Today's News

  • Lady Cards earn top district seed

    Taylor County scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to down visiting Campbellsville 8-4 in high school softball action on Tuesday night.

    The victory gained the top seed for coach K.J. Townsend's Lady Cardinals and will bring about a re-match with the Lady Eagles in the 20th District Tournament next month at Adair County.

    Campbellsville struck first with a run in the top of the third when Amber Gamboa, Danielle Morris and Hannah Taylor singled.

    Taylor County knotted the score in the bottom of the frame when Hannah Milby walked and scored on an error.

  • Knifley teen dies in single vehicle crash

    A 17-year-old Knifley girl is dead following a one-vehicle crash in Adair County on Monday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at about 10:13 p.m., Haley M. Luttrell was driving a 1995 Plymouth on Christine Road when she lost control and struck a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a seat belt.

    KSP Trooper Greg Brown investigated. Adair County Sheriff's Department, Adair County Fire and Adair County EMS also responded.

  • Property transfers for April 16

    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.

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Melissa White and Lawrence Daniel Williams of Jan Street in Campbellsville to Trevor and Dorana White of Jan Street in Campbellsville, Lots 21F and 22F of the Green Acres Subdivision, $122,700.

  • City School Board has re-vote for superintendent

    After a re-vote yesterday morning, Mike Deaton is still Campbellsville Independent Schools' new superintendent.

    Board members re-cast their votes for superintendent in a special meeting at 7:30 Wednesday morning.

    Board member Pat Hall made the motion to appoint Deaton, with Board member Mitch Overstreet's second. Hall, Overstreet, Board member Suzanne Wilson and Board chair Angie Johnson voted "yes," while Board member Barkley Taylor cast the lone "no" vote.

    Wednesday's meeting was a result of the Board's private vote on Friday.

  • Taylor Board begins superintendent interviews

    The Taylor County School Board will begin interviewing superintendent candidates during a special meeting Friday.

    Neither the number of candidates being interviewed nor their names is being released.

    The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Taylor County Board of Education office on East Broadway. Interviews are done in closed session.

  • Stacking 'em high

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department's annual pancake breakfast was held Saturday.

  • Update: City may set own occupational tax

    Campbellsville City Council set the wheels in motion to enact its own occupational tax and bill the County for its share of Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and E-911.

    At a special meeting Monday, Councilman David Nunery asked City Attorney John Bertram to draft an ordinance that would bill the County for Rescue runs and E-911 calls dispatched outside the City limits, as well as an ordinance that would enact a City occupational tax.

    The City is expected to consider both ordinances, as well as the actual occupational tax rate, at its regular meeting Monday.

  • TCHS Project Graduation committee seeking donations

    On May 22, more than 200 students will graduate from Taylor County High School. This year, the Taylor County High School PTSO will sponsor the annual Project Graduation celebration.  

    After the graduation ceremony, every graduate will have the opportunity to attend project graduation, which is a party that allows the graduates to celebrate graduation night in a safe and drug-free environment.

    Project graduation parties are successful because they offer free food, non-alcoholic drinks, games and prizes. 

  • Tiger and Lady Tiger Track & Field finish well in Richmond

    Several Campbellsville University Track & Field members made a strong showing at the recent Eastern Kentucky University Open.

    Senior Miranda Meeks made the A-standard for the NAIA and finished first in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:31.00.

    Meeks also broke the CU record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:30.29.

    "I'm happy that Miranda has reached her goal on getting back to nationals," said Head Coach Joe Stockton.

    Detrick Briggs finished fourth in the triple jump and seventh in the long jump.

  • CU takes two at MSC Tourney

    Campbellsville University, rated eighth in the latest NAIA baseball poll, upended West Virginia Tech and the University of the Cumberlands to move into the championship game of the Mid-South Conference Tournament.

    Coach Beauford Sanders' Tigers (34-8) downed West Virginia Tech 16-2 on Sunday as Erie Mattos (seven innings) and Jon Bourassa (two) combined on a two-hitter.

    First-baseman Brian Chase paced Campbellsville with three hits and three runs batted in while shortstop Nick Bertolucci had two hits and three RBI.