Today's News

  • Juniors improve ACT scores

    Statewide ACT composite scores are down slightly, but Campbellsville and Taylor County juniors bucked the trend, increasing composite scores and making gains in almost every subject.

    State results from the March 2009 administration of the ACT to Kentucky's public school juniors show a small improvement in mathematics, but minor drops or flat scores in other subjects, forming a statewide composite of 18.2. The 2008 composite was 18.3.

  • Court considers speed limit ordinance

    Magistrates may soon consider adopting a uniform system for setting speed limits on county roads.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates unanimously had first reading of an ordinance changing the speed limit on Stewarts Lane from 15 to 25 mph.

    After that approval, Taylor County Attorney Craig Cox said the Taylor County Sheriff's Office has indicated that it is sometimes difficult to tell what the speed limit is on some of the county's roads.

  • Resident charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with his second DUI after he allegedly drove under the influence and struck a pole.

    Gary L. Smothers, 53, of 1673 St. Matthews Cemetery Road was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 9:58 p.m.

    According to Smothers' arrest citation, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a vehicle in a ditch on KY 527.

  • Police investigate phone scam

    Campbellsville Police are investigating a phone scam.

    According to a press release, several Taylor County residents have received calls from someone telling them they are being assigned a new Social Security number.

    The caller requests their current Social Security number as well as the name of their bank and their bank account number. The callers have represented themselves as working for Pete Bossner ID Theft Protection.

  • It's the Balloon Man!

    All that could be heard were children's squeals of joy followed by an occasional pop ... and then silence.

    Balloon animal maker Leland Pike of Brandenburg made penguins, cats, Viking hats and more for area children Thursday night at the Taylor County Public Library.

    Dozens of children attended the event, which was hosted by the Friends of the Library group. The Friends' group hosts an event each month at the TCPL. Next month, the group will host grandparents' night.

  • Restaurant inspections for July 27

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be reinspected within 30 days

    - Under 70, a suspension of permit notice is sent to owner; if owner doesn't reply within 10 days, the permit will be revoked and the restaurant will be closed.

  • Blood drive is Aug. 22

    Summer might be drawing to a close, but the need for blood is constant.

    With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, a time when many blood donors may be vacationing, the American Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that they can donate blood every 56 days.

  • Public record for Aug. 13

    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.


    Chaney W. Richardson, 37, of Hodgenville Road in Campbellsville, inadequate silencer (muffler), proof filed, dismissed.

  • TRH to host first aid class Aug. 13

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a Heartsaver Adult First Aid class on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 1 to 5 p.m.

    The class will provide participants with a foundation in the techniques of adult first aid. Upon completion, participants will receive a course completion certification.

    All classes are taught at the TRH Learning & Resource Center, located at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville. Cost for the class is $50, which includes the book. Those interested should pre-register by calling the TRH Learning & Resource Center at 789-5862.


  • Druen-Shields

    David and Connie Druen of Canmer announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Leigh Druen, to Steven Wayne Shields, son of Mike and Becky Shields of Summersville.

    Druen is the granddaughter of Jewell and Carrie Mae Dennison of Horse Cave, Pete and Willie Osborne of Hardyville and the late Sanford Druen.

    She is a 2004 graduate of Hart County High School and 2009 graduate of Campbellsville University, where she received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She is employed at Munfordville Elementary School as a first grade teacher.