Today's News

  • In the Garden


    After weeks of labor, the plants are starting to bear fruit.

    Taylor County Public Library began a garden in May and local children have helped tend to it on several Fridays since.

    Last Friday, the children met for the last official gardening day, but those still interesting in pitching in with watering, weeding and picking can stop by the library.

  • New laws go into effect tomorrow

    Starting tomorrow, Kentuckians will have a few more laws to abide by.

    Lawmakers discussed many pieces of legislation during their General Assembly session earlier this year. Many were passed, but others never saw any action.

    According to the Legislative Research Commission, the commonwealth's constitution states that new laws take effect 90 days after legislators adjourn, except for those containing emergency clauses.

    This year's session adjourned on April 15, making tomorrow the day most new laws will go into effect.

  • The good ol' days

    Twenty-five years. It's hard to believe, and, as I look back, it just doesn't seem like it's been that long. Really, it doesn't even feel like I should be much older than 25, and it sure doesn't seem like I should be 25 years removed from my high school graduation.

  • Tim Cocanougher withdraws from judge's race


    Tim Cocanougher of Springfield, candidate for the Circuit Court Judge 11th Circuit, district 1, withdrew his candidacy today, citing a recent opportunity to continue his work conducting sexual assault investigations for the U.S. Military. 

    Cocanougher's opponent, attorney Samuel Todd Spalding of Lebanon, now runs unopposed for the position. Spalding is now set to be sworn in as  Circuit Court Judge 11th Circuit, district 1 in January.

    Cocanougher posted about his decision to withdraw on Facebook.

  • CU men add three hoop transfers


  • Coaching scorecard needed for hoops


  • Local linksters finish high in junior championship event


  • Extreme Fitness claims Industrial League tourney title


    After losing their first regular-season game, Extreme Fitness won their next nine games to claim the regular-season and tournament championship at Veterans Memorial Park.
    Mark Bardin’s club gained the tournament title on Thursday by run-ruling Murakami (22-6) and Miller Pest Control (15-4).

  • Public Record for July 21

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in public record are published without exceptions, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.


    • 14-C-273, filed 7/7/14; BGE Development LLC of Lanai Lane in Campbellsville v. Eddie Ingram and Tonia Rogers of Eastport Road in Campbellsville. Eviction notice served 7/16/14.

  • Taylor County Sheriff statistics

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office released its June activity report recently.

    The report includes 35 cases opened, 81 criminal arrests, 20 traffic collisions worked, seven injury collisions worked, one fatal collision worked, 67 arrest warrants served, 176 civil papers served, 24 citations issued, four DUI arrests, 423 complaints answered, 108 vehicles inspected, 1,165 hours worked and 13,761 miles driven.