Local News

  • City looks to repair historic Christmas decorations

    At a special-called meeting Monday, Campbellsville Main Street members discussed funding for the historic Christmas decorations.

    The committee intends to spend roughly $1,400 to have work done on nine window-shaped light fixtures that date back to the late 1960s.

    Committee member Rob Roberts said he found 18 of the fixtures in the attic above the Paint Your Pottery business on Main Street.

  • Rescue personnel undergo swift water training

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue’s Special Operations Team members took on four days of swift water rescue training last week, from Thursday to Sunday.

    Team members learned in the classroom, underwent swim tests, looked over ropes, knots and anchors, practiced their survival skills and took turns rescuing each other. Members of Georgetown Fire and Marion Rescue took part in the course that Campbellsville offers twice a year.

  • Details released in Gribbins murder

    A Campbellsville man accused of murder remains jailed and awaits a formal indictment by a grand jury.

    Dewayne D. Gribbins, 42, of Peterson Street, was arrested at 3:05 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, on a charge of murder — domestic violence in connection to a reported murder late last month.

    At a Monday, Nov. 9, preliminary hearing, Gribbins’ bond was kept at $500,000. He remains in the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Scam targets partners in Taylor school construction


    The Taylor County School District is warning local businesses and people about a new scam that is making its way around town.

    A business out of Riesel, Texas, called School District Publishing, is claiming to be partners with the Taylor County School District, and it’s looking for people to place ads in a school guide at the cost of close to $600.

  • Race raises $1,000 for local charities


    The brisk weather didn't keep people from attending Campbellsville Baptist Church's fourth annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk, and this year's event brought a record total.

    With 146 registered participants, this was the biggest yet with the addition of a Kids Dash.

    People came in from all across southeastern Kentucky to race, and even some from Georgia.

    "It started four years ago with just an idea," Justin McDonald, Campbellsville Baptist Church's activities pastor, said.

  • Santa letters being accepted through Dec. 9


    Christmas is just around the corner, and Santa is busy checking his list in preparation for his trip around the world.

    Santa recently told Central Kentucky News-Journal staff members that letters and drawings from children are the best part of his holiday season. As always, the CKNJ will serve as a drop-off station for letters and drawings to Santa this Christmas season.

    CKNJ staff members will publish those items in a special section in the Monday, Dec. 21, issue.

  • Still bowling 'em over


    The sound of balls crashing into pins and the chatter of friends and the smell of fresh coffee fills the air at Phillips Lanes.

    Juanita Cox and her tie-dye orange and red bowling ball can be found participating in the 33-week Thursday morning coffee league.

    "I'm not good at it by no means," Cox said.

    The 89-year-old is modest when it comes to talking about her skill.

  • Students volunteer for annual recycling day


    Around 55 people attended Saturday morning's annual Recycling Day.

    Students from both local high schools volunteered at the county's recycling center, located near Miller Park and the water treatment plant on Lebanon Avenue.

    Taylor County agriculture teacher Lindsay Wayne congratulated the nine students who volunteered on a job well done this year.

    Everyone who came by said they recycle frequently, according to Wayne. But she wants to encourage people who don't already recycle to do so.

  • Book to honor 100 years of fire department


    The Taylor County Historical Society is honoring the Campbellsville Fire Department with a commemorative book as the department celebrated its 100th year of service in 2014.

    The rich history and service runs deep within Campbellsville as the fire department formed in 1914.

    "Really what we're trying to do is honor the contributions of their time and skill of these people who have kept the fire department going," Joe DeSpain, historical society vice president, said.

  • Fundraiser benefits homeless shelter


    All donations from Saturday night╒s third annual Hearts to Help concert will go to help the Green River Ministries homeless shelter. The event was held at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church.

    "It was very successful. We had about 200 people there," GRM Executive Director Shirley Cheatham said. "We were really pleased at the crowd."

    As in previous years, there was no admission fee, but people were encouraged to make a love offering to GRM's homeless shelter.