Today's News

  • Do you know a special woman?

    Each year in May, the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors Taylor County women with a special section. The newspaper also asks for help from the community in choosing one special woman who has particularly excelled in her career, community and church during the past year.

    Residents send in their nominations for Taylor County Woman of the Year and then a committee of News-Journal staff members and others chooses a winner based on those nominations.

    Anne Fraim was named the 2008 Taylor County Woman of the Year.

    Well, it's that time once again.

  • Lady Tigers collect four MSC tilts.

    Campbellsville University's softball team pounded 12 home runs over the weekend while sweeping both Pikeville and St. Catharine and running its record to 28-5-1 overall and 12-1-1in Mid-South Conference play.

    "Would I have thought we'd be hitting the ball the way we are going into the season ... no," said Lady Tiger softball coach Shannon Wathen. "This is one of the best hitting teams I've had. Their off-season work is really paying off right now."

    Bailey Dillender had two homers and all four RBI in Saturday's first game win against the Lady Bears.

  • This is no time for secrets

    It seems as if secrecy is becoming the norm rather than the exception in our community's governmental affairs.

    Campbellsville City Councilman David Nunery asked last week for a private meeting with Councilmembers and Fiscal Court magistrates to discuss the City and County's budget problems.

    And, apparently, he got what he asked for.

  • The older I get ...

    Why is it that the older we get, the more we cherish our youth?

    It's not that I want to be young again ... heavens no. I've just begun to cherish those memories of years past, which really don't seem quite as old as they really are.

    A couple of months ago, I found a friend from 30 years ago on Facebook and, just Monday, I joined an alumni group from the junior/senior high school I attended at Subic Bay Naval Base in the Philippines. My family lived there for two years in the 70s before my dad retired from the Navy and we moved to Campbellsville.

  • Chalk Art

    Jackie Bottoms, 15, and Kimmy O'Brien, 14, recently created cheerful artwork with chalk along the concrete wall of Central Plaza.

  • Phillips-Brunelle

    Daniela Phillips and Chris Brunelle, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 16.

    Phillips is the daughter of Ralph Phillips and Marsha and Michael Williams, all of Kutuwa, Ky.

    She is a student at Campbellsville University with plans to graduate this year. She also owns Movieland Video.

    Brunelle is the son of Carl Brunelle of New Hampshire and the late Caryl Brunelle.

    He is retired from the U.S. Army Military Police.

    Invitations to the wedding have been sent.


  • Campbellsville man injured in Green County crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in single-vehicle crash in Green County on Friday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, George C. Buck, 18, was driving a 1993 Mazda on U.S. 68, just west of Greensburg when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, crossed a ditch and struck a culvert. The crash occurred at 10:37 p.m.

    Buck, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital. He was treated and released.

    KSP Trooper David Smith investigated.

  • Police searching for Greensburg man

    Kentucky State Police are searching for a Greensburg man wanted on several sex-related charges.

    Police said Gary E. Oler, 46, is wanted on charges of using a minor in a sexual performance, distribution of obscene matter to minors, two counts of first-degree attempted sexual abuse and 10 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • On Target for Christ set for Saturdays in June

    Mt. Roberts Baptist Church is beginning an archery program for adults and children ages 8 and up.

    On Target for Christ will take place each Saturday in June at Veterans Memorial Park.

    Attendees will learn how to shoot archery and about Christ.

    Those ages 8 to 13 must have a parent present to participate.

    Registration will take place April 18 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park. Entry fee is $10 for the first family member and $5 for each additional member. Bows and arrows will be furnished.

  • Cornettes honored with baby shower

    Jordan and Dakota Cornette were honored with a baby shower by Good Hope Baptist Church. They are expecting their first child in mid-April.