Today's News

  • Jones Chapel hosting the Crabbs

    Jones Chapel United Methodist Church in Adair County will host revival services Oct. 19-22 nightly at 7:30 ET.

    Aaron and Amanda Crabb will be the evangelists. Special singing by the Crabbs is planned for each night.

    The church is located on Jones Chapel Road in Adair County. The community is welcome.

    For more information or directions, call the Rev. Ronnie Dooley at 789-7565.

  • Our students need your help

    We all know that kids do better in school when they also have hands-on activities that correlate with their studies. That's why we need your help.

    Each year, the News-Journal sponsors a Newspapers in Education project. Through this effort we call the "NIE" program, we supply copies of each Monday and Thursday newspaper to teachers who request them at local schools.

    This year, we have more than ever - 877 students in 43 classrooms.

    Here's how it works.

  • Music in the Park

    This year's final Music in the Park event featured MoTown music on Friday night.

    Greater Campbellsville United, the City of Campbellsville and Taylor County Fiscal Court hosted the annual Music in the Park events each Friday night in September.

    Friday's performance was by the local group Gifted Soul. Other events featured gospel and country music. The first event, which was to feature Campbellsville University international students, was canceled because of rain and will not be rescheduled.

  • Public record for Oct. 2


    Enrique Segura, 29, of Arrowhead Trailer Park in Campbellsville, no operator's/moped license, $168; license to be in possession, dismissed.

    Enrique Segura, 29, of Arrowhead Trailer Park in Campbellsville, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $643, $400 probated, defendant now has insurance.

  • Property transfers for Oct. 2

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Larry Owen and Brenda W. Milby of Chestnut Street in Campbellsville to Ron Jr. and Paula Kirby of Lebanon Avenue in Campbellsville, a tract of land on the west side of Chestnut Street, $28,500.

    Paul and Wanda Farmer of Sanders Road in Campbellsville to Brian and Melissa Pratt of Sanders Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land near the south right of way of Sanders Road, 9.2036 acres, $45,000.

  • Magic show is Oct. 4

    Roger and Lee Ann's Grand Illusion Magic Show will be Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Taylor County Middle School gymnasium.

    The Campbellsville Lions Club is sponsoring the event, which will raise money to provide eyeglasses and other optometry needs for the less fortunate.

    More than 5 tons of equipment is used during the magic show, making it the largest of its kind in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio. A variety of backdrops and special effects, including fog machines, strobe lights and indoor fireworks are used, along with stereo sound and digital lighting.

  • Simulator teaches seat belt safety

    Brad Franklin with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety visited Taylor County middle and high schools last week to demonstrate the "rollover simulator." The machine, which simulates a 19-mile-per-hour crash, shows students what can happen when a driver and passengers are not buckled up during a rollover. "We go all over the state with this thing, especially before prom and other big events," Franklin said.

  • Mercury discovered at CHS

    A drop of mercury discovered at Campbellsville High School on Tuesday turned out to be of an insignificant level, according to an Environmental Protection Agency monitoring team.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville Independent School District, upon returning to class after a fire drill Tuesday afternoon, a student noticed what appeared to be a drop of mercury on the floor of a science classroom.

    Teacher Richard Dooley covered the drop with sulfur powder and zinc and evacuated the classroom.

  • Writing portfolio added to CHS graduation policy

    Staff Report

    Beginning this school year, Campbellsville High graduates must be able to write well in order to graduate.

    At its September meeting, the Campbellsville Independent School Board approved a request from the high school to add a writing portfolio requirement to its graduation policy.

    Because the change also requires an amendment of Board policy, final approval won't be given until a second reading at the Board's next meeting on Oct. 20.

  • Girl Scouts to host birthday party

    The oldest Girl Scout camp in Kentuckiana is celebrating a milestone next month. Camp Shantituck in Bullitt County turns 80 years old, and Girl Scouts are planning a birthday bash to mark the occasion.

    The birthday celebration will take place at Camp Shantituck this Sunday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to reminisce about a camping experience at Shantituck or just wants to tour the facility is invited. Guests will have the opportunity to view decades-old photos and other memorabilia of the camp and refreshments will be served.