Local News

  • School on Monday

    Previously scheduled for a holiday on Monday, Feb. 15, students at Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County schools will be in class that day after all.

    The Campbellsville Board of Education met in special session Monday morning to amend the calendar, while the Taylor County Board voted at its Tuesday night meeting.

    Both schools have had to cancel classes on several days because of bad weather.


  • Icy roads cause problems

    Icy roads led to problems for motorists Tuesday night.

    Between 6 and 10 p.m., Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 dispatchers fielded 22 motorist assist calls and seven vehicle collision calls, according to E-911 Supervisor Anne Sanders. No injuries were reported.

    Sanders said calls eased up after that. There were no calls related to icy roads on Wednesday morning, she said.


  • Campbellsville man injured in collision Friday

    A Campbellsville man was injured Friday in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Campbellsville Bypass and Nancy Cox Drive.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 5:38 p.m., Robert W. Perkins, 57, of Campbellsville was making a left turn from Campbellsville Bypass onto Nancy Cox Drive in a 1994 Honda when he was struck by a 2001 KIA driven by Jeremy Thewlis, 29, of Campbellsville. Thewlis was traveling west on the bypass.

    Perkins was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. He was treated and released.

  • Taylor Board approves nickel tax

    Residents in the Taylor County School District could see a slight bump in their tax bills.

    Taylor County School Board members approved a resolution adopting an extra nickel tax during their regular meeting Tuesday night. Board member Tony Davis made the motion to approve the levy, with a second from Lillian Clark. The unanimous vote was followed by a round of applause from the audience.

  • Contest winners tell why their love is special

    Love. It truly does make the world go 'round. Whether it's the romantic love of sweethearts, the cherishing love of parents or the loyal love of friends, we all have special people in our lives.

    But do the people you love know just how much you care?

    It's easy to forget the importance of saying "I love you" in the business of our daily lives, and that's why the Central Kentucky News-Journal gave its readers a chance to do just that - and two winners of the annual contest won some great prizes.

  • Court approves VMP memorial

    A memorial in honor of the late Adam Bowen will soon be built at Veterans Memorial Park.

    Campbellsville resident Brandon Claywell told magistrates at Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting that a local group has plans and photos of a memorial they would like to build to honor Bowen, who died last November in a car crash.

  • How do you know when you're in love?

    Out of the mouth of babes, right? Love can be a subject that causes nausea for many first-graders. However, with Valentine’s Day coming up, the question was raised “How do you know when you’re in love?”

    Happy to oblige were first-graders from Vanessa Adkins’ class at Campbellsville Elementary and Angie Kearney’s class at Taylor County Elementary.

    But be warned, kids really do say the darnedest things.


    Jaden Strange - "You go 'ehhhhh.'"

  • Couple uses rain water to save money

    With their water bill on the rise, George and Celia Williams were looking for a way to save money.

    With two cars to wash, a large garden and flowers to tend to, cutting back their water use wasn't really an option. But something had to give.

    "Our water bill was just out of sight," Mr. Williams said.

    The answer came by way of the Williamses "green" battery-powered lawnmower. The couple received catalogs from the mower's manufacturer, some of which featured something called rain barrels.

  • The Hands of Time

    Her hands, small and a bit frail, work quickly to weave the blue yarn. In only a few minutes, she's finished. She looks up at her family and smiles.

    Another of the signature bookmarks soon to be given to a visitor is finished. She then pauses and begins softly singing before picking up the yarn again.

    Lera Williams will celebrate another milestone tomorrow. She will turn 110, which makes her a "supercentenarian." Several Web sites state that fewer than 100 living people in the United States can claim that title.

  • KU asks state for rate increase

    Kentucky Utilities residential customers could see a nearly 14 percent increase in their bills this year.

    Citing a growing customer demand as the main culprit, with a 2008 windstorm and 2009 ice storm as contributing factors, KU has asked the Public Service Commission to grant a rate increase.

    According to information provided by Cliff Feltham, KU's statewide media relations manager, the company is requesting a $136 million base rate increase, which the company says is necessary to meet growing demand.