Today's News

  • Senate cuts business bill from budget

    Business owners can breathe a sigh of relief. A bill to boost the state budget at the expense of struggling businesses has been cut from the state Senate's budget draft.

    On Monday, senators passed the revenue portion of their $17.5 billion budget plan by a 35-3 vote. The spending portion passed 35-2.

    The Senate version of the budget was significantly different than the $17.5 billion budget bill passed by the House on March 10 by a vote of 65-33.

  • Kingdollar announces magistrate candidacy

    William "Bill" Kingdollar, a Taylor County native for the past 15 years, has announced his candidacy for 3rd District Magistrate. He is running on the Republican ticket.

    Kingdollar, 53, was born and raised in Holley, N.Y. He graduated from Holley High School in 1975 and then served in the U.S. Army for 20 years as a logistical chief warrant officer.

    Kingdollar believes his military service gives him exceptional experience in working with all types of people and making responsible decisions.

  • The Road to Jackson ... thanks for the ride

    I can tell you, if you've not already heard, that the Lady Tigers lost in overtime in their Elite Eight match-up against Oklahoma City in the NAIA Women's D-1 Basketball National Tournament on Saturday.

    There were some tears, yes, and a lot of disappointment, but the team from CU treated themselves and their fans with the ride of their collective lives while compiling a 33-3 record. Of Campbellsville's three losses, two came in Jackson, Tenn., one against No. 1 Union in the eighth game of the season and then again today.

  • Supreme Court rules on open records

    After a three-year battle, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of the public's right to know how public money is spent.

    The battle started in March 2007 after lawsuits filed by former teacher Katherine Moss against both local public school boards were settled - and the agreements kept secret.

    Since 2007, the Central Kentucky News-Journal has argued through its attorneys in multiple courts that the settlement agreements between Katherine Moss and the Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County school district should be made public.

  • Shaving for a cure

    Whether it's through a parent, a spouse, a child, a grandparent, a friend or even ourselves, cancer will reach out its deadly hand and touch us all. And that's why we should all be concerned with research into its cure.

    What could have once killed us, is now treatable, thanks to research.

    And that's what gives us hope.

    As the second leading cause of the death in the United States, cancer will affect all too many of us. We each have a risk - experts say half of all men and a third of all women will be diagnosed with some form of the disease.

  • One injured in motorcycle crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Friday after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Steven S. Coomer, no age given, of 2184 Hatcher Road was traveling north on Milder Creek Road at about 6:30 p.m.

    The report states that Coomer, who was driving a 1997 Triumph, told officers that he lost control of his motorcycle as he attempted to round a curve. Coomer stated that he left the road, traveled through a barbed wire fence and came to rest in a field.

  • Clean Taylor County is March 26-27

    A Clean Taylor County event will be Friday and Saturday, March 26-27 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the paved back parking lot of the former Fruit of the Loom building.

    Those attending should enter and exit off West Main Street only. Signs will be posted.

    There may be a long line of those dropping off unwanted items, so organizers ask that those attending be patient and watch for traffic and workers.

    Those wishing to drop off items must be in line before 4 p.m.

  • Show choir highlights TV tunes

    From Bugs Bunny to "Friends," a cast and crew of more than 50 Taylor County High students will bring the history of TV music to the Taylor County Middle School stage.

    The Taylor County High School Show Choir will present its new show "Favorite TV Songs" beginning tonight at 7. The show will also be performed tomorrow and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6 p.m.

  • Early Days

    Ten Years Ago

    March 23, 2000

    E. Poe Young of Campbellsville celebrated his 90th birthday in February.

    George Beard of Campbellsville recently celebrated her 70th birthday with 120 of her family and friends at the Community Center.

    Jerry Black of Campbellsville, an employee of Pepsi Cola, is one of eight people throughout North America to receive Pepsi's President's Ring of Honor.

    Flossie Bohanon, 94, of Lowell Avenue in Campbellsville died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Elizabethtown.

  • Coulter named 'Grand Supreme'

    Kendra Coulter, 3, of Campbellsville competed in the America's Cover Miss USA pageant in Leitchfield, Ky. on Feb. 21.

    Coulter received the highest award at the pageant, which was Overall Grand Supreme. She also won the titles of Most Beautiful, Most Photogenic, Best Fashion, Prettiest Eyes, Prettiest Hair, Prettiest Smile and Outfit of Choice.

    She will now compete at the state finals in Bowling Green on April 9-11 at the Holiday Inn Resort. The state winner will represent Kentucky at the national contest in May.