• Hittson is newspaper summer intern

    Ellen Hittson, a student at Campbellsville University, will be working as a summer intern at the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    Hittson was chosen among all applicants for the Kentucky Press Association internship.

    A senior in mass communications, Hittson is originally from Bowling Green and plans to pursue a journalism career.

    At CU, Hittson is involved with the Campus Times and is beginning her fourth year on the Lady Tiger Swim Team.

  • Hord's Landscaping hosts ribbon cutting

  • Dead animal removal prices increase

    The Taylor County Conservation District has announced that fees to pick up dead stock have increased. However, because of grant funds available, the district is able to reimburse the producer all of the pickup cost through June 30.

    Producers must bring in the bill from A&S Livestock to receive the reimbursement. Producers who used the service from July 1 up to next May 1 will be reimbursed the difference between the cost share amount they received and the actual cost of the pick up.

  • 2011 Master Conservationist announced

    J. Anthony "Tony" Reynolds has been selected by the Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District as the recipient of the 2011 Master Conservationist Award.

    Nationwide less than 2 percent of individuals who participate in production agriculture are awarded this distinguished title.

  • Xtreme Fitness offers SilverSneakers

    Xtreme Fitness of Campbellsville and Columbia is now offering The SilverSneakers Fitness Program.

    Eligible members who have select Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans can receive a basic fitness center membership with which they can enjoy specialized low-impact SilverSneakers fitness classes focusing on improving muscular strength and endurance, mobility, flexibility, range of motion, balance, agility and coordination.

  • Celebrating a milestone

    In his 30 years as a State Farm agent, Ken Keltner has insured fathers, their sons, and now, even their grandsons.

    "There are just a lot of great people in the community that are honest and trustworthy that I like to do business with," Keltner said.

    And this month, Keltner is celebrating three decades with State Farm. He became a State Farm agent on May 1, 1981.

    "I guess it started a little bit before then," Keltner said.

  • TRH names top Nurse and Extender

    Taylor Regional Hospital hosted its annual Nurse of the Year and annual Nurse Extender of the Year Awards last Monday.

    The Nurse of the Year and Nurse Extender of the Year are chosen by their peers. 

    LPN Frieda Cox was named Nurse of the Year. Other nominees were LaRee Bell, RN; Dana Blair, RN; and Lisa Haliday, RN.

    Cox has been a team member at TRH since 1995. She and her husband, Joe, have four children, Stephanie Nelson, Rebecca Cox, John Cox and the late Karen Cox. They have two grandchildren, Taylor and Blake Nelson.

  • Local man exhibits in art fair

    Taylor County woodworker Michael Harden and his Kentucky Krafter's Gallery has been invited to exhibit work at this year's Kentucky Guild of Artisans and Craftsmen Spring Fair.

    The event will take place at Bowling Green's Slone Convention Center on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults. Children younger than 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

  • Political blogger joins CKNJ

    Tom Wurtz has joined the Central Kentucky News-Journal as a political blogger.

    Wurtz's blogs will be published each Friday at cknj.com. He promises to make readers think, laugh and maybe even cry.

    In 2010, Wurtz decided it was time to improve his political knowledge. He decided to educate himself and offer provocative and entertaining analysis. He has been politically active in federal, state and local issues.

  • Farmers who lost livestock in flooding may be eligible for reimbursement from USDA

    Farmers who suffered losses of livestock due to the recent storms and flooding in Kentucky are reminded that they have 30 days after the livestock loss was apparent to submit a notice of loss with their local Farm Service Agency office.

    The notice of loss is the first step toward applying for partial reimbursement under the Livestock Indemnity Program.