Today's News

  • Celebrate reading

    There's nothing like a good book, and the Taylor County Public Library tries to keep that idea alive, even during the hot, lazy months of summer.

    Each year, the library participates in a statewide summer reading program sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. This year the theme was "Be Creative @ Your Library."

    The free program is for children of all ages. Those who participate also receive free coupons for various statewide attractions.

  • J.D. and Ruth Bland Meadows to celebrate 65th anniversary

    J.D. and Ruth Bland Meadows will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 3.

    The couple have two sons, Dan Meadows of North Canton, Ohio, and Jerry Meadows of Dayton, Ohio. They also have seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


  • First Baptist hosts community reception for Woods-Ayers

    First Baptist Church hosted a community reception at the Imani Center in honor of Diane Woods-Ayers on June 6.

    Woods-Ayers has served the Campbellsville Independent School District as its superintendent for the past four years and has resigned her position to explore other job opportunities.

    The reception was from 5 to 7 p.m. with representatives present from the religious, judicial, business and academic areas of the Campbellsville community.

  • In the Garden

    The Campbellsville Woman’s Club annual Lawn & Garden Tour was Saturday and featured 10 properties this year — Campbellsville University, Dr. Ralph and Laura Tesseneer, Jesse and Bettye Jean Kincheloe, Dennis and Judy Surna, Lisa Gupton, Jesse and Lois Kendall, Don Metzmeier, Larry and Judy Grooms, Dale and Barbara Witham, and Roger and Elaine Witham.

    Above, top row from left: a bee settles on a Shasta daisy at the Surna home, a bear figurine appears to be fishing in a pond and a swing surrounded by fragrant flowers invites visitors to rest at the Metzmeier home.

  • Stop trying so hard!

    Here's a backwards, upside-down thought: What if you went to church and the pastor pointed his finger and said, "Stop trying harder."

    Alan Kraft, the pastor of a church in Greeley, Colo., wrote a book last year called "Good News for Those Trying Harder." The good news being: Stop!

    The book idea came after he had received a 12-page letter from his youth minister detailing how hard he had tried to grow close to God by doing all the things he thought he should: striving for obedience, memorizing scripture, praying for others, confessing all known sin.

  • Hogue celebrates 90th birthday

    Anna Hogue celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends on June 20. She received many cards and flowers from past students and friends. Hogue, center, is pictured with her son, Perry, left, and her daughter Mary Osborne, right.

  • Property transfers for June 25

    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.

  • Governor says gaming proceeds would help state economy

    Kentucky is not alone in its financial misery. From the East Coast to the West Coast, states are facing enormous revenue shortfalls ranging from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars, and many have been forced to slash key programs and raise taxes.

    In Kentucky, where our projected shortfall for the coming year has been officially set at $996 million, or 10.7 percent of our General Fund budget, I'm recommending we do neither.

  • Amel and Carolyn Reynolds Baker to celebrate 50th anniversary

    Amel and Carolyn Reynolds Baker will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on Sunday, July 12.

    The Bakers were married July 11, 1959, at Elk Horn Methodist Church by Bro. McDowell. Colby and Gloria Deener served as attendants.

    The Bakers have one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda Baker of Campbellsville. They also have four grandchildren, Casey Baker, Cody Baker, Adam Smith and Wendy Bryant; and four great-grandchildren, Case Baker, Wesley Baker, Morgan Bryant and Evan Bryant.

  • Celebrate our independence ... with caution

    We will celebrate our nation's independence on Saturday with a celebration the likes of which most communities only dream about.

    A story on today's front page gives all the details and there's a schedule of events we can clip out and take with us so we don't miss any of the exciting activities planned.

    Then, on Saturday night, the annual fireworks show will attract thousands to the Miller Park area.

    Fireworks are an American summertime tradition, especially around the Fourth of July. But, unfortunately, so are fireworks injuries.