Today's News

  • Tiger baseball squad uses long ball for sweep

    Ranked No. 9 in the nation, the Campbellsville Tigers Baseball team posted a three-game sweep against visiting West Virginia Tech.

    All series long, the Tigers' bats came alive and led to a dominating sweep vs. Tech. The Tigers won game one of the series 14-0, the second game 7-1 and the final game 10-4.

    In the series, Chris Curley blasted his 30th career home run to become the all-time homer leader in Campbellsville history.

  • Health insurance options in a tough economy

    In the last four months, 2.6 million jobs have disappeared from the American economy. About half the people who had those jobs also lost their health insurance.

    But a job loss doesn't have to mean a loss of insurance coverage, too. A provision in the recently passed economic stimulus bill makes health insurance significantly more affordable for the involuntarily unemployed. The federal government will now subsidize premiums for insurance plans purchased under the terms of a law called "COBRA."

  • CU to host Buzz Cason

    Buzz Cason, a newly-appointed Campbellsville University trustee who is a well-known Nashville author, songwriter, publisher and creative writer's group director, will autograph his book, "Living the Rock 'n Roll Dream: The Adventures of Buzz Cason," from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at the Campbellsville University Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore.

    The bookstore is located in the Davenport Student Commons at 410 N. Hoskins Ave. in the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex.

  • Gowin-Warren

    Natalia Rae Gowin and Andrew Ryan Warren, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 9.

    Gowin is the daughter of Pam and Tracy Bale of Taylorsville and Scott and Merica Gowin of Campbellsville.

    Her grandparents are Don and Sharon Gowin and Donna and Robert Bright, all of Campbellsville, and Eddie Sharpe of Hodgenville.

    She is a 2004 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2008 graduate of Campbellsville University.

    Warren is the son of Greg and Sandra Warren of Campbellsville.

  • Am I really getting paid for this?

    You know, sometimes I feel guilty calling what I do work. Sure, there are times when I feel like I'm not being paid enough. But there are also times when I have to stop and ask myself, "Am I really getting paid for this?"

    After a week of vacation, I returned to work last week with the dreaded prospect of two evening assignments.

  • Easter Sunday celebration planned at St. Thomas'

    St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, located at 116 South Columbia Ave. in Campbellsville, will celebrate Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with the traditional Easter liturgy of Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m.

    The Rev. Karl Lusk, pastor, will be the officiant and preacher for this festival celebration of the Christian Church.

    Everyone is invited to attend. An Easter dinner will follow the service.

    For more information, call 789-1601.


  • Do you know a special woman?

    Each year in May, the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors Taylor County women with a special section. The newspaper also asks for help from the community in choosing one special woman who has particularly excelled in her career, community and church during the past year.

    Residents send in their nominations for Taylor County Woman of the Year and then a committee of News-Journal staff members and others chooses a winner based on those nominations.

    Anne Fraim was named the 2008 Taylor County Woman of the Year.

    Well, it's that time once again.

  • Lady Tigers collect four MSC tilts.

    Campbellsville University's softball team pounded 12 home runs over the weekend while sweeping both Pikeville and St. Catharine and running its record to 28-5-1 overall and 12-1-1in Mid-South Conference play.

    "Would I have thought we'd be hitting the ball the way we are going into the season ... no," said Lady Tiger softball coach Shannon Wathen. "This is one of the best hitting teams I've had. Their off-season work is really paying off right now."

    Bailey Dillender had two homers and all four RBI in Saturday's first game win against the Lady Bears.

  • This is no time for secrets

    It seems as if secrecy is becoming the norm rather than the exception in our community's governmental affairs.

    Campbellsville City Councilman David Nunery asked last week for a private meeting with Councilmembers and Fiscal Court magistrates to discuss the City and County's budget problems.

    And, apparently, he got what he asked for.

  • The older I get ...

    Why is it that the older we get, the more we cherish our youth?

    It's not that I want to be young again ... heavens no. I've just begun to cherish those memories of years past, which really don't seem quite as old as they really are.

    A couple of months ago, I found a friend from 30 years ago on Facebook and, just Monday, I joined an alumni group from the junior/senior high school I attended at Subic Bay Naval Base in the Philippines. My family lived there for two years in the 70s before my dad retired from the Navy and we moved to Campbellsville.