Today's News

  • We cover the community

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal is your community newspaper. As such, we focus mainly on issues and events that happen in Taylor County.

    That's not to say we won't write about other nationwide or even worldwide issues, but those stories will be written with an emphasis on how they affect those of us who live in Taylor County.

    With the limited resources we have at our small newspaper, we usually can't touch those complicated investigative stories such as the nationwide economy or the current health care debate.

  • Greensburg men arrested on robbery charges

    Two Greensburg men were arrested in Campbellsville on Sunday and charged with second-degree robbery and first-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to a Campbellsville Police Department release, at about 4:45 p.m., Michael Thomas Miller, 30, and Carlos A. Vazquez Jr., 23, allegedly shoplifted items from Kroger in Green River Plaza.

  • Local man accused of pointing gun

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after he allegedly pointed a gun at another man.

    Andy Trevis Rice, 37, of 103 Mason Lane was arrested at 3:34 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25.

    According to an arrest citation, the Campbellsville Police Department received a call reporting a man with a gun on Mason Lane.

    The citation states that witnesses told police Rice had walked across the street, pulled a gun out of his waistband and pointed it at a man.

  • CU orchestra to perform Oct. 6

    The Campbellsville University Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, dean of the School of Music, will present the first of several concerts this year at the Campbellsville Baptist Church's sanctuary Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.

    The concert will feature the premier performance of "The Dance" by Seth Johnson, a junior at Campbellsville University. It will also feature the encore performance of "The Legend of Sherwood Forest" also by Johnson.

  • Poker runs raise nearly $1,000

    The leather-clad riders put on their helmets and roared their engines to life. Their motorcycle caravan could be seen from far away, but the impact of the money raised from their ride will be felt right here in Taylor County.

    Poker runs on Saturday combined raised nearly $1,000 for the annual Toys for Kids and St. Baldrick's fundraisers.

    Nick and Renee Alsager hosted the first annual St. Baldrick's poker run, which raised $323. The Alsagers have participated in the St. Baldrick's fundraiser for about three years.

  • Sider interview to air on "Dialogue on Public Issues"

    Dr. Ron Sider, professor of theology, holistic ministry and public policy and director of the Sider Center on Ministry and Public Policy at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Penn., was a recent guest on John Chowning's "Dialogue on Public Issues" show on TV-4.

    The show will air Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sider discussed Christian public policy perspectives while on campus. Chowning is vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president at Campbellsville. The show is broadcast on Comcast Cable Channel 10.

  • Group offers hand to women in need

    Someone to talk to. Someone to offer guidance. Someone to pray with. Someone to call a friend.

    That's all Cheryl Kretzler needed. And through the local Christian Women's Job Corps, that's what she got.

    "[I wanted to be part of the program] just so that I wasn't alone and so that I had somebody to talk to," she said.

    Kretzler found out about the program through the group Bible studies CWJC leads at the public housing facility on Ravine Way every other Tuesday.

  • SOLD: Former Fruit of the Loom building

    It was once the lifeblood of Taylor County. Then it became an eyesore and the sight of various community cleanups. Now, it's a mixture of decaying equipment and charred rubbish. But that will soon change.

    The building that once housed Fruit of the Loom has changed ownership, and the new owners say they will first clean up the damage caused by a fire in June.

    Local attorney John C. Miller, Green River Marina owner and operator of demolition company HCL Inc. Dennis Brinley and Danny Pyles of Pyles Excavating Inc. in Columbia formed the Heartbeat Development LLC in August.

  • Jail files answer to allegations

    Taylor County Detention Center employees have answered a lawsuit filed last month by a former inmate who alleges that they lost his family photos.

    Steven Carmicle filed suit against Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Capt. Kevin Wilson, Sgt. Jon Hawkins and Class D Coordinator Mary Cox in Taylor Circuit Court on Thursday, Sept. 3.

  • Fire department tackles starling problem

    A loud boom echoes across Western Drive. Thousands of European starlings take to the sky. Branches from the tree on which they were perched quiver as the weight of the birds is lifted.

    It's a sight that many throughout the city have seen of late, according to Assistant Campbellsville Fire Chief Bill Hall, Campbellsville Fire Department.

    On duty firefighters have spent downtime in the evenings recently, dealing with thousands of European starlings roosting in trees in residential neighborhoods, Hall said.