Today's News

  • Teaching our youth well

    Apparently we're teaching our youth well.

    We're pretty impressed with some activities that local youth and college students have planned lately. With the apathy so often prevalent in our society today, it's nice to see that not all of the new generation is following in our footsteps.

    How many of us adults participated in a fundraiser for a homeless shelter in our youth? How many of us volunteered to go without food for a 30-hour period to help children in a Third World country? Not too many, we predict.

    But that's exactly what today's youth are doing.

  • Casting call announced for movie

    An open casting call has been announced for Just Us League Films' newest independent production, "Mountain Mafia," now being filmed in Lebanon.

    The film, directed by Cherokee Hall, is seeking one woman age 18 to 30, and two men ages 30 to 50. Each will have a speaking role in one scene.

    No pay is offered, though actors will be credited, receive a copy of the finished film and fed the day of the shooting.

  • The difference between good ... and great

    When simply looking at a single photograph causes an instantaneous reaction, either physical or emotional, you know it's not simply a good photo, it's a great one.

    Sitting there in the small alcove, in the midst of a museum full of strangers, I both laughed and cried. I gasped and I winced.

    I spent nearly an entire day immersed in history last week. And I enjoyed every moment.

    I suppose I should mention that history ranks only slightly above math on my list of interesting things in life ... and math is dead last.

  • Codell not required to bond building

    Codell Construction Co. will not have to provide 100 percent bonding on the Taylor County Judicial Center project after all.

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. released a legal opinion last month regarding bonding requirements for Kentucky court construction projects. According to Minton's opinion, the judicial center under construction in Taylor County was one of several projects insufficiently bonded in the state.

    The Taylor County project has a performance and payment bond of $588,800, rather than the nearly $11.6 million that it was supposed to have.

  • Jail to add 20 beds, Russell inmates

    Taylor County's jail will soon have 20 more beds.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates agreed to buy bunk beds from the Casey County jail to create space for 20 more inmates.

    Magistrate James Jones said the jail has received an $85,000 payment from the state for housing state inmates and is still owed twice that amount.

  • Public record for April 16

    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.


    Jeremy M. Montgomery, no age or address given, driving on suspended/revoked operator's license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $143, 60 days in jail probated for 24 months; possession of open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, dismissed.

  • Search may soon be over

    The finalists have been chosen, and the interviews have been done. All that's left is the decision.

    Campbellsville Independent School Board announced last week the names of three finalists for the superintendent's position.

    The candidates are Mike Deaton, who is principal at Campbellsville High, Robert Lewis, associate superintendent at Hardin County Schools, and Leon Smith, principal at Washington County High School.

  • CU class raises awareness

    Campbellsville University's Advanced public relations class is implementing a public service campaign April 15-17 to raise awareness of the dangers of cell phone usage while driving.

    The theme for the campaign, which was proposed by the students of the class, is "Don't be a clown ... Put the phone down." It will be documented on several promotional items designed by Dr. Kara Presnell, associate professor of communications/PR, to raise awareness for the campaign's various publics.

  • LWC to host visitation days

    Now is the perfect time to plan a college visit.

    That's the advice of Lindsey Wilson Director of Admissions Charity Ferguson.

    "Before high school students get too deep into the school year, they should begin to take time in the fall to visit college campuses," Ferguson said.

    This school year, Lindsey Wilson offers prospective students and their families five opportunities to attend a Lindsey Wilson College open house.

    Lindsey Wilson will hos a final open house Saturday, April 18.

  • Resident questions City lease

    Rosetta Mills is a little concerned about her new neighbor on Lebanon Avenue. It's not that she has a problem with snow cones. She's just curious how a business could be allowed to locate on property zoned as residential.

    The answer is simple, says Mayor Brenda Allen. The City owns the property.

    "The City is not subject to zoning regulations," she said.

    After unsuccessfully attempting to locate in Miller Park, Montgomery's Summer Snow has now found a new home on Lebanon Avenue, directly across from Taylor County Elementary School.