Today's News

  • Political letters deadline

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal welcomes letters on a variety of topics, including letters about political races and candidates.

    We anticipate there will be letters written supporting and possibly criticizing candidates. If you support a candidate, write and tell our readers the reasons why. If there's a candidate you don't particularly like, you can write about that, too.

    Use good taste and don't libel anyone. You can say what you believe, but personal attacks or allegations that cannot be verified will not be accepted.

  • Campbellsville man enters Alford plea after rape charge

    A Campbellsville man will see no jail time on charges accusing him of raping a young girl.

    Michael J. James, 36, of 113 Fieldstone Estates was indicted in September 2008 by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with two counts of first-degree rape. According to the indictment, James was accused of having sexual intercourse with a female younger than age 12 in 2006.

    James appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Friday, Nov. 20 and entered an Alford plea to two amended counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • One injured in KY 55 crash

    A Jamestown woman is in fair condition at University of Louisville Hospital after falling asleep while driving and striking an embankment with her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Shannon McGuire, 36, of 65 Valley View Court was traveling north on KY 55 last Saturday at 5:15 a.m.

    The report states that McGuire told Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens she had fallen asleep while driving.

    McGuire's 1996 Buick LeSabre left the road, struck the embankment and overturned.

  • Parkway input deadline extended

    The deadline to provide input on the three alternate routes for the proposed Heartland Parkway has been extended.

    Because the Web address was printed incorrectly in a handout given at public meetings in Campbellsville and Columbia last month, the deadline to submit input has been extended to Wednesday, Dec. 9. Originally, the deadline was Dec. 2.

    Information supplied at the meeting, which includes maps of the alternate routes, is available at http://transportation.ky.gov/D4/HeartlandPkwy.html. Comments may be e-mailed to comments@heartlandpkwy.com.

  • 'Tis not the season to be jolly for everyone

    With the sounds of Christmas music all around, chestnuts roasting on an open fire and crowds at the local shopping center, surely it is a time to be happy and bright. With families gathering for food and fun and presents, everyone must enjoy this most special time of year.

    Actually, no, this is not a happy season for everyone.

    For some this holiday season will be a time of sadness and tears. They will watch as others are happy and bright, but they will not share those feelings. For them, the holidays will be endured, not enjoyed.

  • TC rolls past WC 62-23

    Washington County hit a three-pointer early to lead 3-1, but it was all Taylor County from that point on as coach Troy Young’s Cardinals rolled past the visiting Commanders 62-23 in the season debut on Tuesday,

    Junior post player Tevin Webster had seven points in the first quarter, five more in the second frame and six in the third period to finish with a game-high 18 points.

    Senior guard Lloyd Stotts also reached double figures for the home team with 12 points, and 11 of the 13 players to dress and play for TCHS dotted the scoring column.

  • On the Record ... With Jimmy Hidgon

    Jimmy Higdon questionnaire

    1. In your opinion, what is the most important issue facing Kentucky at this time, and what can you do to help with that issue if you are elected?

  • CU chorale and handbells to perform Dec. 1

    The Campbellsville University Chorale under the direction of Dr. Tony Cunha, will perform at First United Methodist Church, located at 317 E. Main St. in Campbellsville, Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.

    The Campbellsville University Handbell Choir, directed by Dr. David Hedrick, will also participate in the concert.

    The performance is free and open to the public.

  • Take time to give thanks

    Today is a day officially set aside as a time for gratitude. And those of us who live in Campbellsville and Taylor County have so much for which to be grateful.

    Most of us will sit down with family members and friends for a meal that can only be described as a feast. We can also be thankful that we have friends and neighbors and churches who will be there for those who don't have family and friends nearby or for those who don't have the resources to provide their own feasts.

  • Fundraiser is Dec. 5

    A fundraiser for the Craddock family will be Saturday, Dec. 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown.

    The event will benefit the daughter of Campbellsville residents Rhonda and Neil Bishop. Their daughter, Elizabethtown resident Crystal Craddock, is battling Hodgkin's lymphoma.

    Craddock is in need of a bone marrow transplant and is experiencing financial difficulties.

    There will be a bake sale, raffle, auction, chili and a hot dog for $5 and live entertainment from The Spirituals, 4-Given, Joe Milby and the Gloryland Harvest Choir.