Today's News

  • A special Valentine weekend

    I wanted to share with your readers a blessing that was received this past weekend as I was able to share a Valentine program at our two nursing homes and our assisted living facility.

    I would hope that this would encourage others to visit the residents in these facilities. This is different from a hospital visit, because a hospital visit usually needs to be brief since the patients need rest more than they need an extended visit. But it is different in a nursing home or an assisted living facility.

  • Roberts

    Suzanne and Hearl "Pig" Roberts celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 30 in Alparetta, Ga. with their family.

    The Robertses have three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kimberly and Greg Lovell of Gainsville, Ga., Tammy and Steve Speer of Alparetta and Melody "Missy" Roberts of Spring Hill, Fla. They also have four grandchildren, Phillip Troy and Karley Speer and Ethan and Gabriel Lovell.

    The couple moved to Campbellsville in 1998 from Wimauma, Fla., where they had lived for 38 years.

  • Brockman honored for sports coverage

    Central Kentucky News-Journal Sports Editor Bobby Brockman, right, is presented with a plaque from the Taylor County Athletic Department during the Friday, Feb. 13 home basketball game. The plaque read: "Presented to Bobby Brockman, in appreciation of your coverage and support of Taylor County High School Sports. February, 13, 2009." Presenting the award is TCHS Vice Principal Scott Franklin, left.

  • Update: Church not operating park just yet

    Campbellsville Baptist Church hasn't taken over the operation of Veterans Memorial Park just yet.

    At a meeting of the Taylor Fiscal Court Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee last Thursday night, Magistrate Richard Phillips announced that the lease will be voted on by Campbellsville Baptist's members on Sunday, March 8.

    David Akers, the church's minister of recreation, said Friday morning that he believes the congregation will vote to lease the park, though he can't be sure.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital is a Pink Ribbon Facility

    Taylor Regional Hospital is a certified Pink Ribbon Facility, a distinction awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities that have made an important commitment to raising the standard of care for every patient.

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently expanded its health and wellness services available to women with the addition of a new Selenia digital mammography system from Hologic.

    Digital mammography will allow the hospital to provide its patients with the highest quality of care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

  • On the wings of pigs

    A few years ago I wrote about seeing a pig fly. What I meant by that was seeing the surprising answer to a prayer, something I thought I'd only see "when pigs fly." In other words, never.

    But God seems to delight in never and impossible. A woman who called the newsroom last week reminded me of that.

    She didn't want her name in the paper, but she wanted to tell someone her story. Someone who would believe her and not laugh at her. Someone who believes that God can and does do strange and wonderful and impossibly improbable things.

  • Public record for Feb. 12


    Michael Chad Gilpin, 31, of Kerr Street in Campbellsville, no registration plates, no Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

    Ashley J. Cowherd, 17, of Highway 88 in Greensburg, speeding, completed diversion, dismissed.

    Clara M. Kallman, 74, of Jackson Street in Campbellsville, passing loading/unloading school/church bus, no new violations, dismissed.

    Stephen H. Phillips, 54, of West Main Street in Campbellsville, speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

  • Ethics may be too much to ask

    Give Barack Obama credit. Barely a month on the job and already he has increased tax revenues by hundreds of thousands of dollars. He nominated Timothy (Tiny Tim) Geithner to be Secretary of the Treasury and Geithner immediately discovered he'd forgotten to pay $48,000 in back taxes. So he paid them.

  • CU trustee to autograph books

    If you missed having your book autographed by Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, a member of Campbellsville University's Board of Trustees, you will get another chance Monday, Feb. 23 when Heilman will be on campus autographing at the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore from 4 to 6 p.m.

    His book is titled "An Interruption that Lasted a Lifetime: My First Eighty Years." Heilman is a 1949 graduate of CU.

    Heilman, who at 82 completed a cross-country motorcycle drive last year, serves as chancellor at the University of Richmond, where he previously served as president.

  • Transportation Cabinet hosts safety program for mature drivers

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is reaching out to educate maturing drivers statewide about safety issues that can affect their age group.

    A presentation hosted recently for drivers 55 and older at the Taylor County Senior Citizens Center included handouts, giveaway items and a question-and-answer session.

    Chuck Geveden, executive director of the Office of Highway Safety, recommends that older drivers stay current on traffic safety laws and be aware of changing abilities and limitations behind the wheel.