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Today's News

  • CES Writers of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary students Kayla Atkinson, Kaleigh Hunt, Bryce Richardson, Laci Hodgens and Randy Harris were named Writer of the Week for their grade.

  • We should all do our homework

    I don't consider myself to be a "political person." I don't watch the presidential debates. I don't obsess over the polls. I don't hang on every word of the pundits. To be honest, I never give it that much thought.

    In the past, I've picked up bits of information here and there and formed my opinions slowly. Often, I've made my choices the day before I cast my vote.

    During the last presidential election, I couldn't make up my mind at all. I stepped up to the voting machine, closed the curtain and stared at the ballot. I was hoping for some last minute inspiration.

  • Tax bills contain error

    Taylor County property tax bills sent out last week contained an error.

    According to Taylor County Sheriff's Office Manager Martha Cox, the due date is incorrect.

    Cox said the date by which people can pay their bills and receive a discount was listed incorrectly. Residents may pay their bills up to and including Nov. 1 and still receive a discount.

    For more information, call the sheriff's office at 465-4351.

  • Employment training program offers opportunities for older adults

    As the proportion of older Kentuckians continues to grow, some seniors may find that additional income is necessary to meet financial obligations and rising living expenses.

    Because of the work experience and skills needed in today's workforce, they may also discover it can be difficult for them to find good paying jobs.

    The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers employment and job training opportunities to low-income Kentuckians 55 and older. SCSEP participants receive training in a variety of job fields through placements in community service settings.

  • Two charged in sealed indictments

    Two Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Steve A. "Boo" Pritchard, 34, of 630 Elmore Road was charged with selling marijuana within 1,000 yards of a school and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • It's your week too!

    This week, we are celebrating you. Sure, it's National Newspaper Week, and we're celebrating that. But because our pages are a chronicle of your lives, then, in fact, it's really you that we're celebrating.

    From births to deaths, scholarships to touchdowns, and golden anniversaries to taxes, each issue of the Central Kentucky News-Journal is a reflection of the milestones and happenings that the residents of our community experience.

    With each new baby born, with each new business opening, we celebrate those moments with you.

  • Founder of Joy Ministries to speak at CU

    Lori Lynne Vance of Rogersville, Tenn., founder of Joy Ministries, will be the speaker at Campbellsville University's chapel series Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Ransdell Chapel.

    She will be presenting "Fighting for the Right to Live - Partial-Birth Abortion" at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

    Vance is a 1983 graduate of Sparrows Point High School. She is also a 2002 graduate of the Vocational Nursing Program at Wilson College.

  • Drought causes problems for farmers

    Dry is the keyword when describing this season's harvest in Taylor County.

    According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Taylor County is experiencing a severe drought, with virtually all of Kentucky's counties suffering some level of drought.

    The lack of rain, coupled with last year's drought, is having an affect on crops, according to Taylor County Agricultural Extension Agent Pat Hardesty.

  • 'Newspapers are a tool that provides the students with the opportunity

    It's a textbook updated twice a week and delivered straight to the class room. It informs students not of world history, but of current local events. They may read about their neighbors or even see a picture of themselves.

    This particular textbook is in the form of a newspaper, and each week it bridges the gap between what students learn and what they see.

    "[Newspapers] are a tool that provides the students with the opportunity to apply classroom skills to the real world," said Taylor County Elementary Teacher Patti Brockman.

  • Event encourages community to get active

    A portion of Miller Park will be closed to traffic Sunday, Oct. 12, but not for road construction.

    A statewide effort to encourage Kentuckians to exercise more will come to Campbellsville on the second Sunday in October.

    Becky Nash, cooperative extension agent for family and consumer sciences, said the 2nd Sunday event, which is organized by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Cooperative Extension Services in cooperation with participating government entities, will bring attention to a statewide need for an increase in physical activity.