Today's News

  • Russell Springs man drowns at lake

    The body of a Russell Springs man who died Saturday after drowning in Green River Lake will be transported to Mexico, his home country.

    According to Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officer Gabe Welch, who investigated the incident, the man had been missing in the water for four hours.

    Welch said the man, Jorge Rojas Ayala, 34, was one in a group of five people from Russell Springs who came to the lake on Saturday at about 3 p.m. to swim.

  • Buchanan completes basic training

    Army National Guard Pvt. Robert J. Buchanan has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • Public Record for June 22

    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-051, filed 6/10/09; Cash Express of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Karen Orberson of E. Poe Young Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on contract, $245 and court costs.

    District Civil Filed

  • Knifley, Burton honored with wedding shower

    Ashley Knifley and Craig Burton were honored with a wedding shower on Saturday, June 13. Missy Gabehart and Sherry Gabehart hosted the event. Pictured are, from left, Sonya Caldwell, the groom's mother; Craig and Ashley; Missy Gabehart, the bride's mother; and Sherry Gabehart, the bride's aunt. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, June 27.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital Wound Healing Center celebrates second anniversary

    The Taylor Regional Hospital Wound Healing Center celebrated its second anniversary on Friday, May 22. The health care specialists at the Wound Healing Center provide a treatment plan designed specifically for patient's individual needs. 

    Conditions managed at the Wound Healing Center include chronic non-healing wounds such as arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, traumatic ulcers and lacerations, and venous ulcers. Other types of wounds commonly seen and treated at the center are acute wounds, surgical wounds, osteomyelitis, fasciitis and abscesses.

  • Kelly, Hardin earn promotions at TCB

    Taylor County Bank has named two young women to key positions within the organization.

    Heather Kelly has been appointed as security officer for Taylor County Bank, and Karen Hardin was promoted to the position of assistant security officer. 

    Kelly joined the bank in 2001 and is currently a customer service representative. Hardin serves as loan processor in the loan department at the main branch.

  • Birth Announcements

    Jim and Sharon Thomas of Lebanon announce the birth of a son, James Richard Thomas III, at 8:23 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 1/2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    Grandparents are Earl and Doris Jean Sandusky and Jimmy and Charlotte Thomas, all of Lebanon.

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    Thomas and Tosha Miller of Mannsville announce the birth of a daughter, Jules Marie, at 10:14 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 1/2 inches long.

  • Bale joins Shaggy's Salon

    Terra Bale has joined the staff at Shaggy's Salon.

    Bale specializes in custom cuts for men, women and children.

    Walk-ins are always welcome or call for an appointment. Shaggy's is located at 125 Phillips Drive right across from Phillips Lanes.


  • All region baseball champs go to state in 2010

    There's an old saying that if you keep a tie long enough it will come back into style. That will be the case with state tournament baseball.

    For 2010, all 16 regional winners will advance to Applebee's Park to compete for the championship and the semi-state will be eliminated.

    The regional tournament will start Memorial Day with second round action that Thursday and the finals the following Tuesday, giving everyone a week and a half to play their regional tournament. The single elimination state tournament with all 16 teams would start that next Monday.

  • Taylor Board amends school calendar

    The school week for Taylor County students will now end at 1 p.m. on Fridays.

    During a special meeting Tuesday, the Taylor County School Board approved an amended 2009-2010 calendar proposed by incoming superintendent Roger Cook.

    Cook said weekly, two-hour professional development sessions are needed to implement performance-based learning. This allows students who already know the material they are being presented to move on if they pass an exam.