Today's News

  • Suit filed against bus driver, school district

    The Elk Horn man injured when his motorcycle was struck by a Taylor County school bus has filed suit against school officials for his injuries.

    The man is asking that the school board and bus driver be ordered to pay for his medical expenses and pain and suffering.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash happened on Sept. 30 at about 8:20 p.m.

    The report states that Bradford Lackey, 52, of Campbellsville, was driving a bus east on U.S. 68 near the intersection of Ingram Avenue.

  • Raganas to be Google certified teacher


    Only about 800 people in the world can say they have done it. And a Campbellsville woman will soon become one of them.

    Laura Raganas, who has made her professional career as a teacher, will become a Google certified teacher next month.

    Raganas and thousands of other teachers applied for one of 50 spots at this year's Google Teacher Academy.

    After a rigorous application process, Raganas learned a few days ago that she was chosen as one of the 50.

    The academy will be in Austin, Texas, on Dec. 2 and 3.

  • 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.

  • Public Record for Nov. 27

    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.


    • Robert E. Lloyd, contempt of court, four days in jail.

    • Ivan Duane Barlow, speeding, completed diversion, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

  • Arrest made in vehicle break-ins


    Campbellsville Police arrested a person on Saturday at about 5:40 p.m. whom they believe is responsible for a vehicle break-in reported earlier this month.

    John David Smith, 37, of Campbellsville, was arrested and charged with receiving less than $10,000 in stolen property and he was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Campbellsville Police are still investigating several other vehicle break-ins that could result in additional charges and arrests.

  • TRH names fall ambassador


    Melissa Million has been named the fall Taylor Regional Hospital ambassador. Nancy Cook was also nominated.

    A team member nominated Million for the honor. The following was written about her on her nomination form:

    "Melissa is a very caring and compassionate nurse. Her patients are her No. 1 priority and she provides them with first-rate care. She always has a smile on her face and tries to create comfort and trust in her patients.

  • CU hosts 'God's Heart for Orphans' chapel service


    Mikayla Smith

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University welcomed Elizabeth Styffe, global director of the HIV/AIDS and Orphan Care Initiative at Saddleback Church in California, as keynote speaker for "God's Heart for Orphans" in Ransdell Chapel on Wednesday, Oct 29. The worship service was a kick off to National Adoption Month.

  • Early Days for 11-27



    Nov. 25, 2004

    About 50 members of Elk Horn Baptist Church helped deliver 85 boxes of food to Taylor Countians on Monday evening, signaling the official start of the community's holiday season.

    Madison Turner won the Central Kentucky News-Journal's Halloween Costume Contest as Dorothy from the "Wizard of Oz" and packed home a plastic pumpkin filled with goodies and treats. Madison is 6 and the daughter of Shawn and Stephanie Turner.

  • Zombie walk raises $1,230


    Frost-Arnett hosted a zombie walk last month and the event raised $1,230.

    Samantha Jones and Nichole Pippin recently presented Paul Osborne checks in the amount of $615 each as donations to Campbellsville Trail Town and to United Citizens Bank for the injured Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters.

  • 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.