Today's News

  • It's your turn now, graduates

    "It is only the ignorant who despise education."

    -Publius Syrus (42 B.C.)

    Knowledge. Education. Learning. Growth. No matter how old we get, learning is imperative. One can never learn enough.

    Each of us learns something new every single day. Sure, it might not be as complicated as a foreign language, physics or calculus. It may just be a new neighbor’s name or that the price of gas dropped a penny.

  • Nominees sought for entrepreneurship awards

    In today's trying financial times, analysts predict that small businesses and entrepreneurs can play a more important role than ever before in growing the economy of Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

    With this in mind, nominations are being sought for the 2009 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards. These awards seek to celebrate success in entrepreneurship by recognizing businesspeople and entrepreneurs in 55 Kentucky counties - including Taylor County - who have created and are managing a successful enterprise. 

  • Appeal denied for convicted sex offender

    The Court of Appeals has denied a convicted sex offender's latest attempt at voiding his prison sentence.

    In August 2004, Ronald Eugene "June Bug" Osinger Jr., now 29, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison on four counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse and three counts of intimidating a witness after he pleaded guilty to the crimes two months earlier.

    The alleged victims in Osinger's case, however, recanted their testimony before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram two years later.

  • Public record for May 25

    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.

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  • Man charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    Keith L. Mann, 39, of 455 N. Calvary Road was arrested at about 11 p.m. Friday, May 15 after a Kentucky State Police road check.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper John Boyd had a vehicle stopped, according to court records, when Mann drove his vehicle toward Boyd.

    Mann's arrest citation states that he ignored commands to stop and struck the vehicle Boyd had stopped.

  • Eagles eliminated by 12-2 by Bruins in semifinals

    Campbellsville never trailed but had to battle Green County to the wire before posting a 5-3 triumph in the final first-round game of the Fifth Region Baseball Tournament at John Hardin.

    The Eagles (15-12) led 1-0 before the first lightning delay on a double by Ben Janes and a Green County balk.

    CHS made it 2-0 in the third when Zach Altman was hit by a pitch, stole second and was singled home by Aaron Schwoebel.

    The Dragons used a double from Chavis McDermott and a single by Justin Givens to cut its deficit to 2-1.

  • Former Councilman loses battle with cancer

    Doug Mullins, a two-term Campbellsville City Council member, has died.

    Mullins, 65, died Saturday, May 23 at Norton's Hosparus in Louisville. He had been battling cancer.

    Last year, after having served two terms on the City Council, Mullins withdrew his filing for a third term, opting to make a bid for state representative. However, in August, Mullins withdrew from that race after learning he had lung cancer.

    Mullins' friends and colleagues remember him as a compassionate man who cared about the community.

  • Duty, Honor, Country

    “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

    —John 15:13

    They arrived slowly, some in wheelchairs, others with canes or walkers, their slow, determined progress showing their advanced age. Children came too, running and skipping in the joy of their youth. Others in between made up the rest of the crowd.

    More attended Monday’s annual Memorial Day ceremony than in many years past, many carrying small American flags.

  • Citizens Bank e-mail is a scam

    An e-mail currently making the rounds offering a prize for completion of a survey is not affiliated with Citizens Bank & Trust Co.

    The e-mail claims to be from Citizens Bank and offers customers a $50 credit to their account in exchange for completing a customer satisfaction survey.

    Read more about this story and others in Thursday's print edition.

  • Fifth Region Tournament pairings

    Fifth Region Baseball Tournament

    At John Hardin

    Monday, May 25

    Elizabethtown 12, LaRue County 5

    Taylor County 12, Nelson County 10

    Central Hardin 21, Bardstown 0

    Campbellsville 5, Green County 3

    Tuesday, May 26

    Elizabethtown 10, Taylor County 0

    Central Hardin 12, Campbellsville 2

    Wednesday, May 27

    6:30 - Elizabethtown vs. Central Hardin 

    Fifth Region Softball Tournament

    At North Hardin

    Monday, May 25

    Taylor County 12, Washington County 0