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Local News

  • Carney seeks re-election to State House

    Citing his public service and continuing advocacy for educational advancements, State Rep. Bam Carney, R-Campbellsville, will seek his second term in the Kentucky House of Representatives as the voice of the 51st House District.

  • Carter is December Chamber speaker

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 10 at noon at the Campbellsville University Banquet Hall.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, is the guest speaker. The university is also the lunch's co-sponsor.

    The cost is $8 for chamber investors and $10 for non-investors.

    Reservations are to be made at the Chamber by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Any cancellations after Tuesday will be billed. Reservations made after the deadline will cost $1 more.

  • More Thanksgiving letters from teens

    Grace Arnold

    Freshman

    Campbellsville High School

    Thankful Essay

  • More Thanksgiving letters from children

    Makayla Dicken, 8

    Kentucky Christian School

    Thanksgiving Thanks

    Hi, my name is Makayla Dicken.  I am a third grader at Kentucky Christian School.  I wanted to share how I am thankful and blessed. 

    My dog, Mia, is the best pet I could ever have!  She loves me no matter what happens and she is very playful.  She is a fun and loyal pet.  She will always be there for me.  She is the best pet I could have ever received.

  • That "holiday" kinda feelin'

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas .... as evidenced by the crowds at Saturday’s Homemaker Bazaar and Taylor County Arts & Crafts Festival.

    Above are photos taken at both events over the weekend.

  • Officials say diabetes cases increasing

    Its presence is increasing, local officials say, but the disease is manageable and there is help available for those who need it.

    Diabetes is a medical condition that keeps a person's body from processing sugar normally, according to Taylor County Health Department RN and Diabetes Educator Donnetta Tungate. If sugars don't get to a person's cells, she says, it just stays in the bloodstream, resulting in a high sugar level.

  • Bertram will run for County Attorney

    John D. Bertram has announced his candidacy for election as Taylor County Attorney.

    The County Attorney serves as legal adviser to the Fiscal Court and is the chief prosecutor in Taylor County for misdemeanor offenses.

  • One injured in Spurlington Road crash

    A Mt. Sherman woman was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle crash on Spurlington Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Janice Smith, 50, of 1245 Despain Road was driving a 1989 Dodge pickup truck on Spurlington Road at about 6 p.m. when she ran off the road and struck a ditch.

    She was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where she was treated and released.

    Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox investigated.

     

  • Thanksgiving winners announced

    The holiday we celebrate today is a time for us to reflect on all the ways we have been blessed. Hundreds of people put their thoughts to words in the Central Kentucky News-Journal's annual Thanksgiving Essay Contest.

    The contest asked readers to think about how they have been blessed and what they're most thankful for in their lives.

    A winner was selected from three different age categories.

  • More Thanksgiving letters from adults

    Paula M. Burress

    Campbellsville

    What am I most thankful for?

    I am thankful for the life that the Lord has blessed me with.  I am thankful for my husband, my children, my parents, and my extended family and friends.  I am thankful for my church family.  I am thankful for my home, I am thankful that I have a job right now thru this difficult economic time.  I am thankful to have transportation to get to and from work. I am thankful for food on the table.  I am thankful for my health.