Today's News

  • Dog contest to benefit Relay for Life

    A dog contest Saturday, May 9 will benefit Relay for Life.

    The contest, which begins at 2:30 p.m., will be in the courtyard at Grandview Nursing Home.

    All breeds, sizes and colors of dogs are welcome. Dogs will be judged on obedience, friendliness and overall appearance.

    All dogs attending the contest must be current on vaccinations, well groomed, clean, on leashes and controlled by their owner. All owners must be prepared to clean up after their pets.

    Trophies and prizes will be given to first-, second- and third-place winners.

  • One-on-one with mayor and judge

    The City and County's upcoming budgets have been the topic of many recent governmental meetings.

    Central Kentucky News-Journal staff recently spoke with Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers about the situation.

    Both were asked the same questions, and here are their responses.

    Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen

    Q: How did the City and County get in this situation?

    A: Rising costs led the City's budget woes, Allen said.

  • Mt. Gilboa Road closed today through May 18

    Mt. Gilboa Road, located off of KY 527, will be closed beginning today through Monday, May 18.

    According to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers' office, the road will closed to replace a bridge. 

    Drivers who need access to the area may enter through Finley Ridge Road.

  • Presenting the Class of '09

    Campbellsville University hosted two commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, for graduate and undergraduate students, respectively.

    Degrees were given to more than 400 students.

    Watch Thursday's issue of the Central Kentucky News-Journal for more photos and www.cknj.com for a slideshow.


  • Tell them thanks

    This is a special week. It's special because it's a week that recognizes those who chose careers that have allowed them to serve others. Not only is it National Nurses Week, but it's also National Police Week.

    How many of us will go through our lives without receiving some sort of help from at least one individual in both professions? Not many, we think.

    National Nurses Week occurs each year from May 6-12.

  • Police officer is Outstanding Emergency Services member

    It was just before Christmas. Campbellsville Police Officer Shannon Wilson was dispatched to a domestic dispute. A couple and their children were stranded with a car that wouldn’t start. The car trouble had been going on for some time, Wilson said, and tensions came to a head that day.

    What Wilson did next is testimony to what Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield describes as the “kindness of his heart.”

  • Woman accused of assault

    The Campbellsville woman who was charged last week with arson now faces charges that she held another woman prisoner and beat her for more than two hours.

    In a report by Campbellsville Police Officer Jason Simpson, he stated that police received a complaint at about 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2 reporting an altercation at Geneva Mae Brown Hicks' West Walnut Street home. Hicks' 2-year-old son was inside the home at the time. The child was later taken to Hicks' sister's home on White Rose Road.

  • Mothers worth more than you thought

    According to NBC News producer Jay Blackman, I'm worth a lot of money.

    His Monday night story, "What is a mom's work worth?" laid it all out on the line.

    "They say it's the small things, but when it comes to mothers, the small things really do add up. Whether it's driving to karate, making doctor appointments, or paying the bills, Mom's job is never done - and she does it all for free."

  • Woman of the Year reception

    Laura Wilds, left, listens as Mayor Brenda Allen and Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers read a proclamation that honored her being selected as the 2009 Central Kentucky News-Journal Taylor County Woman of the Year. More than 60 people attended a reception Thursday afternoon at the News-Journal office in Wilds' honor.

  • Adanta to show films

    According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 40 million Americans will suffer from an anxiety disorder and more than 20 million Americans will suffer from some type of depressive illness.

    SAMHSA also reports that, in the past year, one in every 10 adults experienced some type of serious psychological distress and that only half of those adults received mental health services.