Today's News

  • Saraco to visit area

    Maria Saraco, one of hundreds who witnessed the Mother of God's appearance in Garabandal, Spain in the 1960s, will be giving lectures in Kentucky next week.

    Saraco will speak Monday at 7 p.m. at St. Catharine College in Springfield, Tuesday at 7 p.m. at K.C. Hall in Bardstown, Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lebanon, Friday at 10 a.m. at the New Hope Community Center in New Hope and again at 7 p.m. at City Hall in Loretto. On Saturday, she will speak at 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Elizabethtown.

  • Taylor among counties eligible for disaster assistance

    Residents who were affected by the tornado that struck the western part of Casey County on Oct. 9 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

    In addition to Casey County, the declaration covers Adair, Boyle, Lincoln, Marion, Pulaski, Russell and Taylor counties.

    For homeowners, loans up to $200,000 are available to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Additionally, homeowners and renters can apply for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

  • Shopping with Susan

    I consider myself a pretty good shopper. I check for bargains, compare prices and try not to spend money I don't have on items I don't need or won't use.

    But compared to Campbellsville resident Susan Wise - and likely all of the other "couponers" in Taylor County - I don't know the first thing about finding a good bargain.

    I went shopping with Wise last Thursday. She agreed to let me tag along with her as she shopped for her family of four.

  • Changes made to voting precincts

    Residents in four precincts will cast their votes at different locations in the upcoming special election to fill the State Senate seat recently vacated by newly-appointed Taylor Circuit Judge Dan Kelly.

    At Tuesday's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates gave their approval to the changes and the use of 80 election officers to man the County's precincts.

  • Send us your letters to Santa!

    As always, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is serving as Santa's headquarters.

    Children can send their letters to the newspaper office by e-mailing cknj@cknj.com or bringing it by the office at 428 Woodlawn Ave. If you're mailing your letter, send it to Santa in care of the Central Kentucky News-Journal, P.O. Box 1138, Campbellsville, Ky. 42719.

    If you get your letters and drawings to the CKNJ no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, as many as possible will be published in the special Christmas issue on Monday, Dec. 21.

  • CU Tigers now 2-0 after Saturday romp

    Campbellsville University trailed Roberts Wesleyan College by three points, 8-5, in the first five minutes of the game, until Joe Robinson scored five straight points on two buckets and a free throw to give the Tigers a 10-8 lead.

    The Tigers never looked back, taking a 33-23 lead into half-time and leading by as many as 24 late in the game, as CU beat RWC 83-61 in the Lindsey Wilson Classic on Saturday.

  • Public record for Nov. 5

    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.


    Brandon S. Rood, 19, of Cave Road in Campbellsville, speeding, $143, state traffic school.

    Slamanca Santos, 34, of Gum Lick Road in Clementsville, no operator's/moped license, $193.

  • Pendleton files for magistrate

    Magistrate Matt Pendleton has filed papers announcing his intention to seek re-election to the office of 4th District magistrate.

    Pendleton says he enjoys his work as a public servant and believes his experience and dedication to service before self will make him the best candidate for the job.

    An employee of Commonwealth Building Products, Pendleton is also a 10-year service veteran of the United States Air Force and is a member of the Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association.

  • Are you ready for an election?

    Are you registered to vote? If not, you've only got a week from today to do it.

    With the governor's appointment of Dan Kelly to the judge's seat in the 11th Judicial Circuit, his seat in the Kentucky Senate is now vacant.

    And voters throughout the 14th District - Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties - will have a special election on Dec. 8 to elect his replacement.

    Mark Carney, Taylor County Clerk, said that residents who are not registered to vote must do so by Monday, Nov. 9 in order to participate in the special election.

  • Toys for Kids chili contest is Nov. 14

    The annual Big Dawg Toys for Kids chili cook-off will be Saturday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department.

    Entry is free, but those wishing to enter must do so by noon on Friday, Nov. 13.

    Those entering should bring two pots of their best chili recipe. Teams may use crockpots, portable electric burners or gas burners. Electricity will be available at each table. Teams should consider bringing their own extension cords as only a limited number of extension cords may be available.