Today's News

  • 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.

  • CU to present opera

    The Campbellsville University School of Music will present "Die Fledermaus, Revenge of the Bat" on Nov. 24 at The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center.

    The productions, directed by Dr. Mark Bradley, professor of music, are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

    Full productions will be at 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24.

    "'Die Fledermaus"' is a comic opera performed in English with the delightful music of Johann Strauss including many of his famous waltzes," Bradley said.

  • Arts & Crafts Festival

    Saturday’s annual Green River Arts and Crafts Festival at Taylor County High School featured everything from food, quilts and jewelry to Christmas decorations, dolls and purses.

  • Man pleads guilty to assault, drug charges

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to assault and other charges after being accused of threatening to kill himself and several other people.

    Danny Berry, 26, of 45 Amber Drive in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Nov. 18 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Berry pleaded guilty to second-degree assault, possession of marijuana, possession of drug supplies, first-degree fleeing or evading police and first-degree wanton endangerment. A charge of first-degree attempted burglary was dismissed.

  • East Campbellsville Church of God to stage 'A Christian Carol'

    East Campbellsville Church of God will present "A Christian Carol - From Humbug to Hallelujah!"

    The drama will be performed on Saturdays, Dec. 13 and 20 and Sunday, Dec. 21.

    The community is encouraged to attend. Organizers say the drama will make a "perfect" family outing. Youth groups or other large groups are asked to call 849-4192 for reservations.

    East Campbellsville Church of God is located on Eastport Road, off of East Broadway.

    Admission is free, and all performances will begin at 7 p.m.


  • Gas ... How low will it go?

    The temperature was hovering around the freezing mark Thursday afternoon as Betty Witham stopped to fill up her vehicle after work. But at least the cold air is the only pain Witham and other motorists are feeling at the pump these days.

    After peaking with the near record high price of $3.98 in September, gas prices have plummeted steadily. On Thursday, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded in Campbellsville was $1.69.

    "If they can get gas prices down this low, you'd think they could keep them low," Witham said. "I hope they do."

  • Cooperative program leaders honored

    Kentucky Baptists honored two individuals and several churches for outstanding leadership and support of the Cooperative Program during an afternoon celebration at the Kentucky Baptist Convention's annual meeting on Nov. 11.

    Anna White and Dr. James Jones each received the Distinguished Cooperative Program Leadership Award for their leadership in supporting the Cooperative Program, Southern Baptists' method for collectively funding mission and ministry efforts.

  • Spurlington youth donate to Toys for Tots

    Spurlington United Methodist Church children's group and friends decorated pumpkins and auctioned them off on Oct. 11. Proceeds from the auction, totaling $760, went to Toys for Tots. Receiving the donation is Gary Magers, major paramedic with Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, from Jayda Smith and Johnny Smith. Pictured are, from left, front, Meleah Arnold, Kyle Chappell and Kaden Cave. Back: Katie Arnold, Brandon Cain and Chloe Bennett.