Today's News

  • Lady Tigers open MSC Tourney play on Thursday at 10 a.m.

    The Campbellsville University Lady Tigers made it 22 wins in a row with a 60-49 victory at West Virginia Tech on Saturday in the regular-season finale.

    Coach Ginger Colvin’s team (29-1) again was paced by junior Whitney Ballinger, who finished with 25 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and four blocked shots to garner her record ninth Mid-South Conference Player of the Week award.

    Wendi Messer contributed off 12 points on four three-point baskets for Campbellsville while Courtney Danis and Alexia Williams added eight and seven points, respectively.

  • Riggs-Sapp engagement

    Rikki Hannah Riggs and Christopher Jordan Sapp, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, March 13.

    Riggs is the daughter of Richard and Sherri Riggs of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Orval and Mary Riggs and Dale Hunt, all of Campbellsville, and the late Cheryl Benningfield.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Taylor County High School and is employed at Campbellsville Walmart Supercenter.

  • CU adjunct professor to shoot film in Columbia

    A Campbellsville University adjunct professor is shooting his next film in Kentucky.

    Thomas L. Phillips and T-Street Productions have chosen to shoot their next movie, "Awkward But Beautiful," in Columbia.

    Phillips, who was born and raised in the south, says he is happy to be able to come back to his southern roots for his third feature film.

  • Public record for March 1

    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.

    District Civil Settled

  • CHS booster club elections are March 1

    Campbellsville High School's Purple Haze Football Booster Club will have elections for new officers on Monday, March 1 at 6 p.m. in the football locker room.

    Offices up for election include president, vice president, treasurer and secretary.

    Those interested should attend the meeting. For more information, contact Coach Jason Chappell at (859) 358-5668.


  • Co-op members ask for federal review of power plant financing

    Ratepayers from 11 rural electric cooperatives in Kentucky recently asked the Inspector General's office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to formally review the agency's decision to approve up to $900 million in liens to East Kentucky Power Cooperative, which generates the electricity their co-ops buy.

    EKPC is seeking permission from the Kentucky Public Service Commission to borrow $921 million to finance construction of a proposed coal-burning power plant in Clark County.

  • CU students to interview Korean veterans

    Though the Korean War played a significant role in shaping the world as it is today, it has been dubbed by some as the "Forgotten" or "Unknown" war.

    Campbellsville University and Taylor County have not forgotten.

    Students at Campbellsville University would like to honor those who served in the war by allowing them to share their stories. The university is putting together another chapter of the "We Were Soldiers" series, and students need the names of Korean War veterans who are current or former residents of Taylor County.

  • Free diabetes classes scheduled

    Several free "Living Well with Diabetes" classes have been planned for February.

    The classes will be at the Taylor County Health Department.

    A "Living Well ... Digging Deeper" class to explore specific topics and discuss challenges faced while living with diabetes will be Thursday, Feb. 25 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    For more information, contact the health department at 465-4191 or (800) 928-4416.


  • Council members approve grant applications

    The City of Campbellsville will apply for two grants worth up to nearly $245,000 for downtown beautification projects.

    During a special meeting Thursday, Council members gave their approval to proceed with applications for Community Initiative and Tourism for You, or C.I.T.Y., and "Let's Paint the Town" grants.

    The C.I.T.Y. grant seeks $236,842 to continue the streetscape beautification project. If received, the money would be used for sidewalk replacement, streetlights, three horse sculptures, landscaping, benches, trashcans and planters.

  • CU to host Argentina art professor

    Interested in 20th century architecture? Carlos Bozzoli, an art professor from Argentina, will speak to Campbellsville University art classes over the next two weeks. Anyone interested in 20th century architecture is welcome to attend, including members of the community.

    Bozzoli will speak on four dates, including Wednesday, Feb. 17, Friday, Feb. 19, Wednesday, Feb. 24 and Friday, Feb. 26. Each class is from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in Campbellsville University's Art Building, Room 102, at 205A University Drive, Campbellsville.