Today's News

  • Man pleads to lesser charges in abuse case

    The Campbellsville man accused of inappropriately touching a young girl while she was sleeping has been sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to receive sex offender treatment for his crimes.

    Lary Jay Taylor, 38, of 110 Camelback Drive was indicted last year by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and three counts of the same offense against a child younger than 16.

    Taylor pleaded guilty to amended charges of first-degree wanton endangerment in September.

  • Man will take TRH lawsuit to Supreme Court

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals has denied a local man's appeal of a jury verdict in his lawsuit against Taylor Regional Hospital.

    William H. Wethington sued TRH in 2007, claiming that staff failed to provide adequate care for his wife. A jury agreed but did not award damages.

    Wethington's lawyer says he will now take the case to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed a wrongful death claim in Taylor Circuit Court in April 2007 on behalf of Wethington, executor of the estate of Betty H. Wethington.

  • Tourists flock to Taylor County


    Despite a down economy, tourism is strong in Taylor County.

    According to numbers provided by Taylor County Tourist Commission Board Chairman Bud Mirus, 1,464,218 people visited Green River Lake between October 2009 and September 2010. Ordinarily, around 1 million people visit the lake each year.

    And that means visitors shopping at local stores, filling up their tanks at local gas stations and eating at local restaurants.

  • Letters to Santa


    Santa has begun checking his Christmas list in preparation for his trip around the world next month.

    Santa says letters from children are the best part of his holiday season. And, as always, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is serving as a drop-off point for letters to Santa. The News-Journal will also publish a special section filled with children's letters and give prizes to the best letter writers.

  • Police urge caution during holiday shopping

    Police have a message for residents this holiday season: Don't make life easy for criminals.

    For every sale going on, there are also would-be criminals ready to swipe goods from unlocked cars or unattended shopping carts, local police officials say.

    "Some people like to get their presents for free," Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp said.

    It's a time of year when people tend to carry extra cash, Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said, which means they need to be extra cautious when shopping.

  • 'Steel Magnolias' to be performed at Lindsey Wilson


  • Benefit singing is Nov. 20

    A benefit singing for Paula Warren will be Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at Robinson Chapel Separate Baptist Church.
    Warren has had numerous medical problems and surgeries.
    Featured singers will be Only By Grace and Pure Gospel.
    For more information, call Bro. Bobby Bryant at (270) 866-5946, Larry Hughes at 465-3042 or Darren Blair at (270) 866-9216.

  • CU Opera Workshop is Nov. 21-22

    Katie Johnson
    Campbellsville University

  • CU to host well-known flutist


    Katie Johnson
    Campbellsville University

  • Economic interview to air on 'Dialogue on Public Issues'