Today's News

  • The Green Room is a 'Main Street retreat'

    The Green Room, an organic salon and day spa, celebrated its grand opening on Friday, May 15.

    Owners Karen and Will Patton purchased the 130-year-old building, located at 130 E. Main St. in downtown Campbellsville, in March 2008. The historic building has previously housed a drugstore, poolroom, craft shop, grocery store and even the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    The Pattons renovated the historic building to create a unique atmosphere of inspiration that facilitates relaxation and rejuvenation while keeping much of the original charm of the building. 

  • TRH names Clinical Services Person of the Year

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently recognized clinical services team member of the year nominees and a team member of the year was named. 

    Kristi Lanham, PACS coordinator, radiology department, was presented with the TRH Clinical Services Team Member of the Year Award.

  • Lady Cards drop 5-2 semi decision to Central

    In regular-season games this year, the Taylor County and Washington County softball teams were separated by one run in a two-game split.

    On Monday in Radcliff, in the first round of the Fifth Region Tournament at North Hardin, the two teams couldn't have been further apart.

    Taylor County used 16 free passes, served up by two Commanderette pitchers, and run-ruled WCHS 12-0 in five innings.

    "Anything can happen, and we certainly didn't expect this," said a dejected Commanderette coach Christy Baker. "Too many errors, walks and no hitting."

  • Taylor Schools has new superintendent

    Taylor County Schools has a new superintendent.

    Roger Cook, who is wrapping up his fourth year as Russellville Independent superintendent, was named the new Taylor superintendent at a special meeting Monday night.

    Cook, a former Taylor County resident, signed a four-year contract and will be paid $120,000 a year. His first day will be July 1.

    Cook was one of 34 people who applied for the position, which will be vacated by Gary Seaborne at the end of June. Seaborne has been Taylor superintendent for 27 years.

  • CU Tigers ousted from NAIA World Series

    Campbellsville University was eliminated form the Avista-NAIA World Series on Saturday 6-5 by Southern Polytechnic State (Ga.)

    For the Tigers, their first trip to the NAIA World Series was made up of lost opportunities in Lewiston, Idaho.

    The Tigers left 21 base runners stranded in two games (13 on Saturday).

    Campbellsville led 2-1 and 4-3, but left five runners on base in the last three innings while trying to rally against the Hornets.

  • Extension office offers "Couponing 101" class

    The Taylor and Green county extension offices will offer "Couponing 101" classes.

    To save big bucks using coupons at the grocery, attend a free coupon class to find out how.

    A class will be Tuesday, May 26 at 2 p.m. ET at the Green County Extension Office. Classes are free and will last no more than two hours.

    Call the Green County Extension Office at (270) 932-5311 to register for a class.

    Those interested may also join the Coupon Club to learn even more and have access to more coupons.

  • Circuit court action for May 11

    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.

    On Taylor Circuit Court Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George's April 21 docket:

    - Timothy A. Beams, 41, of 3500 Hodgenville Road in Campbellsville, April 2004 diversion completed, third-degree arson dismissed.

  • It's your turn now, graduates

    "It is only the ignorant who despise education."

    -Publius Syrus (42 B.C.)

    Knowledge. Education. Learning. Growth. No matter how old we get, learning is imperative. One can never learn enough.

    Each of us learns something new every single day. Sure, it might not be as complicated as a foreign language, physics or calculus. It may just be a new neighbor’s name or that the price of gas dropped a penny.

  • Nominees sought for entrepreneurship awards

    In today's trying financial times, analysts predict that small businesses and entrepreneurs can play a more important role than ever before in growing the economy of Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

    With this in mind, nominations are being sought for the 2009 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards. These awards seek to celebrate success in entrepreneurship by recognizing businesspeople and entrepreneurs in 55 Kentucky counties - including Taylor County - who have created and are managing a successful enterprise. 

  • Appeal denied for convicted sex offender

    The Court of Appeals has denied a convicted sex offender's latest attempt at voiding his prison sentence.

    In August 2004, Ronald Eugene "June Bug" Osinger Jr., now 29, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison on four counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse and three counts of intimidating a witness after he pleaded guilty to the crimes two months earlier.

    The alleged victims in Osinger's case, however, recanted their testimony before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram two years later.