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Today's News

  • Wrapping program teaches work ethic

    The Taylor County Public Library is working to make your holiday season a little easier. For their second annual community service day they are offering free gift wrapping.

    People can start dropping off their gifts between noon-4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. With all gift wrapping, materials are provided.

    This program is offered for middle and high school students to earn community service hours.

    “We recruit teen volunteers and they do all the gift wrapping,” said Young Adult Librarian Kimberly Burton.

  • Alcohol sales could start in January

    Campbellsville could see the first of its expanded alcohol sales by the first of the year, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said early last week.

    The state can start receiving applications for new alcohol licenses on Tuesday, Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control Legal Counsel Steve Humphress said at last Monday night’s special-called meeting.

  • Kiwanis names the Schuhmanns Santa’s Helpers

    Fred and Betty Sue Schuhmann find themselves nothing more than ordinary but for many in the community they are extraordinary. That is why they were honored as this year’s Santa’s Helpers.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Kiwanis Club members voted to name The Schuhmanns the recipients of this year’s Santa’s Helper Award. The award is presented each year to someone in the community who keeps the spirit of Christmas alive all year.

    And, according to friends and family, no one embodies the giving spirit more than them.

  • Work underway at TRH water tower

    The new water tank near Taylor Regional Hospital could be finished by the end of the year, with work on the tank in Spurlington to start not long after that.

    That is what Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said early last week. He stated that the two tanks will each carry 1,000,000 gallons – the same as the one at Campbellsville University – in order to provide for a steady reserve of water.

  • CKNJ to deliver letters to Santa

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal continues to partner with the jolliest man in the land, Santa Claus. We will deliver those letters to him at the North Pole before Christmas.

    The CKNJ will also continue the tradition of publishing letters written by local children. A special edition of the paper will include letters to Santa from each class (pre-K through fifth grade) from all of our elementary schools.

  • City approves alcohol ordinances

    Campbellsville City Council members voted for two ordinances that will regulate the sale of alcohol in the city limits.

    In a special-called meeting on Monday night, council members voted 9-2 on a zoning ordinance that will determine where places can sell alcohol within the city limits.

    Council members David Nunery, Jimmy Ewing, Patti Phillips, Frankie Hansford, Greg Rice, Paul Osborne, Terry Kelter, Sharon Hoskins-Sanders and Allen Johnson voted yes.

  • Two die in car fire

    Two individuals have died after their car caught on fire Monday morning in Campbellsville. 

    On Monday morning, all emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle car fire in the area of KY 55/U.S. 68 and Palestine Road.

    The 911 caller indicated that there were two people inside the burning vehicle. When officials arrived on the scene the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.

    The individuals were taken to the medical examiners office.

  • ‘SOUP-er Bowl’ helps feed the needy

    Taylor County High School gave a helping hand to people in the community this holiday season with their annual canned food drive.

    This is the third year the Taylor County FFA (Future Farmers of America) has sponsored the schoolwide food drive benefiting Green River Ministries food pantry.

    TCHS junior and FFA member Ashley Smith enjoys this program because it is one of the biggest events the FFA puts together.

  • Area KSP post does ‘Lift with a Trooper’

    The Kentucky State Police hosted the second annual Lift with a Trooper event Saturday at the Campbellsville National Guard Armory.

    The event raised money for KSP Post 15’s S.W.A.T., or Shop with a Trooper, program, which takes underprivileged children in the KSP Post 15 area Christmas shopping. Post 15 includes Taylor County, as well as Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalf, Monroe, Russell and Washington counties.

  • Alcohol ordinance hearing tonight

    Campbellsville City Council members will hear a second reading of two alcohol ordinances at a special-called meeting tonight.

    A public hearing will be held at the Campbellsville Civic Center at 6 p.m.; once the public hearing has concluded, the actual meeting will start. The public will be able to make comment on a 21-page zoning ordinance amendment and a 31-page alcohol ordinance.