Local News

  • CU students to take Christmas mission trips

    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

  • TCES names Good Deed Winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of Dec. 6.

    They are, from left, Braxton Turpin, Carson Watson, Brayden Jessie and Jacey Milby. Absent from the photo is Karleigh Oliver.

  • CES names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently announced its Students of the Week.

    They are, from left, front, Ethan Cox, Adrian Wilson, KJ Forbis, Lydia Miller, Ashton Davis, Kyra Comstock, Alex Lofton, Natasha Combs, Dalton Reynolds and Dakota Hardin.

    Back, Gracyne Hash, Cole Kidwell, Dalton Brown, Nate Arachi, Ben Arachi, Alexis Lambert, Sierra Lynch, Raelee Taylor, Ethan Rafferty and Lauryn Agathen.

  • Angel Tree program making a difference

    Shannon Clark
    Taylor County Schools

    “People are more generous than you’ll ever know.” At least, that is Taylor County Family Resource Center Director Ann Mattingly’s take on the Campbellsville community.

  • Postal closings delayed until May

    Plans to close post offices and mail processing facilities have been pushed back to May.
    In a statement released on Tuesday, U.S. Postal Service officials said the closures have been delayed due “to a request made by multiple U.S. Senators.” As a result, the closure or consolidation of any post office or processing facility has been delayed until May 15.

  • All county roads may not be salted this winter

    County road workers might not use as much salt this winter when clearing away snowy roads.
    At last Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers asked magistrates if they would like to request that only hills, curves and intersections be salted this year.
    He said salt has caused damage to county roads, and last year alone the county spent $35,000 to purchase salt.

  • Farm receipts hit record high

    Taylor County’s economy could get a serious boost if estimates for 2012 farm receipts ring true.
    Farm economists predict that, for the first time, Kentucky farm cash receipts will exceed $5 billion. Last year’s receipts totaled $4.4 billion.

    Actual numbers aren’t available, but the predictions bode well for Taylor County, says Pat Hardesty, Taylor County extension agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
    “This has been a record year as far as receipts,” Hardesty said.

  • Campbellsville men indicted on marijuana charges

    Two Campbellsville men have been charged with selling more than five pounds of marijuana.
    Trent Waymon, 27, of 313 Taylor Blvd., and Joshua E. Warren, 24, of 104 Ray St., were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on Dec. 6. The indictments weren’t released until last Wednesday by the Taylor Circuit Clerk’s office.
    Waymon and Warren were also charged with possession of drug supplies. Waymon was also charged with being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital presents service awards

    Taylor Regional Hospital had its annual service award presentation on Nov. 10 at Campbellsville University.
    In addition the Legend and Hero award recipients, who were featured in previous issues of the News-Journal, The Quarter Century Club and retirees were honored as well.
    Photos of the service award winners accompany this story at www.cknj.com.
    Those receiving service awards were:

    Five Years

  • Man who led police on pursuit through Taylor and LaRue counties sentenced

    A Liberty man who led police officers on a high-speed chase through Taylor and LaRue counties in March was sentenced to seven years earlier this month in LaRue Circuit Court.