Today's News

  • New Teen Board starts Monday

    I am excited. It's time for a new Teen Editorial Board to start work, and it's going to be an awesome year!

    We have a great group of teens for 2009-2010. And they're going to bring a new perspective to the News-Journal's Insight page.

    There are four Taylor County High students, three Campbellsville High students and one home-schooled student.

    And on Monday, you'll get to meet them.

    As usual, the first teen Insight page will feature introductions. You'll get to see a photo and read about each of the teens and what they're interested in.

  • Mt. Roberts to host Vacation Bible School

    Mt. Roberts Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School on Oct. 4-8 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 9 will be family night.

    The church is located at 898 Mac Pitman Road in Campbellsville. For more information or transportation, call 465-3999.

  • Braving the Rain

    They huddled under the pavilion and tackled other business first in hopes that the rain would stop and the march could start.

    The more than 40 people who attended the March of Dimes' March for Babies fundraiser on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park listened to families' stories, took part in an auction and won prizes.

    Anne Gibbs spoke of her family's gratitude toward the March of Dimes and its part in saving the lives of her children.

  • New church focuses on reclaiming families

    The idea came to him in a dream. A little more than a year later, that idea became a reality. And three weeks ago, a worship center opened and its first service attracted about 45 people.

    It all began in March 2008, when the Rev. Jeff Newton had a dream about a turtle without a shell. He said he begin to think about how a shell offers protection and wondered if the dream might mean someone from his church was planning to leave.

    That person turned out to be him.

  • Pleasant Hill GAs celebrate Christmas in August

    Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Girls in Action recently celebrated Christmas in August.

    This is an annual mission project where the girls select a missionary to help. This year's missionary is Grace McGraw in Birmingham, Ala. McGraw requested school supplies for the children's after-school program.

    Pleasant Hill Baptist Church members donated to the cause.


  • OLPH to host Stormin' Heaven!

    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church will host "Stormin' Heaven!" - a praise and worship event featuring The Hinges, a Christian praise and worship band.

    The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the church, which is located at the corner of University Drive and North Central Avenue.

    Guests of all faiths are welcome to come and for praise and worship music, guided meditation and a witness talk.

  • Public record for 9-24

    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.


    Alberto Hernandez, 23, of Taylor Boulevard in Campbellsville, no operator's/moped license, $243; speeding, $15.

  • Waymon-Hart

    Amanda Waymon of Campbellsville and Stephen Hart of Gravel Switch will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Oct. 3.

    Waymon is the daughter of Doris and Michael Dobson of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Walter and Juanita Cox of Campbellsville.

    Hart is the son of Donnie and Carolyn Hart of Gravel Switch.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at Beech Fork Baptist Church in Gravel Switch. A reception will follow at the Gravel Switch Community Center.

    All family and friends are invited to attend.


  • Southern

    James Wesley and Sandra Sue Southern of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3.

    The Southerns were married on Oct. 3, 1959, at Campbellsville Baptist Church by Bro. Chester Badgett.

    They have a daughter and two sons, Kaye Milby of Green County and James Southern Jr. and Mark Southern, both of Campbellsville. They also have six grandchildren, Chris Wingler, Amy Barr, Caleb Southern, Jordyn Southern, Dustin Southern and Chelsea Southern.

    The couple are planning to go out of town to celebrate. They welcome cards and request no gifts.

  • Groups help local family

    The echo of steadily pounding hammers could be heard from far away. Sawdust and the smell of freshly cut wood floated in the light breeze. And the atmosphere was one of giving back to the community.

    The hammers and wood eventually created two new decks for a Taylor County family, built by Campbellsville University students, Kentucky Heartland Outreach personnel and volunteers from Lowe's.