Today's News

  • Gowin-Warren

    Natalia Rae Gowin and Andrew Ryan Warren, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 9.

    Gowin is the daughter of Pam and Tracy Bale of Taylorsville and Scott and Merica Gowin of Campbellsville.

    Her grandparents are Don and Sharon Gowin and Donna and Robert Bright, all of Campbellsville, and Eddie Sharpe of Hodgenville.

    She is a 2004 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2008 graduate of Campbellsville University.

    Warren is the son of Greg and Sandra Warren of Campbellsville.

  • Am I really getting paid for this?

    You know, sometimes I feel guilty calling what I do work. Sure, there are times when I feel like I'm not being paid enough. But there are also times when I have to stop and ask myself, "Am I really getting paid for this?"

    After a week of vacation, I returned to work last week with the dreaded prospect of two evening assignments.

  • Easter Sunday celebration planned at St. Thomas'

    St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, located at 116 South Columbia Ave. in Campbellsville, will celebrate Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with the traditional Easter liturgy of Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m.

    The Rev. Karl Lusk, pastor, will be the officiant and preacher for this festival celebration of the Christian Church.

    Everyone is invited to attend. An Easter dinner will follow the service.

    For more information, call 789-1601.


  • Do you know a special woman?

    Each year in May, the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors Taylor County women with a special section. The newspaper also asks for help from the community in choosing one special woman who has particularly excelled in her career, community and church during the past year.

    Residents send in their nominations for Taylor County Woman of the Year and then a committee of News-Journal staff members and others chooses a winner based on those nominations.

    Anne Fraim was named the 2008 Taylor County Woman of the Year.

    Well, it's that time once again.

  • Lady Tigers collect four MSC tilts.

    Campbellsville University's softball team pounded 12 home runs over the weekend while sweeping both Pikeville and St. Catharine and running its record to 28-5-1 overall and 12-1-1in Mid-South Conference play.

    "Would I have thought we'd be hitting the ball the way we are going into the season ... no," said Lady Tiger softball coach Shannon Wathen. "This is one of the best hitting teams I've had. Their off-season work is really paying off right now."

    Bailey Dillender had two homers and all four RBI in Saturday's first game win against the Lady Bears.

  • This is no time for secrets

    It seems as if secrecy is becoming the norm rather than the exception in our community's governmental affairs.

    Campbellsville City Councilman David Nunery asked last week for a private meeting with Councilmembers and Fiscal Court magistrates to discuss the City and County's budget problems.

    And, apparently, he got what he asked for.

  • The older I get ...

    Why is it that the older we get, the more we cherish our youth?

    It's not that I want to be young again ... heavens no. I've just begun to cherish those memories of years past, which really don't seem quite as old as they really are.

    A couple of months ago, I found a friend from 30 years ago on Facebook and, just Monday, I joined an alumni group from the junior/senior high school I attended at Subic Bay Naval Base in the Philippines. My family lived there for two years in the 70s before my dad retired from the Navy and we moved to Campbellsville.

  • Chalk Art

    Jackie Bottoms, 15, and Kimmy O'Brien, 14, recently created cheerful artwork with chalk along the concrete wall of Central Plaza.

  • Phillips-Brunelle

    Daniela Phillips and Chris Brunelle, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 16.

    Phillips is the daughter of Ralph Phillips and Marsha and Michael Williams, all of Kutuwa, Ky.

    She is a student at Campbellsville University with plans to graduate this year. She also owns Movieland Video.

    Brunelle is the son of Carl Brunelle of New Hampshire and the late Caryl Brunelle.

    He is retired from the U.S. Army Military Police.

    Invitations to the wedding have been sent.


  • Campbellsville man injured in Green County crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in single-vehicle crash in Green County on Friday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, George C. Buck, 18, was driving a 1993 Mazda on U.S. 68, just west of Greensburg when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, crossed a ditch and struck a culvert. The crash occurred at 10:37 p.m.

    Buck, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital. He was treated and released.

    KSP Trooper David Smith investigated.