Today's News

  • Two seek office of county surveyor


    Two people want to be Taylor County's surveyor.

    But come Nov. 4, voters will pick the one man they believe is best for the job.

    Donald Dabney Jr., a Democrat, is currently serving as Taylor County surveyor.

    Greg Tungate, a Republican, has filed to challenge Dabney for the position.

    The News-Journal sent questionnaires to each of the candidates in contested races on the general election ballot. Neither Dabney nor Tungate responded.

  • Campaign signs reported stolen

    They say it happens as least once each election cycle.

    And, if enough damage is done, it can constitute a misdemeanor or felony offense, possibly punishable by a fine and jail time.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney and Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said they recently received reports that some campaign signs posted in the city are missing.

    Carney said has been told some signs were stolen and others were cut down and damaged.

  • Watson named airport manager of the year


    He says he is honored to receive the award, but there are many others who are just as worthy of it.

    At a recent conference, the Kentucky Aviation Association, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Aviation, presented the airport manager of the year awards.

    This year, Carl Watson, the manager of the Taylor County Airport, received the honor in the general aviation airport category.

  • Green River Lake cleanup


    They found old bottles, tires, paper, plastic cups and more. And now, those items are in the garbage instead of Green River Lake.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at GRL and the Friends of GRL group hosted the annual lakeshore cleanup on Saturday.

    Many school groups and civic organizations participated.

  • Gas leak reported at Don Franklin
  • Colton's donates to firefighter fund
  • Six candidates seek seat in Senate


    Six people want the chance to represent Kentucky in the United States Senate.

    On Nov. 4, voters will decide who of the six will serve as one of Kentucky's two U.S. senators come Jan. 1.

    Incumbent Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., faces Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is currently Kentucky's secretary of state.

    The two will also battle Libertarian candidate David M. Patterson and write-in candidates Mike Maggard, Robert Edward Ransdell and Shawna Sterling.

  • Firefighter funeral details released


    Funeral information for Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Capt. Tony Grider has been released.

    Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday EDT at Columbia Christian Church in Columbia.

    Funeral will be Wednesday at noon EDT at the church.

    Surrounded by friends and family, Grider took his last breath Saturday afternoon.

    Grider’s death comes about a month after he and three other Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters were injured while helping with an ALS ice bucket challenge on the Campbellsville University campus.

  • Youth pitch in to build Habitat home


    The sound of pounding hammers echoes throughout the neighborhood.

    But the noise isn't coming from professional construction workers. It's coming from teenagers pitching in to help someone they might not even know.

    Campbellsville resident Tina G. Dishman has waited for nearly two years for her dream of getting a new home to become a reality.

  • Group plans mission trip to Haiti

    The goal is to serve God, feed children and create leaders.

    A group of 15 local residents, many from Campbellsville, will soon head to Haiti to help feed and teach children at an orphanage there.

    For all but one of those going, this will be their first mission trip.

    Earl Rodgers of Green River Memorial Baptist Church in Campbellsville is in charge of organizing the trip. Rodgers said many churches have banned together to make the trip happen.