Today's News

  • Polar Bear Ride is Jan. 1

    The Vision Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association will have its second annual Polar Bear Ride on Friday, Jan. 1.

    Proceeds will go toward food pantry operations in Taylor, Green, Marion, Adair and LaRue counties, where association members are from.

    Hot drinks will be available beginning at noon at Campbellsville Baptist Church. The ride will begin at 1 p.m. and a meal of soup, chili and sandwiches will be served after the ride. Non-riders are welcome to drive along.

  • CU receives donation from owner of Forcht Bank

    Terry Forcht, owner of Forcht Banking, has donated $10,000 to Campbellsville University for athletics and student scholarships.

    The money will go to the funding for new field turf for the football field and to the CU's scholarship fund.

    Leroy Bratcher, market president at the Campbellsville Forcht Bank, said, "We are glad to support our local university."

    The local Forcht Bank donates $5,000 annually to Campbellsville University. They support the scholarship fund, and the bank is an athletic corporate sponsor.

  • TRH enables area youth to participate in health, wellness civic project

    Taylor Regional Hospital is helping to make this area's youth among the first in the state and nation to participate in an award-winning, national civic education program that informs youth about the status of America's health and engages them in their government's operations.

  • Eon announces retirement from Edward Jones

    George Eon, a financial advisor in the Campbellsville office of the financial services firm Edward Jones, recently announced his retirement after 22 years with the firm.

    Eon's retirement became effective Dec. 31. Shayne Parrish will replace him.

    "When I joined this firm 22 years ago, I knew I was making the right decision," Eon said. "Now, I can say that I truly enjoyed working with people of this community to serve their financial needs. I wish the best to Shayne as he continues the tradition of top-notch service to our clients."

  • The Top 10 of 2009

    It was a year that saw plenty of milestones for Taylor Countians, from our participation in the inauguration of President Barack Obama to the hiring of two new superintendents. There was also plenty of heartache with the murder of a Campbellsville man who served as a Lebanon Police officer and the death of Campbellsville University's football patriarch.

    As we welcome 2010, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is looking back at the 10 stories that shaped and shook Taylor County in 2009. Here they are, in chronological order.

    History in the making

  • The Road to State

    She said she's excited, but also a bit anxious.

    "Excited for what's yet to come," she said.

    MeLeigha Pollock will represent Taylor County at this year's Kentucky Junior Miss program in Lexington.

    She said last week that she feels ready for the competition, even though she's had some back problems. Pollock has three bulging disks in her back and was ordered to rest by a doctor.

    But she said she's staying positive to help her push through the pain.

  • Campbellsville woman arrested after fleeing scene of crash

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested and another injured as the result of a two-vehicle crash on Dec. 23.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3:45 p.m., Carrie L. Rowe, 67, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu east on Martin Luther King Boulevard when she crossed the centerline and struck a 1998 Chevrolet S10 driven be Shawna Spurling, 37.

    Spurling left the scene in her vehicle, but was found a few minutes later on foot on Purcell Court. She was arrested on an outstanding probation violation warrant and a charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

  • Marrs is 'Firefighter of the Year'

    Steve Marrs' career as a firefighter began as a tag along.

    "One of my friends was a firefighter. I went along with him on a run back in the early part of 1996," Marrs said. "Upon watching what was going on, I was hooked. I couldn't see myself doing anything else."

    Marrs joined the firefighters that year and hasn't looked back.

  • Choose your heroes wisely

    "I am not a role model."

    -Charles Barkley, former NBA star in a 1990s Nike campaign

    "Hero" is a word that gets tossed around these days like a ball being thrown during a game. In fact, it is more often than not used in reference to someone who does throw or hit a ball, and in my opinion, it's misused more often than most of us realize.

  • Stroke symptoms should be treated quickly

    I was at my grandmother's recently for my weekly visit when something strange happened. We were talking about how silly one of my dogs was acting, and I noticed Mamaw was having trouble saying the dog's name. It's Bree - not very difficult - so I knew something was wrong. I looked up at Mamaw and saw that the right side of her face was drooping. Her mouth formed a half frown and didn't move on that side when she tried to speak.