Today's News

  • Allen-Coffey

    Bill and Marsha Allen of Columbia announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Bethany Denise Allen, to Chad Allen Coffey, son of Stanley and Rebecca Coffey of Russell Springs.

    Allen is the granddaughter of the late George Preston and Hazel Bryant and Hobert and Mary Edna Allen.

    She is a 2007 graduate of Adair County High School and a student at Somerset Community College.

    Coffey is the grandson of Romer and Geraldine Coffey of Cane Valley, Marie Allen of Liberty and the late Shirley Allen.

  • Woman's club earns awards at state

    The Kentucky Federation of Woman's Club's spring conference was at Crown Plaza Hotel in Louisville on April 23-25.

    Local club members attending were Roberta Moore, Evelyn Brady, Ann Hodge and Deen Smith. 

    Many competitions were entered from clubs around the state. The Campbellsville Woman's Club received the Membership Award, Outstanding Achievement Award for its Christmas home Tour, and President Roberta Moore was recognized as one of three empowered club presidents for the club's growth and community activities.

  • Home Sweet Home

    Community Ventures Corp. hosted a homeownership celebration on Thursday for Campbellsville resident Dawn Novak, who, at 50, will soon purchase her first home with assistance from CVC and other organizations. Several officials spoke at the celebration, which was hosted by Lowell Avenue Baptist Church and ended with a tour of Novak's new home.


  • Carrico speaks at BPW meeting

    Debbie Carrico was guest speaker for the Campbellsville Business and Professional Women's Club at the group's May meeting. She explained about new technology being used at Taylor Regional Hospital with digital mammography.

  • Public record for June 18

    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.


    Donald W. Gibbs, 38, of Hamilton Street in Campbellsville, no/expired registration plates, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Man sentenced to 10 years on robbery charges

    The Campbellsville man who robbed a local convenient store twice last year has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for his crimes.

    Anthony W. Hamilton Sr., 43, of 104 Roberta Court appeared before Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George last Tuesday for sentencing.

    Hamilton pleaded guilty last month to two counts of second-degree robbery. One of the counts was originally a first-degree charge.

    According to court records, Hamilton robbed Minit Mart on Lebanon Avenue twice last year - one time with a knife.

  • Rehab facility could open this year

    The Taylor County Community Hope could begin accepting clients as early as this winter.

    According to Cindy Lanham, public information officer at the Kentucky Department for Local Government, work on the alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility is about 25 percent complete. Lanham said the facility could start accepting clients by late winter or early spring.

    There is no construction completion date set, Lanham said.

      Read more on this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • McFarland remembered as honest, fun-loving man

    Friends and colleagues are remembering J.W. McFarland as a man faithful to his friends and his community.

    "He's one of the most honest men I've ever known," said Taylor County Magistrate James Jones. "You always knew where you stood with J.W."

    McFarland died at his home at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday night. He was 77. He was Taylor County's 6th District magistrate for more than 20 years.

    Former Taylor County Judge/Executive Paul Patton remembers McFarland as a true gentleman.

  • Local man accused of tampering with drug test

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence after he allegedly tried to use another person's urine for a drug test.

    Bobby Alvin Farmer Jr., 23, of 126 Davis St. was arrested at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, June 16.

    According to Farmer's arrest citation, he is accused of transporting another person's urine into the probation and parole office to falsify a urine drug screening.

  • Is this the end of Jon and Kate?

    I wasn't the only one who watched as their once happy marriage seemed to crumble apart at the hinges.

    More than nine million people watched - albeit painfully - the premiere of the fifth season of "Jon & Kate Plus 8."

    Though I'm not usually one to read tabloids on checkout stands, I couldn't help but notice the headlines over the past few months that accuse both Jon and Kate Gosselin of having affairs. The thought made me sad.

    I was even more sad - for the couple's eight children really - after watching the show's season premiere episode.