Today's News

  • Benefit planned for 2-year-old with leukemia

    A benefit has been planned for 2-year-old Lexi Derringer, the daughter of Kevin and Christy Derringer, who was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

    The event will be Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Campbellsville National Guard Armory with a silent auction from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A corn hole tournament will begin at 11 a.m., at a cost of $15 per person. First place will receive $100 and second will receive $50.

    Immediately following the tournament, a live auction will begin at 3:30 p.m. The winners of the silent auction and raffle will be announced then.

  • Make a resolution to be safer

    I drove there very carefully, stopping gently and not going very fast. The drivers behind me must have been frustrated.

    Two weeks ago, I wrote a story about the number of fatalities and crashes in our county last year.

    To go along with the story, I took a photo of a cross on the side of KY 55 marking the place where a local man lost his life, just one of the 1,000 crashes local law enforcement investigated last year.

    Whenever I write these types of stories, I begin thinking.

  • Public record for Jan. 11

    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.

    Small Claims Settled

  • Asking for help from readers

    "It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope."

    —Robert F. Kennedy

    A tiny ripple of hope ... Like most communities, ours has moments in its history of which its residents aren't proud.

  • Community pitches in to help victims of earthquake in Haiti

    After an earthquake struck the capital of Haiti last week and left an estimated 200,000 people dead and even more injured, Campbellsville residents are pitching in to help with relief efforts. The damage became even more severe after an aftershock yesterday morning.

    One Campbellsville man has gone to Haiti to offer his help with the relief efforts in person.

  • Honoring his Legacy

    Is there still a need to march?

    That was the question the Rev. James Washington posed to a crowd of about 100 people during the Taylor County Civic League's annual Martin Luther King Jr. reception Saturday.

    Since the last celebration of King's life and work, an African-American has been inaugurated as president.

    "We have put a black man in the White House, but inequality has not been conquered," Washington said. "Is there a need to continue the march? We cannot afford not to do the march."

  • Messer cleans up messy win for Lady Tigers

    Wendi Messer isn’t called “Hoss” without reason. With Campbellsville University’s win streak on the line at Georgetown College on Saturday, Messer hit three clutch 3-pointers en route to a 73-62 victory.

    Trailing 55-52 with 7:10 to play, Messer keyed up a trey from the left wing to tie the game and went on to score nine of the Lady Tigers’ next 12 points that gave Campbellsville a seven-point (64-57) lead.

  • Birth announcements

    William Maurice and Jessica Ann Calhoun of Lebanon announce the birth of a daughter, Destiny Deshay Calhoun on Dec. 12, 2009, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 4 pounds, 3.8 ounces.

    Grandparents are Maurice and Ann Spalding, Stephanie Curry and Tiantie Curry, both of Louisville, and Roy Moffit. Great-grandparents are the late Reaco and Nellie Keeling, Jackie Moffit and Eddie Taylor.

  • Holmes begins fifth season on TOUR next week

    John “J.B.” Holmes will start his fifth season on The PGA TOUR next week in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, Calif.

    The Taylor County High School graduate and former University of Kentucky All-American, who won the FBR Open (now the Waste Management Phoenix Open) twice (2006 and 2008), has earned $5,747,484 ($1,487,604 in 2006, $874,216 in 2007, $2,166,131 in 2008 and $1,219,534 in 2009) as a professional and currently ranks 139th on the World Golf Ranking list since he will not have played in the first four tournaments.

  • TRH to offer first aid course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present an adult first aid class on Friday, Jan. 15 from 8 a.m. to noon.

    The class will provide the participant with a sound foundation in the techniques of adult first aid. Upon completion, participants will receive course completion certification.

    All classes are taught at the TRH Learning & Resource Center located at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville.

    Cost for the class is $50, which includes the book. Richard Phillips, TRH staff development coordinator, is the instructor for this class.