Today's News

  • Council sets cell tower regulations

    Cell towers will no longer be erected in residential areas.

    Campbellsville City Council members approved the second reading of an ordinance amending a zoning ordinance concerning the placement of communications towers.

    The ordinance limits cellular and personal communications towers to business zone B-4 and industrial zones I-1 and I-2. The ordinance also requires anyone planning to erect a tower to complete an application and pay a non-refundable $2,500 fee.

  • Cards clip highly-rated E-town

    Lloyd Stotts, Tevin Webster and the rest of the Taylor County High School boys’ basketball team either did not get or ignored the memo sent out about what the Cardinals were supposed to do during the 2009-10 campaign.

    Taylor County, picked somewhere just below the middle of the pack after heavy graduation losses, downed Elizabethtown, one of the Fifth Region’s top three teams, 57-52 at home on Friday night for a 2-0 start.

    The Cardinals trailed only twice at 4-2 and 36-34 and out-hustled and out-played the visiting Panthers (1-1).

  • BREAKING NEWS: Higdon wins senate seat

    Jimmy Higdon will be Dan Kelly’s successor in the State Senate.

    Higdon, the Republican candidate, carried four of five counties to defeat Democratic challenger Jodie Haydon 11,327 to 8,881.

    Haydon won his home county of Nelson by just under 1,000 votes, but Higdon carried Taylor, Marion, Mercer and Washington counties.

    In Taylor, Higdon earned 2,612 votes to Haydon’s 1,396.


  • Actors Theatre to present "A Christmas Carol"

    Actors Theatre of Louisville announces the return of Fifth Third Bank's "A Christmas Carol," Louisville's biggest and best holiday tradition, incorporating more than 20 carols in one production.

    "A Christmas Carol" began Dec. 8 and runs through Dec. 27 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium.

    Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (502) 584-1205 or by visiting actorstheatre.org.

  • Next to last defendant arrested in crime ring case

    A Michigan resident has been arrested and is the next to last to be charged in a case involving 19 people accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    Jeff Bonar, 43, of 597 E. Grand Blvd. #2 in Ypsilanti, Mich. is one of 19 defendants accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.

  • One injured in KY 70 crash

    A Taylor County woman was injured Saturday after her vehicle struck a ditch.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Karla Hugar, 42, of 3513 Gaddis Ridge Road was traveling on KY 70 at 8:19 a.m.

    The report states that Hugar's 2001 Dodge hit a slick patch of road and spun around into a ditch.

    She was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. She was treated and released.

  • Options available for those in need of English instruction

    There are three opportunities for local residents in need of English as a Second Language instruction.

    Hispanic ESL classes are taught Monday evenings at 7 at Campbellsville Baptist Church. This is a beginning class for those whose first language is Spanish. Those interested can contact Clara Tambarizi at (270) 572-3514 or David Johnson at 465-8115.

  • Public record for Dec. 3

    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.


  • Campbellsville man faces second federal indictment

    The Campbellsville man who appeared on a reality television show throwing a lavish birthday party has been indicted again by a federal grand jury on charges of fraud and money laundering.

    A U.S. Attorney's Office news release states that Gary Moss Milby, 55, along with Lexington attorney Bryan S. Coffman and Megan A. Coffman, both 46, and Vadim Tsatskin, 36, of Ontario, Canada have been charged with wire fraud and mail fraud. Bryan and Megan Coffman were also indicted for 11 counts of money laundering.

  • UPDATE: Higdon wins 14th DIstrict senate seat

    Jimmy Higdon will be Dan Kelly's successor in the State Senate.

    Higdon carried four of five counties to defeat Democratic challenger Jodie Haydon 11,327 to 8,881 in the 14th District Senate race.

    Haydon won his home county of Nelson by just fewer than 1,000 votes, but Higdon carried Taylor, Marion, Mercer and Washington counties.

    In Taylor, Higdon earned 2,612 votes to Haydon's 1,396 for a 23 percent voter turnout. Turnout was 24 percent across the 14th Senate.