Today's News

  • Hospital's economic impact is $35 million

    The impact of Taylor Regional Hospital goes far beyond health care.

    According to a Kentucky Hospital Association report, Taylor Regional Hospital has a local economic impact of $35 million.

    The study, based on 2007 data, offers information on employment and salaries, as well as spending estimates. The report, said TRH Board of Trustees Secretary Laura Wilds, shows the hospital impacts far more than local residents' health.

    "It makes me very proud of our hospital," Wilds said.

  • Circuit clerk's office open Saturday

    The Taylor Circuit Clerk's office, located at the Taylor County Courthouse, will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

    According to Taylor Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress, the office was originally scheduled to be open Saturday, April 11. However, due to the Easter holiday, the office will be open this Saturday instead.

    For more information, contact Burress at 465-6686.

  • Two injured in U.S. 68 crash

    Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 68 near Tharp Drive on Friday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Brittany Morgan, 17, of Greensburg was driving a 2003 Kia east on U.S. 68 when she struck a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Erica Blaydes, 25, of Campbellsville. Blaydes' vehicle then struck a 2002 Mercury driven by Nicky Ferguson, 54, of Hardyville.

    The collision occurred at 5:20 p.m.

  • Students, staff gather for prayer walk at CU

    Administrators, faculty and staff, alumni and current students gathered Monday to celebrate the past, present and future of the Campbellsville University education department and dedicate its new building to Christian servant leadership.

    "Campbellsville University has been in the business of preparing educators since the very beginning," Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said at the School of Education prayer walk.

    The building is located at 302 N. Hoskins Ave.

  • Coaching moves also in this area

    The University of Kentucky firing and hiring in men's basketball is not the only school in the coaching news.

    Bethlehem High School filled its boys' basketball position midway last month with the announcement of veteran coach Larry Miller

    Also, at Danville High, veteran coach Sam Harp is quitting for three months and then coming back to guide the Admirals on the gridiron.

  • Pennies in short supply

    A lady called our office last week hoping to persuade one of us to "share" one of the new Lincoln bicentennial pennies with her. While we were sympathetic that she has not been able to find one, we weren't about to mail one of the keepsakes to a perfect stranger.

    It's not like the pennies have been showing up in pocket change.

  • Public Record for March 23

    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

    08-S-145, filed 12/30/08; R&C Quick Cash v. Mythia Russell of Penick Avenue in Greensburg. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for cash advance, $470.60 and $91 in court costs.

  • Man arrested, charged with assaulting woman

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting his wife after he allegedly kicked her in the head.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report filed by Deputy Aaron L. Walters, John M. Mann, 30, of 25 Morgan Trail was arrested at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 29.

    The report states that Mann is accused of kicking his wife and causing a cut on her head. Mann also allegedly kicked the woman in her leg, causing a bruise.

    Walters' report states that the woman was taken to a hospital and treated and released.

  • Tigers lose to LWC, down Cumberlands

    The No. 8-rated Campbellsville University baseball Tigers lost to Lindsey Wilson College on Friday, but rebounded to upend the University of the Cumberlands on Monday.

    The Tigers (23-4) led 8-3 at Lindsey on Friday, but the Blue Raiders scored 11 runs in innings four through six to lead 14-8 before CU plated three in the seventh.

    Catcher Jimmy Voelker had three hits for the Tigers while third-sacker Chris Curley, first-baseman Brian Chase and right-fielder Zach Townsend had two apiece.

  • Council members approve grant applications

    The City is applying for grants that, if awarded, will pay for new equipment and salaries for up to three new police officers.

    At a March 25 special meeting, Campbellsville City Council members gave their approval for Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield to apply for two grants.