Today's News

  • Hiestand House Art Donation

    John Walker of Frankfort, formerly of Columbia, hooked this area rug featuring a likeness of the Hiestand House. The detailed rug, which took him from February to July to complete, will be donated to the museum after being showed at a national convention in September at the Sielbach Hotel in Louisville. Walker is the nephew of Frances Johnson of Campbellsville. After retiring from state government, he took up the craft of hooking rugs along with his wife Marsha. He is pictured with local historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith.

  • Jeffries, Russell first at Miller Park Classic

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  • Constables take issue

    As readers will see elsewhere on this page, at least a few of Taylor County's constables are upset with something Sheriff John Shipp said at a recent Fiscal Court committee meeting.

    These two constables chose the right approach - taking issue with Shipp's remarks in a letter to the editor.

    However, at Tuesday night's Fiscal Court meeting, another constable, Marshall Graham, took a different route ... stating that News-Journal Staff Writer Calen McKinney must have "gotten it wrong" and that John Shipp wouldn't say such things about constables.

  • Blevins completes Army ROTC course

    Paul B. Blevins has graduated from the Army ROTC - Reserve Officer Training Corps - Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox.

    The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the advanced ROTC course at their college.

  • Hill celebrates 80th birthday

    Fayetta Hill celebrated her 80th birthday with friends on Thursday, Aug. 6 at Café Bonin. Pictured are, from left, Terry Bright, Mildred White, Lois Winfrey, Doris Holt, Virginia Ramsey, her daughters Katy Hill Blancett and Amy Hill Onken, and Hill. The family also hosted a surprise cookout at their home the following Sunday.

  • Property transfers for Aug. 13

    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.

    Earl and Wanda Pike of Mt. Zion Road in Springfield to Christi Lynn Raikes of Bradfordsville, tract 1 of the Ricky Yates Division, $18,400.

  • Look Good ... Feel Better event is Aug. 18

    A Look Good ... Feel Better session will be Tuesday, Aug. 18 at The Green Room from 3 to 5 p.m. 

    The session is for women who are currently undergoing cancer radiation or chemotherapy treatments. The program is a free service of the American Cancer Society.

    Those who attend the session will receive a free makeup kit and information about makeup techniques and wig and skin care.

    To register for the class, call the American Cancer Society Office at (270) 782-9036.


  • 4-H for All

    It was nearly standing room only at Saturday's 4-H For All event at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Area children learned about available 4-H activities, from gardening, crafts and sewing to horses, heifers and goats. Booths were set up both inside and outside the extension office and children were able to participate in several activities.

    Amanda Sublett, county extension agent for 4-H and youth development, said more than 300 people came to Saturday's event.

    For more information about 4-H activities, contact Sublett at 465-4511.


  • Cookout will benefit mission trip to China

    The Rev. Earl Rodgers has taken on the task of raising funds to help support a mission trip to China.

    Drew Underwood, Warren Acres and Kevin Mings are planning a trip to rural China, where they will backpack in and deliver Bibles. The three are also preparing for future groups to follow in their steps. This is their first trip to China.

    Rodgers will cook "a feast of some of the best barbecue available," he says. "We will feed all, regardless of his or her ability to pay. God will handle securing the funds."

  • OLPH to host Stormin' Heaven!

    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church will host Stormin' Heaven! on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

    The event, which is from 7 to 8:45 p.m., will feature Rick Elias, co-founder with Rich Mullins of the Ragamuffin Band.

    All faiths are welcome to attend. CDs will be available to purchase following the event.