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Today's News

  • Lee-Payton to wed July 31

    Whitney Lee and Matt Payton announce their upcoming marriage on Saturday, July 31.

    Lee is the daughter of Steve and Tracy Perkins of Campbellsville and the late Smitty Lee. Her grandparents are Sue Holmes and Marshall and Verniece Taylor, all of Campbellsville, and the late Coy Holmes and Suzy Lee.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School. She will graduate from Campbellsville University with a nursing degree in May 2011.

  • Shively receives U of L surgeons' honor

    Dr. Eugene Shively has received the highest honor given by the University of Louisville's Department of Surgery — the Samuel Gross M.D. Career of Service Award.

    Shively received the award on Thursday, June 17 during the department's 2010 Residents Dinner.

  • Circuit Court Action for July 15

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "Circuit Court Action" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    Court records filed on June 30 by Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram:

  • Cammack-Harrison to wed July 23

    Gene and Theresa Cammack of Bardstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Amanda Cammack, to James Cory Harrison, son of Sherry and Tony Matthews of Louisville and the late Gene Harrison.

    The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Nelson County High School. She is the granddaughter of the late Eugene "Buddy" and Virginia Cammack and the late Jim and Mary Ola Brussell. She is employed at Town & Country Bank of Bardstown.

  • Junior League baseball team to have fundraiser

    The Campbellsville 13-14-year-old Junior League Baseball team will have a pre-order ribeye sandwich plate lunch sale on Thursday, July 15.

    The team is raising money to go to the State Tournament on July 18-23 in Ashland.

    The lunch will include a ribeye sandwich, either plain or barbecue chips and a Pepsi product drink for $5.

    Lunches can be delivered. Those interested can call 849-4045 for an order form. Orders were due Tuesday, July 13.

  • Airport plans Jets Over Kentucky Week

    Jets Over Kentucky Week kicks off with free flying for pilots July 4-8 at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport just outside downtown Lebanon. The public is invited to view the planes on July 9-11.

    This radio-controlled jet show is a Kentucky Tourism Council Top 10 Summer Event and is expected to draw nearly 200 pilots from all over the U.S. and three other countries. Pilots range from ages 10 to 80 and some are national and international champions of RC jet competitions.

  • Man accused of sex abuse pleads guilty to lesser charges

    The Campbellsville man accused of sexually abusing a young girl has pleaded guilty to amended charges and must register as a sex offender for 20 years.

    Clifton Carter, 40, of 1795 Underwood Road was indicted in February by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of intimidating a witness.

    According to the indictment, Carter is accused of threatening a potential witness to delay or prevent the witness from speaking with law enforcement officials.

  • Lawsuit against jail dismissed

    The lawsuit alleging Taylor County Detention Center employees lost an inmate's family photos has been dismissed.

    Steven Carmicle filed suit against Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Capt. Kevin Wilson, Sgt. Jon Hawkins and Class D Coordinator Mary Cox in Taylor Circuit Court last September.

  • Man faces sex abuse charges

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges accusing him of sexually abusing two young boys.

    Joshua Messer, 27, of 506 Walling Ave. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Messer was charged with five counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, Messer is accused of subjecting the boys, who are both younger than 12, to sexual contact from July 2006 through July 2009.

    Bond was set at $25,000 cash. If convicted, Messer could be sentenced to as much as 25 years in prison.

  • Electricity usage up, but summer isn't over yet.

    If you thought June was hot, hang on. July and August are the peak summer months, and with near record temperatures already in the books, the long, hot summer isn't nearly over.

    According to the Kentucky Mesonet station in Taylor County, June saw eight days with temperatures above 90 degrees. Factoring in high humidity, the heat index hit 100 degrees on a few of those days. The heat index combines air temperatures and humidity levels to determine how hot it feels.

    July has seen three days in the 90s so far.