Today's News

  • Burgin beats Lady Eagles

    The Lady Eagles of Campbellsville High School fell 56-35 at home on Tuesday to Burgin.

    After a first-quarter tie (12-12), Burgin won the next three frames 14-7, 11-2 and 19-14.

    Tiffany Slone led CHS with 18 points while Brittany Vaught had 11 and Heather Watson six.

    Vaught also had 17 points in the 33-25 junior varsity loss.

    The Lady Eagles play at Marion County on Friday (8:00) before entertaining Taylor County on Sunday (1:30).

  • McMahan returns from deployment

    Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Bradley L. McMahan has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq. Mission objectives focus on force protection, peacekeeping, stabilization, security and counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi transitional governing bodies assume full sovereign powers to govern the peoples of Iraq.

  • TCHS Class of 1964 hosts reunion

    Taylor County High School Class of 1964 hosted its reunion on Nov. 7 at Green County Country Club. Those attending are, front, from left, Joanne Garnett Waller, Kay Miller Gupton, Maye Smith Gore, Faye Smith Parsons, Patricia Williams Pierce, Patricia Smith Jones, Wanda Sue Benningfield Pierce, JoAnn Maupin Gill, Brenda Skaggs Philpott, Ivanna Falloway Cox, Karen Hayes Houchens and Myna Dudgeon Graham. Middle: Ann Stone Sullivan, James Garner, Ernest Milsap, Richard "Dick" Clark, Bobby Pierce, Calvin Chaney, James Netherland, J.C.

  • England crowned 2009 Junior Miss Kentucky Festival State Mini Supreme

    Shelby England, 11, was crowned the 2009 Junior Miss Kentucky Festival State Mini Supreme on Nov. 15 in Lexington. She represented the Summersville Shining Stars Pageant and received the second highest score of 51 contestants from ages 7-12. In addition to being crowned Mini Supreme, England was awarded the Most Photogenic and Rising Star Award. She brought home a crown, custom banner, 4-foot trophy, jewelry and a $150 savings bond. England is a sixth-grade student at Green County Middle School, and the daughter of Trisha and Jeremy Hall and Wes and Michelle England, all of Greensburg.

  • Saver Group employees get second retirement plan

    Employees of the Campbellsville Tobacco Shed now have an opportunity to be a part of a second retirement plan offered by Saver Group Inc.

    The new plan, effective Jan. 1, allows employees to be part owners of the company through the Saver Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Previously, Saver only offered a 401K retirement plan, and that retirement plan will remain available to the employees.

    April Milby and Kathy Turner are Saver's new employee owners.

  • Homemakers honor heroes

    Taylor County Extension Homemakers recently honored some "unsung" community heroes with a holiday brunch.

    Just more than 10 years ago, when Fruit of the Loom closed, the Crisis Relief Center was formed to help those in financial crisis through no fault of their own. A volunteer board of five met weekly to evaluate information taken by volunteers and dispensed donated funds to those who did not qualify for government assistance. Often, referrals to other agencies and services met the needs.

  • TRH acquires Dr. Phil Aaron Medical Clinic

    Taylor Regional Hospital has acquired the Dr. Phil Aaron Medical Clinic in Columbia, effective Jan. 1. The clinic will be called Taylor Rural Health.

    "The only thing that will change is the name," says Jane Wheatley, CEO of Taylor Regional Hospital. "Dr. Aaron will continue as the medical director of the clinic and his patients will continue to experience the excellent medical care they have come to expect from the clinic. We know that Dr. Aaron has set the bar high for quality care and we intend to build upon the foundation that he has put into place."

  • Changes to Monday's newspaper

    If you thought something was different about Monday's News-Journal, you were right.

    Starting this week, we eliminated the Monday Opinion Page in order to get more of what you want to read published in a timely manner.

    Reader submissions for the Milestones and Education pages are greater than ever, and we hate having to hold your items because there's not enough space in a particular issue.

  • Public record for Jan. 7

    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.


  • Court approves clerk budget

    Those who work in the County Clerk's office will get a little something extra in their paychecks starting this week.

    At Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates gave their approval to County Clerk Mark Carney's 2010 budget, which includes a $15-per-week raise for his employees. But the decision didn't come without much discussion.

    Carney told the Court that the County has budgeted to receive $97,000 in excess fees from his 2009 budget year. That figure, he said, will actually be $142,000.