Today's News

  • Men share God in South Africa

    About six weeks before they plan to leave, the two men begin meeting for regular Bible studies in order to spiritually prepare themselves for what is to come.

    George Phillips and Larry Hunt have been on many mission trips before. But according to Phillips, their recent trip to Sweetwaters, South Africa may have been the toughest.

    "It gets hard," he said. "This is probably the hardest one we've been on."

  • Reading group to meet Oct. 25

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal Bookmarks reading group will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Taylor County Extension Office to discuss Sara Gruen's book, "Riding Lessons."

    Those who enjoy a good book and would like the chance to talk to others who are reading the same book are welcome.

    With help from the Taylor County Public Library and the Taylor County Extension Office, the group meets once every three months. There is no membership or mandatory attendance, just a group of people getting together to talk about books.

  • One injured in Friendship Pike collision

    A Campbellsville resident was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle collision on Friendship Pike.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Amber Gowen, 16, of 902 S. Central Ave. was traveling north on Friendship Pike in a 2008 Dodge Dakota at 9 p.m.

    The report states that Gowen lost control of her vehicle, crossed the southbound lane, overcorrected and traveled back across both lanes. Gowen's vehicle then traveled across two residential lawns, struck a tree and came to rest.

  • Stop the cycle of violence

    So far this year, police have responded to 172 domestic violence calls in Taylor County. We are only 288 days into this year, which means that police have visited local homes for this one single reason entirely too many times.

    And that’s sad.

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, when all of us need to sit up and take notice of the sad state of our society in which people abuse the very ones they profess to love.

    Also during this month, officials try their best to get the word out that it doesn’t have to be this way.

  • Cards need Wayne win to clinch home play-off game

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  • Property transfers for Oct. 8

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

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

  • Court agrees to purchase new phone system

    The County will purchase a new phone system for the Taylor County Courthouse. But it will cost a little more than officials had originally thought.

    At last week's regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told the Court that the cost of a new phone system for the Taylor County Courthouse is nearly $3,000 more than originally stated, at almost $14,000.

    Rogers said Windstream is the County's provider and he believes it must purchase any system from that company.

  • Campbellsville man indicted in Marion County

    A Campbellsville man was indicted in Marion County Circuit Court recently.

    James C. Whitehouse, 23, of Lot 50, Arrowhead Trailer Park in Campbellsville was indicted on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on Aug. 22, Whitehouse allegedly engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person.

    Bond was set at $10,000. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.

  • Penick-Adkins

    Richard and Cindy Penick and Ricky and Linda Adkins announce the engagement of their children, Whitney Lea Penick and Michael Alan Adkins.

    Penick is the granddaughter of James T. and Sandy Jeffries and Randall and Edith Penick, all of Greensburg.

    She is a 2007 graduate of Green County High School and is employed at Kroger.

    Adkins is the grandson of Howard and Corrine Dobson of Campbellsville and the late Raymond and Lucille Adkins.

    He is a 2004 graduate of Green County High School and is employed at Dobson Camper Sales.

  • Local amateur radio club to host demonstration

    The public and all local scouts are invited to a demonstration of how local radio operators help authorities communicate during times of emergencies, when nothing else is working, including electricity, telephones, Internet service or television.