Today's News

  • A parental responsibility to raise kids

    It's another school year and teachers, after a short summer, are already reporting for duty, preparing classrooms and materials for the influx of children.

    In addition to teaching the three "Rs" of reading, writing and arithmetic, teachers are now, more than ever, finding themselves trying to build character into students' lives.

  • Man gets 20 years for killing his mother

    The Campbellsville man who stabbed his mother to death will spend 20 years in prison for his crimes.

    Brandon Scott Jones, 20, of 304 Summit Drive was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 28 by Louisville Metro Police.

    According to Jones' arrest citation, Louisville Metro police officers were dispatched to 1701 Belmar Ave. in Louisville at 6:06 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 and found Jones' mother, Sharon R. Jones, 50, dead. The citation states that she had been stabbed with a folding knife.

  • Coming of age

    Without her home health visits, 83-year-old Marjorie Slaughter would be unable to care for herself. And there's no one else for her to depend on either.

    "I'm really not capable. About the only time I set foot out of the house is to go to the doctor. It's not easy."

    The only time Slaughter, who is handicapped, stands is to go from her bed to her wheelchair. A physical therapist comes to her home twice a week. Without that therapy, she said, she'd lose the use of her legs and would have to move into a nursing home.

  • Smoking classes can help kick the habit

    She says she feels better. He says he now has more money in his pockets. Just two of many reasons they decided to quit smoking.

    Campbellsville residents Donella Lennox and Bob Shofner say quitting wasn't easy, but it was worth the struggle. And for other residents interested in quitting, a free class to help begins tomorrow.

  • Guide will help you "discover" community

    It's time to "discover" our community.

    This Is Taylor County is the free community guide we have published each year in cooperation with the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.

    And this year, the guide is getting a facelift and a new name ... "Discover Taylor County."

    The community guide is for those of us who live here - as well as those who don't. That's why we're changing the name.

  • Weak economy brings more tourists to Taylor County

    With gas prices and most everything else on the rise, summer vacations have turned into "staycations" as more and more people are sticking closer to their home turf. And Taylor County is reaping the rewards.

    "Money is more scarce and they don't go as far," said Marilyn Clarke, Taylor County Tourism Commission director. "They are staying in Kentucky and taking day trips."

    And because the Taylor County tourism market draws from areas within a three-hour drive, according to Emerald Isle owner Terry Brown, plenty of vacationers are coming here.

  • Church to host No Man Left Behind event

    Campbellsville Baptist Church will host its annual No Man Left Behind event on Saturday, Aug. 8. The event will consist of several activities for men, including a 10K Run, bike ride, golf outing, canoe/kayak half-day trip, corn hole tournament and car show.

    Corn hole will begin at 4 p.m. and the car show at 4:30 p.m. A dinner will end the day's events at 6 p.m. in the Christian Life Center. Cost is $5. Gary Gupton, CEO of Integrity Media Network, will be the speaker.

  • Blood drive is Saturday, Aug. 8

    It's the dog days of summer, and many are looking for a way to escape the heat. By making an appointment to donate blood through the American Red Cross, you can enjoy cool beverages and great treats while helping others.

    "For many, school is just around the corner and vacation time is almost done, but there's still time to do some good this summer," says Lori Medley, director of donor recruitment for the American Red Cross River Valley Region. "By donating blood, you can help patients across the country who need blood products every day."

  • Tungate collects 29th feature victory

    Campbellsville's Tim Tungate drove to his 29th career 44 Auto Mart Super Late Model feature victory on Friday night at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, while Bryan Barber of Greensburg won Ninth Annual Bluegrass Rumble and Brad Leake of Bardstown claimed his first-career Street Stock feature event win.

    The 44 Auto Mart Super Late Model feature event saw David Webb take the lead at the drop of the green flag at the end of lap one by just a car length over Tungate, followed by Jeff Watson, Jason Keltner and Dustin Neat.

  • Public record for July 30

    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.


    Barbara Lynn Abell, 44, of Doctor Street in Lebanon, speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

    Kenneth Lee Agee, 43, of Martin Road in Campbellsville, no tail lamps, proof filed, dismissed.