Today's News

  • Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy launches new drug take-back program

    In response to news about the presence of pharmaceuticals contaminating the water supply and teenage abuse of prescription drugs, Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy is now offering a new drug take-back program to help residents safely dispose of medicines that may be dangerous to others and to the environment.

  • UPDATE: Heavy rains cause major flooding

    Though Taylor County received more than 7 inches of rain over a two-day period, problems were nothing out of the ordinary, officials say.

    "I would say we had the normal problems anyone would have had," according to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield. "We were pretty fortunate."

    Emergency workers dealt with street closures, flooded basements and some localized flooding, Benningfield said, as a slow-moving storm front hovered over Taylor County from Saturday morning until Sunday night.

  • Business planning seminar is May 4

    Regardless of the size, entrepreneurs and small businesses are the key to a vibrant future for rural Kentucky.

    For those self-employed, starting a new business or wanting to grow a current business, resources are available to help at each stage.

    A free pre-business planning seminar will be Tuesday, May 4 at the Marion County Public Library at 6 p.m.

  • Property transfers for April 29

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

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Betty Wilson of Smith Ridge Road in Campbellsville to Darren Wilson of Pitman Avenue in Campbellsville, Lots 13 and 14 of Birdwood Subdivision, $1,000.

  • All Teased Up opens

    Nina Mikel, formerly of Nina's Hair Salon, has opened a new salon named All Teased Up.

    Mikel specializes in men's, women's and children's cuts, color and up-dos for formal events. She also offers waxing, hair extensions and scalp treatments.

    All Teased Up will be open Tuesday through Saturday with flexible hours.

    All Teased Up is located at 2100 Greensburg Road, four houses down from Carol's Food Mart.

  • ELECTION: Taylor County Jailer

    Three candidates are seeking the Taylor County jailer's position this year, and two of them face primary opposition.

    Incumbent Rick Benningfield defends his post against Nick Alsager in the Democratic Primary. The winner of that race advances to the General Election, where he will face sole Republican candidate Eddie "Hack" Marcum.

    The News-Journal mailed questionnaires to all candidates facing opposition in the Primary Election. Both Benningfield and Alsager responded and their answers are listed below.

  • Tigers earn top seed in MSC baseball

    A win or a University of Rio Grande loss was all Campbellsville University needed to win the Mid-South Conference baseball regular season Sunday. The Tigers got both to win a MSC season or tournament title for the sixth straight season. It is the fourth time in six years CU has won the regular season.

  • Woman charged with forging prescription, prostitution

    A St. Louis, Mo. woman has been arrested and charged with attempting to fill a forged prescription in Campbellsville.

    Randie Raye Faulkner, 38, of 6859 Stratford Ave. was arrested Friday, April 23.

    According to Faulkner's arrest citation, she is accused of signing another person's name to a prescription without permission and attempting to fill it at Kroger in Green River Plaza.

    She was charged with attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud or forgery, a Class D felony punishable by as much as five years in prison.

  • CU to participate in Cardboard Nation

    While many people across the country have enough food in their refrigerator and a bed to sleep in, there are millions of others who barely make ends meet.

    Campbellsville University is participating in the third Cardboard Nation: A Homeless Experience in which faculty, staff and students will experience homelessness for a night from 7 p.m. on Friday, April 30 until 7 a.m. the following morning on Stapp Hall lawn.

  • Paul makes campaign stop in Campbellsville

    Dr. Rand Paul, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, was in Campbellsville on Wednesday afternoon for a town hall meeting at the Taylor County Courthouse. Paul spoke to about 20 supporters. He said he believes federal laws should apply to everyone. "All bills passed by Congress should be applicable to Congress." Paul said he is 100 percent pro-life, against cap and trade and in favor of a balanced budget, congressional term limits, immigration laws and investigating all possible forms of energy. He says he is also a proponent of reducing government control.