Today's News

  • Eagle Scouts deserve honor

    It's pretty special when a young man completes the requirements necessary to become an Eagle Scout. Such an honor shows the commitment, perseverance and dedication necessary to achieve such a feat.

    But to have an entire troop earn the Eagle Scout honor ... we are very much impressed.

    A story on today's front page details just such an occurrence. If you see these young men out in the community - or their parents or troop leaders - congratulate them for a job well done.


  • One injured in KY 210 collision

    A Taylor County man was injured Wednesday in a crash on old KY 210 loop.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Marion Rutledge, 54, of 156 Dean Durham Road was traveling east at 3:57 p.m. when he lost control of his Yamaha Yuma motor scooter on loose gravel in the road and overturned.

    The report states that Rutledge was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue with a broken leg and multiple cuts to his head. He was treated and has been transferred to another hospital.

  • Juvenile admits to breaking window, robbing store

    A juvenile was arrested Tuesday night after confessing to throwing a brick through the front window of Pit Stop on Lone Valley Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, sheriff's deputies received a complaint at nearly midnight that an alarm had been triggered at Pit Stop.

    The report states that, prior to sheriff's deputies arriving on the scene, a witness stated that a vehicle had fled the scene and was traveling north on Old Columbia Road.

  • Motion filed for new trial in wrongful death case

    A Greensburg attorney has filed a motion asking for a new trial after a jury found that Taylor Regional Hospital failed to provide adequate care for his client's wife but didn't award the woman's family any damages.

    Danny Butler filed a wrongful death claim in Taylor Circuit Court in April 2007 on behalf of William H. Wethington, executor of the estate of Betty H. Wethington.

  • Rescue response better than national average

    Ask anyone at Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and they'll tell you seconds count. And if you ever need Rescue, chances are they'll respond quickly.

    The average response time for Rescue in July was 7.46 minutes. While there is no set standard, the national average is 9 minutes.

    Rescue Director Allen Bottoms was pleasantly surprised with the average response times. This isn't a statistic that he checks often.

    "We're pleased with that time," he said.

  • Trading spaces

    The Taylor County Courthouse will soon look different inside, but not just because Taylor Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress' office won't be there.

    Many offices in the building will shift locations after Burress moves his office to the nearly completed Taylor County Judicial Center.

    A committee to coordinate the move met Thursday to discuss the changes in office and storage space.

  • Reaching the Top

    They are the best of the best. They've earned the highest rank the Boy Scouts of America can bestow. The six members of Boy Scout Troop 149 in Campbellsville are now Eagle Scouts.

    And to have six scouts from one troop earn that distinction is nearly impossible.

    In fact, according to the Boy Scouts of America, only about 5 percent of all Scouts earn the top honor. Add Spencer Dalton, Kris Spegal, Zach Bottoms, Andrew Eppers, Tyler Bland and Matt Eppers to the short list.

  • TRH to offer 'Fun Foods for Kids' class

    Children need proper nutrients to grow strong and healthy, but treats and serving sizes also need to be limited so that children will not develop weight and health problems.

    Taylor Regional Hospital will host a class that will assist caregivers in learning principles of good nutrition and how to involve children in food preparation. Healthy snacks will be prepared and served during class.

  • Public record for Aug. 20

    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.


    David S. Calhoun, 54, of Domus Court in Springfield, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, $718, alcohol drug education program, license suspended for 120 days.

  • Cook interview to air on "Dialogue on Public Issues"

    Roger Cook, left, new superintendent of the Taylor County School District, was recently interviewed by John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president at Campbellsville University, on his "Dialogue on Public Issues" show.

    The interview will air on CU's WLCU TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10, on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.