Today's News

  • Waste Connections donates bikes for Toys for Kids

    Waste Connections Inc. donated 10 bicycles to be distributed by County employees for the Toys for Kids campaign. Pictured are, from left, front: Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Amanda Burris, Betty Moss, Amy Southern, Tonya Mann and Debbie McNear. Back: Connie Wooley, Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hall, Rodney Burris, Tom Fisher, John Harris, Jerry Campbell and Robert Buck.

  • Send us your snow photos!

    If you have photos of the snow and ice storm, send them our way.

    We will use them for a slide show on our Web site.

    Email photos to editor@cknj.com.

  • First Baptist to honor residents during Black History Month

    First Baptist Church will be honoring four residents during each Sunday service in February, which is Black History Month.

    Feb. 1 - Deacon Douglas Allen.

    Feb. 8 - Deacon Anthony Farris.

    Feb. 15 - Wanda Washington.

    Feb. 22 - Campbellsville Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers.

    All family and friends of the honorees are invited to attend on those special days.

    First Baptist Church is located at 708 E. Broadway.


  • Sapp

    Manuel and Carolyn Sapp will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 1.

    The Sapps were married on Jan. 31, 1959.

    An open house reception will be hosted in their honor on Feb. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

  • Beware of sharp-toothed sheep

    Touted as the youngest ordained minister in history, 4-year-old Marjoe Gortner burst onto the Holy Ghost revival scene in the late 1940s.

    His father, a second-generation preacher, trained the boy, who had a talent for sweeping and pointed gestures, to proclaim the name of "Jay-zus" - and bilk money from the faithful who came to hear him preach.

  • TRH names new clinical services administrator

    Susan Roman has recently been named the Clinical Services administrator at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    She received her masters degree in health administration at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va. and is currently a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

    Most recently, Roman served as the CEO of Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Healthcare Community, which included a 96-bed acute care facility, home health agency and clinic in Middlesboro.

  • Reading group chooses next book

    It's been almost a year in the works. And the CKNJ Bookmarks are well on their way.

    The Bookmarks are a group of community residents who like to read. And to discuss the books they've read.

    Our first book selection was "Marley and Me" by John Grogran. The story of a family and its neurotic dog, the book was a great read and many of us also enjoyed the movie, which was released in December.

  • Araujo, Moore honored with wedding shower

    Aline Araujo and Matthew Moore were honored with a wedding shower on Nov. 22 in the Fireside Room at Campbellsville Baptist Church. Pictured are, from left, hostesses Marlow McCullough, Penny Akers and Jeanne Gaddis, Aline and Matthew, and hostesses Suellen Shaw and Ann DeSpain. Not pictured is hostess Jennifer Tinnell. Aline is the daughter of Abigail Lemons of Belahorizante, Brazil. Matthew is the son of Dr. Jim and Nevalyn Moore of Campbellsville. They were married Dec. 27 at Campbellsville Baptist and are making their home in Euless, Texas.

  • Taylor County Girl Scout Troop 222 members earn Bronze Award

    Junior Girl Scout members of Troop 222 recently completed all requirements to earn their Bronze Award.

    As their project, Rylee Beard, Samantha Clark, Meredith Johnson and Brittany Rose chose to write and shoot a 30-second Girl Scout Cookie television commercial, which can be used throughout the state of Kentucky during cookie sales events.

    The commercial is currently airing on local Channel TV 4 and will be posted on the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Facebook page and can be viewed at www.kyanags.org.

  • Not a good week to be a Roberts

    I wasn't too proud of my last name this past week. Perhaps for the first time in history, an incoming president had to be sworn in twice. The reason? A guy named Roberts.

    Chief Justice John Roberts flubbed the oath of office when swearing in Barack Obama on Tuesday. He tried to correct himself but never recovered.

    It was a minor goof, but it was enough to prompt the New York Times to refer to Roberts as the "Oaf of Office" and necessitate a second swearing in.