Today's News

  • Oil spill takes its toll on local family's business

    Steve and Teressa Germain are glued to the television. Sitting in their Campbellsville home, they are watching their future fall apart at the hands of the largest environmental disaster to ever strike the U.S. - the BP oil spill.

    Steve was looking forward to an early retirement. A truck driver by trade, the long hours on the road were getting to him, so he started looking at his options.

  • Cook earns Kentucky All-Star label

    Becca Cook is a Kentucky All Star. The 2010 Taylor County High School graduate went 4-6 at the plate in the East-West All-Star Series at the University of the Kentucky over the weekend.

    The .667 weekend earned her a spot on the Kentucky team for their All-Star Series vs. Tennessee on Thursday, July 1 at Western Kentucky University.

    Hayes also honored at all-star games

  • Biodmedical treatment presentation is June 26

    Linda Durham of Foundation for Biomedical Resources Inc. will give a presentation on the treatment of autism, ADHA, asthma, allergies and autoimmune disorders on Saturday, June 26 at the Taylor County Public Library.

    The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon and is sponsored by Counseling Associates on Greenbriar Drive.

    The session will give a general overview of how the biomedical treatment of autism and other disorders works. Door prizes will be given away.

  • Wild, Wild West

    About 160 people attended a performance of Madcap Puppets, a puppet theatre company from Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Part of Taylor County Public Library's summer reading program, the performance, "Annie Oakley's Wild West Show," featured several different stories and characters, as well as audience interaction.

  • Higdon to meet with Taylor Countians

    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, will be visiting county offices in several communities on Wednesday, June 30 to meet with residents and take any questions or comments about the recent legislative session or any other concern they may have.

    Higdon will be at the Taylor County Courthouse from 3 until 5 p.m.


  • County receives $26,100 recycling grant

    Taylor County has received a $26,100 Kentucky Pride Fund grant.

    On Friday, Gov. Steve Beshear announced 38 recycling and 10 household hazardous waste grants totaling more than $3.5 million to expand recycling in Kentucky, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills, and sustain the environmental management of hazardous waste from homes.

  • Woman competes in quilt challenge

    A former Campbellsville woman is in the midst of a challenge and is asking for her hometown's help.

    Bonnie Minor, who now lives with her family in Orange, Texas, is participating in this year's "Crayola Quilt Challenge." Each year the event raises money for a Ronald McDonald House charity.

    Minor, a 1992 graduate of Campbellsville High School, is the daughter of Ollie Newton and the late Gaye Newton. She and her husband David have three children, Nora, who will be 6 in June, and twins, Olivia and Paul Thomas, who will be 3 in June.

  • Department for Public Health issues safety guidelines for warm temperatures

    With the summer heat at its peak, issues like overexertion, heat stroke and dehydration have become important public health concerns.

    "Summer weather is inviting and encourages many of us to spend more time outdoors, but the rising temperatures also present serious health concerns," stated Department for Public Health Commissioner William Hacker, M.D in a press release. "Everyone should follow simple precautions that keep us safe from heat-related illness and injury."

  • Public record for June 17

    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.


    Terry Kay Robertson, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

    Collin P. McAllister, no/expired registration plate and receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Wafford-Corbin engagement

     Mary Catherine Wafford and Benjamin David Corbin announce their forthcoming marriage.

    Wafford is the daughter of Steve and Anne Wafford of Lexington. Her grandparents are Betty Wafford of Texas, Julian Howard of Lexington and the late Ralph Wafford and Molly Howard.

    She is a 2000 graduate of the University of Kentucky and is employed at East Jessamine Middle School as a seventh grade special education teacher.