Today's News

  • Murakami presents check for Toys for Tots

    Murakami Manufacturing USA presented a check for $5,000 to the Q-104/Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue Toys for Tots program on Dec. 10. Murakami employees hosted fundraisers throughout the year and raised $2,500 and funds were matched by the employer. Pictured are, from left, front: Michael Stewart, CTCR; Cathy Gregory, Adrienne Turner, Nancy Vaughn and Suzi Paxton, all Murakami employees; and Rob Collins of Q-104. Middle: Sue Rawsky, Elaine Caffee, Tonja Rogers, Andrea Coslow and Gwen Walker, Murakami employees. Back: Barb Smith and Kevin "KJ" Johnson, both of Q-104.

  • Let's not go there ... on Sundays

    I voted "no" last year to alcohol sales in Campbellsville. I was, and will likely always be, against the sale of alcohol in our town.

    I understand the reasons people have given to approve the sale of alcohol in our town, but I honestly think the reasons against it are more convincing and protect the sanctity and peace of our community.

    But that's not really what this column is about.

  • Taylor County Bank sponsors TRH's transportation service

    Taylor County Bank recently became a sponsor for the Taylor Regional Hospital Transportation Service.

    The free van service provides transportation to eligible patients in Taylor, Adair, Green and Marion counties receiving services at the main hospital, rehab services or cancer center. The money collected from the sponsors will assist in maintaining this free service by offsetting some of the fuel costs associated with these trips.

    If you would like more information about this service or would like to become a sponsor, call the public relations department at 789-5814.

  • Library to host 'Jurassic January' open house

    The Friends of the Taylor County Public Library will host a "Jurassic January" open house Thursday, Jan. 29.

    The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the library's basement. Dinosaur stories, coloring pages, puzzles and crafts will be available.

    For more information, call the library at 465-2562.


  • Waste Connections donates bikes for Toys for Kids

    Waste Connections Inc. donated 10 bicycles to be distributed by County employees for the Toys for Kids campaign. Pictured are, from left, front: Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Amanda Burris, Betty Moss, Amy Southern, Tonya Mann and Debbie McNear. Back: Connie Wooley, Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hall, Rodney Burris, Tom Fisher, John Harris, Jerry Campbell and Robert Buck.

  • Send us your snow photos!

    If you have photos of the snow and ice storm, send them our way.

    We will use them for a slide show on our Web site.

    Email photos to editor@cknj.com.

  • First Baptist to honor residents during Black History Month

    First Baptist Church will be honoring four residents during each Sunday service in February, which is Black History Month.

    Feb. 1 - Deacon Douglas Allen.

    Feb. 8 - Deacon Anthony Farris.

    Feb. 15 - Wanda Washington.

    Feb. 22 - Campbellsville Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers.

    All family and friends of the honorees are invited to attend on those special days.

    First Baptist Church is located at 708 E. Broadway.


  • Sapp

    Manuel and Carolyn Sapp will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 1.

    The Sapps were married on Jan. 31, 1959.

    An open house reception will be hosted in their honor on Feb. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

  • Beware of sharp-toothed sheep

    Touted as the youngest ordained minister in history, 4-year-old Marjoe Gortner burst onto the Holy Ghost revival scene in the late 1940s.

    His father, a second-generation preacher, trained the boy, who had a talent for sweeping and pointed gestures, to proclaim the name of "Jay-zus" - and bilk money from the faithful who came to hear him preach.

  • TRH names new clinical services administrator

    Susan Roman has recently been named the Clinical Services administrator at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    She received her masters degree in health administration at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va. and is currently a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

    Most recently, Roman served as the CEO of Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Healthcare Community, which included a 96-bed acute care facility, home health agency and clinic in Middlesboro.