Today's News

  • England

    Herbert and Elizabeth England celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Nov. 8.

    Mr. England was a self-employed contractor in Taylor County for more than 55 years before retiring.

    They have two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Leslie England of Greenville, Ky., and Larry and Betty Sue England of Campbellsville; and a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Wayne Sapp of Campbellsville.

    The Englands also have seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


  • Public record for Dec. 24

    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.


    Joseph A. Kerns, 29, of Hiestand Street in Campbellsville, driving on a suspended/revoked operator's license, $168, 45 days in jail probated for 24 months, ordered not to drive.

  • Magic Bars, chocolate covered Oreos, Monkey Bread... oh my!

    As I sit here, trying diligently to concentrate on my work, there is a container of chocolate covered Oreos screaming my name. I'm desperately trying to ignore their call, but they are begging me to come rescue them from their Tupperware prison and devour them and their double stuffed goodness.

    Oh, and sitting directly beside the chocolate covered Oreos are Magic Bars that have done a trick on my taste buds, since all I can think about is their perfect layers of graham cracker crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips and coconut flakes.

  • Angel Food Ministry begins in January

    Campbellsville now has two local host sites for the Angel Food Ministry - The Rock Community Worship Center and St. Mark's United Methodist Church.

    The goal of the ministry is to feed people, honor God and share the gospel of Christ.

    January is the first month to place orders. Orders can be placed online at www.angelfoodministries.com.

    Those wishing to purchase food may follow the online directions or place an order locally with St. Mark's or The Rock before Jan. 12. Food pick-up will be Jan. 23.

  • Jewell is 'Officer of the Year'

    This year's Campbellsville Police Officer of the Year is short by a couple of months.

    "I was pretty shocked," said Ryan Jewell upon receiving the award. "I didn't really believe it. I haven't even been here a year."

    Jewell, 27, joined the Campbellsville Police Department last February.

    And though the Officer of the Year has only been on the job for about 10 months, he proved himself quickly, according to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield.

  • Jail escapee gets two years

    The inmate who escaped from the Taylor County Detention Center in June has been sentenced to two years in prison for his crime.

    Keith A. Turner, 39, of 207 Cranberry St. in Lexington appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

    Turner escaped from the Taylor County Detention Center on June 19. He had been assigned to a work detail at the Taylor County Animal Shelter when he walked away.

    Turner was captured two months later in the 200 block of Cranberry Street in Lexington, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshal's office.

  • No smoking at hospital, CU

    Those who go to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment or to visit loved ones will soon have no place to smoke while there.

    TRH will become a smoke- and tobacco-free campus on Friday.

    Jane Wheatley, TRH's chief executive officer, says the policy will apply to the hospital's campus, the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the Urgent Care Center in Green County.

    At TRH, patients and staff had been able to smoke at a gazebo on site and at areas near wings 2 and 3.

    "After Jan. 1, they will not be able to smoke there," Wheatley said.

  • City lawsuit settled, dismissed

    A lawsuit against the City of Campbellsville by a Casey County man has been settled and dismissed.

    Lebanon attorneys Elmer J. George and Joseph H. Mattingly III filed the suit on behalf of Jared M. Rodgers in Taylor Circuit Court on Friday, Aug. 17, 2007.

    The Campbellsville Water Co. and the City of Campbellsville were named as defendants. In his complaint, Rodgers alleged the two entities were responsible for injuries he suffered in a collision.

  • Heating assistance need is up

    Though it took a one-week deadline extension, need for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is up.

    This year, during the first phase of the program, 778 applications were approved for a total benefit of $92,595. Last year, 751 applications were approved for a total of $89,210.

    LIHEAP provides heating bill assistance and includes payments for coal, electricity, fuel oil, gas (natural and LP), kerosene and wood on behalf of a wide variety of people - families, single parents, retirees and single persons.

  • Mural portraits also available for pets

    Those wanting to be painted in the scene on the wall of the Taylor County Courthouse still have a chance to do so.

    A mural depicting a Civil War scene will soon adorn the side of the courthouse, painted by Elk Horn resident Joshua Mason.

    Mason said the scene includes generals on horseback and also includes two dogs, and residents can contact him about having their pet - dogs or cats - included in the mural.