Today's News

  • Kentucky Writers Day celebration is April 23-25

    National award-winning journalist Billy Reed, internationally renowned poet and literary critic H.R. Stoneback and Michael Jonathon of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour are just a few of the authors and musicians who will participate in the Kentucky Writer's Day Celebration on April 23-25 at The Oak Barrel in downtown Lebanon and Historic Penn's Store.

  • Property transfers for April 15

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

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Richard and Julie Haywood of Cambridge Way in Campbellsville to The GRSW Stewart Real Estate Trust of Aurora, Colo., Lot 183 of the Forest Hills Subdivision, Section H, $250,000.

  • Day of Service project is April 24

    Thousands of volunteers across the southeastern United States are expected to donate hundreds of hours of service to the needy and their communities on Saturday, April 24.

    The Day of Service is aimed at bringing relief to those struggling because of the economic downturn.

    In the Campbellsville area, the Day of Service will be sponsored and organized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Campbellsville, in cooperation with Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen's office, Fannie Methodist/Episcopal Church, the PRIDE organization and many volunteers.

  • Keeping a Promise

    Bro. John Batcher preached from the church rooftop at Acton Baptist Church on Sunday morning, April 11.

    Batcher told the congregation a couple of weeks ago that if there were 35 attending Sunday school and 50 for church services on Easter Sunday, then he would preach from the rooftop.

    On Easter Sunday, there were nearly 33 in attendance for Sunday school and 51 at church.

    Batcher kept his promise by preaching April 11 from the roof, with nearly 40 in attendance.

  • Historical society will meet April 20

    Using a 1916 Edison phonograph and its cylinders, Doug Tucker will provide the program for the next Taylor County Historical Society meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 20.

    Tucker will talk about the evolution of sound reproduction as he demonstrates the early phonograph.

    Tucker's interest in early recordings developed at age 13 when he saw an earlier version of the Edison. After watching and listening to the larger Edison, he bought it. The portable he will demonstrate represents a more recent addition to his collection.

  • Club plans scrap aluminum drive

    Campbellsville Child Development Center God's World PRIDE Club will sponsor a scrap aluminum and can drive on Saturday, April 17 from 8 a.m. to noon at Kroger in Green River Plaza.

    A local recycling company will accept the aluminum, and money collected will be donated to the Taylor County Food Pantry.

    For more information, call 465-0812.


  • Resident to perform in opera

    Campbellsville native Esther Oh will perform in the opera "The Cunning Little Vixen" on April 23 and 25 in Philadelphia, Pa.

    Oh, a Campbellsville High School graduate, completed her bachelor's degree at New England Conservatory and is a voice performance graduate student at Temple University in Pennsylvania.

    Oh will sing the role of Vixen on Friday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25.

    Oh plans on having a professional career in opera and teaching voice lessons.

  • CU Cheerleader tryouts are April 24

    The award-winning Campbellsville University Cheerleaders will have cheer and mascot tryouts on Saturday, April 24, the day after a cheer clinic in the university's Powell Athletic Center.

    Coach Vanessa Adkins says that the cheerleading clinic will be Friday, April 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

    Tryouts will begin at 10 a.m. and are open to anyone, even students anticipating attending CU in the fall.

    The CU cheerleaders have won two Mid-South Conference championships in a row and three out of the last four.

  • Mobleys find their way back home

    The summer of 1971 didn’t seem a whole lot different than any other in Campbellsville. Youngsters would get in as many neighborhood baseball and wiffle ball games as possible and also find time to take winners in outdoor and indoor pick-up (3-on-3 or 5-on-5) basketball games.

    This particular August day, a pair of 6-3 twins — one left-handed and the other right-handed — from the Lexington area made their way onto the court at Powell Athletic Center.

  • ELECTION: 5th District Magistrate

    Five candidates are vying for the 5th District magistrate's seat this election year, and all of them will face Primary opposition this May.

    Incumbent Ed Gorin and Angie Jo Johnson will face off on the Republican ticket. Democrats Thomas "Red" Goff, Adolphus Holland and Tony Harris will seek their party's nod.

    The winner of each primary race will face off in November's General Election to become 5th District magistrate.