Today's News

  • Author has ties to Campbellsville

    Those searching for a good book to read might just find themselves picking up one written by a Campbellsville native.

    Janna McMahan's book "Calling Home" was published last month, a story set in a small town in Kentucky.

    McMahan, who was born and raised in Campbellsville, graduated from Taylor County High School in 1981.

    After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1986, McMahan married Kentucky native Mark Cotterill and moved to South Carolina. She and her husband have a daughter, Madison.

    "Calling Home" centers around McMahan's main character, Virginia.

  • Preparing for the worst

    "Rescue. Can anyone hear me?"

    The loud voices of National Guard members searching for victims echoed throughout the area of trees, wrecked vehicles and other debris.

    National Guard members - including two from Campbellsville's unit - participated in training exercises last week to learn techniques to search for people who need rescuing.

    National Guard members met at the Kentucky Fire-Rescue Area 14 Training Center on Old Greensburg Road on Friday to participate in a day full of classroom discussion, mock rescue missions and field exercises.

  • Tucker-Green

    Ashley Brooke Tucker and David Matthew Green, both of Brentwood, Tenn., exchanged wedding vows on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Daufuskie Island Resort in South Carolina.

    Dr. Clarence Edmondson performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Jim and Debbie Miller and Ivan and Carol Tucker, all of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Lucy Tucker of Campbellsville and the late Ivan Tucker and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Furkin.

  • Special collections reading room hours announced

    The Special Collections Reading Room of the Kentucky Historical Society is providing researchers appointment-only hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

    The new hours began March 3.

    The Special Collections Reading Room will also be open to walk-in researchers from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. The Reading Room is closed Saturday through Monday. Hours in the Martin F. Schmidt Library at the Kentucky Historical Society remain the same, open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

  • TCHS STAR event winners

    Taylor County High School recently hosted the 2008 Region 14 STAR Event competition. The winners are, from left, Carla Watson, Lindsey Wise, Channing Grant, Chelsea Hardin, Kendra Walls, Rachel Wise and Sarah Jefferson.

  • Reading group in the works

    Do you enjoy a good book? Would you love to have a chance to talk to others who're reading the same book? Well, you may soon get that chance.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal is interested in sponsoring a community book group. With help from the Taylor County Public Library and the Taylor County Extension Office, the group would meet once every few months.

    There is no membership or required attendance or even dues ... just a group of people getting together to talk about a great book.

  • Public record for March 3

    District Civil Filed

    07-C-222, filed 6/4/07; Capital One Bank v. Peggy Corbin of Purcell Court in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $1,755.17, interest, court costs and $790.31 in interest. The defendant was served 2/6/08.

    07-C-321, filed 8/7/07; Bluegrass Cellular Inc. v. Jessica M. Maupin of Gribbins Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for cell phone services, $1,592.84, interest, court costs and $530.94 in attorney's fees. The defendant was served 1/30/08.

  • Long-time community leader dies

    Frances Clinkscales often told strangers she loved them, and she meant it.

    Clinkscales, a long-time civic and community leader, known to many simply as "Miss Frances," died Wednesday at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown after an illness. She was 78.

    In February 2004, Clinkscales told the News-Journal that she truly really meant the phrases that had come to define her in the community: "Hey, pretty pretty" and "I love you."

    She said the phrases to nearly everyone she met.

  • Man pleads guilty to theft, other charges dismissed

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to theft and other charges and has been sentenced to serve seven years in prison.

    Donald Gene Brockman, 39, of 108 Lyon St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

    Brockman pleaded guilty in five separate cases to first-degree fleeing or evading police, a second-offense DUI, speeding, driving with a suspended operator's license, two counts of failure to wear a seat belt, first-degree criminal mischief and five counts of theft by unlawful taking more than $300.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary School's Writers of the Week for Wednesday, Feb. 6 are, from left, Gabe Green, kindergarten; Cameron Johnson, first grade; Ariel Cooke, second grade; Savannah Benningfield, third grade; Taylor McGuire, fourth grade; and Mary Jo Edrington, fifth grade.