Today's News

  • Downtown development coordinator honored for efforts

    Campbellsville Downtown Development Coordinator Donna Logsdon was honored recently for her efforts in helping revitalize Main Street.

    Awards were given out in several categories at the Kentucky Main Street Conference in Frankfort on Oct. 22.

    Among them were service awards, honoring those with five or more years of service, for which Logsdon was named one of several winners.

  • Details of Campbellsville Police suspensions released

    Details about the suspensions of three Campbellsville Police Officers have been released after an open records request was filed by the News-Journal.

    All suspensions were due to Police Department policy violations, according to Police Chief Dennis Benningfield. No criminal acts were committed.

  • Academy gives residents a taste of policing

    It started as a routine traffic stop. But the moment the intoxicated driver jumped out of his truck, the incident took a quick turn for the worst. Gunshots rang out. The officer was down. Only 12 seconds had passed since the officer first stepped out of his cruiser.

    Anything can happen. That was the point driven home Thursday night during the Kentucky State Police's Citizen's Police Academy.

  • Waiting in Line

    Taylor County Health Department staff administered 80 injections and 135 nasal sprays of the H1N1 vaccine at its second flu shot clinic.

    According to Amy Tomlinson of the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, there are no other clinics scheduled for Taylor County until more vaccine is received.

    Watch the News-Journal for more on upcoming flu clinics.

    For more information, contact the district health department office at (800) 928-4416 Ext. 132.


  • Street discussion may not be over

    Discussion about the new street beside the Taylor County Detention Center might not be over just yet.

    An ordinance adopted by the Campbellsville City Council in September 2006, and signed by then Taylor County Judge/Executive Paul Patton, states that after the street is completed it is supposed to be turned back over to the City.

    Taylor Fiscal Court did just the opposite at its last regular meeting by voting to keep the street as a County road and make it one way.

  • Harvest Time

    Hay rides. Mazes. Picking your own pumpkin. These are fall traditions John and Delaina Russell wanted to bring back.

    "It's just something we always wanted to do," Delaina said. "We wanted to get people out and enjoy and experience farming and nature."

    With the help of Delaina's parents, Dwain and Theresa Brockman, the Russells converted a portion of their Heavenly Haven Farm into a fall agritourism attraction.

  • Distracted driving is deadly driving

    "I took my eyes off the road for only a second - and then, it happened."

    Distracted driving is a common occurrence. More than 53,000 distracted driving-related crashes occurred last year in Kentucky, resulting in more than 15,000 injuries and 199 fatalities.

    To address this problem, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety recently kicked-off a "Distracted Driving is Deadly Driving" campaign aimed at changing driver behavior. The campaign ties in perfectly with the nationwide effort to reduce distracted driving crashes.

  • Bertram attends judges college

    Chief Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Ray Bertram, who serves Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties, participated in the 2009 Circuit Judges Fall College on Sept. 20-24 in Lexington.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the college for Circuit and Family Court judges throughout the state.

  • Homecoming memories

    I love this time of year. The fall mornings and evenings are cool, giving me hope that winter is on its way.

    Fall is a time for children to play in the leaves, enjoy a last few warm days and then begrudgingly drag out long-sleeved clothing.

    It's also a time for homecoming, whether it's a family reunion, church revival or something of a larger scale such as Campbellsville University's annual homecoming festivities.

  • Campbellsville woman injured in four-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville woman was taken to the hospital after being involved in a four-vehicle crash Monday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3:15 p.m., Robert Anderson, 22, of Campbellsville was driving a 1999 Toyota Corolla east on Broadway when he became distracted, failing to notice vehicles stopped in front of him.