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  • Ashley Portraits Opens

     

     Photographer and artist Kent Ashley recently opened Ashley Portraits in Campbellsville. Specializing in weddings, senior portraits, commercial fashion and family portraits, Ashley Portraits opened in 2007 in Lexington. Private art lessons and portrait art are also available.

    He is a graduate of Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. Ashley and his wife, Stacey, have a daughter, Kathryn.

    To schedule an appointment, call (859) 227-4751.

  • Green River Lake's "Big Oak" Tree Falls

     

  • Police offer tips to prevent vehicle theft

    October is national Crime Prevention Month and Campbellsville Police Department is offering tips to help residents stay safe.

    Officers are focusing on preventing vehicle theft, because Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette says when most vehicles are broken into, their doors have been left unlocked.

    According to information Hazlette provided, here is the criminal's point of view when he or she is contemplating burglarizing a motor vehicle.

  • CU to stage "9 to 5"

     

    Campbellsville University's Theater Department and Town Hall Productions will stage Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" the musical, starting today, Thursday, Oct. 9.

    Performances will be in the Russ Mobley Theater on campus tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m., tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

    "9 to 5" was originally a movie, which Parton made into an iconic musical in 2008. The story revolves around three women, Doralee, Violet and Judy, as they try to get rid of their oppressive boss.

  • CU to stage "9 to 5"

     

    Campbellsville University's Theater Department and Town Hall Productions will stage Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" the musical, starting today, Thursday, Oct. 9.

    Performances will be in the Russ Mobley Theater on campus tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m., tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

    "9 to 5" was originally a movie, which Parton made into an iconic musical in 2008. The story revolves around three women, Doralee, Violet and Judy, as they try to get rid of their oppressive boss.

  • CU to stage "9 to 5"

     

    Campbellsville University's Theater Department and Town Hall Productions will stage Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" the musical, starting today, Thursday, Oct. 9.

    Performances will be in the Russ Mobley Theater on campus tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m., tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

    "9 to 5" was originally a movie, which Parton made into an iconic musical in 2008. The story revolves around three women, Doralee, Violet and Judy, as they try to get rid of their oppressive boss.

  • Newton faces Wise for county sheriff

     

    Two people want the job of protecting Taylor Countians, but voters will decide which candidate they want in charge.

    On Nov. 4, voters will be asked to vote for either current Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton to continue in his duties, or for challenger Paul Wise to take over.

    Central Kentucky News-Journal staff members sent questionnaires to all candidates who filed in contested races on this year's general election ballot.

  • After nearly five decades, local business closing

     

    For nearly five decades, they have sold the comforts of home. But soon, the doors will close for the final time.

    Lake Village Furniture co-owners and brothers Lilburn Hedgespeth and Ralph Hedgespeth will soon retire.

    Beginning today at 10 a.m., the Hedgespeths will have a sale at their store, with everything available at a discounted cost. And when the last piece of furniture is sold, Lake Village will close for good.

    "I'm 74 and he's 81. It's time," Ralph said.

  • Couple named state's tree farmers of the year

     

    Standing on the 1,500 acres, the land is quiet and still. The peace of the open area permeates throughout the farm.

    But soon, nearly 100 people make their way through the farm, after seeing firsthand just what makes it so special.

    Harry and Karen Pelle of Bradfordsville recently received the Kentucky Tree Farmer of the Year award at the Kentucky Forest Industries Association meeting.

    The Pelles operate their tree farm on property that has been owned by their family for decades. And they say receiving the award is truly an honor.

  • Final tobacco buyout payments coming

     

    Ten years after the tobacco buyout, producers who opted for 10-year annual payments are expected to receive the final 5-percent of their last payment around Oct. 30.

    Pat Hardesty, county extension agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources, said about half of tobacco producers opted for the Tobacco Transition Payment Program in 2004. The other half took a discounted lump sum offered by Farm Credit Services and some banks in exchange for their annual payments.