Today's News

  • New library director seeks public input

     Though she doesn’t officially start for a few more weeks, Andrea Lawler has already begun transitioning from high school teacher to library director.

    Lawler was hired last week to replace Julia Turpin as director of the Taylor County Public Library.

    Turpin, the library’s second director in its history, left her position to work at a library in North Carolina. Turpin replaced Elaine Munday, who was the library’s first director, after she stepped down from the position about three years ago.

  • CPD Shred Day


    Several residents took advantage of the Campbellsville Police Department's first shred day, part of the department╒s crime prevention efforts. Watch the News-Journal calendar of events to find out about the next scheduled shred day. 

  • KSP to host 'Cram the Cruiser' food drive

    Kentucky State Police recently began its fifth annual "Cram the Cruiser" food drive.

    Food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts, including Post 15 in Columbia, which services Taylor County. Sites have also been established throughout the state and at the agency's headquarters in Frankfort. The campaign extends through Dec. 16 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for needy families.

    KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb said the agency collected more than 124,000 pounds of food during the 2013 campaign.

  • Compassionate Friends group to have candle lighting service

    Compassionate Friends of Central Kentucky will participate in the 18th annual worldwide candle lighting ceremony held at 7 p.m. around the world on Sunday, Dec. 14.

    There will be a service at Kid-Wise Amusements in Miller Park to honor the memory of local children who have died.

    There will be a service at 8 p.m. ET in Greensburg at the Auxiliary Building in Legion Park.

    Candles will be provided. Those attending can bring any photos or mementos to share with the group.

  • KSP accepting trooper cadet applications

    Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for its 93rd Academy Class scheduled to begin May 24.

    Interested applicants should visit www.kentuckystatepolice.org/career.html.

    Information available on the website includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of supporting documents required, a downloadable study guide for the written test, physical standards requirements and a list of testing dates, times and locations.

  • Public Record for Nov. 24

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


  • Police investigating car thefts

    Campbellsville Police officers are investigating car thefts and want to remind residents that they shouldn't leave their vehicles unlocked.

    The holiday season is upon us and police say thieves are targeting residential neighborhoods and vehicles left unlocked in search of valuables.

    Police are asking for help identifying those involved and preventing the crimes by keeping vehicles locked.

    Anyone with information about these or other crimes is asked to call Campbellsville Police at (270) 465-4122.

  • Resident charged with stealing utility trailer


    A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with theft after she allegedly stole a utility trailer, car parts and a hay baler.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies arrested Shelby Roberts, 21, of Coakley Street, and charged her with three counts of receiving more than $500 but less than $10,000 in stolen property.

    According to the report, Roberts was allegedly found in possession of a stolen utility trailer on Oct. 31. The trailer was allegedly taken from the Saloma area.

  • Taylor County Sheriff's Office statistics

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

    The report includes 27 cases opened, 143 criminal arrests, 24 traffic collisions worked, five injury collisions worked, 140 arrest warrants served, 156 civil papers served, 30 citations issued, three DUI arrests, 479 complaints answered, 153 vehicles inspected, 1,377 hours worked and 10,546 miles driven.

  • Cards’ cheerleaders capture region title