Local News

  • Complaints voiced on animal shelter

    Amidst claims that animals were buried alive in mass graves at the Taylor County Animal Shelter, a Campbellsville resident has asked Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris to step down. The resident said Harris declined her request.

    At a meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court's New Projects and Special Services Committee last Friday, residents Shellie Kendall and Sarah Rosenhagen spoke to committee members Harris, magistrates Matt Pendleton and Tommy Corbin and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

  • A letter from the past


    Looking for something to read, Selena Bagby grabbed an old book from her closet. She had the copy of "The House of Dies Drear" for about 10 years. She had bought it along with a handful of other books at a Taylor County Public Library book sale.

    But the contents of the book shocked Bagby.

    "The book had a bookmark in it," Bagby said. "I opened it up to take the bookmark out and saw a letter. I opened it up and it was all about me. I couldn't believe it. I was shocked."

  • Attorneys prepare for Ford trial


    More than 150 people have been called as potential jurors to decide whether a Campbellsville woman killed her husband, Lebanon police officer David M. Ford.

    Tonya Ford appeared for a final pretrial hearing on Monday before her trial begins next Monday in Taylor Circuit Court.

    Ford appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly for a total of 10 minutes with her attorney, Danny Butler of Greensburg.

    To begin, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney John Miller said he would call about 25 to 30 witnesses in the case.

  • Taylor Countians talk about reasons they are thankful

    The Thanksgiving holiday is a day to gather with friends and family and say thanks for the blessings in our lives.

    The tradition of having a Thanksgiving meal goes back to the 1600s, according to www.history.com.

    In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers looking for a new home where they could freely practice their faith and others lured by the promise of prosperity and land ownership in the New World.

  • Send Santa letters to the CKNJ


    Santa has begun checking his Christmas list in preparation for his trip around the world next month.

    Santa says letters from children are the best part of his holiday season. And, as always, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is serving as a drop-off point for letters to Santa. The News-Journal will also publish a special section filled with children's letters and colored drawings and give prizes to the best letter writers and coloring pictures.

  • Lebanon man arrested following pursuit

    A Lebanon man is in jail after a police pursuit.
    According to a Kentucky State Police report, on Saturday at around 10:30 a.m., Trooper Fred Cornett attempted to pull over a 1998 Nissan that he observed speeding on U.S. 68 in Taylor County.

  • Victory Bowl creates opportunities for CU broadcasting students

    Katie Johnson

    Campbellsville University

    The National Christian College Athletic Association Victory Bowl, hosted by Campbellsville University on Saturday, Nov. 19, created a unique opportunity for broadcasting and digital media students.

    The CU sports network expanded for this event to include both mass communication students and staff. The Victory Bowl is a national invitational bowl championship game that will result in widespread coverage.

  • School menus for Nov. 28-Dec. 2

    Campbellsville Independent

    Nov. 28-Dec. 2

    Monday - Sausage, gravy, baked apples, scrambled eggs, biscuits and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Beef nachos, cheese sauce, tortilla chips, Spanish rice, refried beans, shape-up and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Manager's choice, buttered cord, mandarin oranges, Scooby fruit snack and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - No menu provided.

    Friday - No menu provided.

    Taylor County

  • TCMS wins MAC grant


    Loria Christie, a math interventionist at Taylor County Middle School, was recently presented with a check for $500 from McDonald's Kentuckiana. Christie had applied for the Making Activities Count grant for classrooms.

    The money will be used to purchase dance typing pads, which require students to move to designated points that hold the answers to math problems they are presented.

  • Missing baby wasn't really missing, attorney says

    The two-month-old baby reported missing in September isn’t missing any more.
    The mother’s attorney, however, has said the baby was never missing, he was simply with his mother.
    Conner Wayne Keith was born in Campbellsville on Aug. 24, and was reported to have not been seen since Sept. 27.

    He was listed on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children website, www.missingkids.com, when his mother failed to give him to his father after a judge ordered her to.