Today's News

  • County receives cemetery grants

    Taylor County has received six grants through the state Cemetery Preservation Fund.

    The County will receive a $1,600 grant, each, for the preservation of Brown-Newton Cemetery, Chandler Cemetery, Pleasant Union Cemetery, Saloma Cemetery, Sprowles-Burress Cemetery and Spurlington UMC Cemetery.

    For more on this story, see Thursday's print edition.

  • Property transfers 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 "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.

    Susan Despain of Wells Avenue in Campbellsville to Jason Simpson of Rustic Haven Drive in Campbellsville, Lot 15 of Rustic Haven Estates, $102,500.

  • One injured in motorcycle collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Saturday in a motorcycle collision on East Finley Ridge Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Brad Milsap, 39, of Smith Ridge Road was traveling west on East Finley Ridge at 6:18 p.m.

    The report states that Milsap lost control of his motorcycle in a curve and crashed.

    For more on this story, see Thursday's print edition.

  • Man injured after being stuck by car

    A Campbellsville man was treated for injuries after being struck by a vehicle Friday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Bloyd Edwards, 88, was standing in his driveway on Clem Haskins Boulevard when he was struck by his vehicle as a juvenile was attempting to back it up.

    For more on this story, see Thursday's print edition.

  • Summer fun!

    Despite rainy weather, the pool at Miller Park has been getting steady business since opening late last month.

    Pool hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3 per person. Season passes are $50 for one person, $90 for two, $130 for three and $150 for a family of four or more.

  • Boos and hisses not the way to teach our kids

    There’s just something about competition that brings out the worst in some people.

    Whether it’s a kids’ ball game, a school award or a beauty pageant, all too many times adults embarrass themselves in front of their children.

    We sign our children up for sports teams so they can learn how to play the game from coaches. Then we yell directions from the sidelines ourselves and complain about the very people we have asked to teach our children sportsmanship and skills?

  • Prize money to be awarded in float contest

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration will award $850 in prize money at the AutoSmart float contest during the annual Taylor County Bank parade on Saturday, July 4 in downtown Campbellsville.

    First prize will receive $500, second $250 and third $100. All local school groups, churches, civic groups and youth organizations are encouraged to enter.

    Floats should be patriotic and reflect this year's theme of "Honoring Those Who Fight for Our Freedom."

  • Garden of Whimsy

    Visitors who step into the backyard of Myrtie Parsley's Campbellsville home might feel as though they've entered a magical garden.

    From whimsical artwork and chimes to birdhouses and statues of angels, there's something to see in every corner.

    Parsley, a retired Green County High School art teacher, has always expressed herself through painting and poetry. Now, she is spending her retirement expressing herself in new ways - gardening.

  • CU summer classes under way

    Campbellsville University summer classes are under way, but there is still time to register for one of the three remaining sessions.

    The June term began June 1 and will continue through June 26; June/July term is June 1-July 24 and the July term is June 29-July 24.

    "Summer classes are a wonderful way to get ahead in your academic career, take classes that are affordable and to take classes to help you progress in your major," said Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services.

  • Collision on KY 55 results in injuries

    Those injured in a two-vehicle collision on Friday refused medical treatment.

    William Ken Forman, 81, of 209 Misty Drive in Campbellsville was stopped at KY 1061 on Friday at 8:28 p.m., attempting to cross KY 55 onto Lone Valley Road in a 1998 Toyota Rav 4.

    For more on this story, see Thursday's print edition.