• Nominate a state employee for Ambassador Award

    As governor, I am amazed time and again at the fortitude, work ethic and professionalism our state employees exhibit. Through budget cuts and the demand to do more with less, they continue to rise to the top and work to serve others.
    Every state employee should be proud of the role they play in meeting the needs of so many Kentuckians across the Commonwealth with professionalism, consistency and pride. I could not run state government without them. I am constantly reminded of the great job they do as Jane and I travel the state.

  • Recylcing trailer thanks

    On behalf of the students and staff of Taylor County Elementary School, I would like to publicly thank Magistrate Ed Gorin.
    Gorin helped provide TCES with our very own recycling trailer. This recycling trailer will allow our school to forge ahead in recycling and promoting environmental awareness among our students.
    Being such a large school, we will provide a positive when thinking of the amount of recyclable material we can collect.
    We urge anyone interested to come by the school to see our new trailer located behind the cafeteria.

  • Distinguished Young Woman leaders show appreciation

    On Aug. 27, 19 of our community’s most outstanding girls competed for more than $13,000 in cash scholarships and more than $70,000 in college-offered scholarships.
    We are all very pleased that Kimberly O’Brien was named our first Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County.

  • Woman appreciates man's respect

    My name is Wanda Cash Perkins and I wanted to express my sincere appreciation to a total stranger. I sure hope he reads the CKNJ.

    My aunt, Maxine Phillips, passed away a few weeks ago and we were on our way to the Memorial Gardens cemetery in Campbellsville.

    As we were crossing the intersection at Broadway and Columbia Road, we noticed several people were driving slower and some had pulled to the side of the road to show their respect. Although it is not a law that this be done, there are still a lot of people that do it.

  • Chamber thanks golf sponsors

    I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the hole sponsors, corporate sponsors, and to those who donated items for our goody bags.

    Without these people the Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Scramble would not be a huge success. Thanks to the following: Greg's Furniture, Burkholder Insurance, Lyon-DeWitt, P.C. Clark, Magnolia Alley, Team Taylor County, Lee's Famous Recipe, Q-104, Smith-Altman Ins. H & W Sport Shop, Creek Side Restaurant,

  • Reader still suports Postal Service

    Sept. 7, I mailed a $62 check to our local post office, with a pretty Forever stamp on the envelope, for the renewal of my P.O. Box I've had for some 30 years.

    No matter if they cut Saturday delivery, my P.O. Box will have my mail.

    I'm sticking with a business I learned to depend upon 70 years ago, USPS!

    Anne Fraim


  • Volleyball thanks

    Taylor County High School Volleyball Boosters would like to thank everyone who participated in our corn hole tournament on Aug. 27. We would also like to congratulate our first place winners, Larry Gadberry and Junior McDonald, and our second place winners, Mike Squires and Matt Sanders.

    We would especially like to thank them for donating their winnings back to the TCHS Volleyball team. Your kindness and support is greatly appreciated.

    TCHS Volleyball Team

    TCHS Volleyball Boosters

  • Citizenship award thanks

    To Wanda Washington, Eddie Rogers and all involved with Greater Campbellsville United, thank you for the Citizenship award bestowed upon me last Friday, Sept. 2 during the "Music on the Courthouse Square" event. It was truly a big surprise.

    Now I know why my wife Trina just about had a spaz attack when I told her that my doctor had advised me to stay at home. I am so glad that I came.

  • Repeal free trade agreements

    The jobless situation that has been the spotlight in the news led me to voicing my concerns to Senator Mitch McConnell.

    I'm deeply concerned about the jobless situation. As a small business owner, I share the suffering of the effects of jobs going overseas. You voted for CAFTA and NAFTA. I share the belief with most other people that these free trade agreements are the central reason why jobs are extremely scarce.

  • Child abuse in your county

    Chances are there's a child being abused or neglected within a few miles of you today. Child abuse knows no economic, geographic or social barriers. It can happen in virtually any neighborhood, in any community and in any county in the state.

    Abuse and neglect results in shattered lives, ruined childhoods, broken families and sometimes even death. In fact, a recent study revealed that the state of Kentucky led the nation in the number of deaths stemming from child abuse and neglect.