Local News

  • February is National Heart Month


    They recognized that something was wrong. And they say that’s likely why they are alive today.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. And two Campbellsville residents know the dangers of heart disease from first-hand experience.

    Dr. Michael Page and James Sabo had heart attacks and underwent rehabilitation to repair the damage. They both say that had they not known that something was happening to them and gotten help, they may not be alive to tell their stories.

  • 24 Strings

    With the strum of the guitar, the music echoes throughout the room.

    This year's Central Kentucky Arts Series continued on Friday night at Campbellsville University with a performance by the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet.

    Performing arrangements from Claude Debussy, David Crittenden, Henry Purcell, Igor Stravinsky and more, the group performed classical, jazz and modern pieces.

    The group formed in 1986 and has performed throughout the United States.

  • Minneapolis Guitar Quartet performs in Central Kentucky Arts Series
  • City to purchase CodeRED emergency call system


    Those in the path of an approaching storm should soon get the early warning they need to take cover.
    At the regular Campbellsville City Council meeting Monday night, members unanimously agreed to purchase the CodeRED alert system for five years at a cost of $62,500. Council members Richard Jeter and Vicki Mullins did not attend the meeting.

  • CHS participates in homecoming events


    Campbellsville High School crowned its basketball homecoming queen on Friday night.

    From left are king Lake Wiseman, queen Tiffany Slone, prince Zach Durham and princess Cassie Squires.

  • Former Taylor County official dies


    A man dedicated to his community and country. That’s how those who knew him say they will remember him.

    Former magistrate and Taylor County Sheriff Albert Lynwood “Sonny” Cave died last Friday after battling cancer. He was 74.

    Cave’s sister, Campbellsville resident Vicki Mullins, said her brother had battled melanoma about a year ago. She said he went through chemotherapy treatments and had high hopes of beating the cancer.

  • TCHS participates in homecoming events


    Kaitlyn Benningfield

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County High School students participated in homecoming festivities last week by dressing up in costumes, celebrating school spirit and crowning Marcus Rodgers and Alyssa Young as homecoming king and queen during Friday night's basketball games.

  • CU celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    The statement "I have a dream," spoken boldly by the famous Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is perhaps one of the most well-known phrases in the history of America. However, Dr. Bruce Williams, senior pastor of Bates Memorial Church in Louisville, said King wasn't the world's first dreamer.

  • Woman charged in dog dumping


    After 23 dogs were dumped in Marion County on the morning of Jan. 24, a media storm ensued.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal, along with the Lebanon Enterprise in Marion County and three different television stations, reported the story and $3,500 in reward money was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for dumping the dogs.

  • Resident receives trip for commitment to student exchange


    Campbellsville resident Kathleen Lesperance joined nearly 600 EF Foundation for Foreign Study international exchange coordinators for a weekend at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

    Attendees were recognized for their strong commitment to high school student exchange and had an opportunity to celebrate the year's accomplishments. In 2012, EF Foundation international exchange coordinators placed nearly 3,000 exchange students from 25 countries with host families across the United States.