Today's News

  • Schools set make-up days

    Thanks largely to Mother Nature, the school year is now a little longer for local students.

    Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County School Districts have modified their 2009-2010 school calendars to make up for days missed due to snow and illness.

    At Tuesday night's regular Taylor County Board meeting, Board members approved a calendar amendment addressing days missed because of winter weather.

  • What are you reading?

    As often happens, we get very close to something and fail to see other possibilities, other methods and miss opportunities to make improvements in what we do.

    Another trap we may find ourselves in is we fail to ask others for their comments and suggestions. We do not want this to happen to us as the CKNJ approaches its 100th anniversary.

  • Mini grants for child abuse prevention available

    Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency has funding available for mini grants to assist agencies and organizations with child abuse prevention activities. Grants will range from $50 to $200.

    For a grant packet, call Jill at (800) 928-6382. The deadline for application is Friday, March 12 at 5 p.m. ET. Grant applications will be accepted at 23 Industry Drive in Jamestown.

  • Allen files for re-election

    Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen has announced her filing for re-election.

    "I am proud to start my 12th year working for City government," she said. "This opportunity has given me the experience and knowledge needed to operate the city, but as I have said many times, no one person can run an organization alone."

    Allen said she has been very fortunate to have people working with her who care as much about the residents of Campbellsville as she does.

  • Authors to sign book Saturday, Feb. 13

    Green County native Daniel C. Curry will sign his book "Family Gems: A Novel In Letters" that he co-wrote with Jim Browning, a native of Mitchellsburg and Glasgow, on Saturday, Feb. 13 in Glasgow.

    Curry is a graduate of Green County High School and Western Kentucky University.

    He attended Campbellsville University before transferring to WKU, and his sister, Rhonda Curry Davis, lives in Campbellsville, along with his aunt and uncle, Kendall and Maydean Curry. He also has a sister who lives in Greensburg, Norma Curry Houk.

  • Community leader dies

    He has been described as funny, friendly and a true leader.

    Richie McClerkin, 30, died last Tuesday at Taylor Regional Hospital. Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney said McClerkin died of a sudden heart attack.

    McClerkin was a member of Greater Campbellsville United and Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.

    "We just loved him," Wanda Washington, GCU coordinator, said last week. "He was a leader in every aspect."

  • Cowherd celebrates birthday

    Charles Cowherd celebrated his 90th birthday on Feb. 8.

  • One year later: Still no arrest in police officer's death

    It's been a year since David M. Ford was shot and killed, and those who knew him are still coming to terms with his death.

    Ford's brother Darrell says the past year has been full of ups and downs.

    "I thought I could handle anything," he said. "It's rough. Especially knowing the person's walking free."

    Law enforcement personnel are continuing to investigate who killed Ford but have yet to make an arrest in the case.

  • Petition opposing nickel tax circulating

    A petition opposing Taylor County School District's approval of a nickel tax is now in circulation.

    Headed up by James DeWitt, a committee of five people filed an affidavit with Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney Friday afternoon. Carney said the committee can start collecting signatures immediately.

    For a complete story on the petition effort, see Thursday's issue of the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

  • Overloaded circuits No. 1 cause of local fires

    It's a cold night in Campbellsville. Trying to keep his family warm, a father plugs in two or three electric space heaters. He notices the lights dim and flicker, but thinks nothing of it. An hour later, the family stands on their front lawn watching firefighters battle a blaze that has erupted in their home.

    It's a common scenario for local fire departments as the temperatures drop.