Local News

  • 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.

  • Two arrested, charged with theft, DUI, other crimes


    A Lexington, Ky., woman and a Middleburg, Ky., man were arrested Saturday afternoon on charges largely related to reported shoplifters at Phillips Agri.

    Jaclyn B. Onyon, 27, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, second offense, driving on a suspended license, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting over $500 and no insurance, according to a report by Officer Scotty Perian of the Campbellsville Police Department.

  • Campbellsville school projects on track

    The renovation projects for both the Campbellsville Elementary School and the Campbellsville Middle School are in the initial stages but are still largely on track.

    That's what Campbellsville Independent School Superintendent Mike Deaton said at a short special-called CIS Board of Education meeting Monday at noon. He anticipates that construction could start by March 2016.

    The board met to approve a revised BG-1 for the CES project and to approve a BG-1 for the CMS project.

  • Tucker cooking up good things at Brothers Restaurant


    There is a wide variety of barbecue styles in the U.S., from North Carolina to Texas to Memphis. But Brothers Restaurant founder Josh Tucker prefers the style that comes out of Kansas City.

    "Kansas City is kind of the melting pot of barbecue," said Tucker. "They do it all ... Everything kind of comes together there. They do pretty much all the meats there, and they're also known for the sauce."