Today's News

  • New restaurant will provide 85 jobs

    Colton's Steak House & Grill is set to open this fall in the current Ponderosa building on KY 210.

    Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan says the restaurant is expected to hire 85 people, more than double Ponderosa's 33 employees.

    The restaurant expects to open in August or September. It is owned by Doug Landers, who also owns a Colton's in Glasgow. The Glasgow restaurant is the only other Kentucky location.

  • Lady Eagles go 3-2 on Florida trip

    Campbellsville High School's Lady Eagles went 3-2 on their spring trip to the Sunshine State last week.

    Coach Dale Estes' team bested Corbin 11-7 in the first game on April 5 as Amber Gamboa went 3-5 and Tiffany Slone 2-4.

    Slone had three runs batted in while Gamboa, Ashley Kessinger and Hannah Taylor had two apiece.

    Kessinger, Taylor, Danielle Morris, Ashley Bates and Alex Davis also hit safely.

  • Medication drop-off site available April 18

    A drop-off site at the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot will accept old or unused medications on Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to noon.

    This is the first attempt locally to help residents safely dispose of unwanted or out-of date prescription and over-the-counter medications.

    "Medications can be dangerous if they fall into the wrong hands or if they are not disposed of correctly," said Karen Hayes, co-chair of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition, an organizer of the event.

  • TRH to host smoking cessation class

    Taylor Regional Hospital has scheduled a Cooper/Clayton Stop Smoking Cessation Class.

    The 12-week class meets once per week and will be on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The course began April 14.

    The Cooper/Clayton Method to stop smoking was developed at a major university and has proven to work in research studies and has continued to work for more than 20 years. It has worked for thousands of smokers.

  • SEARCH UPDATE: City Schools announces superintendent finalists

    Campbellsville Independent School Board announced the names of its three finalists for superintendent at Monday night's Board meeting.

    The candidates are Mike Deaton, who is currently principal at Campbellsville High, Leon Smith, principal at Washington County High School, and Robert Lewis, associate superintendent at Hardin County Schools.

    The Board will host a reception to allow the public to meet the candidates at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the CHS Media Center.

  • 167 years ee" 167 donations

    In celebration of being organized for 167 years, the Campbellsville Branch of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints prepared 167 donations to the relief of suffering.

    One hundred personal hygiene kits were sent to Kentucky Red Cross to be used when people are displaced from their homes. The young women's group helped the Relief Society by preparing 50 of the 100 kits.

  • The public's right to know

    When the News-Journal Editorial Board disagrees with a particular decision made by public officials, we don’t hesitate to say so. So, to be fair, when public officials make a good decision, we need to do the same.

    We took issue with a recent private meeting between some City Council and Fiscal Court members. We believe the public’s business should be discussed in public.

    The public has a right to be informed, especially when it comes to how our tax dollars are being spent and the possibility that we might have to pay more.

  • Restaurant inspections

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be re-inspected within 30 days

    - Under 70, a suspension of permit notice is sent to owner; if owner doesn't reply within 10 days, the permit will be revoked and the restaurant will be closed.

  • Thompson-Litton

    Jayne Allison Thompson of Campbellsville and Jeffrey Grant Litton of Somerset will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 2.

    Thompson is the daughter of Doug and Annette Thompson of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Gilbert Thompson and Charles and Mildred Thompson, all of Campbellsville.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Taylor County High School and will graduate from Campbellsville University in May with a degree in elementary education.

  • Budget: City passes resolution waiving County contributions to Rescue, E-911

    Discussion of the City/County occupational tax agreement took center stage at Monday night's City Council meeting.

    The City and County have been discussing budget options due to an expected shortfall in the County's jail budget. Last month, Fiscal Court members had first reading of an ordinance to break the occupational tax agreement with the City.