Today's News

  • Leadership class seeks students

    A community's wealth relies a great deal on its entrepreneurs, according to Ron Hustedde, extension professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

    Hustedde is the director of Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute, which is recruiting in 22 south central Kentucky counties for its next class of fellows.

    The institute is looking for 30 people who are interested in building entrepreneurial-friendly communities and coaching individual entrepreneurs.

  • Taylor, Downs in All-Star game on Saturday

    Campbellsville High School seniors-to-be Bryton Taylor and Thomas Downs will play for the West team in the Kentucky High School Coaches' Junior All-Star basketball game on Saturday at Bellarmine University.

    The West team consists of players from the Fifth and Sixth Regions while the East squad is made up of players from the Seventh and Eighth Regions.

    Taylor competed recently in the B/C Camp at Georgetown College while Downs is considered a Division 1 prospect in football, being observed at summer work-outs by Kentucky, Louisville and Western Kentucky.


  • Let Jackson rest in peace

    I took great offense to a guest editorial by Daniel B. Kline published on Monday's Central Kentucky News-Journal Opinion Page. But that's the problem with opinions. Everybody's got the right to share theirs, whether we like what they say or not.

    Kline was angry with the attention the death of Michael Jackson has gotten. He was even more angry that news coverage seemed to focus on his accomplishments rather than the controversy that has marred his career during the last few decades.

  • Rainfall has both good and bad effects on local crops

    Local farmers have mixed feelings about the large amounts of rainfall the area has received this year.

    Rainfall in Taylor County is 4.45 inches above normal for this time of year, according to Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources. That's both good and bad news for farmers, particularly those growing corn and tobacco.

  • C-ville 10-11s are District Champs

    Campbellsville stormed through round-robin play in the 5th District 10-11-year old Little League Tournament at Miller Park and did the same in the finals, defeating Washington County 13-3 in four innings.

    The local squad won all four of its games by an average of 10 runs.

    Washington County trailed 9-0 before posting a three-run third.

  • Magistrates table City's request for help

    The County has tabled a request from the City of Campbellsville to help pay for a new ladder truck for local firefighters.

    At Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers discussed a letter he received earlier this month from Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen.

    In the letter, Allen states that the City has received a $731,975 federal grant to purchase a ladder truck for the Campbellsville Fire Department.

  • Beauty pageant is July 18

    The fourth annual Summersville Shining Stars beauty pageant will be Saturday, July 18 beginning at 10 a.m. ET at Summersville Elementary School gymnasium.

    Those wishing to compete in the open pageant must pre-register. No registration will be taken after Saturday, July 11.

    Registration will be available starting at 10 a.m. ET Saturday, July 4 at Greensburg IGA and at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11 at Forcht Bank in Summersville.

    For more information, contact Elizabeth at (270) 405-4882 after 7 p.m. ET or visit www.summersvilleshiningstarsbeautypageant.piczo.com.

  • TRH to offer violence in the workplace course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will offer a class on violence in the workplace.

    This course is an overview of responses to potentially violent situations in a work setting, how to recognize a possibly dangerous situation and how to formulate a plan to defuse a violent action.

    The class will be presented Friday, July 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    All classes are in the TRH Learning & Resource Center at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville and are $10 for non-TRH team members. 

    To pre-register, call 789-5862.

  • Blood drives are July 10, 11

    Looking for a way to give back to your community this summer? The American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to try donating blood for the first time or continue donating if you're already a blood donor.

    "The number one reason people give for why they don't donate blood is because no one asked them to," Lori Medley, director of donor recruitment for the American Red Cross River Valley Region, said. "On behalf of the Red Cross, I'm asking you to make an appointment to donate blood today - and to make the commitment to being a regular blood donor."

  • TRH to offer first aid class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present an American Heart Association pediatric first aid course Friday, July 10 from noon to 4 p.m.

    The class will provide participants with a sound foundation in the techniques of pediatric first aid. Upon completion, participants will receive course completion certification.

    All classes are taught at the TRH Learning & Resource Center located at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville. Cost for the class is $50, which includes the book.

    Pre-register by calling the TRH Learning & Resource Center at 789-5862.