Today's News

  • Police seek information on robbery

    Campbellsville Police are seeking information on a robbery that occurred early Tuesday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 5:15 a.m., Emma Perez, 48, of Campbellsville was walking along Candace Street when a black male came up behind her, knocked her to the ground and took her purse.

    Campbellsville Police ask anyone with information on this or any crime to call 465-4122 or the Community Safe Line at 469-PRID(E).

    Campbellsville Police Officer Bart Gilpin is investigating.


  • It's the trivial things that count

    Thursday's front page coverage of local Cub Scouts' rain gutter regatta brought back some good memories for me.

    When I was a mere 9 years old, I competed in the rain gutter regatta as a cub scout in Ohio. I blew on that plastic sail until I was light-headed. I didn't win, but it remains one of the fondest memories of my childhood.

  • Have you checked out the Bookmarks?

    From mischievous dogs, circuses and vampires to questions about God and death row miracles … there has literally been something to interest everyone at the CKNJ Bookmarks reading group meetings.

    And if you haven’t joined us yet, you’re missing something.

    Our first book choice more than a year ago was “Marley and Me” by John Grogran. The story of a family and its neurotic dog, the book was fun read and was followed by the release of a movie based on the book.

  • Wings of Pink poker run is Saturday, Aug. 1

    A Wings of Pink poker run has been planned for Saturday, Aug. 1 at Green River Plaza behind Burger King.

    Signup will be from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes, and $200 will be given to the top hand.

    Poker hands are $10 each and there is no limit. A meal will be provided at the end of the ride.

    Proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen breast cancer research fund.

    For more information, call Linda Hayes at 403-4381.

    In case of rain, the event will be Sunday with registration from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.


  • Colton's 'practice run' will benefit charity

    One day before officially opening its doors, Colton's Steak House & Grill will have a practice run to benefit the Taylor County Food Pantry.

    On Sunday, Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. the restaurant will serve 300 customers, with all of the proceeds going to the food pantry.

    According to Ted Beam, treasurer of the Taylor County Ministerial Association, the food pantry is selling 300 $15 coupons for the event.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Civil trial against hospital expected to start Monday

    The Campbellsville man who filed a wrongful death suit against Taylor Regional Hospital, alleging that the hospital is responsible for his wife's death, is expected to take his case before a jury at 8:30 Monday morning.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed the wrongful death claim in Taylor Circuit Court in April 2007 on behalf of William H. Wethington, executor of the estate of Betty H. Wethington.

  • Worst of recession skips Taylor County

    It seems the worst of the recession has skipped Taylor County.

    Local business owners say that, while business isn't booming, it isn't bad either.

    "Actually, in the last couple of months, we have increased a little," said Terry Pennington, owner of Creek Side Restaurant.

    While overall revenue has dropped a bit from two years ago, Pennington said, his business is holding its own.

    "I think we've been pretty lucky."

    One change Pennington has noticed is when people are dining out.

  • Parents will soon be able to pay student lunch online

    If Campbellsville Independent students forget their lunch money this year, their parents will soon be able to access the Internet and save the day.

    Food Services Director Jeff Richardson told Board members at their meeting on July 20 that the District will have a new point-of-service program called "LunchBox" in place for fall.

  • Resident charged with carrying a concealed weapon

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon after a pistol was found beneath a seat in his car.

    Ryan C. Adams, 24, who court records state has no address, was arrested at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, July 18.

    According to Adams' arrest citation, he was a passenger in a vehicle whose driver had been pulled over by Campbellsville Police and was later cited for DUI.

  • Health plan will increase costs for families and kill jobs

    During a recent telephone town hall, a constituent from Bowling Green told me, "Being a two-time cancer survivor, and possibly having it for a third time, I'm very concerned about health care reform. I know money is tight for everyone right now, but I'm worried about new taxes and being forced to accept government-run health care. I just really think if we have less government in health care, we would be better off."