Today's News

  • Johnson enters Senate race

    Republican Bill Johnson, an international businessman from Elkton, Ky., has entered the 2010 Senate race for the seat currently occupied by Jim Bunning.

    Bunning, who is serving his second term, announced Monday that he will not seek a third term. He cited a lack of campaign funds.

  • Churches combine for ministry

    Parents have spent the past few weeks buying school supplies for the start of the new school year. But for some parents, two local churches will take that task off their hands.

    Campbellsville and First Baptist churches have formed a mission task force to provide backpacks full of school supplies for needy children in the community.

    Backpack Blessing, as the effort is being called, began in February when some church officials were having lunch together.

  • Two Taylor Countians get state appointments

    Gov. Steve Beshear appointed a Mannsville woman and reappointed a Campbellsville woman to the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission last week.

    Blanche C. Minor of Mannsville will replace Ruth T. Hagan, whose term expired. Minor is a retired state employee.

    Beshear reappointed Shiela W. Newcomb of Campbellsville. Newcomb is field business manager for Kentucky Utilities Co.

    Minor's and Newcomb's terms will expire on Jan. 1, 2010.

  • Public record for July 27

    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.

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  • Local man pleads guilty to killing his mother

    The Campbellsville man charged last October with murdering his mother pleaded guilty to amended charges in Jefferson Circuit Court on Tuesday and was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for his crimes.

    Brandon Scott Jones, 20, of 304 Summit Drive was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 28 by Louisville Metro Police.

    According to Jones' arrest citation, Louisville Metro police officers were dispatched to 1701 Belmar Ave. in Louisville at 6:06 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 and found Jones' mother, Sharon R. Jones, 50, dead.

  • Campbellsville police officer under investigation

    A Campbellsville Police officer is being investigated.

    While the name of the officer and the nature of the investigation have not been released, City Attorney John Bertram did confirm an investigation is being conducted.

    "All I can do is acknowledge that there is an investigation of an officer," Bertram said. "I can't tell you who it is or the nature of the investigation. I do expect, within a reasonable number of days, we could know more."

  • Funding will provide training for more than 100

    More than 100 people will receive workforce training due to $500,000 secured by Congressman Brett Guthrie.

    The training will be provided by Team Taylor County in partnership with Campbellsville University's Technology Training Center.

    Ron McMahan, executive director of Team Taylor County, said the offerings are tailored to local needs.

  • Police seek information on robbery

    Campbellsville Police are seeking information on a robbery that occurred early Tuesday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 5:15 a.m., Emma Perez, 48, of Campbellsville was walking along Candace Street when a black male came up behind her, knocked her to the ground and took her purse.

    Campbellsville Police ask anyone with information on this or any crime to call 465-4122 or the Community Safe Line at 469-PRID(E).

    Campbellsville Police Officer Bart Gilpin is investigating.


  • It's the trivial things that count

    Thursday's front page coverage of local Cub Scouts' rain gutter regatta brought back some good memories for me.

    When I was a mere 9 years old, I competed in the rain gutter regatta as a cub scout in Ohio. I blew on that plastic sail until I was light-headed. I didn't win, but it remains one of the fondest memories of my childhood.

  • Have you checked out the Bookmarks?

    From mischievous dogs, circuses and vampires to questions about God and death row miracles … there has literally been something to interest everyone at the CKNJ Bookmarks reading group meetings.

    And if you haven’t joined us yet, you’re missing something.

    Our first book choice more than a year ago was “Marley and Me” by John Grogran. The story of a family and its neurotic dog, the book was fun read and was followed by the release of a movie based on the book.