Today's News

  • 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.

  • Public record for March 1

    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.

    District Civil Settled

  • CHS booster club elections are March 1

    Campbellsville High School's Purple Haze Football Booster Club will have elections for new officers on Monday, March 1 at 6 p.m. in the football locker room.

    Offices up for election include president, vice president, treasurer and secretary.

    Those interested should attend the meeting. For more information, contact Coach Jason Chappell at (859) 358-5668.


  • Co-op members ask for federal review of power plant financing

    Ratepayers from 11 rural electric cooperatives in Kentucky recently asked the Inspector General's office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to formally review the agency's decision to approve up to $900 million in liens to East Kentucky Power Cooperative, which generates the electricity their co-ops buy.

    EKPC is seeking permission from the Kentucky Public Service Commission to borrow $921 million to finance construction of a proposed coal-burning power plant in Clark County.