Today's News

  • Campbellsville man faces second federal indictment

    The Campbellsville man who appeared on a reality television show throwing a lavish birthday party has been indicted again by a federal grand jury on charges of fraud and money laundering.

    A U.S. Attorney's Office news release states that Gary Moss Milby, 55, along with Lexington attorney Bryan S. Coffman and Megan A. Coffman, both 46, and Vadim Tsatskin, 36, of Ontario, Canada have been charged with wire fraud and mail fraud. Bryan and Megan Coffman were also indicted for 11 counts of money laundering.

  • UPDATE: Higdon wins 14th DIstrict senate seat

    Jimmy Higdon will be Dan Kelly's successor in the State Senate.

    Higdon carried four of five counties to defeat Democratic challenger Jodie Haydon 11,327 to 8,881 in the 14th District Senate race.

    Haydon won his home county of Nelson by just fewer than 1,000 votes, but Higdon carried Taylor, Marion, Mercer and Washington counties.

    In Taylor, Higdon earned 2,612 votes to Haydon's 1,396 for a 23 percent voter turnout. Turnout was 24 percent across the 14th Senate.

  • Newspaper still the best value

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal will celebrate its 100th birthday this year. In almost 10 decades of service, the newspaper has moved from newcomer to welcomed friend. With a close eye on serving our community, the paper has become a healthy business interest and we owe much of it to our faithful readers.

    Much has changed in the past 100 years and as we prepare to head into a new year, you will notice one obvious change on the front page of today's issue.

  • Tomorrow's election important

    We all have an important decision to make tomorrow.

    With the governor's appointment of former Sen. Dan Kelly to the vacant judge's seat in the 11th Judicial Circuit, his chair in Frankfort is now empty.

    And voters in the 14th District - Taylor, Marion, Mercer, Nelson and Washington counties - have a special election to elect the person to fill that position.

    Tomorrow, we will choose between Republican Jimmy Higdon and Democrat Jodie Haydon.

  • Free diabetes classes scheduled

    Several free "Living with Diabetes" classes have been planned for November and December.

    The classes will be at the Taylor County Health Department.

    Each will provide the latest information on healthy eating, medications, problem solving, activity and reducing health risks. The four sessions cover different information, though each will provide nutrition information, a snack and door prizes.

    An evening education diabetes basics class will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

  • Congrats to Lady Tigers

    After competing in numerous national tournaments in many sports in its storied history, Campbellsville University claimed the school's first national team championship when the Lady Tigers captured the National Christian College Athletic Association Volleyball Tournament on Saturday in Kissimmee, Fla.

    Coach Randy LeBleu's squad won all six matches in the three-day tourney to bring home the top hardware.

    Congratulations, Lady Tigers, on an outstanding season. Your hard work shows.


  • Lady Cards roll past CHS 69-41

    Taylor County’s trifecta of Hope Wigginton (19), Mercedes Cox (18) and MeLeigha Pollock (13) combined for 50 points as the Lady Cardinals rolled past Campbellsville 69-41 at home on Tuesday night.

    Tiffany Slone (13) and Brittany Vaught (12) reached double figures for the Lady Eagles.

    TCHS (4-1) won two of its three games in the Lady Wave Tip-Off Classic over the weekend.

  • NAMI moves its state office

    The state office for the National Alliance on Mental Illness has relocated from the grounds of Central State Hospital in Louisville to the campus of Somerset Community College in Somerset.

    NAMI KY is the resource office for 20 affiliates throughout the state of Kentucky. NAMI KY is under new management with Cathy Epperson serving as the new CEO and Donita Loy-Hortillosa as the new interim program coordinator. The new board officers are the Rev. Dr. Rob Slocum, president; Theresa Walton, vice president; Gary Barr, treasurer; and Charlotte Stogsdill, secretary.

  • Special Election is tomorrow

    Voters will decide who replaces Dan Kelly in the 14th District Senate seat in a Special Election tomorrow.

    Republican Jimmy Higdon and Democrat Jodie Haydon will face off in the election. No write-in candidates filed.

    Both candidates were nominated by their parties about a month ago after Kelly resigned his seat to accept an appointment to the 11th Judicial Circuit. (For more on the candidates, see related story.)

    There will be a few changes in store for some voters, according to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney.

  • Negative ads, budget shortfall main focus of second debate

    Negative advertising, video lottery terminals, tax reform and the state budget shortfall were among Jimmy Higdon and Jodie Haydon's favorite things Wednesday night during a live debate on Bardstown's PLG-TV Channel 13.

    The candidates for Kentucky's 14th District Senate seat, which represents Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties, disagreed on whether Kentucky has a revenue or spending problem and if now is the right time for tax code reform. They also had different opinions on allowing video lottery terminals at racetracks.