Today's News

  • Local sports calendar

    Campbellsville Youth Basketball looking

    for girls’  coaches for 7-to-10-year-olds

    Campbellsville High School Lady Eagles’ basketball coach Cameron Jackson is looking for coaches for youth basketball coaches to guide 7-10-year-olds.

    Jackson can be reached at (270) 465-8774 or at cameron.jackson@cville.kyschools.us

    VMP softball meeting Tuesday at 6

  • ELECTION: Campbellsville Mayor

    Three candidates are seeking the mayor's seat this year and all three will appear on the Primary Election ballot.

    Incumbent Brenda Allen, Paul Harmon and Tony Young want to be Campbellsville's next mayor. The top two vote-getters advance to the General Election in November. The mayor's race is non-partisan.

  • Man sentenced on sex abuse charges

    A Campbellsville man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year-old child has been sentenced to serve five years in prison for his crimes.

    Davis Len Curtsinger, 32, of 478 N. Garnett Road appeared in Taylor Circuit Court before Judge Dan Kelly on Tuesday for sentencing.

    In June 2008, Curtsinger was indicted on charges of first-degree rape and sodomy, intimidating a witness, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • 'The Rock' hosts fundraiser

    The Rock Community Worship Center will have a cookout and yard sale on Saturday, May 8.

    The event will start at 9 a.m. and last through most of the afternoon. All items are free, including the food.

    Church members will be accepting donations throughout the day, with proceeds going to pay for educational material and drums.


  • TRH to host baby fair

    Those expecting a child or planning to expand their family in the future might want to attend the Taylor Regional Hospital Baby Fair on Saturday, May 8 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the TRH meeting room.

    There will be a variety of educational booths as well as speakers throughout the morning, including local physicians.

    Tours of the Women's Center, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

  • CU graduation ceremonies are May 7, 8

    Campbellsville University's graduate commencement Friday, May 7 will feature the first master's of social work students from the Carver School of Social Work and Counseling.

    Fifteen students will receive the master of social work degree since the Carver School of Social Work relocated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to Campbellsville University in 1998.

  • Rally for the test

    Taylor County High School Senior Maye Chastain, above, accepts the keys to her new car from Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.

    Chastain won a 1988 Mustang convertible, the grand prize of the District-wide Kentucky Core Content Test Rally at TCHS Friday morning.

    A total of $14,000 in prizes was handed out including iPods, laptops, gift certificates and cash. Students' chances of winning were based on their KCCT test scores from last year.

    A score of distinguished equaled six entries, proficient equaled three entries and apprentice equaled one entry.

  • Correcting misinformation

    The proposed nickel tax is a popular topic of conversation in our community. The Campbellsville Independent School District has chosen not to make any public statements concerning this because, quite simply, it is not our referendum.

    However, due to recent incorrect allegations, I now find it necessary to clarify the misinformation in a public manner.

  • Score one for decency?

    I've got a real problem with anonymity. There are occasions when someone should remain anonymous, but Internet message boards isn't one of them.

    I know, I know. The News-Journal allows anonymous comments on its Web site. For the record, I don't like that either.

    Something about going online under the cover of darkness brings out the worst in people. Or perhaps anonymity allows people to reveal their true nature.

  • Ables-Dicken shower

    Mark Dickens and Kayla Ables were given a wedding shower April 17 at Campbellsville Baptist Church's Fireside Room.

    Hostesses were Michele, Sarah and Danielle Dickens.

    The couple will be married Saturday, May 22 at the Miller Park gazebo.