Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS: Council approves 1 percent occupational tax

    Campbellsville City Council approved a 1 percent occupational tax during a special meeting Wednesday.

    Saying the previously discussed rate of .75 percent would not be enough to meet City expenses, Councilman David Nunery made a motion to increase the rate to 1 percent.

    The Council vote ended in a tie, forcing Mayor Brenda Allen to cast the tie-breaking "yes" vote.

    Allen said the City has barely met payroll for the last three months. A rate of .75 percent would not improve the City's finances.

  • Fun at the Fair

    Fun is what the fair is all about, and the 2009 Taylor County Fair means a week filled with it as horse shows started Saturday. The midway opened Monday with special events scheduled each night this week.

    Above, 2-year-old Sydney McDonald holds on tight during a carousel ride while her mother, Amanda, keeps her safe.

    Top, from left, Paige Hutchison of Columbia landed first place in this year’s Coca-Cola Talent Classic at the fair. Hutchison, along with the other top four finishers, will represent Taylor County at the state fair in August.

  • Harris guides South to state

    Campbellsville and Taylor County were knocked out in the Fifth Region Tournament semifinals in baseball last month. However, there will still be a local connection when the eight-team Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament starts today at Applebee's Park in Lexington.

  • Relay for Life team selling chances on wind chime

    The Adair County High School Class of 1994 Craig's Classmates Relay for Life team is selling chances to win a wind chime.

    Inscripted on each chime is, "God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way."

    The wind chime retails for about $100 and can be seen at Sheila's Country Junction on the public square in Columbia.

  • VMP softball results

    Men’s Church

    June 8

    Woodlawn Christian (10) — McDermond 2 singles; B. Vaughn single, 2 doubles.

    Palestine Baptist (0) — Franklin single; Rhodes single; Black single; Coghill 2 singles.

    First Baptist (17) — Richardson 2 singles, double; A. Johnson 2 singles; C. Anderson single, double; Chris W. 2 singles, double; B. Anderson single, double, triple, homer; Bryan Gowdy 3 singles; C. Taylor 3 singles; Bronson Gowdy 2 singles.

    Vineyard (2) — Harden single, double; Fogler 2 singles.

  • VMP softball schedule

    Monday, June 15 (Men’s Church)

    6:10 (1)    Campbellsville Baptist vs. First Baptist

    6:10 (2)    Robinson Creek Baptist vs. Woodlawn Christian

    7:15 (1)     Freedom Baptist vs. Vineyard

    7:15 (2)    Living Grace 1 vs. Palestine Baptist

    8:20 (1)    Columbia Nazarene vs. Elk Horn Baptist

    8:20 (2)    Campbellsville Christian vs. Summersville Baptist

    9:25 (1)    Freedom Baptist vs. Elk Horn Baptist

  • Public record for June 11

    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.


    James R. Atkinson, 42, of Davis Road in Campbellsville, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Free diabetes classes scheduled

    Several free diabetes management classes have been planned for May and June.

    The classes will be at the Taylor County Health Department.

    A night class will be from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 11.

    For more information, contact the Taylor County Health Department at 465-4191 Ext. 270.


  • TRH to host life support class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a basic life support for heartsavers class on Friday, June 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at the TRH Learning & Resource Center located at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville. 

    The course is for the lay rescuer who needs a credential documenting successful completion of a BLS course. 

  • Woman's club plans garden tour

    Campbellsville Woman's Club hosted its meeting on Monday, May 18 at First United Methodist Church.

    Campbellsville University international students provided entertainment for the members.

    Club members discussed plans for the upcoming garden tour, planned for Saturday, June 27. The tour will be from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Members prepared a potluck meal.

    The next general meeting of Campbellsville Woman's Club will take place the fourth Monday in September.