Today's News

  • Standing ovation for arts series

    I could tell it was going to be good ... a performance by a band known to perform with some of the top names in bluegrass music. And I was right.

    The Ozark Alliance performed at Campbellsville University on Saturday night as part of the 2010-2011 Central Kentucky Arts Series.

    I am a fan of just about any kind of music, including bluegrass. I can't rattle off the names of famous bluegrass musicians, but I know that I enjoy hearing a good song with banjos, fiddles and a good bass line.

  • Two injured in US 68/KY 210 collision

    A Greensburg man and woman were injured in a Tuesday morning collision at the intersection of U.S. 68 and KY 210.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 7:35 a.m., Melissa Matney, 39, was attempting a left turn from U.S. 68 on to KY 210 in a 2001 Chevrolet van when she turned into the path of a 2003 Dodge van driven by Donnie Shively. Shively's vehicle struck Matney's and then struck a guardrail.

    Matney and Shively were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. No information was available on their condition.

  • Challenger speaks for 'working people'

    Ed Marksberry is a carpenter, a homebuilder and a real estate broker. This fall, he is seeking another job, U.S. Representative for Kentucky's Second District.

    Marksberry, 47, is the Democratic challenger facing incumbent Rep. Brett Guthrie, a Republican, on Nov. 2. Marksberry is running because of the differences he perceives between himself and Guthrie (see related story).

  • Eyes on the Tigers

    Campbellsville University celebrated homecoming this past weekend.

    An Accent Page of photos is featured in Thursday's print edition.

  • Mitchell's Men's Wear celebrates 100 years

    The Mitchell family will celebrate two milestones this week. Today, Mitchell's Men's Wear kicks off a three-day celebration of its 100th year in business. The celebration wraps up on Saturday, which happens to be Mitchell's owner Billy Mitchell's 85th birthday.

    "We really wanted this to be a nice celebration for Dad," said Manager Laura Wilds.

  • One injured in Monday morning crash

    One person was injured in a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of KY 210 and Old Pittman Road on Monday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 9:45 a.m., Lavoy Price, 78, of Campbellsville was driving east on KY 210 in a 2004 Chevrolet pickup. The pickup crossed the centerline, struck a guardrail and came to a stop in the KY 210/Old Pittman Road intersection.

    Price was treated and released at Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Circuit Court Action for Oct. 28

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

    Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly's Oct. 12 docket:

  • Send us your Halloween photos

    Do you have photos of trick or treat or other Halloween events in Taylor County? If so, send them to us at editor@cknj.com. Photos should be in color and preferably high resolution.


  • Incumbent wants to find solutions

    Brett Guthrie was elected to serve as the U.S. Representative for Kentucky's Second Congressional District in 2008. This year, he's hoping voters choose to give him another term.

    Guthrie replied to a questionnaire from The Lebanon Enterprise that the most important challenge facing the country is improving the economy. (To read the complete questionnaire, click HERE.)

  • Tax audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen has released her annual audit of the settlement of 2009 taxes by Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp.

    The audit found Shipp's financial statement fairly represents the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period of April 16, 2009, to April 15, 2010. The statement was also found to conform with the modified cash basis of accounting.

    Luallen found no instances of noncompliance and no matters involving control of financial reporting and operations.