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Today's News

  • Police seeking information on two 'persons of interest'

    Campbellsville Police are seeking information on two "persons of interest" regarding recent thefts at Walmart.

    According to Campbellsville Police Officer Jaysen Taylor, security cameras at Walmart recorded images of the two people on June 10 and June 11.

    Anyone with information on either person is asked to contact Taylor at 465-4122 or the Community Safe Line at 469-PRID(E).

     

  • Sodomy charges filed

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with sodomizing two young children.

    Brian Ray Rutledge, 36, of 2319 Arrowhead Ranch #19 was arrested Saturday, June 12 at 10:11 p.m. at the Campbellsville Police Department.

    According to Rutledge's arrest citation, a videotaped interview was given to Kentucky State Police troopers that depicted a young girl revealing that Rutledge sodomized her at least once in Taylor County and once in Mercer County.

    Another child, a male, also told KSP troopers that Rutledge assaulted him.

  • Circuit court action for June 14

    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.

    Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly's docket:

  • Special election is tomorrow

    Registered voters who live in the Taylor County School District will decide the fate of the District's recallable nickel tax tomorrow.

    The question on tomorrow's ballot will be "Are you in favor of the Taylor County Board of Education's levying of a real property tax of five cents on each $100 valuation to provide funds to maintain, renovate and construct school facilities?"

    Voters will decide whether they are "For" or "Against" the tax.

  • Former inmate files suit against jail

    A former inmate has filed a lawsuit against the Taylor County Detention Center, claiming that staff failed to give him medicine he needed and that he had a seizure as a result.

    Georgetown attorney Rocky L. McClintock filed the suit on behalf of Ralph Todd Maier in Taylor Circuit Court last Wednesday.

    Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield and Taylor County government are listed as defendants.

    Maier's complaint states that he was lodged at the detention center in June 2009 after being charged with DUI in Green County.

  • CHS' Schwoebel selects CU

    Three-sport athlete Aaron Schwoebel will concentrate entirely on baseball after officially signing with Campbellsville University.

    The 6-7 Schwoebel, who has been named the Fifth Region Player of the Year, finished with a .413 batting average but an even-more impressive .729 on-base percentage after receiving 35 walks.

    “Swabes” as he’s known by his teammates and as appears on his truck’s license plate, had nine home runs and 32 RBI while scoring 37 times.

  • Public record for June 14

    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.

    Circuit Civil Settled

  • Underwoods have 'finest family farm'

    It's been a week and Doug Underwood still can't think of what to say.

    Underwood and his family received the 2010 Finest Farm Family award at the Taylor County Fair on June 10. Given by the Taylor County Fair Board and the Taylor County Cattlemen's Association, the award recognizes a farm for its upkeep, appearance and reputation for farming excellence.

    "We were honored to get it, no doubt," he said. "We're just proud that the farm was recognized. We feel like the farm has earned it."

  • Veterans Memorial Park softball schedule

    Thursday, June 17

    Industrial

    6:30 (1)    National Guard vs. Murakami Manufacturing

    7:30 (1)    RECC vs. DaBeasts

    8:30 (1)    UPS vs. DaBeasts

    Monday, June 21

    Men’s Church

    6:00 (1)     Freedom Baptist vs. Calvary Baptist

    6:00 (2)    Stewart’s Creek Baptist vs. First Baptist

    7:00 (1)    Living Grace 1 vs. Campbellsville Christian

    7:00 (2)    Robinson Creek Baptist vs. Palestine Baptist

  • School year likely to be shorter

    Students and employees could see less time in the classroom this fall.

    During its regular meeting last Tuesday, the Taylor County School Board amended the 2010-2011 school calendar to 176 days, shaving one day.

    Campbellsville Independent School Board is expected to consider an abbreviated calendar during its meeting on Tuesday, June 29, according to Superintendent Mike Deaton.