Today's News

  • What are you thankful for?

    What are you most thankful for? Has a special someone done something extraordinary on your behalf? Is there someone who has made a tremendous impact in your life?

    If so, write to us.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal is sponsoring an essay contest in which readers are asked to reflect on some of these questions.

    The winning essays will be published in the News-Journal on Thanksgiving Day.

    The theme of the contest asks readers to think about how they have been blessed and what they're most thankful for in their lives.

  • Property transfers for Oct. 16

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    PBI Bank Inc. fka The Central Bank USA Inc. of Greensburg to Fastrack Development Inc. of Greensburg, a tract of land near the intersection of KY 55 and KY 1061, 0.73 acre, $130,000.

    Howard Eastridge Construction Inc. of Sulphur Springs Road in Columbia to Jamas L. and LeAnn Riley of Hidden Meadows Drive in Campbellsville, a tract of land in Hidden Meadows Subdivision, 0.6027 acre, and Lot 81 of Section E of the Hidden Meadows Subdivision, $359,000.

  • Tax audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the annual audit of the settlement of 2007 taxes by Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp.

    The audit found Shipp's financial statement fairly represented the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period of May 1, 2007, to April 30, 2008. The statement was also found to conform with the modified cash basis of accounting.

    Luallen found no instances of noncompliance and no matters involving control of financial reporting and operations.

  • Kretzler-Holt

    Jessica Kretzler and Jeremy Holt, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Oct. 18.

    Kretzler is the daughter of Cheryl Kretzler of Campbellsville and Jeffery Kretzler of Enterprise, Ala. Her grandparents are Edward and Alice Haney of Greensburg and Sarah Bray of Enterprise.

    She is a student at Campbellsville University and is employed at Upstream.

    Holt is the son of Steve and Debbie Holt of Elk Horn. His grandparents are Doris Holt of Elk Horn, Wilma Johnson of Campbellsville and the late Norris Holt and Leonard Johnson.

  • Taylor County Marching Invitational

    The beat of the drums and the chant of the crowd could be heard from far away.

    Twelve bands competed Saturday in preliminary and final competition at the Taylor County High School Marching Invitational.

    Garrard County received the Mom Weekes grand championship trophy, along with the overall best color guard award. Washington County was the reserve grand champion, with Russell County receiving the overall best percussion winner.

  • Early Days


    March 19, 1998

    The children of David and Ruth Quisenberry will host a celebration in honor of their parents' 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, March 28.

    Jonathan C. Rafferty received a bachelor of science degree in accounting on Dec. 12 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.

    Christopher S. Brockman had been named to the dean's list at the University of Kentucky for achieving an outstanding academic record during the 1997 fall semester.

  • 'A passion for people'

    Campbellsville University honored Wanda Washington, coordinator of Greater Campbellsville United for the past three years, with the African-American Community Leadership Award at a luncheon Oct. 1 in Winters Dining Hall.

    The Rev. John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president at Campbellsville University, said Washington does great work with Greater Campbellsville United, of which he is a Board member.

  • Practice makes perfect

    My middle school age son came home from school and said he needed to make a volcano for a project. OK, I thought, that shouldn't be too difficult.

    So we headed off for the store to buy modeling clay. On the way, however, he informed me that we would also need vinegar and baking soda. And lots of it. To practice.

    "To practice what?" I asked.

    "The explosion," he answered.

    Of course, I belatedly realized, we couldn't possibly have a volcano without an explosion of lava to accompany it.

  • Public record for Oct. 16


    Eric S. Peavler, 18, of Catlett Lane in Harrodsburg, reckless driving, amended to improper equipment, $168; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

    James E. Pittman III, 21, of North U.S. 127 in Hustonville, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

    Charles G. Rice, 47, of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville, failure to produce insurance card, failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation, proof filed, dismissed.

  • TCES to celebrate Red Ribbon Week

    Students at Taylor County Elementary School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week from Monday, Oct. 27 through Friday, Oct. 31.

    The Family Resource Center has announced the following schedule of events.

    Monday, Oct. 27 - "Sock it to Drugs Day." Students are to wear outlandish socks to support saying "no" to drugs.

    Tuesday, Oct. 28 - "Turn Your Back on Drugs Day." Students wear their shirts turned backward to take a stand against drugs.

    Wednesday, Oct. 29 - "Wear Red Day." Students wear red to support Red Ribbon Week.