Today's News

  • Public record for Oct. 29

    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.


    Carl L. Alexander, 58, of Barney School Road in Campbellsville, speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

    Whitney N. Ballinger, 20, of Delaware Way in Butler, Ky., speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

  • What are you thankful for?

    Is there someone who has made a tremendous impact in your life? Has a special someone done something extraordinary on your behalf? What are you most thankful for?

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal is sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving essay contest in which readers are asked to reflect on some of these questions.

    The winning essays will be published in the News-Journal on Thanksgiving Day.

    The theme of the contest asks readers to think about how they have been blessed and what they're most thankful for in their lives.

  • National Mall - Story of Veterans, Story of Freedom

    The National Mall in Washington, D.C. receives 24 million visitors from all over the world who come to view the monuments that represent America's history.

    If you visit the mall, you will see the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the most recently completed World War II Memorial.

    The ideals and freedoms that our service men and women fought for are expressed in each monument.

  • Phillips files for re-election

    Richard Phillips has announced his intentions to run for re-election for 6th District magistrate in Taylor County.

    He is married to Marnie Phillips and has four children, Edlynn, Lauren, Hannah and John Michael as well as a grandson, Aidan.

    Phillips is the current magistrate from the 6th District and a 21-year employee at Taylor Regional Hospital. He is a volunteer with several organizations, including the Salvation Army and the Crusade for Children, and is also a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church.

  • Gribbins files for judge/executive

    Taylor County broadcaster Greg Gribbins filed registration papers last week, officially entering the Republican primary for Taylor County Judge/Executive in 2010.

    With more than 30 years' experience in the radio business and several years volunteering on local community service committees, Gribbins says he brings unique qualifications to public office.

    Gribbins has attended more than 1,000 local government meetings in his career, including more than 200 of the Taylor County Fiscal Court. He says he understands local government and local business.

  • Tough Times: Clipping coupons can save a family big dollars

    She enters the grocery store armed and ready. After selecting her cart, she opens her binder divided into neatly organized categories. A calculator sets at the ready, along with a pencil and ink pen to check off her items. She also has two paperclips ready - one holding the ones she expects to use and one to separate the ones she will give to the cashier when paying.

    Campbellsville resident Susan Wise is a couponer - and a good one at that.

  • Liberty child dies after being struck by car

    A Liberty child is dead after he was struck by a minivan in Campbellsville on Thursday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 4:35 p.m., Alex Gonzalez, 2, ran out of Peddler's Mall and into the path of a 2002 Ford Windstar minivan, driven by Tammy Moore, 51, of Greensburg.

    Gonzalez was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. He was pronounced dead by Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney.

    Moore was not injured.

  • Jazzin' It Up

    The Campbellsville University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jennifer Tinnell, performed at CU's chapel service last Wednesday morning.

    The ensemble will have its home concert Thursday at 8 p.m. at Ransdell Chapel. That performance is free and open to the public.

    The group will be performing modern and traditional jazz pieces and percussion numbers.

    Chad Floyd is the percussion director.


  • 'Dracula' was a bloody good time

    It was a bloody good time. I went to see "Dracula" performed at Actors Theatre in Louisville two weekends ago. The play was full of everything I expected - blood, scary looking vampires, fog, plenty of suspense and a live rat.

    OK, I didn't expect the rat ... especially when it opened its box on its own and attempted to crawl out into the audience. I have to say, the actor playing the character in charge of the rat handled the situation well by nonchalantly going over to the box and firmly closing its lid.

  • School flu vaccine clinics announced

    The Lake Cumberland District Health Department has announced upcoming 2009 H1N1 vaccine clinics for students and staff at Campbellsville and Taylor County and Kentucky Christian schools.

    The first clinic is Wednesday, Nov. 11 for students at Campbellsville and Taylor County elementary schools and also for students at Kentucky Christian School.

    Middle and high school students will be vaccinated the following week, on Nov. 20.