Today's News

  • CU to host KHIPP event Feb. 16

    "A Conversation on Reconciliation Strategies in the Public Arena" is the topic that will be discussed at the Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy event featuring Dr. Lincoln N. Bingham and Dr. D. Leslie Hollon on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. at Campbellsville University's Banquet Hall in the Badgett Academic Support Center located at 110 University Drive.

    Bingham has been the pastor of the West End Baptist Church and the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church for a combined 45 years.

  • Pastor to speak at chapel service

    Dr. Leslie Hollon, senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas, and member of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees, is scheduled to speak at Campbellsville University's chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday,  Jan. 17 in Ransdell Chapel.

    Chapel is open to the public.

    Hollon served as pastor of St. Matthews Baptist Church in Louisville from 1994 until becoming pastor in Texas in 2009. He also was pastor at Finchville Baptist Church from 1978 to 1985 as well as at Wornall Road Baptist Church from 1985 to 1994.

  • CU to host Chinese pipa performer

    Internationally-renowned Chinese pipa performer Ming Ke will make her third performance in Campbellsville on Monday, Feb. 15 for a guest recital at 8 p.m. in Campbellsville University's The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center.

    Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, said, "Ke has achieved considerable success as a performer on the pipa and will give a solo performance on this lute-like instrument along with the Chinese zhong and ruan."

  • Historical society to meet Feb. 16

    Civil War reenactor Bruce Loveall will present a program for the upcoming Taylor County Historical Society meeting describing his role and activities as a reenactor.

    The Historical Society meeting will be at the Old Clerk's Office on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to the meeting and to become members of the Taylor County Historical Society as it begins its 41st year.

    As a reenactor, Loveall portrays a member of the 9th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. In 1861, the original 9th Michigan built Fort Duffield on the hill overlooking West Point, Ky.

  • Campbellsville man injured in Columbia Avenue collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday at the intersection of South Columbia Avenue and Carnation Street.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 4:30 p.m., Rebecca S. Porter, 42, was attempting a left turn from Carnation Street to South Columbia Avenue in a 1986 GMC Jimmy when she pulled into the path of a 1991 GMC Sonoma driven by William M. Rice, 23, of Campbellsville.

    Rice was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. He was treated and released.

  • 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.