Today's News

  • CU plans art scholarship competition

    Campbellsville University is searching for talented high school seniors to compete for two art scholarships worth a total of $12,000.

    The university's annual art scholarship competition and workshop will be Saturday, March 27 beginning at 10 a.m. in Room 100 of the Art Building at 205A University Drive, Campbellsville.

    The recipients of these scholarships may also receive performance grant awards and other forms of financial aid. Attending students who meet certain criteria may be considered for a performance grant scholarship in art as well.

  • TRH to host Brazilian health care class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will offer a "Brazilian Culture Concerning Health care" class on Wednesday, March 24.

    The course will review some of the common traits that are exhibited by the Brazilian culture concerning medical treatment.

    The class will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the TRH Learning & Resource Center at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville.

    Richard Phillips, staff development coordinator, is the class presenter.

    The class is free, but pre-registration is required by calling 789-5862.


  • Building a 'green' house

    Dan Dougherty is building a "green" house. Not a place to grow his plants, but a home that will be so energy efficient that his goal is to have a $30 monthly electric bill.

    "I would call the house a kit," Dougherty said. "It came in three semis and within seven days it was up and airtight from cement to tarpaper. I could have slept in here if I had wanted to."

  • Fire leads to power outage

    A small fire at a substation left 1,060 Kentucky Utility customers without power Thursday.

    According to Cliff Feltham, KU statewide media relations manager, the outage occurred at 8:07 p.m.

    "The cause was equipment failure — an insulator on the substation transformer failed," he said. "There was a small fire involved as the insulator failed, which happens many times when we have this kind of an equipment failure, but it was contained to inside the fence of our substation."

  • Marion prisoner escapes

    Police are searching for a man who escaped from the Marion County Detention Center on Wednesday while on work detail.

    James H. Shell, 45, escaped at approximately 2:30 p.m. while on work release at the Marion County Animal Shelter.

    Shell is a 5'9," 250-pound white male with brown hair and brown eyes. Though he had a beard at the time the most recent photo was taken, he is now clean shaven.

    Shell is a diabetic and requires medication. He was being held for flagrant non-support.

  • Program shows teens the seriousness of drunk driving

    They watched in silence as the graphic scenes flashed before their eyes. For the entire 12 minutes, only a gasp was heard as a particularly grim photo was displayed, showing them just how dangerous drinking and driving can be.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County high school students heard a first-hand account Thursday morning about how alcohol can impair drivers.

    Taylor County's seniors and Campbellsville's juniors and seniors participated in the national Save a Life Tour's alcohol awareness program.

  • Lawmakers consider early release for prisoners

    A House state budget plan to release up to 2,000 non-violent felons has jailers across the state concerned about community safety and their budgets.

    "It's not the fact that we want to keep people in jail," said Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield. "It's letting people out that don't need to be. It's time to start thinking about safety instead of about budget."

  • CU's Ballinger named WBCA Player of the Year

    Whitney Ballinger grew up in a neighborhood overpopulated by boys. So, if she didn’t have a basketball in her hands, she may have been gripping a tennis racket or a golf club.

    That Carrollton, Ky. neighborhood must have been a good training ground because the 6-foot-3 junior has started making a place for herself, and her team, in Campbellsville Lady Tiger lore.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    The schedule for March 20 through April 1 is:

    Saturday, March 20

    UNIVERSITY BASEBALL — Campbellsville at Pikeville (12:00).

    UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL — Campbellsville at Pikeville (12:00).

    UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL — Campbellsville vs. Oklahoma City in NAIA Division 1 Women's Basketball National Championship in Jackson, Tenn. (3:00).

    Monday, March 22

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — Grayson County at Campbellsville (6:30).

  • Lady Tigers take two, CU men fall in first round at NAIA Basketball Championships

    The Campbellsville University Lady Tigers bested LSU-Shreveport 64-55 on Wednesday and Trevecca Nazarene 75-57 on Friday to advance to the Elite Eight of the NAIA Division 1 Women's National Tournament in Jackson, Tenn.

    The CU men fell to Fresno Pacific 74-61 in their opening-round game on Wednesday in the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division 1 Men's National Tournament in Kansas City.

    Complete coverage of those games appears on Monday's CKNJ.