Today's News

  • Blood drive is Thursday, April 29

    Looking for a way to give back to your community but don't have a lot of time to volunteer? Eligible individuals can help save a life in about an hour, according to the American Red Cross, by giving blood.

    "Blood is a perishable product that can only come from generous volunteer blood donors," said Linda Voss, CEO of the American Red Cross Blood Services River Valley region. "By donating blood, you can make a difference in the lives in your community and throughout the nation."

  • Educational pregnancy program is April 29

    The Taylor County Health Department will host a two-hour educational program, "The No's of Pregnancy," on Thursday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Each participant will receive a gift bag for their baby and chances to win other prizes. A light lunch will be provided free for mothers and a guest.

    For more information, call the Regional Prevention Center at (866) 213-8739.


  • Center for International Education auction is April 29

    Campbellsville University's Center for International Education will host a silent auction on Thursday, April 29 to raise money for activities.

    The event will be in the university's Student Activities Center and will feature several items for auction, including origami lessons, a Brazilian dessert, tutors, tennis lessons, framed photos from around the world, movie tickets, a Ukrainian meal, lessons to write Kanji and how to make sushi and much more.

    Items will be awarded to the highest bidder. The auction will begin at noon and end at 5 p.m.

  • TRH to offer 'Diabetic Foot Ulcers' class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a class on "Diabetic Foot Ulcers" on Thursday, April 29 from noon to 1 p.m. at the TRH Learning & Resource Center, located at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville.

    This class will present an overview of diabetic foot ulcers including causes, characteristics, treatment and prevention. The class will be presented by Susan Shively, ARNP.

    The class is free, though pre-registration is required by calling 789-5862.


  • CU Orchestra to perform April 29

    Campbellsville University's Orchestra will present its annual spring concert on Thursday, April 29 at 8 p.m. at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    The program will feature various familiar works, including some with vocal soloists and ensembles.

    Selections include "The New World Symphony (No.9)" by Antonin D'vorak and "Remember When ..." an arrangement of songs of the Andrews Sisters sung by the Massey Sisters of Somerset, Ky., conducted by Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, dean of the School of Music and professor.

  • Gorin-Frost engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Gorin of Greensburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Carlson Gorin, to Jonathan Michael Frost, the son of Steven and Jane Lancaster of Normal, Ill.

    The bride is the granddaughter of Mabel Smith of Campbellsville and the late Ralph T. Smith, J.D. "Bab" and Eleanor Carlson Gorin.

  • Sanders-Gribbins engagement

    Andrea Lynn Sanders and Robbie Michael Gribbins, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 1.

    Sanders is the daughter of Beauford Sanders and Steve and Lynn Henry of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Betty Nicholson, Bill Nicholson and Shirley Sanders, all of South Carolina, and the late Beauford Sanders Sr.

    Gribbins is the son of the late Penny Nalley and the godson of Perry Lee Thomas of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Clarence and Wanda Perkins of Lebanon and Paul Cash of Mannsville.

  • Columbia man in serious condition after being struck by truck

    A Columbia man was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital on Monday after being struck by a pickup truck driven by a Campbellsville man.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Stanley C. Jones, 76, of Columbia was walking west on Kelleyville Road at about 7:45 p.m. when he was struck by a 1980 Ford pickup being driven by James Truax, 47, of Campbellsville. The collision occurred about 7 miles north of Columbia.

  • ELECTION: Taylor County Sheriff

    Four candidates are seeking the Taylor County Sheriff's seat this year and all of them face primary opposition.

    Democrats Willard Hank Harris and Allen Newton and Republicans Timothy "Sparky" Cash and William "Bill" Walsh seek their party's nod in the May Primary.

    Incumbent John Shipp is retiring when his term expires at the end of the year.

    The News-Journal mailed questionnaires to all candidates facing opposition in the Primary Election. Cash, Newton and Walsh responded and their answers are listed below. Harris did not respond.

  • Woman has children's book published

    A Campbellsville woman has turned a Christmas present for her daughter into a published children's book.

    Lesley Smith Newton, 26, wrote and illustrated a book, "Ralphie's Christmas Story," for her daughter Addison as a Christmas gift in 2008.

    Now, the book has been published and tentative plans call for it to be sold at "The Book" Store in Campbellsville as well as the Campbellsville University bookstore.

    Newton says the book can also be purchased online at Publish America's website, www.publishamerica.com.