Today's News

  • Campbellsville native wins press award

    WLEX-18 News Anchor Nancy Cox was named "Best News Anchor" for 2009 at the Kentucky Associated Press annual awards ceremony on Thursday, April 8.

    Cox was among three nominees selected from Kentucky's two largest television markets, Louisville and Lexington.

    "I'm obviously very honored by this award from the Associated Press," Cox said. "I think it speaks volumes about what we do at WLEX-TV. I work with a wonderful team of people at this station, and I think we all make each other better."

  • Local doctors publish study

    Drs. Eugene Shively, Robert Romines and James Watkins will have a study published in an upcoming issue of American Surgeon.

    Titled "Laparoscopic Common Duct Exploration in 90-bed Rural Hospital," the study was presented at the Southeastern Surgical at Savannah, Ga. in February.

    The study found that laparoscopic common duct exploration can be done safely in small hospitals and is very effective when endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is not available.

    Shively is unsure when the article will be published.

  • Regional web portal supports Taylor County

    Kix.com — the Kentucky Indiana Exchange — is a region-wide web portal that aims to change the way people in Taylor County and throughout the region seek opportunity.

    Launching on April 26, kix.com will help link job seekers to employment opportunities, employers to the region's best talent and prospective students to the training and education they need to fill higher-skilled jobs and contribute to regional prosperity.

    The site will connect the region in an unprecedented way using state-of-the-art social networking tools.

  • Hospital awarded three-year term of accreditation in mammography

    Taylor Regional Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology. The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment.

  • Campbellsville native to retire from LG&E

    Joe Moyers will retire from LG&E Energy as manager of labor relations on April 29.

    Moyers has been with the company for 34 years, joining Kentucky Utilities in Campbellsville in 1976. LG&E and KU merged in 1998.

    Moyers has worked in several capacities, including line technician, customer service manager, director of employment and compensation, HR development manager and HR manager.

    A graduate of Campbellsville High School, Moyers is the son of Marietta Moyers of Campbellsville.

  • BBB releases top issues for April

    The Better Business Bureau has released its 10 "Hot Topics" for April. They are:

    - Look out for Irish Travelers. These would-be construction workers, who take thousands of dollars from victims who pay them up front for painting, paving, roofing or other small construction jobs, are on the move. BBB recommends consumers not to deal with these types of solicitors, who often have out-of-town license plates and unmarked vehicles.

  • Public record for May 3

    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.

    Circuit Civil Settled

  • Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy launches new drug take-back program

    In response to news about the presence of pharmaceuticals contaminating the water supply and teenage abuse of prescription drugs, Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy is now offering a new drug take-back program to help residents safely dispose of medicines that may be dangerous to others and to the environment.

  • UPDATE: Heavy rains cause major flooding

    Though Taylor County received more than 7 inches of rain over a two-day period, problems were nothing out of the ordinary, officials say.

    "I would say we had the normal problems anyone would have had," according to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield. "We were pretty fortunate."

    Emergency workers dealt with street closures, flooded basements and some localized flooding, Benningfield said, as a slow-moving storm front hovered over Taylor County from Saturday morning until Sunday night.

  • Business planning seminar is May 4

    Regardless of the size, entrepreneurs and small businesses are the key to a vibrant future for rural Kentucky.

    For those self-employed, starting a new business or wanting to grow a current business, resources are available to help at each stage.

    A free pre-business planning seminar will be Tuesday, May 4 at the Marion County Public Library at 6 p.m.