Today's News

  • Grace Notes

    As I plan for my upcoming week off from work next week, here are some random thoughts I've had:

    Someone said all of life illustrates Bible truth. I thought about that last Friday while driving to three of my favorite places - Goodwill, Ulta (cosmetics and beauty store) and Panera.

    The traffic bearable, the weather beautiful the whole drive in, I listened to a sermon on CD and felt quite holy and sanctified, which always puts me in a good mood. I've forgotten what I heard, but it was good nonetheless.

  • Good Hope burns note on Family Life Center

    Good Hope Baptist Church celebrated a note burning, which finalized the payoff of debt on its Family Life Center. Dr. Bill Mackey spoke during the morning worship, and Brittany Hall and Barry Bertram provided music. Pictured are members of the original building committee along with Pastor Al Hardy, from left, Ralph Hedgespeth, Larry Newcomb, chairman; Joyce Russell and Judy Dabney. Not pictured is Jerry Helm.

  • Police still searching for inmate

    Police are still searching for the inmate who walked away from a work detail Friday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Taylor County Detention Center inmate Keith Alan Turner was working at the Taylor County Animal Shelter on Friday. At 3:37 p.m., he was discovered missing.

    According to Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, an Animal Shelter supervisor was doing a routine inmate check at around 3:30 p.m. and could not find Turner.

  • Honoring the best

    Each year in June, the Central Kentucky News-Journal celebrates Taylor County men with a special section. The newspaper also asks for help from the community in choosing one man, in particular, who has excelled in his family, career, community and church during the past year.

    Residents send in their nominations for Taylor County Man of the Year and then a committee of News-Journal staff and others meets to consider those nominations as well as others in the community.

  • Charges dismissed against PVAs

    PVAs in 11 counties, including Taylor County Property Valuation Administrator Julie Shields, who were charged with ethics violations for promoting or hiring family members, have been cleared of any wrongdoing.

    In October 2008, the PVAs were charged with ethics violations by state officials. Locally, Shields was being investigated for promoting her husband, Marty, to chief deputy PVA.

    PVAs are elected officials living in the county in which they serve who assess property in their respective counties.

  • Reed joins Salon 121

    Jessalyn Reed has recently joined the staff at Salon 121.

    Reed specializes in styling, manicures and pedicures.

    Appointments or walk-ins are welcome anytime. Salon 121 is located downtown at 121 S. Central Ave.


  • 2009 football schedules

    Campbellsville High School

    Aug. 22    Forcht Bank Bowl at Campbellsville

    6:00    Campbellsville vs. LaRue County

    8:30    Breathitt County vs. Mercer County

    Aug. 28    Russell County    8:00

    Sept. 4    at Taylor County    7:30

    Sept. 11    at Bethlehem    7:30

    Sept. 17    Green County    8:00

    Sept. 25    at Lynn Camp    8:00

  • Property transfers for June 18

    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.

  • Burton hired as compliance officer at TCB

    Taylor County Bank has appointed Gretchen S. Burton to the position of compliance officer.

    In addition to her current duties as loan administrative supervisor, Burton will be responsible for adherence to the current complexities of banking regulations.

    A graduate of Lindsey Wilson College with a degree in accounting, Burton is married to Paul Burton and has two children, Olivia and Wesley, ages 13 and 7.


  • Williams-Lockridge

    Samantha Jo Williams and Brandon Shane Lockridge, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Tuesday, June 30.

    Williams is the daughter of Tommy and Karen Hall and John and Jinn Williams, all of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Joy Bryant, Keith and Connie Bryant and Bette Anne Williams, all of Campbellsville.

    She is a nursing student at Campbellsville University.

    Lockridge is the son of Debbie and Rusty Parker of Campbellsville.

    He is a United States Marine, stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Lockridge will be deploying to Iraq in August.