Today's News

  • TCES duo are talent champions

    Taylor County Elementary School fifth grade students Reagan Pollock and Blake Allen recently attended the Kentucky Junior Beta Convention in Louisville.

    While there, they competed against 46 acts from across the state in the Special Talent category. Pollock and Allen sang a duet, "Start of Something New," from Disney's "High School Musical."

    They were named Kentucky Junior Special Talent Champions.

  • CU to host career fair

    Campbellsville University will host a career fair Wednesday, April 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Student Activities Center on the main campus.

    The career fair, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the Office of Career Services as a service to "students, graduates and alumni seeking full and part-time employment opportunities," according to Teresa Elmore, director of career services at CU.

    "Because of the harsh economic times, the job fair will also be open to the public," she said.

  • CU challenged by McCall for 'prophetic voice'

    Dr. Emmanuel L. McCall, pastor of the Fellowship Group Baptist Church in East Point, Ga., and former moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, challenged Campbellsville University's guests to move from hatred to love at a worship service in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recently in Ransdell Chapel.

    The Rev. Ronnie Turner, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church, led the opening prayer. The closing prayer was given by the Rev. Delmetria Cayson-Combs, pastor of Fannie Chapel CME Church. The Zion District Choir performed.

  • Benningfield speaks at BPW meeting

    Dr. Wendy Benningfield, associate professor of history at Campbellsville University, was the speaker at the Campbellsville Business and Professional Women's Club for the month of March where "Women's History Month" was being celebrated.

    Any working woman is invited to join.

    Meetings are the second Thursday of each month starting at 5:30 p.m. at Creek Side Restaurant.


  • Presbyterian churches plan Maundy Thursday service

    Five Presbyterian (USA) church congregations in Taylor, Marion, Nelson and Washington counties will host a joint Maundy Thursday service on Thursday, April 9.

    The service of Holy Communion and Tenebrae, an ancient liturgy meaning "service of shadows," will take place at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 209 N. Second St. in Bardstown.

  • Hill-Orlando

    Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hill of Bowling Green announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Russell Hill, to Jason James Orlando, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Garrison of Henderson, Ky.

    Hill is the granddaughter of Louise Croslin of Russellville, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Smith of Bowling Green, Oleen Hill of Campbellsville and the late Carl Hill.

    She is a graduate of Bowling Green High School and Western Kentucky University, where she received a bachelor's degree in psychology. Hill is employed at State Farm.

  • We need farm policy reform now

    As our government enacts a stimulus package and President Barack Obama announces bold initiatives to stem home mortgage foreclosures, disaster still threatens family farmers and their communities. 

    The government's response to plummeting commodity prices and tightening credit markets leads to the basic question, who will produce our food?

  • Councilman asks for private meeting

    The County has taken the first of two steps in breaking its occupational tax agreement with the City.

    But before the Fiscal Court meets again Tuesday, April 14, a group of magistrates and Campbellsville City Council members are expected to meet and could come up with a different solution to solve the County's budget issues.

    And that meeting could be closed to the public, which the News-Journal believes would be illegal.

    A discussion of budgets is not a stated exception to the Kentucky Open Meetings and Records Law.

  • Ovations!

    Taylor County High School's Show Choir will look to the past this weekend.

    "Ovations!" is a celebration of the choir's annual spring musical, which began in 1993 with "I'm Sorry, the Bridge Is Out, You'll Have to Spend the Night."

    According to Lisa Gupton, choral director, "Ovations!" features some of the more crowd-pleasing selections from spring performances past.

    While there were several musicals and revues performed before 1993, the spring show became an annual event that year, Gupton said.

  • LWC to host British pianist

    British pianist Martin Jones will return to Lindsey Wilson College on Tuesday, March 31.

    Jones - who has been among the more popular performers in the Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series - will perform "Form and Emotion in Virtuosic Piano Music" at 7 p.m. ET in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall.

    His recital is free and open to the public.