Today's News

  • One injured after striking tree with vehicle

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Monday after striking a tree with her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Christina Bagby, 26, of Anna Court was traveling east on Smith Ridge Road at 11:16 a.m.

    The report states that Bagby lost control of her 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse, ran off the road and struck a tree.

    Bagby, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel with minor injuries. She was treated and released.

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    Jodie Haydon questionnaire

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  • One injured in two-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured Friday in a two-vehicle crash on KY 210.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Thomas Lecoffre, 18, of University Drive was driving a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle at 12:33 p.m. west on KY 210. The report states that he was behind a 2007 Schwann's truck driven by James Ward, 45, of 220 Hamilton Road in Campbellsville.

  • Supreme Court reverses man's sentence

    A man who was found guilty of selling drugs has had his 20-year prison sentence reversed by the Kentucky Supreme Court. And as a result, the man will head back to Taylor Circuit Court to again answer to the charges against him.

    Danny Dale Burress, now 51, of 4450 Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in 2004 on charges of second-degree selling hydrocodone, his second offense, and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • CU orchestra concert is Saturday, Dec. 5

    Campbellsville University's Orchestra will present its annual fall concert on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    The program will include the "Enigma Variations" by Elgar, "Symphony #2, 4th Movement" by Sibelius, and "A Christmas Medley" arranged by Arthur Harris.

    The University Orchestra is directed by Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, professor and dean of the School of Music.

  • CHS open house Monday, Nov. 30

    Campbellsville High School will have an open house with a free chili supper for parents on Monday, Nov. 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    During the evening, parents can meet with their children's teachers for a conference and also enjoy a free dinner.

    In addition, those parents who sign in will be eligible for a gift card drawing.

    For more information, call the school at 465-8774.


  • CHS Class of 1999 to host reunion

    The Campbellsville High School Class of 1999 is in the process of planning its 10-year reunion for Saturday, Nov. 28.

    Organizers are looking for some classmates and ask that they contact Jennifer Walker at walker_14@hotmail.com with their contact information.

    For more information, call Jaclyn Rakel at 465-0603.


  • Substantive debates: Candidates need to be clearer, more comprehensive about their positions

    This editorial originally appeared in The Lebanon Enterprise.

    A city official stopped at The Lebanon Enterprise office this week. When staff members joked with her about running for a state office, her reply was no, she wasn't interested.

    "That's real politics," she said.

    Based on what we've seen so far from the campaigns to fill the vacant District 14 State Senate seat, we're inclined to agree with her. District 14 includes Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • Park's Christmas lights kick off annual holiday season

    Though she wasn't able to accept the award in person, friends say Karalee Jones is well deserving.

    Jones was announced Wednesday as this year's Santa's Helper award recipient. She was hospitalized at Taylor Regional Hospital, however, and could not attend the ceremony Wednesday to receive her plaque.

    According to Kiwanis Club secretary Donna Kerr, the Santa's Helper award is given each year to someone who acts as Santa's Helper and embodies the Christmas spirit every day, all year long.

  • CKNJ price changes to 75 cents

    Beginning with next week's issue, the newsstand price for The Central Kentucky News-Journal will become 75 cents. This price change is the first in 19 years. The last price change took place in April 1990.

    While operating costs have continued to increase during this period of time, the price of the CKNJ has remained constant.