Today's News

  • 'Silver Sneakers' get weather safety tips.

    "Get ready, get set, go!" is what Ken Schulz, former WHAS meteorologist and current strategic consultant with Humana Inc. told a group of "Silver Sneakers" gathered at Campbellsville Fitness on June 1.

    "Get ready now by specifying and preparing a specific part of your home for a safe spot in case of severe weather. Prepare by having enough medications and non-perishable food and to last three to five days.

  • Air Evac Lifeteam receives safety award

    For the third consecutive year, Air Evac Lifeteam, which has a facility in Campbellsville, has been awarded the Helicopter Association International Operator Safety Award.

    The HAI Operator Safety Award annually recognizes the safe operation of helicopters by its regular members. HAI provides this award to regular members whose safety statistics for the previous calendar year demonstrate a helicopter accident rate that is less than half the total of the average accident rate of HAI operator members.

  • Morgeson to join Smile Center hygiene team

    The Smile Center, located on 1485 Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville, recently announced that Jill Morgeson, who has been on staff for the past two years as a dental assistant, has now obtained her dental hygienist license from Henderson Community College with honors. Morgeson will join the Smile Centers hygiene team beginning this month.

  • News-Journal staff wins five awards

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal editorial staff won five awards in the annual Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. contest.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal competes in the tri- and semi-weekly division of LCNI newspapers from across the country. The winners were announced on May 27.

    The contest is a competition between more than 55 LCNI newspapers across the country - including dailies, weeklies and multi-weeklies. The News-Journal competes in the multi-weekly category.

  • Dialysis center celebrates 20 years

    Taylor County Dialysis, located at 101 Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville, recently celebrated 20 years of service.

    DaVita Inc. is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services and education to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease.

    DaVita develops, participates in and donates to numerous programs dedicated to transforming communities and creating positive, sustainable change for children, families and the environment.

  • Lebanon's Channel 6 expands to Taylor County

    Channel 6 Television, based in Lebanon, has expanded its coverage area to include Taylor County.

    According to Gary White of Channel 6, the station began broadcasting digitally last October, which allowed the low-power TV station to reach a wider audience.

    The primary coverage area is Taylor, Marion, Washington and Nelson counties.

    Channel 6 can be found on Time-Warner Cable in Marion, Washington and Nelson counties and over the air on a digital television at channel 6.

  • The Latest: Elderly man reported missing is located

    A Campbellsville man who was the subject of a weekend search is now safely at home.

    According to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield, Gilbert J. Banta, 79, was located in Springfield on Tuesday morning by Springfield Police. Benningfield said police received a call that Banta resembled a man who had been reported missing.

    According to the Campbellsville E-911 Center, Banta, who may suffer from dementia, had walked away from his home on Roland Street at about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. He was believed to be attempting to go to Shelbyville.

  • Public record for July 1

    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.


    Thomas Grammar, no motorcycle operator's license, proof filed, dismissed.

    Brandy Jo Abell, failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation, proof filed, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

  • Restaurant inspections for July 5

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection.

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be reinspected within 30 days.

    - Less than 70, a suspension of permit notice is sent to owner; if owner doesn't reply within 10 days, the permit will be revoked and the restaurant will be closed.

  • Campbellsville native to be interviewed on Spike Davis talk show

    Campbellsville native Gwin Minter will be interviewed Saturday, July 3 live on the "Spike Davis and Friends Radio Talk Show" in Louisville at noon.

    Davis is known for appearing on A&E's "Evening at the Improv," HBO's "Def Comedy Jam," BET's "Comic View," Showtime's "Laffapalooza" and for being television's first African-American game show host on BET's quiz show "On the Beat." Davis has toured with world-famous comedians Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey.