Today's News

  • Wreck on KY 76 results in man being airlifted, driver arrested

    A single-vehicle accident Thursday evening resulted in a Campbellsville man being airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a Campbellsville woman being arrested.

    Robert Spurling, a passenger in a 2005 Toyota being driven by 40-year-old Tracy Cox, was airlifted from the scene of the accident on KY 76 on Thursday after being ejected from the vehicle.

  • Despite rains, Durham alumni celebrate with reunion

    The remnants of Hurricane Harvey dropped between four and five inches of rain on Campbellsville over the weekend, but it didn’t deter the Durham Reunion that occurred over the weekend, which brought a large number of people into town.

    Some adjustments to the original schedule had to be made, according to Yevette Haskins, one of the organizers of the reunion. Several of the outdoor events on Friday and Saturday had to be moved indoors due to the heavy rains that swept across the state, but Haskins said everything went smoothly despite the changes.

  • Bypass crash results in injuries


    A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of the Campbellsville Bypass and Lori West Drive resulted in multiple injuries.

    A report from the Campbellsville Police Department states that a 1998 Ford F150 operated by Sherry Wagoner of Campbellsville collided with a 1998 Ford Explorer operated by Kenneth Mattingly of Campbellsville, causing the Explorer to overturn in the intersection. 

  • Taylor Regional has $43 million impact locally


    Local hospitals are not only of major medical value to the communities that they serve, but they also serve a great economic value, and Taylor Regional Hospital is no exception, according to a report from the Kentucky Hospital Association.

    The data from the report comes from 2015, which is the latest data available.

    The report states that TRH spent nearly $43.4 million on employee wages and salaries, and purchases of supplies and services.

  • County tax rates to stay same


    Taylor County Fiscal Court held a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5 which replaced the normal meeting of Sept. 12.

    Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers announced most tax rates, including hospital and extension, would remain the same as last year, with Paul Phillips representing Taylor Regional Hospital and Pat Hardesty on hand for the Taylor County Extension Service.

    The occupational tax report showed a net of $870,000 with about $12,000 in expenses.

  • Grant will extend city sidewalks near lake


    Sidewalks will be further extended along Lebanon Road as grant money in the amount of $113,618 has been approved and announced at Tuesday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Mayor Tony Young said the city had applied for four grants and did receive this one that will add sidewalks across the road from City Lake (Parkview Drive) to Taylor Regional Hospital with no expense or labor by the city.

  • CKNJ to publish once weekly


    Change is inevitable. That’s true in everything in life, and the newspaper industry is no different.

    That’s why today, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is announcing that it will be adjusting its publication frequency.

    The CKNJ currently publishes on Monday and Thursday. On Sept. 25, the paper will publish its final Monday edition, and will publish each Thursday going forward.

  • Transportation Directors essential part of local schools

    Transportation is one of the most critical aspects of operating a school system, but can often be overlooked in the grand scheme of things.

    Working behind the scenes are individuals responsible for all things transportation: morning drop-offs, afternoon pick-ups, field trips, athletic trips, and everything in between.

    Being a transportation director is not always an easy job, often with irregular hours and being on-call at night, but within the two local school districts, the transportation directors take the challenges head on.

  • Fire officials respond to call at Cox Interior

    Fire crews were called out to a fire at a local business Wednesday night.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Fire Department, crews responded around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night to a fire at the shavings facility at Cox Interior, located at 1751 Old Columbia Road.

    The report states that when fire personnel reported to the scene, a large amount of smoke was coming from the facility with a visible fire on the inside and the outside of the building near the conveyor system.

  • Taylor County Bank celebrates 80 years

    More than 80 years ago, the doors of Taylor County Bank opened for the first time to customers in Taylor County.

    On Thursday, the bank opened its doors to the community for an open house and ribbon cutting celebration to celebrate being in business for 80 years.

    Over the years, the bank has witnessed a lot of changes. Laws and regulations change frequently and employees have to keep up with the changing rules. Technology in banking continues to evolve with some people performing nearly all of their banking transactions online.