Today's News

  • And we're off to a good start

    And we're off, to coin a popular Derby day refrain.

    Last Tuesday, Steve Beshear was inaugurated as Kentucky's new governor. Let's hope that Campbellsville and Taylor County are as well represented in what happens during the next four years as we were in Beshear's inaugural parade.

    Band members from Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools as well as the Campbellsville University Marching Tigers were a part of Tuesday's celebration.

    It's commendable that our small community had three groups invited to be a part of such a momentous occasion.

  • Track complex still in the works

    Efforts to build a track at Campbellsville Middle School are moving along on schedule.

    "Much of the preliminary work to prepare the site has been completed," said Rosalind Strong, Campbellsville Schools' administrative assistant. "This includes the lowering of drain lines, replacing sewer lines, removal of fence and submitting soil samples."

    Last year, a group of Campbellsville residents formed Durham Memorial Track Foundation to raise funds to build a track, with the ultimate goal being a $500,000-plus Durham Memorial Track and Field Complex at Campbellsville Middle School.

  • Local briefs

    Sheriff's Department to close during holidays

    Taylor County Sheriff's Department will be closed on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The department will accept walk-ins to pay property tax bills on Jan. 2 and Jan. 3. Mailed payments must be postmarked by Dec. 31.

    Library Board meeting rescheduled

    Taylor County Public Library's Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Jan. 3, at noon at the Library. The meeting had been scheduled for Jan. 1.

  • Annual essay contest seeks dreams

    Four decades ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said he had a dream.

    Today, Greater Campbellsville United and the News-Journal want to know what your dreams are for the future of our community, state, nation and world.

  • Tungate celebrates 90th birthday

    Jesse Tungate celebrated his 90th birthday at The Grandview on Monday, Nov. 26. Two of his daughters and their husbands joined him, Carol Ann and Carol Perkins and Susan and Ray Parker. His granddaughter and her spouse also visited, Tina and Dennis Draper, as well as friend of the family Teresa Aldridge. They had cake and ice cream. Daughter and son-in-law Wanda and Jimmy Wright of Mt. Washington visited at another time. Daughter and son-in-law Norma and Edgar Woods of Indiana were unable to attend.

  • Police brief

    Campbellsville woman injured in three-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville woman was treated at and released from Taylor Regional Hospital on Saturday following a three-vehicle crash.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital presents service awards to Auxiliary volunteers

    Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary volunteers hosted an awards luncheon on Dec. 4 in the TRH meeting room. With 56 workers, the Auxiliary has given a little more than 6,607 volunteer hours in 2007 to assist Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Volunteers work at the information desk, surgery department, emergency department, radiology department, cancer center, greeter and gift shop. The Auxiliary also collects canned food items to be donated to the local food pantry as part of its service to the community.

  • LWC winter commencement is Saturday

    Lindsey Wilson College will graduate the first half of the Class of 2007-2008 on Saturday morning. The college will award a total of 247 degrees - 176 undergraduate degrees and 71 graduate degrees.

    Hall of Fame journalist Al Smith, the former host of Kentucky Educational Television's Comment on Kentucky, will deliver the commencement address.

    The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. ET in Biggers Sports Center.

  • Bethany House welcomes new staff members

    Bethany House Abuse Shelter has three new staff members.

    Carolyn Brady has joined the staff as a counselor, with expertise in the areas of substance abuse counseling and children's counseling. Brady received her master of social work degree from Delaware State University and her bachelor's degree in behavioral science from Barry University in Miami, Fla.

  • Renovation plans underway for CHS

    Big plans are in the works at Campbellsville High School.

    At Monday night's meeting, Campbellsville Independent School Board members approved a schematic plan for renovations totaling $4.6 million.