Today's News

  • War memorial ceremony is Nov. 7

    The David Allen Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Taylor County Historical Society are sponsoring a ceremony at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 to place additional names of Taylor County's Revolutionary Soldiers on the bronze plaque on the Taylor County Court House Square.

    The names of four men - Moses Mears, John Parrott, Capt. William Phillips and Lewis Webb - will be added to the 43 patriots who were listed in a ceremony in 1978. They have hundreds of descendants here in Taylor County.

  • This week, a little about a lot

    As I watched the stoplight turn from green to yellow, then red - for the fourth time - I started to wonder about those people who design intersections.

    I was sitting at an exit at the center of Green River Plaza one afternoon last week. It was after work and I was making a quick stop before heading home.

    My vehicle was sixth in line at the light to cross KY 210. I planned to drive straight across and on to the bypass. However, everyone in front of me wanted to turn left.

  • Trick or Treat

    Local children will get a jump start on Halloween this year.

    For the first time, downtown businesses will hand out treats to trick-or-treaters Saturday from noon until 2 p.m.

    "Things are happening downtown," said Karen Patton, organizer of the event and owner of The Green Room. "We just wanted to invite people to come downtown and check out our progress."

  • CU to host Severns Valley senior pastor

    The Rev. Bill Langley, senior pastor of Severns Valley Baptist Church, will speak at Campbellsville University's chapel service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 in Ransdell Chapel.

    The public is invited to the chapel service.

    Langley has also pastored three churches: First Baptist Church of Meridian, Okla.; First Baptist Church of Mustang, Okla. and Harvest Baptist Church of Ft. Worth, Texas.

    He was born in Somerset in 1959, and two years later, his family moved to Elizabethtown, where his late father, Dr. Leslie Langley, opened a private practice in pediatrics.

  • A learning experience

    A man by the name of Tom Bodett once said, "The difference between school and life? In school you are taught a lesson then given a test. In life, you are given a test and then taught a lesson."

    My experience as an intern at the Central Kentucky News-Journal has certainly been a test for me. It has been a test of character and one that has shown me what I am truly capable of.

    It has imprinted into my memory the idea that I can do whatever it is I set my mind to do. I have learned that hard work and dedication are key to making any experience successful.

  • Property transfers for Oct. 22

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "Property Transfers" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Bryan R. and Lisa Hunt of Whitlock Road in Campbellsville to Coy and Mary L. Sluder of Columbus, Ind., Lots 56 and 57 of the Greenleaf Subdivision, $110,500.

  • Governor names Kelly as Circuit judge

    For the past 19 years, Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, has served Kentucky as a state senator, so it only stands to reason that he would be addressed by that title. Not so.

    "You can't call me that anymore," Kelly joked when addressed as "Sen. Kelly" in a Monday interview.

    Following the news of his appointment to a vacant judgeship in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Kelly said he is pleased to have received the honor from Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • Campbellsville men arrested on robbery charges

    Two Campbellsville men were arrested and charged with robbery following an incident Saturday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, two men were walking along Handley Avenue at about 1:05 a.m. when a vehicle pulled up. According to the two men, two other men, later identified at James Robert Tungate, 21, and Edgar Tyler Lewis Davis, 20, got out of the car and allegedly assaulted them.

    Tungate and Lewis also allegedly took personal items from the men. The two men told police that they did not know their attackers.

  • Virtuoso Horn Duo and Friends to perform at LWC

    Area residents have an opportunity to enjoy a concert Friday, Oct. 23 when the Virtuoso Horn Duo and Friends American Tour 2009 makes a stop at Lindsey Wilson College.

    The concert will feature works by Kerry Turner, Robert Schumann, John Williams, Billy Strayhorn and Jerome Kern.

    The concert - which is part of the 2009-2010 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series - will be at 8 p.m. ET in the W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

  • Long-time club member named "Homemaker of the Year'

    Jeannie Seaborne was just 9 years old when she attended her first homemakers' meeting. Now, decades later, she is the 2009 Taylor County Homemaker of the Year.

    At age 6, Seaborne was adopted, and it wasn't long after that when her mother, Loula Speed, brought her along to a homemakers' meeting.

    Seaborne said she enjoyed interacting with the women in the club, many of whom would let her help with the crafts they made.