Today's News

  • Marcum donates to Locks of Love

    Elizabeth Marcum, 6, donated her hair to Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Marcum is the daughter of Daniel and Laura Marcum of Glens Fork. Her grandparents are Janet and Harold Marcum of Magnolia and Tom and Phyllis Milby of Campbellsville. Local great-grandparents are Jewell Beard and Patsy and Rex Brown.

  • CU reserves motel rooms

    There may not be as many local motel rooms available in the coming weeks.

    Campbellsville University will reserve several rooms at Best Western for the start of the fall semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 24.

    According to Dave Walters, CU's vice president for admissions and student services, the university tries every year to make sure it is prepared to accommodate its students.

  • Will you help me cheat?

    Shhh ... I'm cheating, but you can't tell anyone.

    The New-Journal sponsors several contests throughout the year that readers can participate in - but those of us who work here, and our families, are not eligible.

    And that's only fair.

    So, you'll see in the coming weeks an advertisement in the News-Journal about a pet photo contest that is raising money for the News-Journal's Newspapers in Education program.

    It's a contest just for CKNJ employees' pets, since we didn't get to participate in the recent contest that was open to the community.

  • Juniors improve ACT scores

    Statewide ACT composite scores are down slightly, but Campbellsville and Taylor County juniors bucked the trend, increasing composite scores and making gains in almost every subject.

    State results from the March 2009 administration of the ACT to Kentucky's public school juniors show a small improvement in mathematics, but minor drops or flat scores in other subjects, forming a statewide composite of 18.2. The 2008 composite was 18.3.

  • Court considers speed limit ordinance

    Magistrates may soon consider adopting a uniform system for setting speed limits on county roads.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates unanimously had first reading of an ordinance changing the speed limit on Stewarts Lane from 15 to 25 mph.

    After that approval, Taylor County Attorney Craig Cox said the Taylor County Sheriff's Office has indicated that it is sometimes difficult to tell what the speed limit is on some of the county's roads.

  • Resident charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with his second DUI after he allegedly drove under the influence and struck a pole.

    Gary L. Smothers, 53, of 1673 St. Matthews Cemetery Road was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 9:58 p.m.

    According to Smothers' arrest citation, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a vehicle in a ditch on KY 527.

  • Police investigate phone scam

    Campbellsville Police are investigating a phone scam.

    According to a press release, several Taylor County residents have received calls from someone telling them they are being assigned a new Social Security number.

    The caller requests their current Social Security number as well as the name of their bank and their bank account number. The callers have represented themselves as working for Pete Bossner ID Theft Protection.

  • It's the Balloon Man!

    All that could be heard were children's squeals of joy followed by an occasional pop ... and then silence.

    Balloon animal maker Leland Pike of Brandenburg made penguins, cats, Viking hats and more for area children Thursday night at the Taylor County Public Library.

    Dozens of children attended the event, which was hosted by the Friends of the Library group. The Friends' group hosts an event each month at the TCPL. Next month, the group will host grandparents' night.

  • Restaurant inspections for July 27

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be reinspected within 30 days

    - Under 70, a suspension of permit notice is sent to owner; if owner doesn't reply within 10 days, the permit will be revoked and the restaurant will be closed.

  • Blood drive is Aug. 22

    Summer might be drawing to a close, but the need for blood is constant.

    With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, a time when many blood donors may be vacationing, the American Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that they can donate blood every 56 days.