Today's News

  • Adopt-a-Highway volunteers start work

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean Kentucky highways. The Transportation Cabinet has announced that the Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will be March 22-28.

    Nearly 1,100 groups now participate in Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program, which the cabinet established in 1988. Volunteers clean about 8,000 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.

  • Budget meeting ends in questions

    A Fiscal Court committee has asked the City for money to help balance next year's jail budget.

    On Monday night, a combined budget committee made up of members of Campbellsville City Council and Taylor Fiscal Court met to discuss ways to combat what officials say is now a shortfall of about $370,000 in the 2009-2010 jail budget.

    The Committee was formed and met after two meetings of the Court's Budget, Audits and Personnel Committee.

  • Lady Tigers open today in nationals

    Ginger Colvin was a starting point guard for Campbellsville University in the NAIA Division 1 Women's Basketball Championship and was an assistant on NAIA Hall of Fame Lady Tiger coach Donna Wise's staff for several trips to Jackson, Tenn.

    However, today she will guide her first team to the national tourney when the Lady Tigers battle Columbia (Mo.) in a first-round game at 10 this morning.

    The 32-team tourney began yesterday with two other teams (University of the Cumberlands and Lindsey Wilson College) from the Mid-South Conference also in the field.

  • Property transfers for March 19

    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.

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Charles and Kathy Tarter of Rose Lane in Columbia to Tom and Diane Adler of South Hemlock Circle in Columbia, a tract of land near the right of ways of KY 55 and KY 565, 0.45 acre, $10,000.

  • Kudo: St. Baldrick's

    To live in a nation in recession, Taylor County residents have certainly stepped up to the plate in the name of children.

    Saturday's St. Baldrick's event, which raises money to support cancer research for children, raised $30,000, which is $10,000 more than the goal.

    Take a glance at the photos on today's Front and Accent pages and those in a slideshow on our Web site at cknj.com. And then thank those who shaved their heads - in honor of our children.


  • Upcoming sporting events

    Thursday, March 19

    UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL — Campbellsville vs. Columbia (Mo.) in NAIA Division 1 National Championship first-round game in Jackson, Tenn. (10 a.m.).

    UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL — Campbellsville in Orlando, Fla.

    Friday, March 20

    UNIVERSITY BASEBALL — Pikeville at Campbellsville (1:00).

    UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL — Campbellsville/Columbia winner vs. LSU-Shreveport/Oklahoma Baptist winner in NAIA Division 1 National Championship second-round game in Jackson, Tenn. (1:30).

  • Cigarette taxes hit smokers early

    Attention smokers. That expensive habit will soon cost you even more.

    On April 1, two new cigarette taxes will go into effect, forcing smokers to pay nearly $1 more per pack, $10 per carton.

    House Bill 144, state legislators' response to Kentucky's revenue shortfall, will double the current state tax on cigarettes from 30 cents to 60 cents. In addition, retailers will pay a one-time stock tax to the state on the tobacco products they have in stock on April 1. On the same day, a federal tax of $1.01 per pack - an increase of 62 cents - also takes effect.

  • Kudo: Lady Tigers

    Ginger Colvin has been to the NAIA Division 1 Women's Basketball Championship in Jackson, Tenn. as a Campbellsville University player and as an assistant coach.

    Today, she will be guiding her first squad as head coach when the Lady Tigers battle Columbia (Mo.) at 10 a.m. ET.

    This will be the 17th national appearance for the Lady Tigers in basketball, the first 16 coming under the direction of NAIA Hall of Fame coach Donna Wise.

    Good luck. We'll be watching.


  • Onions on pizza or blood pressure control?

    "Hello, Supreme Pizza, Carmen speaking, how can I help you Dr. Applebaum?"

    How do you know my name?

    "Caller ID, my friend, would you like the usual, vegetarian with extra onions delivered to 23 High Side Lane?"

    That would be great.

    "Ok, Dr., it will be there in 20 minutes and we'll charge it to your credit card on file, OK?"

    Sure, thank you, goodbye.

  • Have you plans to help?

    Commonwealth Cleanup Week starts Sunday. Have you made your plans to help?

    Commonwealth Cleanup Week is an annual weeklong event geared toward cleaning up Kentucky's communities. And all across the state, groups are gearing up to clean roadsides and parks in their communities.

    Last year, more than 5,151 people participated in the statewide event, picking up 14,860 bags of trash along 1,846 miles of roadway and cleaning up 26 dumps statewide. Participants also collected and recycled 337 appliances and 3,956 tires.