Local News

  • Woman injured in crash


    A woman was injured Thursday night after she crashed her vehicle at about 8:30 p.m. on KY 70, near Country View Court. The vehicle landed on its side, though the woman wasn't trapped inside.

    Campbellsville Police officers and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel responded.

    After being treated at the scene, the woman was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for additional treatment of an injury to her arm.

    At press time, no formal report had been released about the crash.

  • Rogers faces Gribbins for county judge seat


    One wants to keep the job he has had for several years, and the other wants it for the first time.

    Two people have filed to be Taylor County's judge/executive, the community's top official.

    Democrat Eddie Rogers, the incumbent, wants the job for four more years. And Republican challenger Greg Gribbins wants to serve Taylor Countians for the first time.

    Voters will decide which of the two they want in office on Tuesday.

  • Suitcase of Memories


    Tattered and torn, the suitcase has seen better days.

    But what she found inside has helped her learn about days gone by, and she will now treasure those memories forever.

    The memories Campbellsville resident Sherri Rhodes now holds dear could have been destroyed and lost forever

    It all started about two weeks ago. Elaine Lewis, manager at the local Goodwill store, was in the process of examining some items donated to her store.

    "We try to go through them as quickly as we can," she said.

  • CHS students learn the importance of college


    The key to success is learning, he said, and they saw that firsthand.

    Last Friday, Campbellsville High School juniors and seniors saw why continuing their education after high school is so important.

    Last week, Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Terry Holliday, local officials and representatives from area colleges and universities came to CHS to give students advice on how to choose a college, how to apply and much more.

  • Man charged with reckless homicide


    It was first thought to have been an accident, but now, grand jurors say they believe someone is responsible for the death after all.

    William E. Tillett, 21, of Carnation Street in Campbellsville, was indicted last Tuesday and charged with reckless homicide in the death of Thomas Morgan.

    Tillett was also charged with possession of a defaced firearm, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug supplies.

    Thomas Wayne Morgan II, 21, died in May after being treated for a gunshot wound.

  • Former resident appears on 'The Voice'


    About 13 million people saw her sing.

    The former Campbellsville resident says she is an artist, and she had the chance to show that to the world on national television.

    Kensington "Kensi" Moore appeared on "The Voice" this season.

    And while she didn't advance after two rounds of the competition, Moore says the experience was surreal and she is grateful to have had the chance to compete.

  • McConnell makes campaign stop in Taylor County


    He spearheaded the effort to prevent his company from losing its clothing contract to federal prisoners, Campbellsville Apparel Manager Chris Reynolds said of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

    McConnell made a campaign stop at Campbellsville Apparel on Tuesday morning to speak to Campbellsville Apparel employees and rally local supporters. Country music artist Lee Greenwood accompanied McConnell on his visit and performed his hit "God Bless the U.S.A."

    McConnell told employees he is glad he could help them keep their jobs.

  • Writing on the walls


    On any other day, it might have been discouraged. But last Tuesday, adults and children alike were asked to write all over the walls at Kentucky Christian Academy.

    That day, KCA officials asked students, parents and the public to come to the new school building and write messages and Bible verses on the walls in the new gymnasium/cafeteria.

    The area will soon be covered in drywall, but should part of it have to ever be taken down, the messages written on the inside will be there forever.

  • Officials urge safety when trick or treating


    Superheroes, princesses and an assortment of ghouls will walk the streets tomorrow night, in search of candy.

    Taylor County residents will trick or treat tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m.

    And many churches and organizations will have special Halloween events for children. See the sidebar to this story for details about events submitted to the News-Journal's Community Calendar for publication.

  • Young, Allen square off to be mayor


    They have both had the job before, and they want it again.

    Tony Young and Brenda Allen faced off for the first time in November 2010 to see who would become Campbellsville's mayor. Young came out ahead by 205 votes and took office in 2011 for his first term in office.

    And now, four years later, Allen is challenging Young to get her job back.

    Voters will decide which of the two they want in office on Tuesday, Nov. 4.