Today's News

  • English program a good way to say ‘welcome’

    It has to be difficult to move to a new country, and even worse when you don't speak the language.

    That's why programs in place at local public schools - and at Campbellsville University - are so important.

    If any of you have ever visited another country where you didn't know the language, then you know at least part of what we're talking about. Now, imagine moving to live in that country.

  • One charged in sealed indictment

    A Greensburg man has been charged with selling cocaine in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Christopher R. Tungate, 26, of 3909 Campbellsville Road was indicted on a charge of first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Tungate could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Animal Shelter housing animals from Adair County

    The Taylor County Animal Shelter is assisting the Green River Animal Shelter in housing its animals after an Adair County man was charged with nearly 300 counts of cruelty to animals last week.

    According to a story in the Adair County Progress, David F. Howery, 50, has been charged with 295 misdemeanor charges of second-degree cruelty to animals. He has pleaded not guilty to the crimes.

  • Renaissance meeting date changed

    The next regular meeting of the Campbellsville Renaissance/Historic Preservation Commission will be Monday, March 9 at noon at the Campbellsville Development Center, located at 107 W. Broadway.

    The meeting was originally set for March 3, but was changed because Donna Logsdon, downtown development coordinator, will be attending the National Main Street Conference in Chicago on March 1-4.

  • A special Valentine weekend

    I wanted to share with your readers a blessing that was received this past weekend as I was able to share a Valentine program at our two nursing homes and our assisted living facility.

    I would hope that this would encourage others to visit the residents in these facilities. This is different from a hospital visit, because a hospital visit usually needs to be brief since the patients need rest more than they need an extended visit. But it is different in a nursing home or an assisted living facility.

  • Roberts

    Suzanne and Hearl "Pig" Roberts celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 30 in Alparetta, Ga. with their family.

    The Robertses have three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kimberly and Greg Lovell of Gainsville, Ga., Tammy and Steve Speer of Alparetta and Melody "Missy" Roberts of Spring Hill, Fla. They also have four grandchildren, Phillip Troy and Karley Speer and Ethan and Gabriel Lovell.

    The couple moved to Campbellsville in 1998 from Wimauma, Fla., where they had lived for 38 years.

  • Brockman honored for sports coverage

    Central Kentucky News-Journal Sports Editor Bobby Brockman, right, is presented with a plaque from the Taylor County Athletic Department during the Friday, Feb. 13 home basketball game. The plaque read: "Presented to Bobby Brockman, in appreciation of your coverage and support of Taylor County High School Sports. February, 13, 2009." Presenting the award is TCHS Vice Principal Scott Franklin, left.

  • Update: Church not operating park just yet

    Campbellsville Baptist Church hasn't taken over the operation of Veterans Memorial Park just yet.

    At a meeting of the Taylor Fiscal Court Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee last Thursday night, Magistrate Richard Phillips announced that the lease will be voted on by Campbellsville Baptist's members on Sunday, March 8.

    David Akers, the church's minister of recreation, said Friday morning that he believes the congregation will vote to lease the park, though he can't be sure.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital is a Pink Ribbon Facility

    Taylor Regional Hospital is a certified Pink Ribbon Facility, a distinction awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities that have made an important commitment to raising the standard of care for every patient.

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently expanded its health and wellness services available to women with the addition of a new Selenia digital mammography system from Hologic.

    Digital mammography will allow the hospital to provide its patients with the highest quality of care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

  • On the wings of pigs

    A few years ago I wrote about seeing a pig fly. What I meant by that was seeing the surprising answer to a prayer, something I thought I'd only see "when pigs fly." In other words, never.

    But God seems to delight in never and impossible. A woman who called the newsroom last week reminded me of that.

    She didn't want her name in the paper, but she wanted to tell someone her story. Someone who would believe her and not laugh at her. Someone who believes that God can and does do strange and wonderful and impossibly improbable things.