Today's News

  • Grace Notes

    As I write this, it's Day 8 of my 10 days off.

    The first five days were a blur of not doing much - reading, laundry, cleaning out my bathroom junk drawer. I watched a lot of reality TV, dozed on the couch, thought about washing my windows, made a pot of black beans one day, which were very good, thought about cleaning out the refrigerator.

    Then came Day 6 - Beach Day. We strapped our bikes onto the back of the truck and drove to Clearwater Beach, the clear, blue sky and hot, hot sun designed by the chamber of commerce.

    Or perhaps God.

  • Precept study begins Aug. 6

    "Kinsmen-Redeemer" is a study for those who have never taken a Precept class and for those who like to study inductively.

    A study of the Book of Ruth, Kinsmen-Redeemer tells about Jesus and his willingness to "pay the ultimate price."

    Precept Bible studies reach across denominational lines without compromising the truth of God's word.

    Classes will take place on Thursdays from Aug. 6 through Aug. 27 at Bethel First Presbyterian Church, located at 502 E. Main St. in Campbellsville, from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.

  • Fourth of July Celebration features float contest

    Truth Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church's "The Fight For Freedom Is Never Finished" float took first place in the AutoSmart float contest during the annual Fourth of July parade.

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration committee awarded $850 in prize money during the annual Taylor County Bank parade on Saturday, July 4 in downtown Campbellsville.

    First prize received $500, second $250 and third $100.

    Floats were required to be patriotic and reflect the theme of "Honoring Those Who Fight for Our Freedom."

  • Birth Announcements

    Curtis and Rachel Moss of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, McKinley Taylor, at 4:44 a.m. on Saturday, April 25 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are John and Missy McKinley of Campbellsville, Bill and Rebecca Wyatt of Eddyville and Mike Moss and Ronnie and Tammie Creason, all of Summersville.

    Great-grandparents are Judy Rogers of Lebanon, Ruth Thomas of Columbia and Geneva Sidebottom and Damon Sallee, both of Campbellsville.

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  • Historical Society hosts annual picnic

    Taylor County Historical Society hosted its annual picnic on Tuesday, June 16. Several attended.


  • Celebrating in style

    The headline says it all. For those of you who took the time to enjoy at least some of the multitude of events scheduled as part of this year's Fourth of July Celebration, we know you were as impressed as we were.

    Friday activities have picked up in abundance - and popularity - and a large crowd enjoyed what Main Street had to offer. Having the K-Country Showdown on Main also seemed to be a popular addition.

    The weather cooperated for much of the day on Saturday, and shortly after 7 that morning several hot air balloons took to the skies.

  • Grand jury charges woman with arson

    The Campbellsville woman accused of setting her sister's house on fire earlier this year was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury on arson and other charges stemming from the incident.

    Geneva M. Hicks Brown, 39, of 108 W. Walnut St. was charged in two separate indictments with first-degree arson, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree assault and first-degree unlawful imprisonment.

  • Jailer sees inmates working as a benefit to community

    They might be seen picking up trash on the side of the road or adding a fresh coat of paint to fire hydrants. That's because several local organizations are using Taylor County Detention Center inmates to provide services for the community.

    And, so far, according to Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, the program is going well.

    Benningfield says he sees the detention center as a service to the community and that using inmates for work purposes is a perfect example of that.

  • Public record for July 6

    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.

    Small Claims Filed

    09-S-046, filed 6/4/09; Campbellsville Independent School District v. Rhonda Christie of Fern Drive in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes Campbellsville Middle School PTSA, $1,096.49 and court costs.

  • U.S. Rep. Guthrie received hoax letter

    At least three congressional offices in Kentucky - including one of Brett Guthrie's - have received threatening letters that purported to contain anthrax.

    Investigators determined the anthrax threat was a hoax, congressional spokespeople said.

    The offices of U.S. Reps. Geoff Davis, Guthrie and Ed Whitfield received the letters in the mail Monday morning.

    A staffer in Guthrie's Bowling Green office opened one of them and immediately called authorities, Guthrie's spokesman, Nate Hodson, said.