Today's News

  • Tebbs Bend Education Day is May 26

    Tebbs Bend Education Day will be Wednesday, May 26.

    Bruce Loveall, vice president of the Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association, organized the event with help from local historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith.

    The public is invited to the events, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Atkinson-Griffin House.

    Three hundred eighth-graders from Campbellsville and Taylor County middle schools will be arriving in shifts to begin a tour.

  • Nickel tax interview to air on CU's TV-4

    Campbellsville University's WLCU TV-4 will air a "Dialogue on Public Issues" show with Bill Chandler, Erin Johnson and Brian Clifford, and host John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, discussing the proposed nickel tax for the Taylor County School System.

    The show will be aired Wednesday, May 26 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.


  • Circuit court action for May 27

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

    Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly's May 4 docket:

  • Life Matters: Avoiding the graduation blues

    It can happen to you most any time and any place; all that's required is a stuffy auditorium filled with graduates in caps and gowns, a principal or president or superintendent who directs the program with boring predictability, speaks in a monotone voice with a staccato cadence, and of course, a guest speaker, who is prone to talk long after most have stopped listening.

    And then, quite suddenly in the midst of this, you are overcome by the graduation blues.

  • A little advice for legislators

    I must tip my hat to our State Rep. John "Bam" Carney. When he ran for office, Carney vowed that he would not accept his pay in the event of a special session.

    A noble gesture to be sure, but it also could have been one of those bold promises many candidates make and so soon forget.

    But now, with a special session looming, Carney has said he'll split his salary among the senior citizens centers in Taylor and Adair counties. Not only is Carney following through with his promise, he seems to be one-upping himself.

  • Summer camps schedule

    Audience Sports Soccer Camp June 7-9

    Audience 1 Sports will be hosting a soccer camp for children ages 5- to 7-years old on Monday-Wednesday, June 7-9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

    The camp will focus on players understanding the proper fundamentals essential to playing the game. Small-sided games will be used to reinforce what is learned throughout camp.

    This will be a great way for a child to polish those rusty skills and get ready for the fall soccer season.

    The cost of camp is $40 ($35 if paid by May 30). You may register on-line at www.audience1sports.com.

  • Rep. Guthrie to host town hall meeting

    Congressman Brett Guthrie will host an America Speaking Out Town Hall meeting in Taylor County on Tuesday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at the Taylor County Fiscal Courtroom at 203 N. Court St.

    Guthrie says America is facing many challenges, and these town hall meetings are part of an initiative of engagement with the American people that gives them the opportunity to give their ideas on issues that are most important to them.

    This is a free public event.

  • Resident charged with selling drugs

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with selling drugs in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Guy Wood, 24, of 386 Jayne Ave. was charged with second-degree selling a controlled substance and possession of drug supplies.

    Bond was set at $5,000 cash. Wood was ordered not to consume any drugs or alcohol. If convicted, he could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • From blank walls to airbrushed masterpiece

    It was once a bare wall. But after the touch of an artist, it's his masterpiece.

    Campbellsville native Jason Parker has spent the past few weeks turning the blank walls of Elk Horn Baptist Church's Kid Zone into a forest, complete with children playing sports, planting trees, eating ice cream and simply being children.

    Parker has operated his own airbrushing business, Parker Design, since graduating from Taylor County High School in 1992. Having his own business, he said, allows him to set his own hours and choose his jobs.

  • Brubacher-Stearman engagement

    Lisa Marie Brubacher and Kyle Lee Stearman will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 29 at 2 p.m. EST at Summersville Baptist Church in Greensburg.

    Bro. Greg Estes will perform the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Irvin and Ruby Brubacher of Elk Horn. Her grandparents are Marvin and Elsie Stauffer of Elk Horn and the late Eli and Priscilla Brubacher.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Elizabethtown Community College and is employed at Hardin Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse.