Today's News

  • Why do we publish stories, photos?

    Someone asked me recently why we publish details and photos from fatal crashes, fires and other tragedies.

    That's certainly a fair question. It's also one that I'm sure has been debated in newsrooms around the world. For that reason, I believe such a question deserves what I hope is a thoughtful and considerate answer.

  • One injured in Spurlington Road crash

    A Mt. Sherman woman was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle crash on Spurlington Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Janice Smith, 50, of 1245 Despain Road was driving a 1989 Dodge pickup truck on Spurlington Road at about 6 p.m. when she ran off the road and struck a ditch.

    She was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where she was treated and released.

    Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox investigated.


  • Arts series brings mystical entertainment

    Through the mist and mythical creatures at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium on Tuesday night, the crowd was treated to something a bit unusual, something they might have never seen before - a Bunraku puppet show.

    Wood and Strings Theatre brought Bunraku puppets to the stage and performed "Out of the Mist ... a Dragon," a tale of a young man's journey of self-discovery.

    The production was the second of this year's Central Kentucky Arts Series' season. And it was enjoyed by many.

  • Thanksgiving winners announced

    The holiday we celebrate today is a time for us to reflect on all the ways we have been blessed. Hundreds of people put their thoughts to words in the Central Kentucky News-Journal's annual Thanksgiving Essay Contest.

    The contest asked readers to think about how they have been blessed and what they're most thankful for in their lives.

    A winner was selected from three different age categories.

  • More Thanksgiving letters from adults

    Paula M. Burress


    What am I most thankful for?

    I am thankful for the life that the Lord has blessed me with.  I am thankful for my husband, my children, my parents, and my extended family and friends.  I am thankful for my church family.  I am thankful for my home, I am thankful that I have a job right now thru this difficult economic time.  I am thankful to have transportation to get to and from work. I am thankful for food on the table.  I am thankful for my health. 

  • Moss serves as greeter for banquet

    Alexia Hope Moss was the greeter and presented programs to attendees at the Kentucky Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club's local banquet. She is pictured with Renay England, left, assistant vice president of Taylor County Bank and president of the Campbellsville chapter of KFBPW. The awards event took place Oct. 19. Moss is the 2009 Junior Miss Kentucky State Festivals Grand Supreme winner. She is the daughter of Damon and Kasey Moss of Campbellsville.

  • Armory to host Christmas dance

    The Campbellsville National Guard armory will host a Christmas awards banquet and dance Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

    The event is for all retired members of Bravo Battery 1/623 Field Artillery.

    Those interested in attending should RSVP by Monday, Nov. 30 and contact Sgt. 1st Class Robbie Rogers, Staff Sgt. Eric McDuffie or Staff Sgt. Gary Scott at 465-4301.


  • Miller supports Operation Christmas Child

    Katelyn Miller, 7, made 100 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, with the help of family, friends and local businesses.

  • Lewis

    Garland Buck and Wanda Joyce Lewis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 31.

    A reception, hosted by their children and grandchildren, was given on Nov. 14 at the Campbellsville Community Center.

    Their daughters and sons-in-law are Marilyn and Destin Smith and Donna and Mike Lee, all of Campbellsville.

  • Grace Notes

    (Note: This is my annual Thanksgiving psalm.)

    Merciful God,

    Every year at this time as I start to pen a psalm of Thanksgiving, I'm never quite sure where to begin or even how to approach you.

    I have so little to lay at your feet. No grand deeds, no souls saved because of something I've said or done. Truth is, I'm feeling empty-handed and ashamed, aware of my unworthiness, yet confident of your great mercy.

    O, how I cherish your mercy!