Today's News

  • Support local teams

    In today's paper, readers will find a special section that includes the fall schedules for local sports teams and marching bands.

    Whether we wear Cardinal red, Eagle purple or Tiger maroon, it's important for us to support these young men and women as they represent us in competitions against other communities' teams.

    We hope that parents, as well as community members, will support these students as they practice for hours on end in their attempts to represent our community well.

  • An idea whose time has come

    Magistrates are considering an ordinance that would address the issue of speed limits on county roads - and we're all in favor of it.

    There have been issues with speeds limits in the county for several years now.

    In April 2007, Taylor Fiscal Court agreed to set fines to accompany the County's speed limit ordinances. Sheriff John Shipp told magistrates that there was no punishment for someone who violated county speed limits. Sure, the fines set by the Court weren't too stiff but, hopefully, they at least gave drivers another reason to slow down.

  • CU's impact a positive one

    First, it’s the increased traffic. Then it’s the crowded parking lots. Those are two of the more obvious clues that Campbellsville University has begun a new semester and students from all over have arrived to make Campbellsville their temporary home.

    But there are other clues as well — and many that are realized in places other than the CU campus.

    With the beginning of each new semester, there are extra people to spend money in our stores, buy our gas, eat our food, attend our local events … and to become an integral part of our community.

  • Grace Missionary Baptist hosting revival

    Grace Missionary Baptist Church is currently hosting a revival, which began on Sunday and will continue through this Sunday or longer.

    Pastor Bill Gray along with evangelist Murphy Buel from Pikeville are the speakers.

    The church is located at 10187 Hodgenville Road, off KY 210. For more information, call 469-9892.


  • Two injured in three-vehicle collision

    Two Campbellsville women were injured Monday when the vehicle they were riding in collided with two others.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Timmy Riggs, 52, of Campbellsville was driving a 2006 Chevrolet east on KY 210 when his vehicle collided with a 2002 Oldsmobile driven by Anglia Bright, 47, of Campbellsville. Bright's vehicle then struck a 1999 Pontiac driven by Dawn Dudgeon, 41, of Campbellsville. The collision occurred at 1:10 p.m.

  • Hiestand House Art Donation

    John Walker of Frankfort, formerly of Columbia, hooked this area rug featuring a likeness of the Hiestand House. The detailed rug, which took him from February to July to complete, will be donated to the museum after being showed at a national convention in September at the Sielbach Hotel in Louisville. Walker is the nephew of Frances Johnson of Campbellsville. After retiring from state government, he took up the craft of hooking rugs along with his wife Marsha. He is pictured with local historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith.

  • Jeffries, Russell first at Miller Park Classic

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  • Constables take issue

    As readers will see elsewhere on this page, at least a few of Taylor County's constables are upset with something Sheriff John Shipp said at a recent Fiscal Court committee meeting.

    These two constables chose the right approach - taking issue with Shipp's remarks in a letter to the editor.

    However, at Tuesday night's Fiscal Court meeting, another constable, Marshall Graham, took a different route ... stating that News-Journal Staff Writer Calen McKinney must have "gotten it wrong" and that John Shipp wouldn't say such things about constables.

  • Blevins completes Army ROTC course

    Paul B. Blevins has graduated from the Army ROTC - Reserve Officer Training Corps - Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox.

    The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the advanced ROTC course at their college.

  • Hill celebrates 80th birthday

    Fayetta Hill celebrated her 80th birthday with friends on Thursday, Aug. 6 at Café Bonin. Pictured are, from left, Terry Bright, Mildred White, Lois Winfrey, Doris Holt, Virginia Ramsey, her daughters Katy Hill Blancett and Amy Hill Onken, and Hill. The family also hosted a surprise cookout at their home the following Sunday.