices.

    The original license plate design, which included all 20 independent colleges with a common background and color scheme, reached the end of its state-mandated five-year life cycle in 2007.

  • Mobley will not seek re-election

    Mobley will not seek re-election

    After eight years in office, State Rep. Russ Mobley has decided not to seek re-election this November.

    Mobley, R-Campbellsville, made the announcement in a press release on Tuesday.

    "It has been a great pleasure to serve the citizens of the 51st House District for the past eight years," Mobley stated. "We have made great strides in education; road and transportation enhancements; and infrastructure improvements. I'm proud to say I was a part of that process."

  • Man charged with rape

    A Columbia man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly took a woman and her child hostage.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, on Tuesday at about 7:30 a.m., a woman and a child entered Minit Mart on Old Lebanon Road. The woman told the clerk that she was being held hostage at gunpoint at her home. Her alleged captor, Anthony D. Holliman, 30, was in the store at the time.

    According to the report, the woman said she was able to convince Holliman to let her go to the store for coffee.

    The clerk called police, who were able to arrest Holliman without incident.

  • CMS students honored in Martin Luther King Jr. contest

    Three Campbellsville Middle School students were recently selected as state winners in the Martin Luther King Jr. Essay and Visual Arts Contest.

    Students submitted an essay or artwork that reflected their most inspired King moment or speech in concert with the theme stating how he or she is using that inspiration to shape their lives and communities.

    A total of 1,200 entries were received. Two students were chosen as state first place winners while another received second place accolades.

  • Kids chapter story begins next week

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal's younger readers will soon have a chance to learn about our 33rd U.S. President on the Just For Kids page.

    Beginning Jan. 24, "A Familiar Face," an eight-chapter serial story, will follow a boy named Scotty Brown as he learns about Harry S. Truman.

    A homework assignment leads Scotty to discover "A Familiar Face" in the pages of history and to learn about the role a boy from Missouri had as an adult in international decisions of humanitarian aid, war and racial equality.

  • Campbellsville Police investigate robbery

    Campbellsville Police investigate robbery

    Campbellsville Police are looking for a black male who assaulted two Sonic employees Monday before fleeing the restaurant with an undetermined amount of money.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 10:10 p.m. a black male wearing a bandana, white T-shirt and dark, baggy pants entered the restaurant and assaulted two workers while demanding money.

    One of the workers was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and treated and released.

  • School Menus for Jan. 21-25

    Campbellsville Elementary/High

    Jan. 21-25

    Monday _ No school. Martin Luther King Day.

    Tuesday _ Chuckwagon, whipped potatoes, lima beans, peaches, graham cracker and milk.

    Wednesday _ Corn dog, macaroni and cheese, peas, fresh fruit, animal crackers and milk.

    Thursday _ Spaghetti, tossed salad, buttered corn, Texas toast, fruit sherbet and milk.

    Friday _ Deli sandwich with lettuce and tomato, Cheetos, carrot sticks, Fruit Roll-Up, Teddy Grahams and milk.

    Campbellsville Middle

    Jan. 21-25

    Monday _ No school. Martin Luther King Day.

  • Swan files for state representative

    Asa James Swan has filed as a Republican candidate for 51st District State Representative, an office currently held by Republican Russ Mobley. The district covers Taylor and Adair counties.

    Mobley announced earlier this week that he will not seek re-election. Republican Russell Montgomery has also filed for the seat.

    Swan, who teaches history at Lindsey Wilson College, filed his paperwork in Frankfort on Monday.

  • Grand jury charges man with burglary

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on burglary, assault and other charges.

    Charles Robert Wagoner, 34, of 945 Old Spurlington Road was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Wagoner was charged with second-degree burglary, assault of a family member, his third offense, first-degree fleeing or evading police, possession of less than 8 ounces of marijuana, first-degree possession of cocaine, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.