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  • Harmon files for mayor

    Paul Harmon has announced his intentions to run for Mayor of Campbellsville.

    Harmon has stated that he wants to give residents a choice to vote for a candidate who prefers making tough spending cuts rather than increasing taxes. He says he opposed and voted against the new City occupational tax.

    If elected, Harmon said he intends to work closely with County officials to form a new tradition of helping each other and to heal the bitterness between the two governments that has been a cost to both City and County residents.

  • Tough Times: Jobs getting harder to find

    Jason May was starting to worry. He'd lost his job at TG Kentucky in February 2008 in Lebanon and his unemployment benefits would soon be ending.

    Rather than going to an employment agency, May decided to find a job on his own. He contacted about 17 different businesses, sending applications to several.

    "I never heard anything back from any of them," May said. "At that point, I was worried."

    May contacted The Work Connection. He didn't have to wait long at all before they called back with a job.

  • Haydon makes campaign stop in Campbellsville

    Democratic candidate for State Senator Jodie Haydon met with about 40 supporters at Taylor County Middle School on Tuesday night.

    Haydon, a former state representative, was selected earlier this month as the Democratic choice for the upcoming special election for the Senate's 14th District seat. The seat was vacated when Dan Kelly resigned to accept an appointment to the 11th Judicial Circuit.

    Speaking to his supporters Tuesday, Haydon said one of his top priorities has always been education.

  • Filing under way for 2010 election

    Candidate filings are now under way for what is expected to be a large election year.

    Candidates began filing Wednesday, according to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, with just under 20 declaring their candidacy by Friday. (See related story for a list of candidate filings so far.)

    In Taylor County, 48 offices will be up for grabs on the Nov. 2 General Election ballot. (See list of offices below.)

  • What are you thankful for?

    Is there someone who has made a tremendous impact in your life? Has a special someone done something extraordinary on your behalf? What are you most thankful for?

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal is sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving essay contest in which readers are asked to reflect on some of these questions.

    The winning essays will be published in the News-Journal on Thanksgiving Day.

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

  • Phillips files for re-election

    Richard Phillips has announced his intentions to run for re-election for 6th District magistrate in Taylor County.

    He is married to Marnie Phillips and has four children, Edlynn, Lauren, Hannah and John Michael as well as a grandson, Aidan.

    Phillips is the current magistrate from the 6th District and a 21-year employee at Taylor Regional Hospital. He is a volunteer with several organizations, including the Salvation Army and the Crusade for Children, and is also a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church.

  • Gribbins files for judge/executive

    Taylor County broadcaster Greg Gribbins filed registration papers last week, officially entering the Republican primary for Taylor County Judge/Executive in 2010.

    With more than 30 years' experience in the radio business and several years volunteering on local community service committees, Gribbins says he brings unique qualifications to public office.

    Gribbins has attended more than 1,000 local government meetings in his career, including more than 200 of the Taylor County Fiscal Court. He says he understands local government and local business.

  • Tough Times: Clipping coupons can save a family big dollars

    She enters the grocery store armed and ready. After selecting her cart, she opens her binder divided into neatly organized categories. A calculator sets at the ready, along with a pencil and ink pen to check off her items. She also has two paperclips ready - one holding the ones she expects to use and one to separate the ones she will give to the cashier when paying.

    Campbellsville resident Susan Wise is a couponer - and a good one at that.

  • Liberty child dies after being struck by car

    A Liberty child is dead after he was struck by a minivan in Campbellsville on Thursday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 4:35 p.m., Alex Gonzalez, 2, ran out of Peddler's Mall and into the path of a 2002 Ford Windstar minivan, driven by Tammy Moore, 51, of Greensburg.

    Gonzalez was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. He was pronounced dead by Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney.

    Moore was not injured.

  • Jazzin' It Up

    The Campbellsville University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jennifer Tinnell, performed at CU's chapel service last Wednesday morning.

    The ensemble will have its home concert Thursday at 8 p.m. at Ransdell Chapel. That performance is free and open to the public.

    The group will be performing modern and traditional jazz pieces and percussion numbers.

    Chad Floyd is the percussion director.