Today's News

  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month

    Mental health problems are both prevalent and painful - for adults, of course, but also for children. Children and adolescents with mental health problems (about one in five young people have a diagnosable mental health issue) are particularly susceptible to words that make fun of mental health problems, and attitudes reflecting a lack of understanding and compassion.

  • Lake Cumberland Health Department to host asthma forum

    Asthma is a common, chronic lung condition that affects 22 million Americans. It is responsible for 2 million emergency room visits per year.

    Asthma is caused by inflammation (swelling) and constriction (narrowing) of the airways, often triggered by allergens, viruses or exercise. Symptoms include cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and chest tightness.

    Today there are many effective drugs to both prevent and treat symptoms, yet deaths still occur.

  • Osborne will face Rogers in November

    Republican Gary Osborne will face Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers in November's general election. The winner will serve in the County's top position.

    On Tuesday night, Osborne says he feels for his defeated opponent, fellow Republican Greg Gribbins.

    "I feel for everyone who lost," he said. "I've been there. It's one of the worst feelings in the world."

    Osborne said he felt very encouraged recently when discussing his campaign with residents. Since January, he said, he visited with nearly 4,000 people.

  • Allen, Young to face off in general election

    Incumbent Brenda Allen and Tony Young will face off for the mayor's post in the fall.

    Moments after the results were tallied on Tuesday night, Allen said she was naturally pleased with the outcome.

    "I had a lot of help and I have to thank them all, as well as my supporters," she said. "I'm really pleased."

    But, Allen said, her work has just begun.

    "We just have to work really hard in the fall."

  • Grayson makes campaign stop in Campbellsville

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Trey Grayson made a stop in Campbellsville on Thursday as part of his campaign tour. Grayson met with about 20 supporters at Forcht Bank, thanking them for their backing. “I think people are fed up with what is going on in Washington,” Grayson said. “Washington is broke and we’ve got to fix it.” Belt-tightening is needed, something Grayson says he has done as secretary of state. Once the nation’s fiscal house is in order, the economy, Grayson said, will start to rebound as banks regain lending confidence.

  • Chadwick named Purcell's general manager

    Purcell's Business Products announces the appointment of Les Chadwick to the position of general manager.

    Chadwick earned his undergraduate degree in business from Campbellsville University, where he also played on the baseball team from 1987 to 1990. He earned his MBA from the University of Louisville in 2003. He served five years in the U.S. Navy from 1990 to 1995.

  • Public record for May 20

    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.


    Maria Andrade Gomez, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, $743, alcohol drug education program, license suspended for 120 days; failure to produce insurance card, proof filed, dismissed.

  • 'Love for Little Lexi' fundraiser is May 22

    A "Love for Little Lexi" fundraiser will be Saturday, May 22 from 1 to 4 p.m., sponsored by Marion County's fourth and fifth grade gifted and talented students at Graham Memorial Park.

    The fundraiser will benefit Campbellsville resident Lexi Derringer, who is fighting acute lymphocytic leukemia.

    Events will include a car wash, bake sale, lemonade stand, balloon animals, dunking booth, free-throw contest, face painting and a walk-a-thon.

    For more information, e-mail Candice.Keltner@marion.kyschools.us.


  • Election candidates' listing

    Election candidates are listed by name, the office for which they've filed and party affiliation. "I" denotes incumbents.


    - James Jones (I), 1st District, Republican.

    - Henry Lee Colvin, 1st District, Democrat.

    - John David Gaines (I), 2nd District, Democrat.

    - Jeneal "Hooter" Burkhead, 2nd District, Democrat.

    - Orville Newton, 2nd District, Republican.

    - Milford H. Lowe (I), 3rd District, Democrat.

    - Larry Barnes, 3rd District, Democrat.

  • Burton's Nursery & Garden Center is a 2010 Roadside Farm Market

    Burton's Nursery & Garden Center of Taylor County is one of 108 markets across the state that is a member of the 2010 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Burton's Nursery & Garden Center has committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Its acceptance tells customers that Burton's meets the highest standards of quality, freshness and marketing appeal.