Today's News

  • More than one 'Norma Jean'

    Norma Jean was apparently a popular name in 1926, at least at the Carmalite Children's Home in Chicago, Ill.

    Norma Jean Skaggs, 83, of Campbellsville grew up at the Carmalite Home.

    At the same time, two other Norma Jeans lived there as well - one of whom later became one of the most celebrated movie stars of all time ... Marilyn Monroe.

    However, the nuns who ran the home changed two of the girls' names at baptism so they wouldn't all have the same name. Norma Jean Skaggs became Mary Jean Skaggs, and Norma Jean Baker became Elizabeth "Betty" Baker.

  • Shepherd to sing, give testimony at Good Hope

    Jerry Shepherd will be singing and giving his testimony on Sunday, March 14 at 6 p.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church in Campbellsville.

    Shepherd will tell his story of "earth angels" who, when he was at a "crossroads," helped him find his way back to the Lord with gospel songs and testimony.

    A tenor singer with the Patriot Quartet, Shepherd was led to Ann Gabhart who wrote his story in the book, "Angels at the Crossroads," available through Amazon.com.

  • Property transfers for Feb. 25

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "Property Transfers" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

  • Relay for Life Kick Off

    Taylor County Relay for Life Committee had its annual kick off celebration on Feb. 18.

    Relay Chairman Pat Hall, at left, addresses the crowd.

    Above, members of the Campbellsville Elementary School Choir performed for the group.


  • Birth announcements

    Richard and Christina Skaggs of Campbellsville announce the birth of son, Owen Andrew, at 8:57 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10 at Springview Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Nancy Arnett and Ricky and Susie Skaggs, all of Campbellsville, and Jerry Arnett of Greensburg. Great-grandparents are Frank and Dorthy Arnett, Evelyn Cheatham and Marianna Skaggs, all of Campbellsville.

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  • CU men earn sole possession of MSC first-place accolade

    Campbellsville University’s 76-55 triumph at West Virginia Tech on Saturday means coach Keith Adkins’ Tigers do not have to share the regular-season Mid-South Conference crown with rival Georgetown College.

    CU (24-6), rated seventh in the final NAIA Division 1 poll, used a six-trey game from T.J. Bishop, 18 and 15 points from Brett Crittenden and Caleb Harris plus 12 points and 11 rebounds from Nestor Colmenares to improve their MSC record to 12-2, one game ahead of Georgetown.

  • Find It Here event planned

    "Find It Here" is an effort by Kentucky Baptist Association Churches to deliver a Gospel presentation to as many as 1.5 million homes in Kentucky by Easter 2010.

    All KBA churches in Taylor County are participating.

    On Sunday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. a "Find It Here" rally is scheduled at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel.

  • Lady Tigers open MSC Tourney play on Thursday at 10 a.m.

    The Campbellsville University Lady Tigers made it 22 wins in a row with a 60-49 victory at West Virginia Tech on Saturday in the regular-season finale.

    Coach Ginger Colvin’s team (29-1) again was paced by junior Whitney Ballinger, who finished with 25 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and four blocked shots to garner her record ninth Mid-South Conference Player of the Week award.

    Wendi Messer contributed off 12 points on four three-point baskets for Campbellsville while Courtney Danis and Alexia Williams added eight and seven points, respectively.

  • Riggs-Sapp engagement

    Rikki Hannah Riggs and Christopher Jordan Sapp, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, March 13.

    Riggs is the daughter of Richard and Sherri Riggs of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Orval and Mary Riggs and Dale Hunt, all of Campbellsville, and the late Cheryl Benningfield.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Taylor County High School and is employed at Campbellsville Walmart Supercenter.

  • CU adjunct professor to shoot film in Columbia

    A Campbellsville University adjunct professor is shooting his next film in Kentucky.

    Thomas L. Phillips and T-Street Productions have chosen to shoot their next movie, "Awkward But Beautiful," in Columbia.

    Phillips, who was born and raised in the south, says he is happy to be able to come back to his southern roots for his third feature film.