Today's News

  • Kelly judgeship appointment still uncertain

    The seat of Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, in the 14th District of the Kentucky Legislature isn't empty, but that hasn't stopped numerous people from speculating about how it will be filled, if indeed it is vacated.

    Kelly's name has surfaced in rumors as the man to fill a seat that actually is empty, and that's the one vacated by Chief Regional Circuit Judge Doughlas "Dodie" George when he moved from the position and into the state's senior status program in February.

  • CU to host blood drive Sept. 10

    Trevor Ervin, a sophomore at Campbellsville University from Glasgow, began donating blood at the first blood drive at the university during his freshman year. He has been donating ever since at every opportunity he gets.

    "You figure the average life span is 75 years and you can begin donating at age 17," Ervin said. "Think about how many lives you can save."

    Ervin will have another opportunity to donate when Campbellsville University hosts a blood drive in the Student Activities Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday.

  • CU to host chemistry seminar

    Dr. Nathan Tice, assistant professor of organic chemistry at Eastern Kentucky University, will present the first chemistry seminar of the semester Friday, Sept. 11 at Campbellsville University.

    Tice will speak on "Synthetic Heterocycles and Their Applications in Energy and Advanced Electronics," at 10 a.m. in Room 15 of the Administration Building on the CU campus.

  • Benefit is Sept. 18

    An auction and gospel singing benefit for the late Joann Burress will be Friday, Sept. 18 at the Community Center beginning at 4 p.m.

    At the time of her death, Burress had been on life support since May after having surgery for a broken hip.

    The Burress family had no insurance and all money raised will go toward paying her funeral expenses. Food and drinks will be served.

    For more information, call Jenise Sherrill at 789-3471 or Marlene Tucker at 789-6583.


  • Van available to Louisville VA for veterans

    The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs will offer a van service to take veterans to the Louisville VA Medical Center.

    The van will be available each Tuesday at 7 a.m. at the Campbellsville National Guard Armory. To schedule a ride, call (800) 928-0951.


  • Kiwanis Club to host 50th anniversary celebration

    The Campbellsville Kiwanis Club will host a 50th anniversary celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    According to current Kiwanis Club President Dr. James Jones, the state Kiwanis governor, Glen Kleine of Richmond, will speak and there will be a performance by the Taylor County High School Show Choir.

    Jones said there is only one living charter Kiwanis member, Dr. J. Chester Badget, who will attend the event.


  • Public record for Sept. 10

    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.


    Johnothon E. Clark, 20, of Lakeway Drive in Russell Springs, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol being younger than 21, amended to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, $718, alcohol drug education program, license suspended for 90 days.

  • 'No matter what you wish for, you can achieve it'

    The castle on Versailles Road in Lexington has always been a landmark for 12-year-old Jay Gaines.

    Born without a right arm and later undergoing two amputations as a result of birth defects, Gaines and his family made many trips from their Campbellsville home to Lexington while he was growing up.

    According to his mother, Michelle Gaines, the castle meant they were almost there.

    "As he got older, he knew when he got to the castle he was almost to the doctor," she said.

  • Trammell named operations manager at Atmos

    Larry Trammell recently became Atmos Energy's operation manager of the Shelbyville, Danville and Campbellsville service area.

    Trammell will be responsible for all community and customers efforts in the surrounding 14-county area.

    He began his career with Atmos in Olathe, Kan. in 1988. Since then, Trammell has served in various construction and supervisory positions, with his latest as operation supervisor in Columbus, Ga.

  • Early Days


    Sept. 9, 1999

    Brian Newton died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at the age of 43.

    For the fifth year in a row, Campbellsville University has been named as one of America's Best Colleges, by U.S.News & World Report, a national magazine with more than 2 million circulation.

    James C. Claypool will speak at the Hiestand House Museum this Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.