Today's News

  • Farm Bureau Insurance receives superior rating

    Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. again received A.M. Best Co.'s superior rating for its financial strength.

    A.M. Best graded the insurance company at A+ for the fifth consecutive year for 2008 performance, despite declines in investment income because of weak economic conditions and $140 million in underwriting losses resulting from record payouts of $227.4 million to policyholders from damages during a year of severe winter, summer and fall storms.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau ended 2008 with more than 1.2 million policies in force and $1.6 billion in assets.

  • Carpenter crowned Miss Teen Hart County Fair

    Megan LeAnn Carpenter was named Miss Teen Hart County Fair 2009 on June 30. She is the 15-year-old daughter of Bryan and Janet Purvis of Green County and Tim Carpenter of Danville. Her grandparents are Gerald and Marjorie Purvis of Green County, Henry and Lela Glover of Liberty and Joe and Mary Carpenter of Danville. Carpenter will compete in the Miss Teen Kentucky County Fair in October in Louisville.

  • Judd crowned Miss Teen Franklin-Simpson County Fair

    Leah Rose Judd, 15, was crowned Miss Teen Franklin-Simpson County Fair on June 24. She will represent Franklin-Simpson in the Miss Teen Kentucky County Fair pageant in October. She is the daughter of Mike and Ann Lee Judd, the sister of Reyn Judd and the granddaughter of Rose Parrott, all of Greensburg, and the late Walter Parrott and Zella and Dwight Judd.

  • Beams family gathers for reunion

    Forty-seven family members and friends gathered for fellowship and food at the annual Beams reunion on Sunday, June 28 at the Elk-Pit Masonic Lodge.

    Descendents from five different ancestral families were represented. There were pictures and history shared by all. In recognition of two family members, Rebecca Beams and James Lloyd Beams, who died this past year, pictures were on display.

  • Boxes for troops

    Taylor County has five residents serving in Iraq - Michael Long, John Radabaugh, Pfc. David Cutt, Capt. Bridget Ann Washington and Medic Quantrell Lamont Washington.

    The American Legion is continuing its program of sending boxes to the troops. Its members are requesting help with the collection. Items may be dropped off at the Legion or with any legionnaire.

  • Chamber of Commerce hosts food drive

    In an effort to give back to the community, the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce has established a food drive to ease the burden that has been put on the food pantry by current economic conditions.

    The Chamber challenges all of its investors to participate.

    The deadline to drop off food is Wednesday, July 15.

    Chamber officials have set a goal of collecting 5,000 cans of good. Displays will be set up on Main Street in the windows at the Hieneman Law Office so those interested can drive by and keep up with the progress.

  • Moran

    William Blaine and Wanda Elam Moran of Campbellsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 3 at Bible Baptist Church in Campbellsville.

    Wanda, a native of McCroy, Ark., met Bill, a native of Greensburg, while working in Chicago, Ill. Upon retirement, they moved to Campbellsville.

    They have four children, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    Many family members and friends surprised them at a dinner hosted in their honor.


  • Scouts pose with Congressman before parade

    Scout Pack 777 of Campbellsville and Pack 292 of Greensburg posed for a picture with U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie before marching in the Fourth of July parade.

  • Property transfers for July 9

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "Property Transfers" 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.

  • State could issue new lodge RFP

    Efforts to build a lodge and golf course at Green River Lake are once again showing signs of life.

    According to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, the state is conducting a feasibility study to determine whether a new request for proposals should be issued. A request for proposals is a series of advertisements seeking bids on a project from developers.

    The last RFP was issued in November. That RFP was the fourth issued for the project.

    Read more on this story and others in Thursday's print edition.