Today's News

  • Brucker denied bond request again


    He has again been denied a chance at freedom.

    Dale Brucker, who is accused of murdering his infant stepson, has again been denied a request for bond.

    Brucker, 27, is incarcerated at the Taylor County Detention Center. His bond had been set at $125,000 cash.

    But in April, after several requests, Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram agreed to lower the bond to $50,000 cash, with a $1,000 deposit required and an order for Brucker to stay at home in Casey County and wear an electronic monitor, among other conditions.

  • Local furniture company featured on KET show

    An upcoming episode of KET's "Kentucky Life" will profile a Campbellsville business.

    McMahan & Son Furniture will be featured on the episode, which airs Saturday, Nov. 22, Sunday, Nov. 23, and Monday, Nov. 24.

    Mammoth Cave and Harper's Country Hams in Clinton County will be also be featured.

    The episode will air Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m. on KET2.

  • Deadline to submit letters to Santa is Dec. 5


    With only a few weeks left until Christmas Eve, Santa has begun checking his list twice in preparation for his trip around the world.

    Santa recently told the Central Kentucky News-Journal that letters and drawings from children and adults alike are the best part of his holiday season.

    As always, the CKNJ will serve as the drop-off station for letters to Santa this Christmas season.

    Letters to Santa should be sent in care of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to P.O. Box 1138, Campbellsville, KY 42719.

  • TCHS offers nursing program for students


    Students pursuing a career in the medical field have an opportunity to get a jumpstart on their education and experience by enrolling in the Taylor County High School nursing program.

    Students receive hands-on, real-life patient care while preparing for the State Registered Nursing Assistant Certification.

  • Two injured in KY 76 crash


    Two Campbellsville residents were injured and, at press time, remain at a Louisville hospital for treatment after a two-vehicle crash Thursday night.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Manuel Mings, 54, of Roberts Road, was traveling east on KY 76 in a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe at about 5:50 p.m. Ocilla Perkins, 69, of Speck Ridge Road, was traveling west in a 2000 Chevy Cavalier.

  • In the holiday spirit


    She says it's easy, something everyone can do. And, on Thursday night, she taught 15 people some tricks of her trade.

    Bonnie Webster, outreach librarian at Taylor County Public Library, who is known for her talent of making mesh wreaths, showed residents how to make them during a free class.

    The class was full, with men, women and children attending, and Webster said the library might host another one.

  • Cost could rise for community center

    Those who rent the county's community center for private events could soon have to pay a bit more for the service.

    Last Monday, magistrates discussed the ongoing effort to keep the center clean, and how an employee working another position for the county can no longer do it. As a result, the county might hire someone to do the work and increase the rate to rent the center to offset the additional cost.

  • County prepares for arrival of flu

    Flu activity remains "sporadic" in Kentucky, the lowest rate, and it doesn't seem to have hit Taylor County yet.

    And, so far, children at local public schools aren't experiencing other illnesses caused by declining temperatures.

    Amy Tomlinson, public health preparedness manager for Lake Cumberland District Health Department, said there have been isolated cases of flu across the state, but no widespread outbreaks.

    "There have been no cases of flu confirmed in Taylor County by the Kentucky State Lab," she said.

  • Second nursing home lawsuit dismissed

    Another of the three lawsuits filed against a local nursing home has been settled.

    The second to be dismissed in recent weeks, the lawsuit claimed the nursing home was responsible for a Columbia woman's death.

    In January 2013, Lexington attorneys Ross F. Mann and Lisa E. Circeo filed a complaint on behalf of Dorothy Lowe and Lisa Anderson, as co-executrixes of Margaret S. Gumm's estate, in Taylor Circuit Court.

  • A day of giving


    Despite the near freezing temperatures on Thursday, residents answered the call to donate food to the needy. Q-104 hosted its annual Day of Giving at Kroger in Green River Plaza.

    Monetary and non-perishable food donations were accepted from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Taylor County Food Pantry.

    Campbellsville University, Asbury United Methodist Church, AutoSmart and Gaddco also helped with the effort.

    Though food donations were down compared to last year, monetary donations increased.