Today's News

  • Saloma Baptist to celebrate its ministry Aug. 23

    Saloma Baptist Church is celebrating 58 years of Christian ministry on Sunday, Aug. 23.

    The day's services include Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., a noon potluck meal and fellowship time and a gospel concert at about 1:15 p.m. featuring Sola Grace.

    Sola Grace is a gospel group made up of several Campbellsville University alumni including Saloma's former music minister.

    The church is located at 1505 W. Saloma Road (KY 744 West) about 5 miles north of Campbellsville.

    Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 789-0082.

  • Legion post brings home state awards

    Edwards-O'Banion Post 82 American Legion returned home from the Kentucky state convention with two awards.

    Commander Robert Bryant, on behalf of the post, received an award in recognition of the continuous donations made by Post 82 to Kentucky's Special Olympics.

    Donna Baker represented the Post 82 auxiliary in receiving the prestigious Eagle Spirit Award, a project established by the Kentucky auxiliary state president.


  • St. Mark hosting Miraculous Mondays

    St. Mark United Methodist Church is hosting a Back to School Blast and Miraculous Mondays program each Monday in August.

    The program is open to all children in grades kindergarten through six.

    The events are every Monday in August from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


  • Campbellsville Christian, Summersville Baptist claim titles

    Campbellsville Christian defeated Elk Horn Baptist to win the Men’s Church League Tournament championship while Summersville Baptist downed First Baptist for the Coed Church crown at Veterans Memorial Park.

    Those teams joined Industrial champion UPS as the victors.

    Men’s Church Tourney

    July 27

    All-Star Game

    Red (17) — Ford 2 singles; G. Lyons 3 singles; Johnson single, homer; Thompson 3 singles, double; Fonfara 2 singles; Finn 2 singles; Haralson 2 singles.

  • Bland makes Top 15 in Miss Teen USA pageant

    Campbellsville resident Jefra Bland was a Top 15 finalist in the Miss Teen USA pageant, which was Friday in the Bahamas.

    Bland, 19, won the Miss Kentucky Teen USA crown last December. She is the daughter of Jeff and Vicki Bland of Campbellsville and attends the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

    Contestants competed for the Miss Teen USA crown in swimsuit, evening gown and interview categories. Stormi Bree Henley, competing as Miss Tennessee Teen USA, received the Miss Teen USA crown.

  • Faith Column

    How fast summer flies. Why is it that the three summer months turn into a blur, while winter drags on for weeks? This is another one of those questions for which there may be no answer.

    We all want answers — especially when the questions affect us personally: "How will the economy affect me?" "What does the future look like?" We all want to know the score of the game before it's over.

  • Colton's 'practice run' will benefit charity

    One day before officially opening its doors, Colton's Steak House & Grill will have a practice run to benefit the Taylor County Food Pantry.

    On Sunday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the restaurant will serve 300 customers, with all of the proceeds going to the food pantry.

    According to Ted Beam, treasurer of the Taylor County Ministerial Association, the food pantry is selling 300 $15 coupons for the event. The coupons can be purchased at any branch of Citizens Bank & Trust Co. and will cover the entire cost of the meal.

  • Escaped inmate arrested in Taylor County

    An inmate who recently escaped from the Marion County Adjustment Center in Lebanon was arrested Monday in Taylor County.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, James Combs, 27, was arrested after sheriff's deputies received a tip at about 12:30 p.m. that he was in the Raikes Hill Spur Road area.

    Upon arrival, the report states, Combs fled into a wooded area and was apprehended about 30 minutes later by a Taylor County Sheriff's Office canine unit. He was arrested without incident. Sheriff's deputy Ricky Underwood assisted.

  • Back to School

    Students at Campbellsville and Taylor County public school systems headed back to classes yesterday morning.

    Above left, Campbellsville Elementary School Principal David Petett greets second-grader Christopher Newell on the first day of school.

    Above right, Billie Cecil, left, talks to her daughter Makayla, who starts first grade this year.

    See a slideshow with more photos from the first day of school on today's CKNJ Homepage.

  • Alcohol taxes total $2,500

    It seems alcohol sales haven't been the City tax boom or a widespread social problem as some residents had argued.

    Ed Miladin, the city's Alcoholic Beverage Control officer, gave the Campbellsville City Council an update on alcohol licenses during its regular meeting Monday night.

    More than a year after voters approved limited alcohol sales in Campbellsville, there are only two restaurants now serving, Miladin said.