Today's News

  • Public Record for March 23

    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.

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-145, filed 12/30/08; R&C Quick Cash v. Mythia Russell of Penick Avenue in Greensburg. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for cash advance, $470.60 and $91 in court costs.

  • Man arrested, charged with assaulting woman

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting his wife after he allegedly kicked her in the head.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report filed by Deputy Aaron L. Walters, John M. Mann, 30, of 25 Morgan Trail was arrested at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 29.

    The report states that Mann is accused of kicking his wife and causing a cut on her head. Mann also allegedly kicked the woman in her leg, causing a bruise.

    Walters' report states that the woman was taken to a hospital and treated and released.

  • Tigers lose to LWC, down Cumberlands

    The No. 8-rated Campbellsville University baseball Tigers lost to Lindsey Wilson College on Friday, but rebounded to upend the University of the Cumberlands on Monday.

    The Tigers (23-4) led 8-3 at Lindsey on Friday, but the Blue Raiders scored 11 runs in innings four through six to lead 14-8 before CU plated three in the seventh.

    Catcher Jimmy Voelker had three hits for the Tigers while third-sacker Chris Curley, first-baseman Brian Chase and right-fielder Zach Townsend had two apiece.

  • Council members approve grant applications

    The City is applying for grants that, if awarded, will pay for new equipment and salaries for up to three new police officers.

    At a March 25 special meeting, Campbellsville City Council members gave their approval for Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield to apply for two grants.

  • Lady Eagles down Bethlehem in All 'A' first round

    Campbellsville's Lady Eagles defeated Bethlehem 15-5 on the road Monday in a first-round game in the Touchstone Energy Fifth Region All "A" Classic Softball Tournament.

    Ashley Bates went 4-5 for CHS while winning pitcher Danielle Morris went 3-4 with two runs batted in and Amber Gamboa was 3-5 with three RBI.

    Ashley Kessinger and Alex Davis also contributed two hits apiece in the 16-hit attack.

    CHS will play in the All "A" semifinals on Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at Bethlehem with the championship game set for Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m.

  • 'Breakfast with Easter Bunny' is April 4

    The Taylor County 4-H Council will sponsor "Breakfast with Easter Bunny" at the Taylor County Extension Office on Saturday, April 4 from 9 to 11 a.m.

    Breakfast will consist of pancakes, syrup, sausage, juice, coffee and milk and will cost $5 for adults and $3 for children. Children younger than 2 eat for free.

    Photographs with the Easter Bunny will be taken from 9 to 10 a.m. and cost $1 for a 4x6 print. Additional photos will cost 50 cents each.

    For advance tickets, or more information, call 465-4511.


  • CU to dedicate education building Monday, March 30

    Campbellsville University's School of Education building will host a prayer walk today at 4:30 p.m. in the new building at 302 N. Hoskins Ave.

    The prayer walk will serve as an act of dedication during  the construction phase of the 14,000-square-foot building. Those attending will be able to write favorite scriptures on the floor of the building as an act of dedication of the building to the Lord.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, will give opening remarks with reflections on the past and projections for the future.

  • Judicial center bond not enough

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. released a legal opinion last week regarding bonding requirements for Kentucky court facilities construction projects.

    On March 4, Minton announced that he had retained construction law attorney William G. Geisen to determine whether current court facilities construction projects were appropriately bonded.

    According to Minton's opinion, the judicial center under construction in Taylor County is one of several projects insufficiently bonded.

  • Couple starts new music studio in their home

    His father began teaching him to play guitar when he was just 2 years old. As a teen and young adult, he was a member of several punk bands in the Chicago, Ill. area where he lived.

    But, now, Dave Hyde says he enjoys the production side of making music much more than performing.

    "I spent years playing in bands. In recent years, I like producing more," Hyde said. "It's definitely a lot of fun."

    Hyde, along with his wife Shannon, owns a home studio in Campbellsville and started a record label, Riotous Records, in March 2008.

  • City says no to County's plea for help

    The City says it can't help the County in balancing its jail budget.

    At a special meeting last Wednesday, Campbellsville City Council members passed a resolution stating just that and also discussed the potential problems if the current occupational tax agreement with the County is broken.

    The meeting was called to discuss the County's jail budget issues and a request from the County that the City contribute $90,000 each quarter for the next year, for a total of $360,000. A Fiscal Court committee made the request at a joint meeting with City officials two weeks ago.