Today's News

  • Local student performs at state fair


    Samuel Kessler, a freshman at Campbellsville High School, competed at semi-finals competition of the Coca-Cola Talent Classic at Kentucky State Fair on Saturday. He sang "New York State of Mind" and accompanied himself on the piano.

    Those competing on Saturday were between ages 13 to 21 and must have won a preliminary competition to advance to the semi-finals.

    Semi-final contestants were divided into groups to perform and the overall top 20 contestants will advance to finals.

  • CU faculty members tour, perform in Korea


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Five Campbellsville University professors recently toured and performed in Korea on an 11-day tour that included 20 performances at universities, churches, high schools, and city venues in and around Busan, South Korea.

  • BPW group names officers


    Campbellsville Business & Professional Women's Club recently named its new officers.

    They are Renay England, vice president of membership; Fran Deener, secretary; Marilyn Neumann, president; Karen Harden, vice president of social media; and Bethany Shively, treasurer.

    The club meets the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Creek Side Restaurant. All working or retired women are invited to attend.

  • Business owner speaks at BPW meeting


    Brianna Burden was the guest speaker for August's meeting of the Campbellsville Business & Professional Women's Club.

    Burden is the owner of Awaken Boutique in Campbellsville. She shared practical ways to freshen up the fall wardrobe.

  • Public Record for Aug. 21

    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.


    • Chris B. Clark, speeding, $178; failure to wear seat belts, $25; contempt of court, $50.

  • Man charged with selling stolen gun


    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling a stolen handgun.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies investigated a burglary on May 23 at a home on Liberty Road. Taken was a .45 caliber handgun.

    On July 10, the report states, someone contacted the sheriff's office to report that he might have information about the stolen gun.

  • Residence damaged in fire

    A home on Graham Road was damaged Friday morning in a fire.

    According to a Taylor County Fire & Rescue news release, personnel responded to the fire at about 1 a.m. at 109 Graham Road, which is owned by Barth Hodges. Kenny Armagost lives at the home.

    The report states that, upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke and flames from the front of the home.

    The fire was contained to the living room, the report states, and the rest of the home sustained heavy smoke damage. The cause of the fire is believed to be an unattended candle.

  • Kentucky State Police Statistics

    During the month of July 2014, Kentucky State Police troopers investigated 24 traffic collisions in the Post 15 area, which includes Taylor, Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell and Washington counties.

    There were six fatal collisions during the month of July. None were in Taylor County.

    This brings the yearly fatality count to 21 compared with 11 through this same period in 2013. Statewide fatality count stands at 352 compared with 372 through the same period in 2013.

  • Annual lakeshore cleanup is Sept. 20

    This year's annual Green River Lakeshore cleanup is Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Those who would like to participate in the trash pickup should come to the Smith Ridge Boat Ramp, State Park Pavilion, Site One Boat Ramp or the Holmes Bend Boat Ramp.

    Lunch will be served and prizes given away at 12:30 p.m. at the Green River Lake State Park picnic shelter at the state park.

    Volunteer boat drivers are needed to man boats for the event. Drivers are also needed for the fishing with a veteran event on Saturday, Oct. 4.

  • CU to host auditions for 'Dolly Parton's 9 to 5!'

    Campbellsville University's Theater Department will host auditions for the musical, "Dolly Parton's 9 to 5!" on Monday, Aug. 25, and Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at CU's Russ Mobley Theater.

    The musical is based on a movie of the same name, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. The plot involves three women - an overworked office manager, a jilted wife and an objectified secretary - who conspire to depose their smarmy boss and begin making woman-friendly changes in the workplace.