Today's News

  • 4th of July Celebration kicks off on Friday

    The 44th annual Campbellsville-Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration is set to return this week, with festivities kicking off Friday.

    According to board chairman Allen Gaddis, the event is the largest Independence Day celebration in this area, with past estimates between 20,000 and 25,000 for those participating in the festivities any given year.

    “We expect to have at least that number this year,” Gaddis said.

  • Homemakers make blankets for cancer patients

    “We can’t catch up with them, there’s just no way.” 

    This was Doris Shofner, the food, health and nutrition chairperson for the Taylor County Extension Office, speaking candidly about the need Taylor Regional Hospital’s Cancer Care Center has, noting that “the need is so great out there because they’ve got so many new patients every day.”

  • A New Day in Dairy

    Because June is National Dairy Month, the Central Kentucky News-Journal sat down with local dairy farmer Tony Cowherd, owner of Cowherd Equipment and Cowherd Farms, to discuss his experience in the industry.

    ‘Past, Present and Future’

    For Tony Cowherd, anyone hoping to understand the future of the dairy industry must first look at its past. 

  • Board stands behind library

    Taylor County Public Library’s Board of Trustees met on June 20 to, in the words of a comment they posted on Facebook, “discuss the controversy in response to the library’s recent LBGTQ Pride Panel” which had happened two days prior.

    To understand that meeting, though, it’s necessary to understand the timeline leading up to it.

  • Trace Creek Park Softball Action

    Photos from recent play at Trace Creek Park.

  • Get Fit: Campbellsville Baptist Church's Christian Life Center

    The Campbellsville Baptist Church’s Christian Life Center building first opened in 1989, and since that time, the facility has been a safe haven for people in Taylor County to go and “get fit,” according to Robyn Lawless, assistant to the student and activities pastor.

    The facility has a wide range of activities available in which people can participate.

    The basketball gym floor is open every day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for “lunch ball” and every Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

  • Pickleball takes off in area

    Scott Parks was visiting family in Florida about four years ago when he heard of a sport with a funny-sounding name.

    His brother-in-law, Jim, asked Parks if he, his wife, Christy, and his twin sons, Cooper and Tanner, wanted to join in a game of pickleball.

    Intrigued and eager to learn a new sport — no matter how funny the name might sound — the Parks trio said yes.

  • New state laws take effect June 27

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2019 session will go into effect on Thursday, June 27.

    That means law-abiding adults will be able to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, employers will be required to make certain reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees and electric scooters will be regulated by state law.

  • CBD oil has some ‘tingling’ with excitement

    John L. Moore

    “CBD oil sold here.”

    These signs — or some variation of it — are seemingly popping up in front of every store, ranging from pharmacies to gas stations and everything in between.

  • Kid SpOt raising funds for adaptive playground

    John L. Moore

    The morning of June 12, the non-profit Kendyl and Friends Foundation, based in Harrodsburg, announced it had partnered with the Kid SpOt Center to bring a disability-accessible playground to Campbellsville.

    Brandy Close, co-owner of Kid SpOt, said the inclusive playground was a dream she and other co-owner Jennifer Houk had thought about for a while.