Today's News

  • The public's right to know

    Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we just can't write a story the way it should be written.

    Not being able to do one's job is hard for anyone to admit, but it seems especially hard for journalists. Our job is to keep readers informed about what's going on in the community. And it's a job we take seriously.

  • CU to host flute festival Jan. 15-16

    Campbellsville University will be the host for the 2010 Kentucky Flute Festival, sponsored by the Flute Society of Kentucky, on Jan. 15-16.

    Bart Feller, flutist with the New Jersey Symphony and the New York City Opera, will be the special guest artist for the event. Feller will be presenting master classes with students from around Kentucky and beyond and will be performing as a soloist in two different concerts.

  • Property transfers for Dec. 10

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "Property Transfers" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    William G. and Tonie Jane Bryan of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville to L&H Properties Inc. of St. Petersburg, Fla., a tract of land near Old Lebanon Road-KY 289, 70.017 acres, $65,000.

  • Lady Tigers take two on Bayou

    If you play in a place you proudly call “The Barn” it’s no wonder that you win 94 percent of your home games.

    That was the case until Sunday when Campbellsville punctuated a three-game Xavier University losing streak with a thrilling 71-70 win. The Golden Nuggets had won 80 of 85 home games until Langston, Lindsey Wilson and the Lady Tigers ran through The Barn.

    “We were lucky today,” coach Ginger Colvin said. “They outplayed us in every aspect of the game but the score.”

  • Young announces mayoral candidacy

    Lifetime local resident Tony W. Young announced his intentions to run for the office of Mayor of Campbellsville this week.

    Young is married to Tonya Harris Young, a supervisor for the federal government. They have two children, Troy Young and Tyler Young, and a granddaughter, Aubrey Young, 6.

    Young, who has a master's degree in business administration from Campbellsville University, cites his more than 25 years in business and people management among his qualifications. Young said his experience would benefit the city during these difficult economic times.

  • There is now a new tool in the City's economic development arsenal.

    There is now a new tool in the City's economic development arsenal.

    Campbellsville City Council members unanimously approved incentive guidelines for employers. Councilman  David Nunery was absent.

    The incentives consist of a three-year rebate of the City's 1 percent occupational tax to eligible businesses. The tax will be rebated once the company fulfills its requirements.

    "By adopting this resolution, we are in favor of offering incentives to help recruit businesses," Councilman Jimmy Ewing said.

  • Eagle Scouts soar the highest

    The Boy Scouts of America organization turns 100 years old this year, having been incorporated in 1910 by William Boyce of Chicago, after his observation of scouting in England the previous year. Since that time, the Scouts have been directed by a 12-person executive committee and have evolved over the century in guiding the youth of America through their adolescent years.

    The 12th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook still teaches such things as how to read a compass, tie knots and neckties, survive in the woods and render first aid.

  • Junior Miss host family

    MeLeigha Pollock will leave Campbellsville on Sunday to represent Taylor County at this year's Kentucky Junior Miss program in Lexington.

    Those wishing to send Pollock well wishes and greetings can do so at the following address: MeLeigha Pollock c/o Pete and Yvonne Gibson, 6005 Canonero Way, Versailles, Ky. 40383.

    Preliminary competition begins Friday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. with the talent portion.

    The second preliminaries get under way Saturday, Jan. 16 at 1:30 p.m., when Pollock will participate in the fitness and self-expression rounds.

  • Walsh announces sheriff candidacy

    Bill Walsh has announced his candidacy for Taylor County sheriff.

    Born in Taylor County, Walsh graduated from Campbellsville High School. He attended Campbellsville College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. After graduating, he worked with a financial institution.

    In 1977, he was employed by the Kentucky State Police. After graduating from the KSP academy, he was assigned to the Dry Ridge post for two years. He then transferred to Post 15 in Columbia, where he served Green, Taylor, Marion and Washington counties for 25 years.

  • Eagles make it six Classic crowns

    Campbellsville used a strong second half to overtake Adair County and capture the Citizens Bank/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic basketball tournament on Wednesday night.

    The Eagles (9-2) trailed 18-8 early and 30-23 at the half against the hot-shooting Indians (5-8).

    Campbellsville scored 13 of the first 17 points in the third quarter to claim the lead for good.

    Thomas Downs, who did not score in the first half, tallied nine points in the period’s first five minutes and finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.