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Today's News

  • TCMS teacher receives MAC Grant

    Vicky Newton, a teacher at Taylor County Middle School, was presented with a MAC Grant on Monday, Dec. 10 at a special check presentation in front of her students and co-workers.

    MAC Grants are monetary awards to help teachers incorporate hands-on activities in their classroom that will make their lessons more meaningful to students.

  • CU volleyball assistant coach dies

    Doris Wefwafwa of Kenya, a student assistant volleyball coach at Campbellsville University, and a former All-American for the Lady Tigers volleyball team, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon after a short illness.

    Wefwafwa, who was to graduate tomorrow with a bachelor of social work degree, died at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was 34.

    "Campbellsville University will get Doris home to be with her family," said Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services, at a prayer service for Wefwafwa on Tuesday in the Ransdell Chapel.

  • Henderson

    Bill and Barbara Henderson of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 16.

    The Hendersons have two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Pat Henderson of McKee and Stan and Debbie Henderson of Dayton, Tenn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Doug King of Beaver Dam.

    They also have six grandchildren and a grandson-in-law, Ryan Henderson and Whitney and Josh Tabais, all of McKee, Erin Henderson and Kacey Henderson, both of Dayton, Derek King and Katie King, both of Beaver Dam.

  • Taylor County FFA attends National FFA Convention

    On Oct. 24-27, the National FFA Convention offered vast opportunities to its many members. The Taylor County FFA chapter attended the convention, which took place in Indianapolis, Ind.

    Members attended workshops, sessions, Career Success Tours and exhibitions to improve their leadership skills and enthusiasm for FFA. A rodeo and concert was also hosted for members' entertainment.

  • Look for Cats to win second Music City Bowl

    Never one to shy away from making predictions, here's this sports editor's selections for the 32 post-season football games. And, if you bet, go and pick the other team and you'll get more right than me.

    Poinsetta Utah

    New Orleans Memphis

    Papajohns.com Cincinnati

    New Mexico Nevada

    Las Vegas Brigham Young

    Hawaii Boise State

    Motor City Purdue

    Holiday Texas

    Champs Sports Boston College

    Texas TCU

    Emerald Oregon State

    Meineke Car Care Wake Forest

    Liberty Central Florida

    Alamo Penn State

  • Lady Cards turn it over at Adair

    Taylor County never overcame a 7-0 Adair County start and dropped a 55-37 decision to the Lady Indians on Friday night in Columbia.

    The Lady Cardinals (1-2) did not score until 2:30 left in the first quarter on Cayla Rucker's three-pointer and trailed by as many as 14 in the first half and trailed 26-16 at half-time.

    Baskets by MeLeigha Pollock and Mercedes Cox cut the intermission deficit to 26-16.

  • Cards come up short to Indians

    Taylor County's Cardinals fought back from an eight-point third-quarter deficit to tie defending Fifth Region champion Adair County only to be outscored down the stretch 46-42 on Friday night in Columbia.

    Coach Troy Young's club held its only lead at 13-12 in the second quarter on Lloyd Stotts' three-pointer.

    Adair County (4-0) used a 9-2 run to end the first half and lead 23-16 at the intermission despite 10 points by TCHS senior Josh Gumm.

  • CES students of the week

    Campbellsville Elementary School students who were recognized during a recent celebration assembly as Student of the Week for their classrooms are, from left, front: Destiny Hash, Alex Doss and Braydon Phillips. Second row: Alexis Shepperd, Chase McNear, Ashlyn Cantrell, Dylan Tate, Korissa Pearish, Chloe Benningfield and Alexis Lambert. Third row: Bayli Dickens, Deovion Owens, Jasmine Clemmons, DeVonte Cubit, Lauren Riddle and Crystal Ratliff. Fourth row: Brenna Wethington, Donovan Pittman, Blake Muntz, Cyan Berry and Ashley Schweickert. Not pictured are Nazseem Smith and Hunter Stone.

  • Christmas brings out the best in young writers

    Jolly Old St. Nick. St. Nicholas. Mr. Claus. Ho Ho. All are synonyms for Santa Claus, the man who brings magic to children all over the world each year at Christmastime.

    Each year when the Letters to Santa start arriving at the Central Kentucky News-Journal's office, we are touched by the poignancy and trust expressed in these most personal of sentiments to Santa.

  • Visit with Santa on Wednesday

    Santa Claus is coming to town!

    Santa will be at the News-Journal office in Campbellsville on Wednesday to meet the children who participated in this year's coloring contest and Letters to Santa contest.

    After learning about all of this year's entries, Santa said he wanted to reward the children for all their creative work. So he will attend a reception at the newspaper office on Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m.

    Santa said he's looking forward to seeing all the entries that the CKNJ staff has collected during the contests.