Today's News

  • Beard

    Morris and Nona Faye Beard of Campbellsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 2.

    The Beards were married on Jan. 2, 1960 in Byrdstown, Tenn.


  • Beard graduates from Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute

    After 18 months of leadership and entrepreneurial training, Ann Beard of Taylor County has graduated from the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute.

    Beard and 26 other entrepreneurial leaders, advocates and coaches throughout South Central Kentucky received this prestigious honor on Nov. 12 in Bowling Green. 

    As a graduate of the Institute, Beard has completed a series of eight seminars that were each two to three days in length and has also participated in a study tour of rural communities throughout the Western United States.

  • Tharp-Arvin

    Rebekah Ann Tharp of Lebanon and David Eric Arvin of Marietta, Ga. exchanged wedding vows on June 27 at Elk Horn Baptist Church in Campbellsville.

    The Rev. Brian Rafferty performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Lowell and Geneva Tharp of Lebanon. Her grandparents are Louise Tharp of Lebanon and the late Owen Tharp and Gene and Betty Tungate.

    The groom is the son of Jacky and Diana Arvin of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Helen Barnett and Kathryn Arvin, both of Campbellsville, and the late Earl Barnett and Jack Arvin.

  • Legislators host public forum

    The two men held their notepads and pens at the ready, listening to constituents and writing down issues to remember.

    Newly elected State Senator Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, and State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, hosted a public forum Monday at the Taylor County Courthouse. About 25 people attended.

    Carney began by thanking the crowd for attending and saying that he is proud to have a new senator who cares a lot for this area.

    "He's hit the ground running," Carney said about Higdon, "thinking a lot about Taylor County."

  • Man charged with two burglaries

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with committing two recent burglaries.

    Jonathan B. Hare, 23, of 143 Red Fern Road was arrested last week and charged with two counts of second-degree burglary.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies recovered several items taken during two separate burglaries, one in the Farm Gate Subdivision on Wednesday, Dec. 23 and the other on Church Road on Tuesday, Dec. 29.

    The report states that Hare was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Lady Eagles lose at home to Marion, on road to Russell

    Campbellsville High School’s Lady Eagles saw their record drop to 2-13 with an 87-9 home loss to Marion County on Saturday and a 72-34 road loss to Russell County on Monday.

    Tiffany Slone had eight of CHS’ points on Saturday while Ashyya Robinson and Brittany Vaught had 12 apiece on Monday.

    The Lady Eagles host Taylor County on Friday at 6 p.m.

  • Curnutte is 'Rescuer of the Year'

    In emergency services, every second counts. And when every second counts, consistency is key.

    At Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, there is no one more consistent than Major Mike Curnutte.

    "He's just consistent," said Rescue Director Allen Bottoms. "He does a great job every day."

    That consistency earned Curnutte this year's Rescuer of the Year award.

    "It is voted on by the members of Rescue," Bottoms said. "It is somebody that loves doing their job."

  • Public record for Dec. 31

    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.


    Dustin W. Ferguson, 18, of Old Columbia Road in Campbellsville, disregarding stop sign, state traffic school.

    Michael W. Ingram, 65, of Grider Road in Columbia, speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

  • Tigers fall to No. 19 Union U.

    Twenty days between games and playing without star player Greg Truvillion didn’t seem to bother visiting Union (Tenn.) University on Saturday as the 19th-ranked Bulldogs held off a second-half rally to beat Campbellsville University 76-68 in the Powell Athletic Center.

    Campbellsville out-scored Union 20-14 in the first nine minutes of the second half to pull the game even at 54-54, but the Tigers failed to ever build a lead and stop the Bulldogs’ offense.

  • One injured in two-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Bengal Road on Friday, and law enforcement don't know yet who was driving the vehicle that struck hers.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, someone was driving a 2004 Saturn south on Bengal Road at 2:26 a.m. The truck is owned by Scotty T. Smith, 42, of 2000 Gaddis Ridge Road in Elk Horn.

    The report states that the driver failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a 1999 Mazda driven by Jacqueline Woods, 63, of 2375 Smith Ridge Road, who was heading east on KY 323.