Today's News

  • Man crashes car after fatal heart attack

    Clyde F. Hix loved to laugh. And he loved to make other people laugh along with him.

    "He was very happy," said Tanya Pike, Hix's co-worker at H&R Block. "He always wanted to laugh. You always laughed when he was around."

    Hix, who moved to Campbellsville from Massachusetts about a year ago, died Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack while driving along U.S. 68.

  • Campbellsville woman injured in two-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a collision at the U.S. 68/North Columbia Avenue intersection on April 10.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 2:30 p.m., Rita Wise of Campbellsville was traveling west on U.S. 68 in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck when she traveled into the path of a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Lannon Cox Jr. of Campbellsville.

    Wise was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. She was treated and released. Cox was not injured.

  • Lady Cards use pair of seven-run innings

    Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals broke loose from a 3-0 advantage with a pair of seven-run innings to pound the home-standing Campbellsville Lady Eagles 17-2 on Monday night.

    Becca Cook’s run-scoring single in the first and Karissa Mings’ hit and second Lady Eagle error of the inning put TCHS up 3-0 in the third.

    Mings had stifled Campbellsville on three early hits, a double by Destiny Wilson and back-to-back second-inning singles by Kelsey Feltner and Mary Brower as coach Kelly Townsend’s club built its lead.

  • Serving others, serving God

    They planted crops, painted walls, made meals and served God.

    Students from a Catholic high school in Illinois recently spent their spring break in Campbellsville as part of a mission trip.

  • Election: 4th District Magistrate

    Five candidates want the 4th District magistrate seat this election year, and all of them will face Primary opposition this May.

    Incumbent Matt Pendleton and Gary Isaacs will face off on the Republican ticket. Democrats Terry Hughes, Kenneth Minor and Byron Sanders will battle for their party's nod.

    The winners of each primary race will face off in November's General Election to fill the 4th District's magisterial seat.

    The News-Journal mailed questionnaires to all candidates facing opposition in the Primary Election.

  • Council hears progress on water/sewer projects

    Water and sewer changes and improvements were the main theme of Campbellsville City Council's special meeting Monday night.

    The Council had first reading of an ordinance requiring property to be annexed into the City before sewer services can be received.

    Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen said there have been numerous requests for sewer hook-ups to properties outside the City, particularly along KY 55.

  • Birth announcements

    Chad and Danielle Farmer of Lebanon announce the birth of a son, William Chad, at 8:40 a.m. on Monday, March 15 at Springview Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Grandparents are Daniel and Gayle Mings and Roger and Karen Benningfield, all of Elk Horn, and Joe and Bonnie Farmer of Campbellsville. Great-grandparents are James and Burnestine Benningfield of Elk Horn and Pat Sullivan of Campbellsville.

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  • Saloma Baptist revival, renewal is April 18

    Saloma Baptist Church is hosting a "Sunday of Revival and Renewal" on Sunday, April 18.

    The Rev. Matthew Smyzer, pastor of the Beargrass Missionary Baptist Church and director of the Baptist Fellowship Center in Louisville, will be the featured preacher for the day.

    Smyzer is also a member of the Campbellsville University board of trustees and church relations council.

  • CKNJ Bookmarks reading group to meet

    If you enjoy a good book and would like the chance to talk to others who are reading the same book, the CKNJ Bookmarks will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 18 at the Extension Office.

    This month's book is "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown.

    With help from the Taylor County Public Library and the Taylor County Extension Office, the group meets once every three months. There is no membership or mandatory attendance, it's just a group of people getting together to talk about books.

  • Arts Series events announced

    Looking for inexpensive and fun entertainment for the entire family? Do you like variety?

    Then indulge your artistic side with the Central Kentucky Arts Series. 

    The 2009-2010 season offers variety at its best - acrobats, a puppet show, orchestra and novels. Get inspired and entertained at the same time with four events. Visit each show's Web site at centralkentuckyarts.org to preview the unique attractions and features of each show.