Today's News

  • 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.

  • Hendersons celebrate 50th anniversary

    Lloyd and Charlotte Cox Henderson are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

    The Hendersons were married June 15, 1960, at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Campbellsville, Ky.

    They began their life together farming in Taylor County. After Lloyd graduated from Campbellsville College in 1973, they moved to Elizabethtown where they retired - Lloyd from First Federal Savings Bank and Charlotte from First Citizens Bank.

    They are currently volunteers at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center and are members of First Christian Church in Elizabethtown.

  • ELECTION: Taylor County Constable

    There are 16 candidates seeking six Constable seats in Taylor County this election year, though only 10 face Primary opposition.

    Constables are elected in all six districts in Taylor County, just like magistrates. Candidates must be at least 24 years old and have lived in Kentucky for two years.

    Constables are most visible to residents when they're helping to direct traffic. But they can also cite speeders, serve warrants, collect taxes and patrol county roads. Constables are also the only officials with the power to arrest the sheriff.

  • Akin-Dennis engagement

    Nikki Lee Akin and James Adam Dennis, both of Louisville, announce their forthcoming marriage on Saturday, June 5.

    Akin is the daughter of Connie Russell of Campbellsville and the late Phillip Akin. She is the granddaughter of Norma Jean Rogers of Campbellsville, Robert Akin of Greensburg and the late Robert Lee Russell and Claris Akin.

    She is a graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned a B.S. and master's degree in interior design, merchandising and textiles.

  • Davis-Fulks wed

    Casey Davis and Jonathon Fulks were married on Feb. 8, and a local reception is planned.

    Davis is the daughter of Dewayne and Cathy Davis of Greensburg. Her grandparents are Brenda Stearman and the late Glen Davis and Kenneth and Geneve Thompson.

    Fulks is the son of Frank and Sheri Fulks. His grandparents are Willard and Faye Sallee and the late James and Grace Fulks.

    The reception will be Saturday, May 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Taylor County Elementary School. All relatives and friends are invited.


  • Deadline is tomorrow For candidate endorsement letters

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal welcomes letters on a variety of topics, including letters about political races and candidates.

    We anticipate there will be letters written supporting and possibly criticizing candidates. If you support a candidate, write and tell our readers the reasons why. If there’s a candidate you don’t particularly like, you can write about that, too.

    Use good taste and don’t libel anyone. You can say what you believe, but personal attacks or allegations that cannot be verified will not be accepted.