Today's News

  • Cards grab No. 2 district seed

    Taylor County assured itself of the No. 2 seed vs. Adair County in the 20th District Tournament later this month with a 53-46 triumph over visiting Marion County on Friday.

    The Cardinals (13-10) trailed 31-30 going to the fourth quarter after a 16-point fourth quarter by Knight senior Austin Spalding.

    However, Taylor County tallied the first 14 points of the final frame with seniors Tyler Moss, Tevin Webster and Lloyd Stotts scoring 17 TCHS points in the quarter.

  • Pollock joins 1,000-point club as Lady Cards roll by 25

    Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals won every quarter on Saturday in posting a 68-43 home victory over Cumberland County.

    Mercedes Cox led coach Jenny Jessie’s team (13-10) with 19 points while Hope Wigginton contributed 14 and MeLeigha Pollock.

    With Pollock’s seventh point, she became the Lady Cardinals’ 11th 1,000-point scorer.

    Taylor County visits LaRue County on Friday and plays McCreary Central at Pulaski County on Saturday.

  • Public record for Jan. 8

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

    Small Claims Settled

  • Court approves VMP memorial

    A memorial in honor of the late Adam Bowen will soon be built at Veterans Memorial Park.

    Campbellsville resident Brandon Claywell told magistrates at Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting that a local group has plans and photos of a memorial they would like to build to honor Bowen, who died last November in a car crash.

  • How do you know when you're in love?

    Out of the mouth of babes, right? Love can be a subject that causes nausea for many first-graders. However, with Valentine’s Day coming up, the question was raised “How do you know when you’re in love?”

    Happy to oblige were first-graders from Vanessa Adkins’ class at Campbellsville Elementary and Angie Kearney’s class at Taylor County Elementary.

    But be warned, kids really do say the darnedest things.


    Jaden Strange - "You go 'ehhhhh.'"

  • Look Good ... Feel Better program is Feb. 8

    Cancer can change your appearance, but it can't take away your spirit. Look Good ... Feel Better is a free program that helps women look their best during cancer treatment.

    At Look Good ... Feel Better sessions, experienced cosmetologists teach cancer patients beauty tips to help minimize the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Good makeup application and a wig or turban can bring back a woman's former appearance or create an entirely new one.

  • Benefit dance planned for Henderson

    A benefit dance has been planned for Annette Clarkson Henderson on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9 p.m. at Three Pines in Lebanon. Music will be provided by Phillip Clarkson. Henderson was diagnosed with cancer last July.

    For more information, call (270) 337-2762, (270) 337-2198, (270) 337-2310 or e-mail rebecca.tungate@cville.kyschools.us.

  • Couple uses rain water to save money

    With their water bill on the rise, George and Celia Williams were looking for a way to save money.

    With two cars to wash, a large garden and flowers to tend to, cutting back their water use wasn't really an option. But something had to give.

    "Our water bill was just out of sight," Mr. Williams said.

    The answer came by way of the Williamses "green" battery-powered lawnmower. The couple received catalogs from the mower's manufacturer, some of which featured something called rain barrels.

  • The Hands of Time

    Her hands, small and a bit frail, work quickly to weave the blue yarn. In only a few minutes, she's finished. She looks up at her family and smiles.

    Another of the signature bookmarks soon to be given to a visitor is finished. She then pauses and begins softly singing before picking up the yarn again.

    Lera Williams will celebrate another milestone tomorrow. She will turn 110, which makes her a "supercentenarian." Several Web sites state that fewer than 100 living people in the United States can claim that title.

  • KU asks state for rate increase

    Kentucky Utilities residential customers could see a nearly 14 percent increase in their bills this year.

    Citing a growing customer demand as the main culprit, with a 2008 windstorm and 2009 ice storm as contributing factors, KU has asked the Public Service Commission to grant a rate increase.

    According to information provided by Cliff Feltham, KU's statewide media relations manager, the company is requesting a $136 million base rate increase, which the company says is necessary to meet growing demand.