Today's News

  • Lotito-Kingdollar engagement

    Bill and Cathy Kingdollar of Casey Creek announce the engagement of their son, Billy Kingdollar, to Ashley Lotito of Syracuse, N.Y.

    Lotito is the daughter of John and Karen Lotito of Syracuse. She graduated from Solvay High School in 2003 and Rochester Institute of Technology in 2007. She works for the American Heart Association in Rochester.

    Kingdollar graduated from Taylor County High School in 2001 and is serving in the U.S. Army as a Black Hawk crew chief. He is stationed at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

  • School on Monday

    Previously scheduled for a holiday on Monday, Feb. 15, students at Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County schools will be in class that day after all.

    The Campbellsville Board of Education met in special session Monday morning to amend the calendar, while the Taylor County Board voted at its Tuesday night meeting.

    Both schools have had to cancel classes on several days because of bad weather.


  • Icy roads cause problems

    Icy roads led to problems for motorists Tuesday night.

    Between 6 and 10 p.m., Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 dispatchers fielded 22 motorist assist calls and seven vehicle collision calls, according to E-911 Supervisor Anne Sanders. No injuries were reported.

    Sanders said calls eased up after that. There were no calls related to icy roads on Wednesday morning, she said.


  • A Century of Living

    History has seen the sinking of the Titanic, two world wars and the sighting of Haley's Comet during the lifetime of E. Poe Young. And today, history will also see the celebration of Young's 100th birthday.

    "I know this much, not many people have made it to 100," Young says. "I've been lucky and blessed."

    Born in the Greater Hope Community in 1910, Young has lived in Taylor County all his life, 75 of those years in the same house.

  • Lexington pastor to speak at CU chapel service

    Campbellsville University will be celebrating African-American History Month with a chapel service led by Dr. Joseph Owens, senior pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Lexington, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Ransdell Chapel.

    Owens is vice chair of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees. He graduated from Campbellsville College in 1977 with a bachelor of arts in Christian studies. He has since won the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award during Campbellsville University's homecoming celebration.

  • Campbellsville man injured in collision Friday

    A Campbellsville man was injured Friday in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Campbellsville Bypass and Nancy Cox Drive.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 5:38 p.m., Robert W. Perkins, 57, of Campbellsville was making a left turn from Campbellsville Bypass onto Nancy Cox Drive in a 1994 Honda when he was struck by a 2001 KIA driven by Jeremy Thewlis, 29, of Campbellsville. Thewlis was traveling west on the bypass.

    Perkins was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. He was treated and released.

  • Quinn anniversary

    Rick and Holly Quinn will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a celebration beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 in the meeting room above the Campbellsville Fire Department.

    The Quinns were married on Feb. 22, 1985, in Campbellsville at their future home by Danny McKibben with witnesses Denise Hunt and Ronnie Hare attending.

    The celebration will be hosted by their daughter, Amanda Mackin, along with her brother, Alex Quinn, both of Campbellsville.

  • Tri-Generations celebrates move

    Tri-Generations LLC opened its doors for an open house on Dec. 8 to celebrate its recent move to a larger facility at 438 Hotchkiss St.

    Tri-Generations first opened its doors in Campbellsville on Oct. 15, 2007. It is a multi-service provider for various Medicaid waiver programs.

    These waiver programs provide community-based service options for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental retardation. Services provided through these waiver programs include a day program, supported employment, case management, therapies, respite and residential services.

  • Taylor Board approves nickel tax

    Residents in the Taylor County School District could see a slight bump in their tax bills.

    Taylor County School Board members approved a resolution adopting an extra nickel tax during their regular meeting Tuesday night. Board member Tony Davis made the motion to approve the levy, with a second from Lillian Clark. The unanimous vote was followed by a round of applause from the audience.

  • Contest winners tell why their love is special

    Love. It truly does make the world go 'round. Whether it's the romantic love of sweethearts, the cherishing love of parents or the loyal love of friends, we all have special people in our lives.

    But do the people you love know just how much you care?

    It's easy to forget the importance of saying "I love you" in the business of our daily lives, and that's why the Central Kentucky News-Journal gave its readers a chance to do just that - and two winners of the annual contest won some great prizes.