Today's News

  • Annual Thanksgiving dinner is Thursday, Nov. 27

    Thanksgiving is about being thankful - and giving. And one local church spends the Thanksgiving holiday doing both.

    For many years now, Bethel First Presbyterian Church has hosted a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for the community.

    And many volunteers from all over the community come together to help.

    The dinner is free. It is for those in need, for those who are alone, or for those who would just like to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with others.

    The traditional meal will be served in the church's fellowship hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Cards next gridiron foe nearly perfect

    When 8-3 Taylor County hosts Estill County tomorrow (7:30) on Clay Marcum Field at Thomas Porter Stadium in the second round of KHSAA Class 3A playoffs, the Cardinals are close to facing an undefeated squad.

    The Blue and White Engineers from Irvine are 10-1 with only a 7-6 setback at district champion Breathitt County (9-2 with season-starting losses to Johnson Central and Prestonsburg) on Sept. 19 ruining a perfect campaign.

  • KSP gears up for increased Thanksgiving holiday traffic

    With fuel prices hovering around $1.85 a gallon, Kentucky State Police officers expect increased traffic on the roadways this holiday.

    Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday of the year for motorists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The four-day holiday driving period includes heavy traffic, weather and long-distance road trips, which combine to create severe travel conditions. Often, family celebrations include alcohol, which later evolves into impaired driving.

  • Public record for Nov. 27


    James T. Fulks, 17, of Spring Meadow Circle in Campbellsville, disregarding traffic control device, traffic light, completed diversion, dismissed.

    Emily A. Major, 19, of Southside Avenue in Campbellsville, careless driving, dismissed.

    Joseph B. McCubbin, 21, of Longview Drive in Campbellsville, leaving scene of accident, hit and run, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    Shawn T. Myers, 18, of Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn, speeding, completed diversion, dismissed.

  • Other teen Thanksgiving letters

    Brittany Jackson


    Being thankful for some may be for their career or their health, but for me, I'm thankful for the simple things in life. I'm thankful for my beautiful daughter, my wonderful mother, and my crazy, outrageous siblings.

  • CU to host art exhibit through Nov. 25

    Campbellsville University will display artwork of Chris Carney of Campbellsville through Nov. 25 in the Art Gallery across from Gosser Fine Arts Center.

    This is Carney's senior show and will consist of two dimensional graphite drawings, color pencil drawings, mixed media drawings, paper masks and kaleidoscope.

    Carney will graduate in December with a bachelor of science degree with a major in art and minor in business administration.

    He has lived in Arizona and California, having been mostly raised in California. He has lived in Kentucky for about eight years.

  • Other adult Thanksgiving letters


    I am originally from Tennessee. I am so thankful to God for bringing me to Campbellsville, for bringing me home. I am so blessed to have an awesome church like Elkhorn Baptist Church and two awesome preachers like Brian Rafferty and Haywood Riner. God has truly blessed me with a church family that loves everybody no matter how down and out they are.

  • Contest winners announced

    "A single thankful thought towards heaven is the most perfect of all prayers."

    —Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

    Today is a time to reflect on the many ways we've all been blessed. And hundreds of people put their reflections into words in the Central Kentucky News-Journal's annual Thanksgiving Essay Contest.

    The contest asked readers to think about how they have been blessed and what they're most thankful for in their lives.

  • Property transfers for Nov. 27

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Gloria Helton, executrix of the Mildred Kabler Estate, of Felicity, Ohio to Danny and Pam Huber of Landon Lane in Campbellsville, Lots 1 and 2 in Block C of the Wilson Heights Addition, $69,000.

    Harold Burress of Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn to Johnny Burress of Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn, a tract of land near Mannsville Road, 1 acre, a gift, fair market value $5,000.

  • CU Art Exhibit ends Tuesday, Nov. 25

    Artist Chris Carney, left, of Campbellsville shows off his artwork to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney in the Art Gallery at Campbellsville University. The artwork will be displayed through tomorrow.