Today's News

  • Greensburg man arrested after altercation

    A Greensburg man was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence after an altercation in Campbellsville on Friday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers received a call at 10:38 p.m. about a man with a gun in a parking lot on First Street. At the scene, officers discovered that Terry L. Bishop, 20, of Greensburg had allegedly pointed a rifle and threatened Robert L. Anderson, 21, also of Greensburg. Bishop had fled the scene.

  • Police buy state-of-the-art tools with stimulus funds

    Campbellsville Police officers are a little more high-tech, thanks to some federal stimulus funds.

    Campbellsville Police Department received $32,000 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funds to buy a reflective ultraviolet imaging system to detect fingerprints and a computerized composite sketch program.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said both pieces of equipment will be valuable tools for officers.

    The fingerprint machine, which can also take a picture of fingerprints, is a rarity, Benningfield said.

  • CU to display musical instruments

    Campbellsville University's Art Gallery, located at 205 University Drive, is featuring the exhibit "The Many Faces of Musical Instruments," through Friday, Sept. 11.

    The exhibit, created by Dr. Han Kuo-Huang, former professor of music at Northern Illinois University, features a collection of musical instruments from all around the world.

    A reception for Kuo-Huang will be in the Art Gallery on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.

  • Fall festival planned for Sept. 12

    The second annual Fall Heritage Festival at The Homeplace on Green River will be Saturday Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The festival will have heritage activities such as a corn maze, a blacksmith, quilt displays, a hay castle, food vendors and more.

    Those who attend will see apples pressed for juice, a blacksmith make items how they were made before electricity was invented, quilts made by hand, how to make items from clay, and more.

  • First noontime organ recital is Sept. 8

    Nevalyn Price Moore, who retired in 2008 after 28 years as part of the Campbellsville University School of Music faculty, will lead off the Noontime Organ Recital Series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 12:20 p.m. in CU's Ransdell Chapel.

    Her recital will include works by Gerald Near, J.S. Bach, Noel Goemanne and Jean Langlai. Moore formerly dedicated the organ in Ransdell Chapel during her tenure at CU.

  • 'Come Paint With Us' event is Tuesday, Sept. 8

    A "Come Paint With Us" event will be offered at the Taylor County Extension Office beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

    Any person who wants to paint with acrylics is invited to this organizational meeting.

    Everyone from seasoned artists to those who have never picked up a brush is welcome to attend. Those attending can bring paint and brushes if they have them.

    Those wishing to attend should call 465-4511 to help organizers plan the event.

  • Property transfers for Sept. 3

    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.

    Adam and Holly Wood of Elk Horn Road in Campbellsville to Kevin and Rita Spires of Elliott Ridge in Elk Horn, tract 1 of the Wood Division, 2.9196 acres, $16,081.50.

  • County sets new tax rates

    Though some rates will decrease and others will increase, County tax revenue is expected to remain the same.

    In the past, Taylor County Fiscal Court has each year approved a "compensating" tax rate, which means that the new tax rate is expected to bring in about the same amount of money as the previous year's rate.

    Magistrates agreed to do the same this year at Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting. The compensating rate does not require a public hearing.

  • Tebbs Bend flea market is Saturday, Sept. 12

    Tebbs Bend is becoming known for more than just its Civil War history. It's also the place to go for a 3-mile-long flea market.

    The annual Tebbs Bend Road Community Wide Flea Market will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12.

    If it rains heavily Saturday morning, the flea market will be canceled.

    The 13th annual flea market is hosted by the Tebbs Bend-Green River Bridge Battlefield Association.

  • Free concerts a great deal

    Taylor County has been blessed with regard to the arts.

    The Central Kentucky Arts Series and Campbellsville University already provide many unique opportunities. And, now, the annual Music in the Park concert series is kicking off its new year.

    Sponsored by Greater Campbellsville United, the City of Campbellsville and Taylor Fiscal Court, Music in the Park brings a series of free musical performances to Miller Park's amphitheater on Fridays in September.

    And each week features a different type of music.