Today's News

  • From murder to the Depression

    Murder, symbolism and mysteries were the topics at the April 18 meeting of the CKNJ Bookmarks reading group.

    Several of us - including four new visitors - discussed the group's most recent book choice, "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown.

    For Dan Brown fans, "The Lost Symbol" has more of all the suspense, mystery and puzzles that he has become known for. There are also several unexpected twists and turns.

    Next up on the Bookmarks' reading list is "Rainwater" by Sandra Brown.

  • Wethington-Bright

    Billy Joe and Kay Wethington of Knifley announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Kristy Wethington, to Nick Bright, the son of Mark and Teresa Bright of Columbia.

    Wethington is a 2005 graduate of Adair County High School and is a junior at Western Kentucky University, where she is majoring in elementary education.

    Her grandparents are James and Eldora Allen of Campbellsville and the late Jodie and Lovie Wethington.

  • Malone anniversary

    Ronnie and Pat Malone of Elk Horn will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception on Saturday, May 29.

    The Malones have two children, Missy and Steve Dixon of Columbia and Jamie Malone of Campbellsville. They also have five grandchildren, Mason and McKenzie Dixon of Columbia and James Dylan, Mariah and Jarett Malone, all of Campbellsville.

    The celebration, hosted by their children, will be at 5 p.m. at Feathersburg Church of God in Elk Horn. All family and friends are invited.


  • Man charged with violating sex offender registry

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with violating the terms of his sex offender registration after he allegedly moved and failed to report his new address.

    Michael Lee Vanheck, 29, of 3735 Bengal Road was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 7.

    According to court records, Vanheck moved to an apartment on First Street. Probation and parole officers told Vanheck to report his new address, but court records state that he did not.

  • Main Street business gets Chamber award

    One of the ideas behind Café Bonin was always to help promote growth in downtown Campbellsville. In the two years since the restaurant opened its doors, plenty of other buildings have received facelifts and new lives as well. And now, Café Bonin has been rewarded for its own efforts.

    Café Bonin is this year's recipient of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Business Beautification Award. The award goes to a business that has completed a renovation or redesign to an existing building.

  • Rain doesn't dampen annual Relay for Life fundraiser

    They walked. Together, they spent Friday night walking hundreds of laps around Taylor County High School's gymnasium to honor those who have battled cancer. They also walked for those who lost that battle and can't walk anymore.

    Taylor County's Relay for Life events on Friday, originally planned to be at the TCHS football field, were moved indoors because of a threat of rain.

    But that threat didn't keep people from coming to Relay and raising money to fund cancer research.

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

    Campbellsville University's WLCU TV-4 will air a "Dialogue on Public Issues" show with Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg, and John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

    The show will be aired Wednesday, May 19 at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Givens is the Kentucky senator from District 9, which includes Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Green, Metcalfe and Simpson counties.


  • UPDATE: And the winners are ...

    More voters than expected turned out on Tuesday, sending all incumbents to the general election in November.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, 41 percent of Taylor County voters showed up at the polls for Tuesday's primary election, a bit higher than the 39 percent he predicted.

    Individual vote totals are available HERE.

    The results

  • Newton, Walsh will square off this fall.

    Four candidates seeking to replace retiring Sheriff John Shipp have now been reduced to two.

    In Tuesday's primary election, Democrats chose Allen Newton while Republicans selected Bill Walsh. The two will meet up in the November General Election.

    On the Republican ticket, Walsh collected 2,243 votes to Timothy "Sparky" Cash's 1,125. On the Democrat side, Newton had 2,651 to Willard "Hank" Harris' 321.

    Newton, 53, a lifelong Taylor County resident, has been chief deputy and detective for the Taylor County Sheriff's Office for the past 17 years.

  • Moore-Lee engagement

    Bob Moore of Campbellsville and Patty and Roger Tungate of Lebanon announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Renee Moore, to John "Johnny" Patrick Lee, son of Benny Lee of Raywick and Tony and Kathy Pivot of Boston, Ky.

    Moore is the granddaughter of the late Buddy and Helen Moore, Pat Hughes of Clute, Tex. and Janet and George Witherington of Winter Haven, Fla. She is a 2002 graduate of Taylor County High School, a 2008 graduate of the Lindsay Institute of Cosmetology and is employed as a cosmetologist at Sheer Delite in Lebanon.