Today's News

  • CES students learn about Native Americans


    They learned all about the history, culture, music and food.

    And, last Tuesday, the study of Native Americans culminated with students singing and dancing for their parents and displaying artifacts they made for a museum.

    Campbellsville Elementary School students in Patty Haley's third-grade class hosted the events. Native American storyteller Edd Sterchi also told the students a folktale, complete with string puppets.

  • Officials encourage residents to participate in 'Giving Tuesday'

    Staff Report

    After a day of thanks and two days devoted to holiday shopping, a local group is encouraging residents to observe tomorrow as Giving Tuesday.

    According to a Green River Ministries news release, board members are asking that Taylor County's charities, families, businesses and residents to observe tomorrow as a day to give back.

  • One injured in Milder Creek crash

    One person was injured late Thanksgiving night in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of KY 55 and Milder Creek.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies responded to the crash at about 10:55 p.m.

    Statements and evidence at the scene state, according to the report, that Marshall Steele, 18, of Campbellsville, was traveling north on Milder Creek in a 2001 Ford Taurus.

    Shelly Smith, 50, of Bardstown, was traveling north on KY 55 in a 2011 Buick.

  • Deadline to submit letters to Santa is Dec. 5


    With only a few weeks left until Christmas Eve, Santa has begun checking his list twice in preparation for his trip around the world.

    Santa recently told the Central Kentucky News-Journal that letters and drawings from children and adults alike are the best part of his holiday season.

    As always, the CKNJ will serve as the drop-off station for letters to Santa this Christmas season.

    Letters to Santa should be sent in care of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to P.O. Box 1138, Campbellsville, KY 42719.

  • Thanksgiving at CES


    One by one, the pilgrims and Indians say what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Most say their mom or dad. Some say their home and one says he is thankful for all the people in the world.

    Chanci Patterson's kindergarten class at Campbellsville Elementary School presented a Thanksgiving musical on Friday, with songs, dancing and skits.

  • Rescue workers train for water emergencies


    Just one more time, he says.

    He makes his way back to the riverbank, jumps in and starts to float. He knows how to swim, but this time he will pretend not to.

    His team member grabs him as he floats by, and pulls him to safety.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue's Special Operations Team members underwent four days of swift water rescue training last week, from Thursday to Sunday.

    Team members learned in the classroom, underwent swim tests, practiced their survival skills and took turns rescuing each other.

  • Vietnam veterans to be honored


    When they came home from war, the reception wasn't even lukewarm. But Bill Perkins and several others in Campbellsville hope to change that.

    Perkins is chairing a committee of local officials who will host a ceremony next month to honor the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

    The ceremony will feature a parade, speakers, a reception and a special salute to all those who served in the Vietnam War.

  • Progress being made in Grider statue fundraising


    After about a month of fundraising, they nearly have enough money to pay for a statue honoring the late Tony Grider.

    And they now know where it will be placed. They say it's the perfect spot.

    The statute will be placed inside the entrance to the emergency room at Taylor Regional Hospital, the place where Grider met his wife.

    In the 1990s, Brad Shofner and his twin brother, Chad, began volunteering at then Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. And Chad was the first person Grider met when he set foot inside the department.

  • TCHS hosts arts and crafts festival


    Taylor County High School Band Boosters hosted the annual Green River Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday at Taylor County Middle School.

    Vendors sold homemade items, from jewelry to crafts to photography to painting and much more. Santa visited and children made crafts.

  • Local officials share reasons for being thankful


    The Thanksgiving holiday is a day to gather with friends and family and say thanks for the blessings in our lives.

    The tradition of having a Thanksgiving meal goes back to the 1600s, according to www.history.com.

    In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England. The boat carried 102 passengers who were looking for a new home where they could freely practice their faith. Others were lured by the promise of prosperity and owning land in the New World.