Today's News

  • Walsh announces sheriff candidacy

    Bill Walsh has announced his candidacy for Taylor County sheriff.

    Born in Taylor County, Walsh graduated from Campbellsville High School. He attended Campbellsville College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. After graduating, he worked with a financial institution.

    In 1977, he was employed by the Kentucky State Police. After graduating from the KSP academy, he was assigned to the Dry Ridge post for two years. He then transferred to Post 15 in Columbia, where he served Green, Taylor, Marion and Washington counties for 25 years.

  • Eagles make it six Classic crowns

    Campbellsville used a strong second half to overtake Adair County and capture the Citizens Bank/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic basketball tournament on Wednesday night.

    The Eagles (9-2) trailed 18-8 early and 30-23 at the half against the hot-shooting Indians (5-8).

    Campbellsville scored 13 of the first 17 points in the third quarter to claim the lead for good.

    Thomas Downs, who did not score in the first half, tallied nine points in the period’s first five minutes and finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

  • Look Good ... Feel Better event is Jan. 4

    Cancer changes many things in a woman's life. It affects her body, her spirit and her appearance. She looks in the mirror and doesn't see the woman she once was. But it doesn't have to be that way.

    A program called "Look Good ... Feel Better" helps women cope with worries about hair loss and changes in skin complexion and teaches them beauty tips to enhance appearance and self-image during cancer treatment.

    A Look Good ... Feel Better session will be Monday, Jan. 4 from noon to 2 p.m. at The Taylor Regional Hospital Learning & Resource Center.

  • Tebbs Bend Nature Area open for hiking

    The Tebbs Bend Nature Area will be available for hiking throughout the winter season.

    The 200-acre area near Green River offers several trails and observation points for wildlife viewing. A trail along the river and a wetland observation deck are points of popular interest, along with native trees and grasses.

    Parking and maps are available at the gravel parking lot next to the tollhouse at stop #2 on the Tebbs Bend Battlefield Tour, just off of KY 55.

    For more information, call Mike Daugherty at 789-2956.


  • Early bird Relay registration is $50

    Early bird Relay for Life registration is $50 through Thursday, Dec. 31.

    Those interested can pick up a team packet and pay the registration fee at Taylor County Bank by asking for Cheryl Williams or Tena Weatherford.

    Online registration is also available at www.relayforlife.org/taylor.

    For more information, call Pat Hall at 469-6019 or e-mail her at pjhallcville@yahoo.com.


  • Polar Bear Ride is Jan. 1

    The Vision Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association will have its second annual Polar Bear Ride on Friday, Jan. 1.

    Proceeds will go toward food pantry operations in Taylor, Green, Marion, Adair and LaRue counties, where association members are from.

    Hot drinks will be available beginning at noon at Campbellsville Baptist Church. The ride will begin at 1 p.m. and a meal of soup, chili and sandwiches will be served after the ride. Non-riders are welcome to drive along.

  • CU receives donation from owner of Forcht Bank

    Terry Forcht, owner of Forcht Banking, has donated $10,000 to Campbellsville University for athletics and student scholarships.

    The money will go to the funding for new field turf for the football field and to the CU's scholarship fund.

    Leroy Bratcher, market president at the Campbellsville Forcht Bank, said, "We are glad to support our local university."

    The local Forcht Bank donates $5,000 annually to Campbellsville University. They support the scholarship fund, and the bank is an athletic corporate sponsor.

  • TRH enables area youth to participate in health, wellness civic project

    Taylor Regional Hospital is helping to make this area's youth among the first in the state and nation to participate in an award-winning, national civic education program that informs youth about the status of America's health and engages them in their government's operations.

  • Eon announces retirement from Edward Jones

    George Eon, a financial advisor in the Campbellsville office of the financial services firm Edward Jones, recently announced his retirement after 22 years with the firm.

    Eon's retirement became effective Dec. 31. Shayne Parrish will replace him.

    "When I joined this firm 22 years ago, I knew I was making the right decision," Eon said. "Now, I can say that I truly enjoyed working with people of this community to serve their financial needs. I wish the best to Shayne as he continues the tradition of top-notch service to our clients."

  • The Top 10 of 2009

    It was a year that saw plenty of milestones for Taylor Countians, from our participation in the inauguration of President Barack Obama to the hiring of two new superintendents. There was also plenty of heartache with the murder of a Campbellsville man who served as a Lebanon Police officer and the death of Campbellsville University's football patriarch.

    As we welcome 2010, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is looking back at the 10 stories that shaped and shook Taylor County in 2009. Here they are, in chronological order.

    History in the making