Today's News

  • Public record for Feb. 19


    Brandon Shofner, 17, of Campton School Road in Greensburg, failure to wear seat belts, $25; license to be in possession, proof filed, dismissed.

    Samuel L. Bell, 70, of Eastridge Cemetery Road in Campbellsville, failure to wear seat belts, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, citation not turned in before court date, dismissed.

  • Mature driver program is Feb. 19

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety will present its mature driver program Thursday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Taylor County Senior Citizens Center. 

    The program, aimed at educating drivers 55 and older, is open to the public.

    The program will include videos, handouts, giveaway items and a question-and-answer session.

    It will also educate maturing drivers about safety issues affecting them.

    Older drivers have fewer collisions because they drive less and at less dangerous times. However, when they are in a crash it can be serious. 

  • CU to host famous pianist

    Pianist James Nalley, praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer for his "exciting pianism with powerful emotion," will be at Campbellsville University in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in The Gheens Recital Hall.

    His program, which is open to the public free of charge, will include works by Beethoven, Liszt, Balakirev, Takemitsu and Tsontakis.

    On Friday, Feb. 20, he will present a Masterclass for CU piano students from 10 a.m. until noon, also in The Gheens Recital Hall.

  • Monson installs daughter as organization president

    Local Realtor Peggy Williams Monson of RE/MAX Realty Partners recently installed her daughter, Myra Williams Oliver, as president of the Greater Denton Wise County Association of Realtors. Oliver, originally from Campbellsville, is a realtor at Lane Real Estate in Denton, Texas. She is a multi-million dollar producer in commercial and residential sales and has earned GRI, CRS and GREEN designations.

  • Magers honored with retirement reception

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal hosted a reception in honor of Cheryl Magers, who retired Jan. 30 after being the News-Journal's advertising sales manager for 20 years. Several customers, family and friends attended to wish her well.


  • March auditions slated for KBC All-State Youth Choir and Orchestra

    Kentucky Baptist high school students seeking to refine their musical talents can audition for the Kentucky Baptist All-State Youth Choir and Orchestra on March 7 or 14.

    Auditions will take place at six locations across Kentucky on both dates. High school students who have completed grades 9-12 and are active members of a Kentucky Baptist Convention church are eligible to participate.

  • Cookies are coming!

    Fresh from the bakery, Girl Scout cookies are in. Starting today, nearly 300,000 boxes of cookies will be distributed to Girl Scout Troops each day for delivery.

    When Cookie Week ends on Feb. 21, nearly 2 million boxes will be on their way to waiting customers. Local Girl Scouts will start setting up cookie booths Feb. 23. Cookie lovers can also place orders online at www.kyanags.org.

  • OLPH to host annual World Day of Prayer service

    Women, men, college students and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6.

    The women of Papua, New Guinea have written the World Day of Prayer 2009 service around the theme, "In Christ, there are many members, yet one body."

    They welcome all to Papua, New Guinea, a land of many languages, cultures, traditions and beliefs. Though many of its communities experience isolation due to rugged terrain, there is diversity.

    The women say, "By God's grace, we are able to be united."

  • CTB presents service awards

    Community Trust Bank recently presented service awards at the Campbellsville market's annual awards banquet on Jan. 12. Pictured are, from left, Brenda Rayner, Broadway office, 15 years; Seung Davidson, Somerset South office, 10 years; Kristina Meece, Lebanon office, 25 years; Marsha Benningfield, Broadway office, 20 years; Burma Medley, Lebanon office, 10 years; John Musterman, Community Trust Financial Services, 10 years; Kathy Janes, Columbia office, five years; Barry Pennington, Broadway office, 25 years; and Tina Parson, Columbia office, 10 years.

  • Citizens Bank sponsors TRH Transportation Service

    Citizens Bank recently became a sponsor for the Taylor Regional Hospital transportation service.

    The free van service provides transportation to eligible patients in Taylor, Adair, Green and Marion counties receiving services at the main hospital, rehab services or cancer center. Money collected from the sponsors will help in maintaining this service by offsetting some of the fuel costs associated with these trips.

    For more information about this service or how to become a sponsor, call 789-5814.