Today's News

  • Property transfers for May 21

    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.

  • Unsolved murders

    It has been almost seven months since Shafter J. Couch was shot and killed through a kitchen window at his home. And it’s been nearly four months since David Ford of Campbellsville was murdered in his home.

    Police have yet to make an arrest in either case.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Couch, 26, was shot and killed at about 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at his Taylor Chapel Road home. Police said it appeared that someone waited outside of Couch’s kitchen window and shot him when he entered the room.

  • Cards clip Nelson, no-hit by E-town

    Taylor County raced out to a 10-1 lead and posted a 12-10 triumph in the Fifth Region Baseball Tournament at John Hardin on Monday.

    The Cardinals (19-15) tallied a run in the first inning on back-to-back doubles by Jacob Wise and Joel Hardesty before sending 13 to the plate in the second and scoring nine runs.

    Chase Roution and Wise had two-run doubles before Hardesty singled. Tyler Yates' two-run single made it 8-1 and Blake Dudgeon's safety put Taylor County up 9-1 before Dudgeon tallied the 10th run on a double steal.

  • Memorial Day ceremony is Monday, May 25

    The annual Memorial Day ceremony will be Monday, May 25 at 2 p.m. at the newly remodeled war memorial by the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen and Campbellsville fire and rescue personnel will attend. Bob Rotschi, past chairman of the celebration, will also attend and Patty Waters will sing.

  • Research leads Campbellsville native to Washington, D.C.

    Michael Yates isn't squeamish. In his line of work, that's probably a job requirement.

    Yates, 27, grew up in Campbellsville but now calls Washington, D.C. home.

    In Washington, Yates spends his days at a hospital doing neuropsychological evaluations.

    A 1999 Taylor County High School graduate, Yates was once focused on playing baseball for a living. That all changed during a trip to Europe.

    In 2001, Yates was chosen to play on the USA Athletes International baseball team and traveled to Europe.

  • Taylor superintendent announcement expected Monday night

    Taylor County School's new superintendent is expected to be named during a special Taylor School Board meeting tonight (Monday).

    The agenda contains three items - motion to offer superintendent contract, city water line easement and approve minutes.

    The Board met last Thursday to discuss the superintendent position. No action was taken at that meeting.

    Thirty-four people applied to be the next Taylor County School Superintendent. The Board interviewed six candidates. The names of the finalists were not released.

  • Man charged with selling drugs at jail

    A Greensburg man has been arrested and charged with selling marijuana at the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Nathan L. Edwards, 27, of 1351 Skin House Drive was arrested at 11:15 a.m. Friday, May 15.

    According to Edwards' arrest citation, he was being housed at the Taylor County Detention Center on other charges.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • Teenager accused of robbery

    A Campbellsville teenager has been arrested and charged with second-degree robbery after he allegedly robbed another man.

    Dalton William Steward, 18, of 414 Pitman Ave. was arrested at 8:14 a.m. Friday, May 15.

    According to Steward's arrest citation, he is accused of walking into a man's home on West Main Street, fighting with the man and stealing the man's wallet. The wallet contained $100 cash.

  • Deadline for Man of the Year nominations is Tuesday

    Taylor County is lucky to have many remarkable men.

    And the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors just some of those men each June with a special section.

    In particular, the News-Journal is searching for a man worthy of the title "Taylor County Man of the Year."

    In cooperation with several local businesses, the News-Journal will publish the special section on Monday, June 15.

    If you know a Taylor County man who you would like to see honored as "Man of the Year," nominate him before Tuesday, May 26.

  • Chamber: Sue Clarke is Agriculture Person of the Year

    Sue Clarke's first day at Taylor County Farm Bureau was a little rocky.

    "Ray [Reeves] had to be out of the office for part of the day and I was left there all alone. I was hoping that no one would come in."

    But that was 40 years ago and things are quite a bit different now.