Today's News

  • Man gets 35 years on rape, other charges

    A Campbellsville man will spend 35 years in prison and register as a sex offender for the rest of his life for raping a woman and holding her and her child hostage.

    Anthony D. Holliman, 32, of 155 Sadona Drive was indicted in January 2008 by a Taylor County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • CU athlete remembered for high spirits

    A high-spirited person who never gave up.

    That's how 19-year-old Ben Napier is being remembered just days after his death.

    Napier, a Campbellsville University sophomore and member of the golf team, died last Monday after a single-vehicle crash on the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway, near Elizabethtown.

  • Fugitive housed in Taylor County jail

    A fugitive who faces child molestation charges has been arrested in Graves County and is now being housed in the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Jose Gudalupe Valerio-Dominguez, 23, of 315 N. Main in Stanton, Ky. was arrested in Graves County by Kentucky State Police on Saturday, Jan. 14.

    A warrant was issued for Valerio-Dominguez's arrest in Cobb County, Ga. on July 3, 2008. The warrant charges him with child molestation and enticing a child.

  • Dress codes see little change

    School dress codes for 2009-2010 bear few changes from last year, local administrators say.

    Student dress plays a vital role in the classroom, according to Campbellsville High School Principal Kirby Smith.

    "I believe that dress codes are important because they are very beneficial in creating an appropriate academic culture and climate," he said. "Dress codes also help to maintain a safe and secure climate at school."

    Taylor County High School Principal Charles Higdon Jr. said dress codes also help prepare students for the workforce.

  • Miss Kentucky Teen USA

    Jefra Bland of Campbellsville, Miss Kentucky Teen USA, leaves for the Bahamas on Sunday to compete in the national pageant.

    The community attended a reception in her honor Thursday at Cafe Bonin.


  • Return of the Eagles

    After not competing for the past three school years, Campbellsville High School's marching band is back.

    Last year, CHS hired Zach Shelton to take over the band program after Jaime Smith, who had been band director since 2005, accepted a position at LaRue County High School. Shelton completed his music education degree in May 2008 at Campbellsville University. At CU, he was involved in the chorus, orchestra, marching band, jazz band and other activities.

  • KUDO: Welcome back, Marching Eagles

    After three years' hiatus, the Campbellsville Marching Eagles are back, and we're glad to see it.

    Band teaches kids more than just music. Marching band is about teamwork and dedication, the same as other extracurricular groups. Sports aren't for all kids, which is why band is an important addition to any school's list of activities.

    We wish you luck, Marching Eagles, and we'll be watching!


  • UPS claims Industrial Tournament title at VMP

    Men’s Church Tourney

    July 20

    Campbellsville Christian (14) — L. Lyons 3 singles; G. Lyons 2 singles, double; Harrison single, homer; M. Rucker single, triple; G. Rucker 3 singles; Williams single, homer; Malone 2 singles.

    Freedom (0) — Polston single, double.

    Campbellsville Baptist (10) — Baughman 2 singles; Ambers single, 2 walks; Watson single, double; Pollock single, double, homer; Southwood single, 3 doubles.

  • Public record for July 23

    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.


    Christine R. Bell, 26, of Shreveport Drive in Campbellsville, failure to produce insurance card, proof filed, dismissed.

  • CU names new sports information director

    Campbellsville University has named Chris Megginson, a sports editor from Columbiana, Ala., as its new sports information director, according to an announcement from Rusty Hollingsworth, director of athletics.

    Megginson will begin the position at the end of August.

    "I am pleased to announce that Chris Megginson has accepted our offer to join the athletics staff as sports information director. He has the experience and qualifications that we need to move our sports information department forward," Hollingsworth said.