Today's News

  • Governor says gaming proceeds would help state economy

    Kentucky is not alone in its financial misery. From the East Coast to the West Coast, states are facing enormous revenue shortfalls ranging from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars, and many have been forced to slash key programs and raise taxes.

    In Kentucky, where our projected shortfall for the coming year has been officially set at $996 million, or 10.7 percent of our General Fund budget, I'm recommending we do neither.

  • Amel and Carolyn Reynolds Baker to celebrate 50th anniversary

    Amel and Carolyn Reynolds Baker will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on Sunday, July 12.

    The Bakers were married July 11, 1959, at Elk Horn Methodist Church by Bro. McDowell. Colby and Gloria Deener served as attendants.

    The Bakers have one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda Baker of Campbellsville. They also have four grandchildren, Casey Baker, Cody Baker, Adam Smith and Wendy Bryant; and four great-grandchildren, Case Baker, Wesley Baker, Morgan Bryant and Evan Bryant.

  • Celebrate our independence ... with caution

    We will celebrate our nation's independence on Saturday with a celebration the likes of which most communities only dream about.

    A story on today's front page gives all the details and there's a schedule of events we can clip out and take with us so we don't miss any of the exciting activities planned.

    Then, on Saturday night, the annual fireworks show will attract thousands to the Miller Park area.

    Fireworks are an American summertime tradition, especially around the Fourth of July. But, unfortunately, so are fireworks injuries.

  • Public record for June 29

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    District Civil Filed

    09-C-193, filed 6/18/09; Taylor Regional Medical Association v. Lora Beth Bland of Lebanon Avenue in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for medical services rendered, $2,158, interest, court costs and $259.20 in interest.

  • Votaw

    Oliver and Snoda Begley Votaw of 618 Osage Ave. in Campbellsville will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 28.

    The Votaws were married on June 28, 1947, in Springfield by Bro. Davis.

    No celebration is planned at this time. However, cards are welcome.


  • It's time to speak your mind

    At a special City Council meeting a couple of weekends ago, Campbellsville resident Tonya Young expressed surprise that she was the only resident at the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to give final approval to the creation and implementation of a 1 percent occupational tax. Young was opposed to it. She thought others would be too.

    And I'm sure others are opposed to the new tax. But Young hit the nail on the head when she asked, "Do citizens just believe it would do no good to come?"

  • Churches, clubs ... here's your chance

    Sunny afternoons, chasing lightning bugs at twilight, swimming at the lake, fun vacations, hanging out with friends ... students look forward to all the fun things that come with summer.

    But some choose to do something else with their summer break. Some go on mission trips; some travel to exotic places; some even spend their summer simply helping others.

    If that's the case with you, the Central Kentucky News-Journal would like to know about it.

  • Judge/executive to address chamber

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers will deliver his State of the County address at the July Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    The lunch, sponsored by Taylor County High School, is Thursday, July 9 at noon at the TCHS cafeteria.

    Reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday, July 7 by calling 465-8601 or e-mailing chamber@teamtaylorcounty.com. Cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors. Reservations made after the deadline will be $1 more.

  • Davis, Smith plan to keep CHS head coaching jobs

    Tim Davis and Kirby Smith plan on keeping their same Campbellsville High School coaching roles for the 2009-2010 seasons.

    Some folks got the idea that Tim Davis had resigned his coaching position. He did, one of them. He will no longer be the golf coach, but definitely plans on guiding the Eagle boys' basketball team.

    It will be Davis' 15th season at CHS and his 27th as a head coach.

    Smith, who was named CHS principal, would like to remain as the Eagles' head baseball coach.

  • July 4th events begin Friday

    Hot air balloons, tractors, plenty of food and lots of fireworks. This year's annual Fourth of July Celebration will begin tomorrow and continue through Sunday.

    According to Greg Gribbins, chair of this year's celebration, several new and returning events will offer plenty for everyone.

    The biggest change this year, Gribbins said, will be the location of the main stage, sponsored by Windstream, which moves to Lebanon Avenue between Main Street and First Street, near Firestone and Best Financial.