Today's News

  • Williams completes basic training

    Army Reserve Pvt. Justin Williams has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • CU hosts president of Kentucky Baptist Convention

    "How much you matter to God." That was the message given by Dr. John Mark Toby, president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, at Campbellsville University's Sept. 9 chapel in Ransdell Chapel.

    Toby is also first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset.

    Two students from his church, Gencie Taylor and Brandon Todd, are freshmen at Campbellsville University, and each gave student testimonies.

  • They don't know 'nuthin'

    Do you remember the Jolly Green Giant? What about a card catalog? Have you ever "shaken down" a thermometer? Remember when we had to watch the evening news to find out what had happened in the world?

    I do. And I have.

    But not so for most of this year's college freshmen.

    Each August for the past decade, Wisconsin's Beloit College has released what it has termed a "Mindset List." The list is the creation of Beloit's Keefer Professor of the Humanities Tom McBride and Emeritus Public Affairs Director Ron Nief.

  • TCES to host family day celebration

    Taylor County Elementary School will host a Family Day Celebration on Monday, Sept. 21.

    The day is scheduled to promote regular family activities to encourage parent-child communication.

    The event, featuring a community chili supper, games and prizes, will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Advance tickets are $4 and can be purchased at Taylor County Elementary School's front office and the Family Resource Center. Tickets purchased at the door are $5.

  • Buis elected to Kentucky Physical Therapy Association Board

    Jeff Buis, PTA, a graduate of the Somerset Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program, was elected the American Physical Therapy Association PTA Caucus Representative for the state of Kentucky.

    Buis was elected at the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association's Fall Conference on Friday, Sept.11.   

  • Tower 51

    The long-awaited ladder truck for the fire department has finally arrived.

    Campbellsville Fire Department took delivery of its new ladder truck on Saturday, according to Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson.

    Originally, the truck was to be delivered earlier, but there was a delay after manufacturers accidentally drilled a hole through some wiring.

  • Discover in Thursday's print edition

    Local subscribers will notice a little something extra in today's issue of the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    Tucked inside their newspapers, readers will find an 80-page community guide called Discover Taylor County.

    The book includes staff written articles that describe Taylor County, Campbellsville, Green River, the history of the area, economic development, arts and culture, sports, recreation, education, health care, faith, clubs and organizations, agriculture and law and justice.

  • Tedder family gathers for reunion

    The annual Tedder reunion was hosted Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Masonic Lodge on Elk Horn Road with 55 people attending.

    Those attending from Indiana were Betty and Earl Kilby, Jesse and Janet Tedder, Troy Tedder, Herman and Dorothy Seaborn, Marcella and Mercedes Hopkins, David and Debbie Rouse and Mike and Terri Rouse.

    Traveling from Bowling Green were Elmer, Peggy and Melody Redmon, Evan, Libby, Lori and Shawn Tedder and Travis Humbert.

    Coming from Bardstown were Adam, Gretchen and Emori Lawson; and from the Cincinnati area was Christy Sapp.

  • Doing Their Part

    More than 200 people participated in Saturday's 23rd annual Lakeshore Cleanup event on the banks of Green River Lake.

    Despite threatening rain, organizers said, this year's cleanup was a success and could be described as a day of work, fun and education. Larry Lemmon, park ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said there were 234 volunteers consisting of school groups, college clubs, girl scouts, boy scouts, boat owners and community members.

  • UPDATE: Women hit, one killed on U.S. 68

    A Campbellsville woman is dead and another injured after being struck by a pickup truck as the two were walking along U.S. 68 in Marion County.

    According to a Kentucky State Police press release, LaDonna J. Sallee, 36, and Trena R. Summers, 32, of Campbellsville were walking at 8:39 p.m. last Friday, about four miles west of Lebanon.

    Police said the two women were struck by a 2006 Ford pickup being operated by David A. Grimes, 51, of Mt. Washington. Both women were crossing U.S. 68 at the time of the collision.