Today's News

  • Crystal ball sees top four seed going to Indy

    The crystal ball predicted in January that Kansas, Villanova, Texas and North Carolina would make the Final Four and that the Jayhawks would win the men’s national championship.

    However, after a hard re-shake with the Tar Heels in the NIT and Texas out of the top 25, the crystal ball, which has picked six national champions in 24 years, sees this:

  • Property transfers for March 11

    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.

  • Free supper on March 15

    Taylor County Extension Homemakers will offer a free meal to anyone who is in need of a hot meal or doesn't have enough food to eat on Monday, March 15.

    The meal will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Those planning to attend should call 465-4511.


  • Schools have their own report cards

    Students may dread getting them or show them off when the bottom line looks good.

    And the bottom line on local school and district report cards says that the majority of students are finding success after graduating from high school.

    Not to be confused with student report cards, district and school report cards were released recently to show what schools are doing and just how successful they are doing it.

    Issued each year by the Kentucky Department of Education, parents will receive the report cards for each school their children attend.

  • C&S Mission Store helping others since 1982

    Bedridden for three months with rheumatic fever, Chester Wise was ready to make a deal.

    "I told the Lord that if he'd help me, I'd help others if I could."

    So when his health returned, Wise found himself at C&S Mission Store.

    Staffed entirely by volunteers, many of them retirees like Wise, the store sells items for next to nothing.

    "I enjoy it," says Wise, who works three days a week. "I enjoy helping."

  • Linden String Quartet to perform March 14 in Lebanon

    New Performing Arts will present the Linden String Quartet in Angelic Hall at Centre Square in Lebanon.

    The recital, free and open to the public, will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will include music by Mozart, Berg and Mendelssohn. The performance is part of the Community Performing Arts Series sponsored by Farmers National Bank of Lebanon, Citizens National Bank, Marion County public schools and the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council.

  • City audit shows $160,760 operating loss

    Jeffrey Sprowles of Wise, Buckner & Sprowles presented the 2008-2009 audit of the City's finances at Monday night's City Council meeting.

    Sprowles said the audit shows a $160,760 operating loss, meaning the City spent more than it took in. The City's revenue stream was steady, he said, except for state and federal grant funds, which dropped.

    Expenses were down about $218,000 across all City departments, Sprowles said.

  • CU to host chemistry seminar

    Campbellsville University will host a chemistry seminar Thursday, March 11 featuring Dr. Rick Higashi discussing "Dalton's Muse: Lies of the Periodic Table."

    Higashi is associate professor of chemistry and director of mass spectrometry development for the Center for Regulatory and Environmental Analytical Metabolomics at the University of Louisville, The seminar will be at 5:05 p.m. in Room 402 of Carter Hall, located at 112 University Drive.

    The event is free and open to the public.

  • Smoke on the Mountain

    Campbellsville University's theater department will take a trip back in time to the year 1938 when it performs "Smoke on the Mountain" on March 27-29.

    Performances are at 7 p.m. on March 27 and 29 and 3 p.m. on March 28 in the University Theater.

    Travel to Mount Pleasant, N.C., and join the Sanders family and the Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe for an "upliftin' good time."

  • County expected to receive $800,000-plus for roads

    Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet district office in Elizabethtown presented a Rural Secondary Road Program report at last Tuesday's Fiscal Court meeting, which states that a little more than $834,000 has been allotted for Taylor County road improvements in 2010-2011.

    Portions of Hancock Road to U.S. 68, Gwinn Lane to KY 3183, KY 634 to the Taylor/Marion county line, Shirley Wooley Road to Raikes Hill Road and KY 658 to KY 1799 will be paved, at an estimated cost of $882,585.