Today's News

  • Sexton cuts hair for Locks of Love


    Lacey Sexton, 9, recently cut nine inches of her hair at Fantastic Sam's to donate to Locks of Love.

    She is the daughter of Charles and Angie Sexton.

  • Couples graduate from prenatal class


    Two couples recently graduated from the prenatal and childbirth classes taught by Taylor Regional Hospital. They are Alexus Bridgewater and Zach Hancock and Brittany Raney and Adam Fridell, all of Campbellsville.

    Classes are taught on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., and the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Taylor Regional Hospital's Meeting Room.

    The classes are free to anyone delivering at TRH and are taught by Nicole Collins, RN, CCE.

  • Public Record for March 27

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


    • Albert Ramirez, no operator's/moped license, $218.

    • James Tyson Carpenter, obstructed vision and/or windshield, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

  • Resident charged with stealing jewelry


    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with stealing a box full of jewelry.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office news release, deputies were dispatched on Saturday at about 5 p.m. to a report of a theft from a home on A. Cox Road.

    The report states that the caller told deputies she found Christopher Johnson, 24, of A. Cox Road in Elk Horn, in a building on her property with a lock box that he had allegedly taken from her home. The caller said after she caught Johnson with the box, he dropped it and left.

  • Learning from Fred Phelps' message of hate


    In the end, the family that disrupted - or tried to disrupt - so many funerals with their messages of hate took the easy way out. When news came that the Rev. Fred Phelps, whose small and rabidly anti-gay ministry known as the Westboro Baptist Church, had died on Thursday, his daughter said there would be no funeral for her father.

  • Cardboard Nation project looks to help homeless in Taylor County

    Their mission is to help people. And even though money is tight, that's what they're doing.

    The doors at the Green River Ministries homeless shelter are open, and the people there want to see it stay that way. To make sure that happens, GRM volunteers are organizing three fundraisers to help Taylor County residents.

  • Class helps locals become weather spotters


    The dark cloud slowly creeps forward. In moments, the viewers know it's a tornado, and it's headed right for them.

    Debris begins to fly in the air, followed by rain. Then the sound of hail hitting the Earth can be heard. It's over in minutes, but its impact can be felt forever.

    Though the scenario might not have happened in Taylor County, the community has seen its fair share of severe weather. And, on Tuesday night, about 20 fire and rescue workers and residents learned just how severe weather can be.

  • Houses offer hope for recovering drug addicts


    It was once a place where children played and learned. Now, years later, it's a place of a different kind of learning. And with that learning, there is hope.

    The House of Hope has opened on North Columbia Avenue. Formerly Dawn's Childcare, the house is now a transitional home for recovering drug addicts.

    And on North Central Avenue, J&W's House of Hope has been opened with the same concept, giving hope to recovering drug addicts looking for a place and people to help them learn to live a sober life.

  • Arrest made in recent burglaries


    It's been just days since the crimes occurred, but police say they believe they know who committed some of them.

    One arrest has been made and others are in the works to charge those responsible for the rash of burglaries in Taylor County last week.

    Four local stores and a home were burglarized, and a burglar attempted to get in another store but was unsuccessful.

    Campbellsville resident David Samuel Cox, aka Razor, was arrested and charged on Monday with committing two of the burglaries and attempting to commit a third.

  • TCHS Show Choir to perform 'Hall of Fame'


    From Pearl Jam to Michael Jackson, to Garth Brooks and Loretta Lynn, there's a song for everyone in Taylor County High School Show Choir's "Hall of Fame" performance that begins tonight and runs through Saturday.

    Choral director Lisa Gupton said this year's performance is a little different from past years because a theatrical segment has been added, featuring music from the Broadway hit "Wicked."