Today's News

  • Honoring their Service ... two centuries later

    More than two centuries later, five men who fought in the Revolutionary War were honored Saturday at a ceremony. All of the men either lived or died in Taylor County.

    The 43 names of other men in Taylor County who also fought in the war from 1775-1783 were honored at a similar ceremony in 1978 when a bronze plaque was erected at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    The newest names have now been added to that plaque.

    Saturday's ceremony was sponsored by the David Allen Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Taylor County Historical Society.

  • Gibson-Janes

    Carla Collins Gibson and Jonathan Dean Janes exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, Oct. 31 in a private ceremony in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

    A reception will be hosted in their honor at Living Grace Church in Campbellsville at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14.

    All family and friends are invited to attend. RSVP is requested by calling 465-1411.

  • Miller walks in Breast Cancer 3-Day

    Debbie Miller of Campbellsville took part in the recent Boston Breast Cancer 3-Day walk along with a team from Daufuskie Island, S.C. The team, ranging in age from 23 to 70, raised more than $33,000. Miller said that her reasons for walking were her late mother, her daughter Ashley Tucker Green, and her granddaughter Claire Green. "My mother, Kathryn Keltner Furkin, was diagnosed with breast cancer in her mid-40s. She died at the age of 55. Cancer spread to other parts of her body. I am 51 years old and 55 seems very young to me now. Too young to die.

  • Men and Women's Day is Sunday

    Pleasant Run Baptist Church will celebrate Men and Women's Day on Sunday, Nov. 15.

    The Rev. Michael Caldwell and Pleasant Union Baptist Church will be the afternoon guests.

    Morning service is at 11:15 and afternoon service is at 3 p.m. EST.

  • Hagaon joins Salon 121

    Sheila Hagan has joined Salon 121, located at 121 S. Central Ave. in Campbellsville.

    Hagan comes from a salon in Lexington and has 10 years' experience. She specializes in modern cuts for the entire family, all color and foil highlighting techniques, conditioning treatments, special occasion up-styles and facial waxing.

    Hours are Thursdays and Fridays beginning at 9 a.m. Walk-ins and new clients are welcome.


  • Saraco to visit area

    Maria Saraco, one of hundreds who witnessed the Mother of God's appearance in Garabandal, Spain in the 1960s, will be giving lectures in Kentucky next week.

    Saraco will speak Monday at 7 p.m. at St. Catharine College in Springfield, Tuesday at 7 p.m. at K.C. Hall in Bardstown, Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lebanon, Friday at 10 a.m. at the New Hope Community Center in New Hope and again at 7 p.m. at City Hall in Loretto. On Saturday, she will speak at 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Elizabethtown.

  • Taylor among counties eligible for disaster assistance

    Residents who were affected by the tornado that struck the western part of Casey County on Oct. 9 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

    In addition to Casey County, the declaration covers Adair, Boyle, Lincoln, Marion, Pulaski, Russell and Taylor counties.

    For homeowners, loans up to $200,000 are available to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Additionally, homeowners and renters can apply for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

  • Shopping with Susan

    I consider myself a pretty good shopper. I check for bargains, compare prices and try not to spend money I don't have on items I don't need or won't use.

    But compared to Campbellsville resident Susan Wise - and likely all of the other "couponers" in Taylor County - I don't know the first thing about finding a good bargain.

    I went shopping with Wise last Thursday. She agreed to let me tag along with her as she shopped for her family of four.

  • Changes made to voting precincts

    Residents in four precincts will cast their votes at different locations in the upcoming special election to fill the State Senate seat recently vacated by newly-appointed Taylor Circuit Judge Dan Kelly.

    At Tuesday's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates gave their approval to the changes and the use of 80 election officers to man the County's precincts.

  • Send us your letters to Santa!

    As always, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is serving as Santa's headquarters.

    Children can send their letters to the newspaper office by e-mailing cknj@cknj.com or bringing it by the office at 428 Woodlawn Ave. If you're mailing your letter, send it to Santa in care of the Central Kentucky News-Journal, P.O. Box 1138, Campbellsville, Ky. 42719.

    If you get your letters and drawings to the CKNJ no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, as many as possible will be published in the special Christmas issue on Monday, Dec. 21.