Today's News

  • Lowell Avenue Acteens

    The Acteens of Lowell Avenue Baptist Church attended the State Acteens Conference called EXALT at Georgetown College on Friday and Saturday, April 16-17.

    One of the guest speakers at the conference was jockey Pat Day. The group will return to Georgetown in the fall to help minister to the people who will be coming for the World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park.


  • Everyone's 'opinion' is the right one


    1. a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.

    2. a personal view, attitude, or appraisal.

    In light of the word's official definition, it's astounding how many people are insisting that Teen Writer Emily Comb's opinion piece published on last week's News-Journal Insight page is wrong.

    I didn't know that opinions could be wrong.

  • CU to present opera

    The Campbellsville University School of Music Opera Workshop will present the opera "Don Giovanni" on Tuesday, April 27 at 8 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Dr. Mark Bradley, professor of music, will be conducting the opera.

  • Asbury youth raise money for mission camp

    The youth at Asbury United Methodist Church are having a penny and small change drive to help raise funds for a mission camp.

    The goal is to reach 1 million cents. All of the funds raised will help Asbury's youth attend a week of mission camp at Kentucky Heartland Outreach in Bowling Green. KHO provides free home repair to homeowners who qualify.

    During the camp, Asbury's youth will work on construction crews for these homeowners.

    "Every little bit helps," Asbury Youth Pastor Jason Tiller said.

  • Property transfers for April 22

    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.

    Cindy Johnson-Gowin of Elk Horn Road in Campbellsville to Mark A. and Deborah A. Lollar of Hastings Way in Campbellsville, part of Lot 10 of the Stonegate Subdivision, $132,500.

  • Hurt feelings shouldn't take a back seat to accountability

    In a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice William Brennan wrote this country has "a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials."

    Kentucky legislators failed to honor that principle when they voted to allow elected school board members to evaluate the performance of school superintendents in secret.

  • Next Citizens for Better Schools meeting is April 27

    The next meeting of the Citizens for Better Schools group will be Tuesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. in the Taylor County Board Annex Building behind Sherwin-Williams.

    For more information about the group, call Erin Johnson at 798-0855 or (740) 398-5069. She can also be reached via e-mail at msvemjohnson@yahoo.com.

    Those interested can also join the Facebook group, "Taylor County Schools is in a pickle, Support the nickel!"


  • Look Good ... Feel Better session is April 26

    Cancer changes many things in a woman's life. It affects her body, her spirit and her appearance. She looks in the mirror and doesn't see the woman she once was. But it doesn't have to be that way.

    A program called Look Good ... Feel Better helps women cope with worries about hair loss and changes in skin complexion and teaches them beauty tips to enhance appearance and self-image during cancer treatment.

    A Look Good ... Feel Better session will be Monday, April 26 from noon to 2 p.m. at Taylor Regional Hospital's Learning & Resource Center on Kingswood Road.

  • CU to host second Derby Rose Gala

    Byron Crawford, retired Courier-Journal columnist who has been described as "Kentucky's storyteller," will be the guest speaker at Campbellsville University's second annual Derby Rose Gala on Monday, April 26 at Winters Dining Hall in the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex at 411 N. Columbia Ave.

    The dinner begins at 7 p.m. with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. The Campbellsville University Board of Advancement is planning the scholarship fundraising event. Tickets are $100 per person.

  • Winners on and off the diamond

    Ran into Larry “Pee Wee” Gumm at the Taylor County-Marion County baseball game on Thursday, where oldest son Jeff guides the Cardinals, and the first thing that came to my mind was the Wednesday passing of another legendary baseball coach — Paintsville’s Charlie Adkins, the father of Campbellsville University men’s basketball coach Keith Adkins.

    Charlie, who played professional baseball in the Cincinnati Reds’ organization, won 805 games in 34 years. Gumm, the Green County icon, won more than 1,000 games.