Today's News

  • Cardinals 6-4 after 53-41 victory over Claiborne

    Tevin Webster had six points in the first quarter and inside mate Chase Seaborne six in the second period, and Taylor County out-scored Claiborne (Tenn.) 19-9 in the second quarter to capture fifth place 53-41 on Wednesday afternoon in the T.J. Samson Hospital Holiday Classic at Barren County.

    Coach Troy Young’s Cardinals won their last two games and now stand 6-4 overall.

    Webster finished with 15 points while Seaborne totaled 10. Webster also had three assists, two blocked shots and two steals while Tyler Moss had seven assists for Taylor County.

  • Lady Tigers finish 2009 at 11-1

    If you started looking for comparisons between the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers and their Saturday afternoon opponent, Indiana Wesleyan, there weren’t that many.

    Well, the teams both sport two seniors on their rosters and both beat Bethel at Bethel.

    So, if someone was looking for an advantage going into the game between the NAIA’s 10th-ranked Division I team and NAIA Division 2’s No. 4, IWU had a seven-point edge in the margin of victory over Bethel.

  • Unexpected Christmas gifts

    Christmas gifts come in a variety of packages, but the best ones come as surprises, off the cuff, bouncing off the wall, the where-did-it-come-from kind of surprises.

    My wife asked me the other day what special Christmas memories I had. No way, stressed as I was with getting ready for Christmas, could I think of any Christmas memories. But, Christmas gifts, like memories, most often come in unexpected ways.

    Don Hughes has cancer. That's why I know him. I visited him for the first time over a year ago.

  • Hall's shot sends Glasgow past CHS 74-73.

    Cameron Hall, a Campbellsville University signee, hit a fall-away jumper with just more than 10 seconds to spark Glasgow past Campbellsville in a semi-final clash in the T.J. Samson Hospital Holiday Classic on Tuesday at Barren County.

    The Eagles (5-2) had fought back from a 14-point second-quarter deficit.

    Bryton Taylor’s 45-foot banked-in three just before the half-time horn brought CHS within eight, and the Eagles used seven Taylor points to creep within six (56-50) at the third-quarter stop.

  • Two injured in KY 76 crash

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on KY 76.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Kayla Wethington, 17, of 1923 Reids Chapel Road was traveling northbound at 7:15 p.m. when she lost control of her 2006 Mazda.

    The report states that Wethington's vehicle spun into a ditch and overturned several times.

    Wethington and her passenger, Megan Rakes, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by private vehicle. They were treated and released.

  • Fort Knox Federal again rated among nation's top credit unions

    The National Credit Union Administration has again ranked Fort Knox Federal Credit Union in the highest percentiles for net worth, investment yield and return on assets among the 4,759 federal credit unions nationwide.

    For the third quarter ending Sept. 30, Fort Knox Federal reported quarterly net income of $4 million and a year-to-date net income of $11.2 million, placing it in the Top 4 percent of all credit unions.

  • First United Methodist to offer 'The Grand Sweep'

    First United Methodist Church will offer "The Grand Sweep," a program that reads through the entire Bible in a year.

    Participants' understanding of the Bible will increase and their faith will grow stronger.

    One-hour classes will meet at 6:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. The cost is $12 for the companion book, "The Grand Sweep."

    Reading will begin on Jan. 1. Stop by the church office for the reading schedule. This opportunity is open to people of all faiths.

  • Courthouse mural in the works

    Taylor County's courthouse square will soon get another facelift.

    A mural depicting a Civil War scene will adorn the side of the courthouse, paid for entirely with grant money and a donation.

    In May, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers announced that Campbellsville and Taylor County had received an $8,000 grant from the Southern & Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association to pay for the Civil War mural project.

    Donna Logsdon, downtown development coordinator, wrote the grant application.

  • Alsager announces jailer candidacy

    Democrat Nick Alsager has announced his candidacy for Taylor County jailer.

    Alsager said he will "fight for what's best for the City, County and the people who live and work here to keep Campbellsville economics moving forward and flourishing."

    Income, Alsager said, should be the Taylor County Detention Center's primary concern.

    "I believe we need a jailer who can get the job done with a firm grip on procedures and proper accordance to state and federal guidelines in concerns to all inmates, both local and state."

  • Circuit Court Action

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

    Taylor Circuit Judge Dan Kelly's Oct. 27 docket: