Local News

  • Local trail system at Tebbs Bend dedicated

    Local and state officials and many others were on hand for a Tuesday morning dedication ceremony for the trail system at Tebbs Bend.

    “It’s been a long time coming, but believe me, it’s going to be well, well worth it,” said Campbellsville University biology and environmental science professor Dr. Richard Kessler.

    The Tebbs Bend-Green River Nature Area is located off of Ky. 55 between Campbellsville and Columbia, a few miles before the county line and not far from the Green River.

  • Early Childhood Council receives grant

    The Green-Taylor Early Childhood Council received $15,810 last week as part of a state effort to improve education for the youngest students.

    The grant is part of the almost $1 million that has been awarded to 55 CECCs (Community Early Childhood Councils), said Sue Crabtree of the Campbellsville FRYSC (Family Resource and Youth Services Center).

  • ‘Into the Woods’ to be performed July 2-5

    Town Hall Productions and Campbellsville University Theater are teaming up for a production of the “Into the Woods,” a musical by Stephen Sondheim.

    “We can’t say enough about the Into the Woods cast. They are so talented,” said THP Director Andrew Ward.

  • Barefield gets Father’s Day makeover on GMA

    Campbellsville man John Barefield, 33, couldn’t believe how he looked after getting a makeover care of the television program “Good Morning America.”

    His wife Kristina, 37, nominated him to have a makeover via GMA. He works at Wal-Mart as an unloader. He had long, gray hair and a thick beard. On the show, he ended up clean-shaven, with short hair and a new suit, hat and shoes. He hadn’t seen himself until he stepped out of the time capsule.

  • Gaddis retires from CU after 33 years

    After 33 years of service working devotedly as a professor and dean of the Campbellsville University School of Music for 26 of those years, Dr. J. Robert Gaddis is set to retire at the end of June.

  • Miller second runner-up at DYW nationals

    Kassie Miller, a Taylor County native who recently graduated from Taylor County High School, was the second runner-up at the Distinguished Young Women Nationals in Mobile, Ala., over the weekend.

    But Miller says she had no expectations with regard to winning, as she faced stiff competition.

    “It was really hard to have any expectations going into it, because as we rehearsed ... you noticed that each girl was good in each category,” she said. “It was entirely hard to tell not only who would win but who would even make the top 10.”

  • Handmade heroes

    About 30 kids and their parents made action figures out of pipe cleaners, beads, fabric and other re-purposed and  recycled materials Thursday evening at the Taylor County Public Library.

    TCPL Youth Services Librarian Emily Snyder said this is the library’s first time hosting this class and the first time partnering with the Living Arts & Science Center, based out of Lexington, Ky.

  • Two charged in Marine’s murder

    A Fayette County grand jury has indicted two men in the 2014 shooting death of a former Marine outside Lexington’s Austin City Saloon.

    Quincinio D. Canada and Dawan Q. Mulazim each are charged with murder, first-degree robbery and second-degree assault in the death of Jonathan Price, 26, and the assault on his wife, Megan.

  • Smith Ridge beach reopened by Army Corps of Engineers

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Green River Lake State Park re-opened their beach at the Smith Ridge Recreation Area on Friday.

    The beach was closed on Tuesday, June 23, due to high levels of E. coli bacteria found in a water sample taken from the beach. The beach remained closed until another water sample was able to be taken and sent for testing.

    The Corps of Engineers received the results from the recent water sample on Friday, and the results proved that the water was again safe for visitors.

  • Duck Derby returns to the creek at Miller Park


    The Central Kentucky News-Journal’s 11th annual Duck Derby is fast approaching.

    The event will take place on Saturday, July 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Miller Park.