Today's News

  • Are you ready for an election?

    Are you registered to vote? If not, you've only got a week from today to do it.

    With the governor's appointment of Dan Kelly to the judge's seat in the 11th Judicial Circuit, his seat in the Kentucky Senate is now vacant.

    And voters throughout the 14th District - Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties - will have a special election on Dec. 8 to elect his replacement.

    Mark Carney, Taylor County Clerk, said that residents who are not registered to vote must do so by Monday, Nov. 9 in order to participate in the special election.

  • Toys for Kids chili contest is Nov. 14

    The annual Big Dawg Toys for Kids chili cook-off will be Saturday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department.

    Entry is free, but those wishing to enter must do so by noon on Friday, Nov. 13.

    Those entering should bring two pots of their best chili recipe. Teams may use crockpots, portable electric burners or gas burners. Electricity will be available at each table. Teams should consider bringing their own extension cords as only a limited number of extension cords may be available.

  • Grand jury charges man with attempted murder

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges that he tried to kill his father with a handgun.

    Dexter Blake Britton, 25, of 1309 Sheffield Drive was indicted Tuesday, Nov. 3 by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Britton was charged with criminal attempted murder and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    The charges against Britton, according to the indictment, stem from an Oct. 5 argument between him and his father.

  • What do YOU read, Taylor County?

    It's official. More people in our community read the Central Kentucky News-Journal than any other publication. And the newest figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations prove it.

    With 6,675 subscribers, the News-Journal reaches 57.8 percent of Taylor County's households. That percentage is called our penetration rate.

  • Community Ventures Corp. awarded credits

    Community Ventures Corp. has been awarded another allocation of New Markets Tax Credits from the U.S. Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.

    Headquartered in Lexington, CVC's Campbellsville office serves Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • Harmon files for mayor

    Paul Harmon has announced his intentions to run for Mayor of Campbellsville.

    Harmon has stated that he wants to give residents a choice to vote for a candidate who prefers making tough spending cuts rather than increasing taxes. He says he opposed and voted against the new City occupational tax.

    If elected, Harmon said he intends to work closely with County officials to form a new tradition of helping each other and to heal the bitterness between the two governments that has been a cost to both City and County residents.

  • Eagles advance to second round

    Campbellsville High School seized an early lead in its opening-round playoff game Friday night and never looked back as the Eagles marched into round two with a 47-0 shutout of Nicholas County.

    “We had an unbelievable week of preparation and it showed tonight,” CHS head coach Jason Chappell remarked.

    After holding Nicholas County on its opening series, Aaron Schwoebel connected with Bryton Taylor on a 20-yard corner route to start the scoring.

  • Tough Times: Jobs getting harder to find

    Jason May was starting to worry. He'd lost his job at TG Kentucky in February 2008 in Lebanon and his unemployment benefits would soon be ending.

    Rather than going to an employment agency, May decided to find a job on his own. He contacted about 17 different businesses, sending applications to several.

    "I never heard anything back from any of them," May said. "At that point, I was worried."

    May contacted The Work Connection. He didn't have to wait long at all before they called back with a job.

  • Genealogical book fair is Nov. 14

    The Green County Genealogical Society Book Fair is planned for Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST at the Greensburg Fire and Rescue Building.

    Many historical and genealogical societies will have booths representing many counties, including Taylor, Green, LaRue, Adair, Hart, Edmonson, Grayson, Hardin, Barren, Metcalfe, Bullitt and Breckinridge.

    For more information, call Barbara Wright at 465-7125.


  • Lady Tigers begin with 99-87 road triumph

    The No. 11 Campbellsville University Lady Tigers got their 2009-2010 season tipped off Monday night in Sumter, S.C. with a 99-87 win over Morris College.

    The Lady Tigers rode the double-digit first-half scoring of four players to manufacture a 59-41 lead at intermission over their athletic opponent.