Today's News

  • Wise interview to air on 'Dialogue on Public Issues'

    Campbellsville University's WLCU TV-4 will air a "Dialogue on Public Issues" show with Max Wise, assistant professor of political science and host John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

    Wise and Chowning discussed international terrorism and related issues as well as national politics. The show will be aired Wednesday, June 16 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.


  • Cook headed back to East-West All-Star Series

    Taylor County High School catcher Becca Cook is making a return trip to the East-West All-Star Softball Series.

    Cook, who competed in the Junior Series last year and graduated earlier this month from TCHS, will play on the West squad in the games scheduled for this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at the University of Kentucky.

    Lady Cardinal head coach Kelly Townsend is one of the West team Senior coaches.

  • Thompson-De Aquino to wed July 3

    Amy Denise Thompson and Daniel De Aquino announce their forthcoming marriage on Saturday, July 3.

    Thompson is the daughter of Kenneth and Cheryl Tarter of Columbia. Her grandparents are Leonard and Betha England of Breeding, Ky. and the late Vernice England and Houston and Elizabeth Tarter.

    She is a student at Campbellsville University, with plans to graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and health care management.

    She is employed as human resource director at James Medical Equipment in Campbellsville.

  • Theology students learn how to deliver sermons

    Andre Morton wore a beige suit, black shirt and shiny black shoes, and he was ready to preach the gospel.

    Morton, of Vine Grove, Ky., was one of a class of upperclassmen who recently participated in a theology class that prepared students on the correct way to prepare and deliver sermons.

    "We were created to bring God's glory to his name. We serve a loving, faithful God," Morton said in a soft voice. "There is power in God and Jesus' name. We are called to serve."

  • Historical society to meet June 15

    Taylor County Historical Society's next meeting and annual picnic will be Tuesday, June 15 at the Campbellsville High School baseball field.

    The meeting will honor the field as a listed National Register of Historic Places site and it will include a small photographic exhibit of former players who played professional baseball.

    Built in 1936, the field has served since as a baseball diamond and football field.

  • Dairy, beef shows are June 18, 19

    Though the rides are over, the Taylor County Fair still has a few more events and competitions to go.

    The Taylor County Fair Open Dairy Show and Open Youth Show will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 18 at the Taylor County Fairgrounds.

    Supreme Senior champion will receive $300. Supreme Junior champion will receive $200.

    Breeds competing will be Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein and Jersey.

  • Public record for June 10

    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.


    Christopher L. Cook, failure to wear seat belts, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt and plate, dismissed; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $678, $400 probated if defendant maintains insurance, 10 days in jail probated for 24 months.

  • Preacher faces rape, sex abuse charges

    A Columbia preacher has been accused of sexually abusing four women from Taylor and Adair counties.

    Carlos Mendez-Almendra, 42, of 2227 Cane Valley Road in Columbia was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last Tuesday.

    He is charged with first-degree sexual abuse and intimidating a witness in the legal process.

    Kentucky State Police Detective B.J. Burton investigated.

  • CHS hires Cobb to guide gridiron program

    There couldn’t be a whole lot of difference in the enthusiasm of the 24-year-old Jay Cobb in 1983 and the 51-year-old Cobb who was introduced as Campbellsville High School’s latest head football coach on Tuesday morning.

    “I know Campbellsville has tradition from my time at Somerset,” Cobb told the crowd of players, administrators, supporters and cheerleaders in the CHS cafeteria.

  • Anti-drug coalition to host baby pageant

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition will host a "Cuties for a Cause" baby pageant Saturday, June 26 for children from birth to 10 years.

    The pageant will be in Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the event will begin at 10 a.m.

    Entry fee is $20. An optional fee of $5 can be paid to enter the photogenic contest. Participants must pre-register by Wednesday, June 23.

    Admission is $2 at the door. Only cash and checks will be accepted.