Today's News

  • ELECTION: Taylor County Constable

    There are 16 candidates seeking six Constable seats in Taylor County this election year, though only 10 face Primary opposition.

    Constables are elected in all six districts in Taylor County, just like magistrates. Candidates must be at least 24 years old and have lived in Kentucky for two years.

    Constables are most visible to residents when they're helping to direct traffic. But they can also cite speeders, serve warrants, collect taxes and patrol county roads. Constables are also the only officials with the power to arrest the sheriff.

  • Akin-Dennis engagement

    Nikki Lee Akin and James Adam Dennis, both of Louisville, announce their forthcoming marriage on Saturday, June 5.

    Akin is the daughter of Connie Russell of Campbellsville and the late Phillip Akin. She is the granddaughter of Norma Jean Rogers of Campbellsville, Robert Akin of Greensburg and the late Robert Lee Russell and Claris Akin.

    She is a graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned a B.S. and master's degree in interior design, merchandising and textiles.

  • Davis-Fulks wed

    Casey Davis and Jonathon Fulks were married on Feb. 8, and a local reception is planned.

    Davis is the daughter of Dewayne and Cathy Davis of Greensburg. Her grandparents are Brenda Stearman and the late Glen Davis and Kenneth and Geneve Thompson.

    Fulks is the son of Frank and Sheri Fulks. His grandparents are Willard and Faye Sallee and the late James and Grace Fulks.

    The reception will be Saturday, May 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Taylor County Elementary School. All relatives and friends are invited.


  • Deadline is tomorrow For candidate endorsement letters

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal welcomes letters on a variety of topics, including letters about political races and candidates.

    We anticipate there will be letters written supporting and possibly criticizing candidates. If you support a candidate, write and tell our readers the reasons why. If there’s a candidate you don’t particularly like, you can write about that, too.

    Use good taste and don’t libel anyone. You can say what you believe, but personal attacks or allegations that cannot be verified will not be accepted.

  • One injured in two-vehicle collision

    A Greensburg woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Taylor County on Saturday afternoon.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at about 3:30 p.m., Charles Cape, 60, of Jamestown, Ky. was traveling west on KY 210 in a 1997 Nissan pickup when he rear ended a 2006 Lincoln being driven by Andy Olson, 28, of Greensburg. Olson was attempting to turn into a driveway.

    A passenger in Olson's vehicle, Amanda Olson, 27, of Greensburg, was transported by private vehicle to Taylor Regional Hospital. She was treated and released.

  • Henderson-McEarl

    Mr. and Mrs. Stan Henderson of Dayton, Tenn. announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Erin Henderson, to William Michael McEarl, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William McEarl of Smyrna, Tenn.

    Henderson is the granddaughter of Barbara Henderson of Campbellsville, Donald and Suzanne Hancock of Greensburg and the late William Henderson.

  • TCHS Class of 1959

    The Taylor County High School Class of 1959 had a reunion April 11.

    Billy B Smith was the guest speaker.

  • CU professor is Educator of the Year

    When Max Wise showed up at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet, he went prepared to congratulate his mother on receiving yet another award for her distinguished career.

    But he had it backwards.

    His parents, George and Donna Wise - she was head coach for the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers for many years - attended the April 30 banquet to honor their son as he was named the Chamber's Educator of the Year for 2010.

    Wise's mother, Donna, was given the same honor in 2001.

  • A 'Cardboard Nation'

    They found out what it's like to not have a bed to sleep in at night or a roof to provide them shelter from the rain.

    Several Campbellsville University students and community members spent the night on CU's Stapp Hall lawn last Friday night.

    They slept in cardboard boxes and waited out the threat of rain that would flood areas of the community the next day.

    CU's Carver School of Social Work and the Social Workers in Touch Can Help Club asked for volunteers to experience life as a homeless person for one night as part of the third annual Cardboard Nation event.

  • One person injured in parking lot crash

    One person was injured in a crash in the Green River Plaza shopping center parking lot Sunday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Samuel E. Cox, 63, of Elk Horn was traveling east in a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 when he pulled into the path of a 1991 Chevrolet van driven by Walter S. Murley, 36, of Campbellsville. The collision occurred near the Kroger gas station at about 7:10 p.m.

    A passenger in Murley's vehicle, Jamia R. Murley, 32, of Campbellsville was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where she was treated and released.