Today's News

  • Uniting to help the environment

    What with all the bad news these days - from the Middle East (ISIS) to the NFL (spousal abuse) - it's nice to hear some good news. This one comes from Mother Nature herself in cooperation with some people intent on helping her.

    It seems the ozone layer is getting better.

  • NFL has serious issues off the field

    There are more than a few NFL fans among us here in Taylor County. Many gather around the TV on Sundays, as well as Thursdays and Mondays, to watch professional football. But with the recent behavior of some NFL players, the viewing habits of some people could change, and you couldn't blame them.

  • Familiar faces at Friday night football


    Each season the high school football game involving Campbellsville and Taylor County brings out the largest crowd of the school year.

    Friday night, Sept. 5 was no exception as the supporters for the Purple and Gold and Red and Gray turned out in full force.

    The Eagles broke a three-year losing skid and downed the Cardinals 42-7.

    After an off week on Sept. 12, CHS plays at Green County and TCHS entertains LaRue County on Sept. 19.

  • TCMS, CMS split girls' hoop twinbill


  • Youth soccer kicks off season

    By Rachel DeCoursey, CU Student Writer

    The Campbellsville Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) made more history with its biggest kick-off ceremony and first games of the fall season on Sept. 6 with many familiar faces in attendance.
    Among the hundreds gathered at the Paul E. Osborne Recreation Area were Mayor Tony Young and County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers. Young and Rogers took pictures with the young athletes and each kicked out a first ball to begin the day’s festivities. 

  • Red Cross launches blood donation app

    The American Red Cross recently launched a first-of-its-kind Blood Donor App.

    The new app makes it easier and faster for users to find a nearby blood drive, schedule blood donations, track their total donations, get rewards and invite friends and family to join them by donating.

    The app is free and available for download through the App Store and Google Play.

  • First women's small business summit is Sept. 24

    The first ever Women's Small Business Summit will be Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Campbellsville Civic Center.

    The Women's Business Center of Kentucky will host the event, which will feature small business workshops, career counseling, special guest speakers, business lenders, a luncheon and networking opportunities.

    In partnership with local businesses, attendees will learn best practices and strategies from small business leaders across the state. Topics include marketing trends, data management tips, bookkeeping strategies, success stories and more.

  • Public Record for Sept. 15

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in public record are published without exceptions, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.


  • Man charged with attempting to sell drugs on CU campus


    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with trying to sell drugs on the Campbellsville University campus.

    Marvin R. Brown, 35, of Coakley Street, was arrested at 4:27 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

    According to Brown's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Dexter Colvin received a complaint that a man was attempting to sell drugs to CU students.

    Colvin wrote that he found the man walking on South Court Street. The man told Colvin he was walking to his aunt's house. He denied walking through the CU campus.

  • Man accused of bringing drugs into jail


    A Campbellsville man has been charged with bringing drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Everette Fair, 28, of Logan Street, was arrested last Tuesday at about 2:30 p.m.

    According to Fair's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian was at the jail when a probation and parole officer brought him in for booking.

    Perian wrote in court records that Fair said he had nothing on him as jail staff members were searching him.