Today's News

  • Funding for constantly updated weather website dwindles

    At 6:15 a.m. on Friday, the temperature in Taylor County stood at 61 degrees. There had been no rain yet that day, and the wind was blowing northwest at 1 mph.
    Taylor Countians can see up to the minute weather data on the Kentucky Mesonet website, www.kymesonet.org, which publishes information updated every five minutes from the Mesonet site in the Bengal community. But that could soon change.

  • Yard sale to raise money for Red Cross

    American Red Cross will host a yard sale at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church's civic center on Saturday, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Taylor County Red Cross Disaster Team.

    All donations are welcome.

    For more information, or to donate, call Karen Delk at (270) 465-5799.

  • Public Record for June 16

    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.

    Small Claims Settled

  • Superintendent gets top rating


    Taylor County School Board Chairman Tony Davis said this was the easiest superintendent evaluation he has ever done.

    "We all agree that he's outstanding, he's done more than we ask," Davis said of Superintendent Roger Cook at the Board's regular meeting last Tuesday.

    The Board met in closed session for about 25 minutes to complete the evaluation.

  • TC teachers win scholarship


    Two Taylor County School teachers recently won Kentucky Education Association 4th district scholarships.

    Stacey Thomas, a high school science teacher, received a scholarship toward national board certification. And Melissa Collison, a kindergarten teacher, received a scholarship toward her rank I.

  • Gravel Switch man arrested after being struck by vehicle

    A Gravel Switch man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he was struck by a vehicle while walking in the road when intoxicated.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Jacob Hedgespeth was called on Saturday, June 7, at about 11:30 p.m. to help Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Robert VanCleave investigate an incident near the Taylor County Fairgrounds on U.S. 68.

  • Resident charged with second DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI offense.

    James M. Buck, 49, of 510 N. Columbia Ave., was arrested on Sunday, June 8, at noon.

    According to Buck's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian saw him driving on North Columbia Avenue. Perian wrote in court records that he knew Buck's driver's license had been suspended for a previous DUI offense.

  • Bowling Green Man Accused of Stealing Trailer

    A Bowling Green man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly stole a trailer and several firearms.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies received a call on Friday at about 1 p.m. reporting a stolen trailer being pulled by a GMC SUV on KY 55.

  • Vehicle Collides With Van, Carport


    No injuries were reported, though a vehicle, carport and home were damaged when a vehicle crashed into a structure on Saturday afternoon at about 4:45 p.m. Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue employees were called to the scene at 2319 Greensburg Road, in the Arrowhead Trailer Park. Upon arrival, they saw a Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Emily Ford of Campbellsville had collided with a van, portable carport and a ramp leading to the home. The van is owned by Jimmy Russell, and Mary Russell owns the home.

  • One Person Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash


    At least one person was injured in a two-vehicle crash on the north bypass at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A car and SUV collided near the former Goodyear location. Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel responded and helped remove the driver of the car from her vehicle. Campbellsville Police officers are investigating. A police report wasn’t available at press time. See Monday’s issue for complete details.