Today's News

  • Public record for April 16

    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.


    Jeremy M. Montgomery, no age or address given, driving on suspended/revoked operator's license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $143, 60 days in jail probated for 24 months; possession of open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, dismissed.

  • Search may soon be over

    The finalists have been chosen, and the interviews have been done. All that's left is the decision.

    Campbellsville Independent School Board announced last week the names of three finalists for the superintendent's position.

    The candidates are Mike Deaton, who is principal at Campbellsville High, Robert Lewis, associate superintendent at Hardin County Schools, and Leon Smith, principal at Washington County High School.

  • CU class raises awareness

    Campbellsville University's Advanced public relations class is implementing a public service campaign April 15-17 to raise awareness of the dangers of cell phone usage while driving.

    The theme for the campaign, which was proposed by the students of the class, is "Don't be a clown ... Put the phone down." It will be documented on several promotional items designed by Dr. Kara Presnell, associate professor of communications/PR, to raise awareness for the campaign's various publics.

  • LWC to host visitation days

    Now is the perfect time to plan a college visit.

    That's the advice of Lindsey Wilson Director of Admissions Charity Ferguson.

    "Before high school students get too deep into the school year, they should begin to take time in the fall to visit college campuses," Ferguson said.

    This school year, Lindsey Wilson offers prospective students and their families five opportunities to attend a Lindsey Wilson College open house.

    Lindsey Wilson will hos a final open house Saturday, April 18.

  • Resident questions City lease

    Rosetta Mills is a little concerned about her new neighbor on Lebanon Avenue. It's not that she has a problem with snow cones. She's just curious how a business could be allowed to locate on property zoned as residential.

    The answer is simple, says Mayor Brenda Allen. The City owns the property.

    "The City is not subject to zoning regulations," she said.

    After unsuccessfully attempting to locate in Miller Park, Montgomery's Summer Snow has now found a new home on Lebanon Avenue, directly across from Taylor County Elementary School.

  • New weather station will collect data

    Weather buffs will soon have another way to find out the local forecast.

    Technicians with Kentucky Mesonet, a network of weather and climate observation stations, installed a weather station on David and Sherry Cowherd's farm near the Taylor/Green county line last Wednesday and Thursday.

    The Kentucky Mesonet network was developed by Western Kentucky University's Kentucky Climate Center.

  • Man accused of using another's credit card

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with fraud after he allegedly used another person's credit card to make purchases.

    Billy C. Reece, 50, of 116 Phillips Drive was arrested at 3:39 p.m. Sunday, April 12.

    According to Reece's arrest citation, he is accused of using another person's debit/credit card several times to purchase gasoline and to withdraw money from an ATM machine.

    Court records state that the total of the transactions Reece allegedly made total more than $100.

  • Greensburg man accused of DUI

    A Greensburg man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI.

    Steven D. Mitchell, 22, of 192 Highway 88 was arrested at 2:52 a.m. Saturday, April 11.

    According to Mitchell's arrest citation, he was stopped by Campbellsville Police Officer Ryan Jewell for failing to wear a seat belt.

    The citation states that Mitchell told Jewell he was drunk and to take him to jail. He also told Jewell there was cocaine in his vehicle and he had been drinking gin.

  • Man files suit against hospital

    A Campbellsville man is suing Taylor Regional Hospital after he says a shampoo cap the hospital used burned his skin and caused him to lose some of his hair.

    The hospital has filed an answer to the man's complaint, denying any negligence and asking that the lawsuit be dismissed.

    Lebanon attorney Todd Spalding filed suit on Joseph C. Hughes' behalf in Taylor Circuit Court on Wednesday, March 18.

  • UPDATE: Kentucky court dismisses alcohol appeal

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals has dismissed an appeal contesting a judge's decision that upheld the results of last May's local option election, which allowed some Campbellsville restaurants to serve alcohol.

    According to court records, the appeal was dismissed because the appellants failed to file court documents within the time allowed by state law.

    According to state law, any party may appeal within 10 days of a judgment being filed.

    The appeal apparently brings an end to the legal battle to prevent alcohol from being served in Campbellsville restaurants.