Today's News

  • Council approves 1 percent occupational tax

    Campbellsville City Council has approved a 1 percent occupational tax rate.

    With second reading of an ordinance adopting a .75 percent rate on a special meeting agenda last Wednesday, 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.

  • Make your voice heard

    Everyone has opinions. We express ours quite often in this very space.

    But opinions mean nothing if they are not shared. And right now, ideas are needed.

    On June 15, state lawmakers will reconvene in Frankfort to address a projected budget deficit of $1 billion. The governor has a plan to cut $200 million, a plan some lawmakers say will actually gain plenty of support on House and Senate floors. He's also added the possibility of slot machines at Kentucky racetracks to the agenda.

    This doesn't mean the problem is solved.

  • 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.