Today's News

  • Bennett Lane house damaged by fire

    A Campbellsville home was damaged by a fire Friday morning. However, no one was home at the time.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville/Taylor County fire departments, the home of George and Jackie Bennett at 500 Bennett Lane caught fire just before 8 a.m.

    Upon firefighters' arrival, smoke was visible. As personnel entered the home, fire spread throughout the three-story structure. The heaviest damage was contained to the basement area, though the entire home sustained heavy smoke damage.

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

  • Business receives state incentives for facility

    It's the hose that grows jobs for Taylor County.

    MicroHose is expected to be manufacturing its patented "hose that grows" by early next year, creating 125 new jobs.

    Armed with $3 million in state Kentucky Rural Economic Development Act incentives, work to ready the MicroHose facility on Industrial Drive is underway. Unveiled locally in July at a Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, the 6-foot MicroHose expands to 30 feet through water pressure. A 10-foot hose will expand to 50 feet.

  • No smoking!

    Light up and you'll pay up. A citywide smoking ban in all public buildings becomes effective today. However, most businesses implemented the policy before the ban became law.

    In June, Campbellsville City Council members approved an ordinance banning smoking in all public buildings within the city limits.

    The ordinance bans smoking in all enclosed public places except residences, private organizations that are not hosting a public event and retail tobacco stores where the smoke does not infiltrate into an area where smoking is prohibited.

  • Another arrested in crime ring case

    Another person has been arrested in a case involving 19 people accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    Rick Vaughn, 45, of 499 Dunnville Road in Dunnville is one of 19 defendants accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.

  • Lady Cardinal golf team captures tourney title

    The Taylor County High School girls' golf squad of Carlie Hazel, Meredith Scalos, MeLeigha Pollock, Hannah Reynolds and Ellen Kehoe captured the 10-team Grayson County Invitational on Aug. 22 at the Falls of the Rough LaFayette Golf Club.

    Kehoe was runner-up in the event after shooting a 76 and tying with Sammi Smith of Assumption and Kayla Kincher from Elizabethtown.

    Scalos finished eighth (81), Pollock 12th (87), Reynolds 13th (89) and Hazel 17th (91) as the Lady Cardinals (333) finished in front of second-place Breckinridge County.

  • Circuit Court Action for Sept. 3

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "Circuit Court Action" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    On Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram's Aug. 4 docket:

  • TRH to host 'violence in the workplace' class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a "violence in the workplace" course.

    The course is an overview of responses to potentially violent situations in a work setting, how to recognize a possibly dangerous situation and how to formulate a plan to defuse a violent action.

    TRH will present this class Thursday, Sept. 3 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    All classes are in the TRH Learning & Resource Center at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville and are $10 for non-TRH team members. 

    To pre-register, call 789-5862.

  • Auditions for Walt Disney movie are Sept. 10 and 12

    The upcoming Walt Disney Pictures' movie "Secretariat" is seeking extras for filming in the Lexington and Louisville areas. The two-week filming duration is slated to begin at the end of September. All types and ages of people are needed.

    Those interested must bring a non-returnable current photo. No photos will be taken at the casting call. Photos can be basic snapshots printed from a home computer.

  • Community workforce readiness expo is Thursday, Sept. 3

    A Community Workforce Readiness Expo will be Thursday, Sept. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Community Center.

    The expo will be an opportunity for residents to look for a job or career change.

    Those who attend can sign up for free employment training sessions in basic computers, job search strategies, preparing a resume, job interview do's and don'ts, job networking club, applying for state jobs, dealing with change, stress management, applying for federal jobs, Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, exploring jobs/careers and transitioning to college.

  • Music in the Park events begin Sept. 11

    This year's Music in the Park events will get under way Friday, Sept. 11. A different style of music will be featured each Friday night in September.

    A local musician was scheduled to perform Friday, Sept. 4. That performance, however, was canceled.

    On Friday, Sept. 11, the event will feature country and bluegrass music.

    The event Friday, Sept. 18 will feature gospel music with a performance by Break Through and First Baptist Church's Mime Group.

    The final event, Friday, Sept. 25, will feature Gifted Soul with the Motown Sound.