Today's News

  • CHS coach is Educator of the Year

    He has spent many years on the sidelines, but that doesn't mean he has been out of the spotlight.

    Campbellsville High School boys' basketball coach Tim Davis was recently honored for his service on the court - and in the classroom.

    Davis received the Educator of the Year Award at the annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce banquet earlier this month.

    Local school systems are asked to nominate an educator for the award each year. Chamber investors then vote on the winner.

  • Campbellsville Elementary hosts year-end field day

    Campbellsville Elementary School has announced its 2008 year-end field day results. Individual and class winners are as follows:

    Overall finals

    Kindergarten - Ward class, first place; Wiseman class, second; Cox class, third; Patterson class, fourth; and Judd class, fifth.

    First grade - Dicken class, first place; Hash class, second; Adkins class, third; and Adams and Malone class, fourth.

    Second grade - Lewis class, first place; Skaggs class, second; Ferguson class, third; and Dunlap class, fourth.

  • Retail business meeting set for Wednesday

    Campbellsville Police are inviting all local retail business owners and managers to a Retail Business Association meeting on June 25.

    The meeting begins at 2 p.m. at Creek Side Restaurant. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss security issues.

    For more information, contact Detective Travis Begley at the Campbellsville Police Department at 465-4122.

  • Taylor County Man of the Year

    Ben Martin, Taylor County Man of the Year, was honored with a reception at the Central Kentucky News-Journal office on Thursday.

    Above, Martin, holding his son Benjamin, is congratulated by Linda and David Dernier.

  • Silver identification course offered June 27

    Dig out your julep cups and silver trays.

    Betty Overly will help silver owners correctly identify their sterling and silver plate objects on Friday, June 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Overly's class will include caring for and protecting silver.

    She will also have displays and will discuss the evolution of silver. Coins will not be discussed.

    For a $3 registration fee, participants can have a verbal, general, "ballpark" appraisal of an item and have access to Overly's pattern books for researching patterns.

  • Free institute on teaching training is July 22-25

    Teachers across Kentucky can improve their skills in teaching civic education at a free training program July 22-25 in Frankfort. The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts and the national Center for Civic Education will sponsor a free summer institute for teachers about the "We the People ... the Citizen and the Constitution" program and civic education. Interested educators must register by June 23.

  • Man of the Year does much to serve others

    Each year in June, the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors Taylor County men with a special section. The newspaper also asks for help from the community in choosing one man, in particular, who excels in his family, career, community and church.

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

    This year's honoree is Ben Martin.

    The decision was a difficult one for the judges. There were more than 10 different men nominated.

  • Public record for June 23

    Small Claims Filed

    07-S-138, filed 10/11/07 in Marion County District Court; CNS Quickcash of South Central Avenue in Campbellsville v. Brian Clark of West Mulberry Street in Lebanon. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for cash advance, $500 and court costs. The claim was transferred to Taylor District Court on 11/14/07.

  • Campbellsville resident charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with selling drugs in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Gretchen Edwards, 20, of 35 Anna Court was charged with second-degree selling buprenorphine.

    Bond was set at $10,000 cash. If convicted, Edwards could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Farm Service Agency seeking committee nominees

    The Farm Service Agency is seeking nominees for local county committee elections.

    The FSA began accepting nominations on June 15 and will continue accepting them until Aug. 1. All nomination forms must be turned in or postmarked by Aug. 1.

    Those who participate or cooperate in an FSA program, are able to vote in a county committee election and live in the area in which they would serve are eligible for candidacy.

    Nomination forms may picked up at the Taylor County FSA office or may be downloaded online at www.fsa.usda.gov.