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Today's News

  • 40 years of service

    For many, Druther’s restaurant is a memory of an era gone by. At its peak in the 1960s and1970s, the Louisville-based chain had more than 200 restaurants across Kentucky.

    However, for Campbellsville/Taylor County residents and those who travel through the community, the Druther’s Restaurant on North Columbia Avenue is the only place they can swing by to grab a hot breakfast, fish sandwich, or much more that brings back that nostalgic feeling.

    The Campbellsville Druther’s is the only operating Druther’s in the U.S.

  • Carney’s bill in favor of charter schools

    Charter schools have come to the forefront of discussion during the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly, with two bills already being introduced.

    However, Rep. John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville, introduced a third bill regarding charter schools last Friday, Feb 17. The bill, HB 520, would allow for charter schools in the state of Kentucky to open as early as the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Marion, Adair post Girls' 20th District Tourney triumphs

     

  • All the youthfulness you need

    “Hume Cronyn,” she said, squinting her eyes in my direction.
    I was standing in the grocery store aisle.
    “Excuse me?” I responded, clueless about what she meant. “Hugh?”
    “Hume, Hume,” she emphasized, “Hume Cronyn, the actor. You look like him.”
    This was a bit unusual, at least for me. I’m not used to being stopped by a complete stranger in the grocery store and learning that I look like someone I’ve never heard of.

  • Short session brings big results

    A wide array of bills were heard in committees and voted out of the Senate in a busy and exciting third week of the 2017 Session. Because this year’s 30-day meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly is considered a “short session,” we make sure we maximize our time here in Frankfort.

  • Early Days Feb. 23, 2017

    TEN YEARS AGO

    February 27, 2007

    Taylor Countians love their cookies. So much so that they spent more than $57,000 on them during the recent Girl Scouts cookie sale. And that’s not counting the upcoming booth sales.

    Elma Wilson and Jessie Stiles exchanged wedding vows on Jan. 30 at the Senior Citizens Center in Campbellsville. Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers performed the ceremony.

    Robert D. Hall, 73, of Davis Road in Campbellsville, died at 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, in Campbellsville.

  • Art display by cancer patients starts Monday

    Taylor Regional Hospital’s Cancer Center will be hosting an art exhibit starting today.

    The Lilly Oncology On Canvas exhibit is a traveling display of artwork by cancer patients from across the country, according to Ann Dabney, public relations director at TRH.

    “It’s a wonderful thing and we are excited to have it here,” Dabney said.

    Cancer Center Director Sherri Angel, who has worked there for about nine years, said she tears up when she reads the descriptions that patients and their caregivers give for each piece.

  • Oakes joins CKNJ staff

    Zac Oakes is the newest member of the Central Kentucky News-Journal staff, having started last Monday.

    Oakes graduated from Russell County High School in 2013, and from Lindsey Wilson College in December 2016. While at LWC, he worked as the editor for the school newspaper, RaiderView.

  • St. Baldrick’s event set for March 18

    The Campbellsville St. Baldrick’s “Shaving for a Cure” event is coming up, and organizers are hoping for another strong turnout.

    The annual event, now in its 10th year in Campbellsville, is looking to raise enough money to surpass a grand total of $400,000 raised over the past 10 years.

    The “Shaving for a Cure” event will be held March 18, 2017, at Powell Athletic Center on the campus of Campbellsville University at 11 a.m.

  • England charged with rape, assault

    A Campbellsville man accused of a violent rape is among six that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted on Tuesday.

    Richard England, 23, of Interlaken, was charged with two counts of first-degree rape with serious physical injury, both Class A felonies; first-degree sodomy, a Class B felony; and second-degree assault, a Class C felony.

    If convicted, England could face as much as life imprisonment.