Today's News

  • We've got to promote our community

    The Kentucky State Fair is a showcase for what Kentucky has to offer. That's why we were disappointed to find that Taylor County wasn't represented in the "Pride of the Counties" display.

    The Tourism Commission and Chamber of Commerce boards of directors elected not to participate this year. And neither City nor County governments nor any other local agency chose to pick up the ball.

  • Green River Lake water levels to be drawn down early

    Green River Lake water levels will be drawn down early in order to complete a construction project.

    A construction contract has been awarded to place riprap stone overlay on the upstream slopes of the Green River Lake dam and, in order to complete the work in a timely manner, the lake must be drawn down.

  • Kentuckians Reading Kentuckians event is Saturday, Sept. 19

    Kentuckians Reading Kentuckians is an annual event hosted by the Giles Society that attracts writers from far and near who have connections to Kentucky.

    At the event, which is Saturday, Sept. 19, writers will read their own works. Non-writers read works by their favorite Kentucky writers.

    The event is a time for people to gather and listen to oral interpretation of fiction and nonfiction.

    Kentuckians Reading Kentuckians begins at 10 a.m. ET at the Giles House in Knifley, breaks for lunch and continues until about 5 p.m.

  • Handwriting a dying skill?

    My 9-year-old daughter has better cursive handwriting than I do. She can also print better, when she takes the time.

    Most of the time, my handwriting is a messy combination of cursive and print and, according to various teachers over the years, I've never been able to write the cursive "Q" or "Z" correctly.

  • Survey shows youth drug use declines

    Drug and alcohol use among local students is declining but remains a concern, according to recent data from the Kentucky Incentive for Prevention survey.

    Conducted in the fall every two years, the survey asks students in sixth, eighth, 10th and 12th grades various questions about drug and alcohol use and perceptions, as well as school safety.

  • CU to host roundtable on Christian public policy

    Campbellsville University's Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy will host Dr. Ron Sider leading a "Roundtable on Christian Public Policy Perspectives: The Changing Face of Evangelical Christians in Politics and Public Policy Debate," on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

    Sider is professor of theology, holistic ministry and public policy and director of the Sider Center on Ministry and Public Policy at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa.

    The event will be at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building Banquet Hall and is open to the public.

  • '511' roadway updates now available through Twitter

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet now offers "511" traffic information through the Twitter Web site.

    This feature provides the latest road closures, delays, construction areas, vehicle crashes and other roadway incidents.

    "This service provides the customers another avenue to get the latest traffic information as they are traveling or planning a trip," stated Chuck Geveden, executive director of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.

  • CU family weekend events begin Friday, Sept. 18

    Campbellsville University will host family weekend events beginning Friday, Sept. 18 and ending Saturday, Sept. 19.

    Events will get under way Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a barbecue on Stapp Lawn. CU students will eat free with their student ID, and their families may purchase tickets for $5 per adult. There is no cost for children ages 10 and younger.

  • 'Enjoy the retirement,' Dr. Winit

    A sign you are getting older - your pediatrician retires.

    Like many other now 20-somethings in this community, I faithfully went to see "Dr. Winit" for all of my childhood ailments.

    As I was growing up, I remember Dr. Winit's kind words made me - and my parents - genuinely feel better about whatever illness I had.

    I will never forget how Dr. Winit pronounces my first name and one of several signature phrases he repeatedly told us during our visits - "Enjoy the baby."

  • Public record for Sept. 14

    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.

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