Today's News

  • Supreme Court rules on open records

    After a three-year battle, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of the public's right to know how public money is spent.

    The battle started in March 2007 after lawsuits filed by former teacher Katherine Moss against both local public school boards were settled - and the agreements kept secret.

    Since 2007, the Central Kentucky News-Journal has argued through its attorneys in multiple courts that the settlement agreements between Katherine Moss and the Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County school district should be made public.

  • Shaving for a cure

    Whether it's through a parent, a spouse, a child, a grandparent, a friend or even ourselves, cancer will reach out its deadly hand and touch us all. And that's why we should all be concerned with research into its cure.

    What could have once killed us, is now treatable, thanks to research.

    And that's what gives us hope.

    As the second leading cause of the death in the United States, cancer will affect all too many of us. We each have a risk - experts say half of all men and a third of all women will be diagnosed with some form of the disease.

  • One injured in motorcycle crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Friday after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Steven S. Coomer, no age given, of 2184 Hatcher Road was traveling north on Milder Creek Road at about 6:30 p.m.

    The report states that Coomer, who was driving a 1997 Triumph, told officers that he lost control of his motorcycle as he attempted to round a curve. Coomer stated that he left the road, traveled through a barbed wire fence and came to rest in a field.

  • Clean Taylor County is March 26-27

    A Clean Taylor County event will be Friday and Saturday, March 26-27 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the paved back parking lot of the former Fruit of the Loom building.

    Those attending should enter and exit off West Main Street only. Signs will be posted.

    There may be a long line of those dropping off unwanted items, so organizers ask that those attending be patient and watch for traffic and workers.

    Those wishing to drop off items must be in line before 4 p.m.

  • Show choir highlights TV tunes

    From Bugs Bunny to "Friends," a cast and crew of more than 50 Taylor County High students will bring the history of TV music to the Taylor County Middle School stage.

    The Taylor County High School Show Choir will present its new show "Favorite TV Songs" beginning tonight at 7. The show will also be performed tomorrow and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6 p.m.

  • Early Days

    Ten Years Ago

    March 23, 2000

    E. Poe Young of Campbellsville celebrated his 90th birthday in February.

    George Beard of Campbellsville recently celebrated her 70th birthday with 120 of her family and friends at the Community Center.

    Jerry Black of Campbellsville, an employee of Pepsi Cola, is one of eight people throughout North America to receive Pepsi's President's Ring of Honor.

    Flossie Bohanon, 94, of Lowell Avenue in Campbellsville died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Elizabethtown.

  • Coulter named 'Grand Supreme'

    Kendra Coulter, 3, of Campbellsville competed in the America's Cover Miss USA pageant in Leitchfield, Ky. on Feb. 21.

    Coulter received the highest award at the pageant, which was Overall Grand Supreme. She also won the titles of Most Beautiful, Most Photogenic, Best Fashion, Prettiest Eyes, Prettiest Hair, Prettiest Smile and Outfit of Choice.

    She will now compete at the state finals in Bowling Green on April 9-11 at the Holiday Inn Resort. The state winner will represent Kentucky at the national contest in May.

  • Will we finally see changes to Topix?

    I read recently with great interest about Attorney General Jack Conway asking those involved with Topix to provide information about how they investigate abusive and just plain mean comments posted on its site.

    I'm sure by now everyone knows what Topix is ... it's a site where people can go to post comments about whatever they want. And they can do it anonymously, which can be a good thing ... but also a very bad thing when people don't use this power responsibly.

  • TRH to offer smoking cessation program

    Taylor Regional Hospital has scheduled a Cooper/Clayton Stop Smoking Cessation Class.

    The 12-week class meets once per week on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Classes began Jan. 5 and will end March 23.

    The Cooper/Clayton Method to stop smoking was developed at a major university and has proven to work in research studies and has continued to work for more than 20 years. It has worked for thousands of smokers.

  • Man files appeal of 14-year sentence

    The man accused of sodomizing a 6-year-old girl with a foreign object has asked that his 14-year prison sentence be set aside. A local judge denied the man's motion, and the case is now headed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    Roy Roger Mace III, 26, of 700 Meader St. in Campbellsville was indicted in November 2004 by a Taylor County grand jury on two counts of first-degree sodomy and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.