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  • One-on-one with mayor and judge

    The City and County's upcoming budgets have been the topic of many recent governmental meetings.

    Central Kentucky News-Journal staff recently spoke with Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers about the situation.

    Both were asked the same questions, and here are their responses.

    Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen

    Q: How did the City and County get in this situation?

    A: Rising costs led the City's budget woes, Allen said.

  • Mt. Gilboa Road closed today through May 18

    Mt. Gilboa Road, located off of KY 527, will be closed beginning today through Monday, May 18.

    According to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers' office, the road will closed to replace a bridge. 

    Drivers who need access to the area may enter through Finley Ridge Road.

  • Presenting the Class of '09

    Campbellsville University hosted two commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, for graduate and undergraduate students, respectively.

    Degrees were given to more than 400 students.

    Watch Thursday's issue of the Central Kentucky News-Journal for more photos and www.cknj.com for a slideshow.

     

  • Police officer is Outstanding Emergency Services member

    It was just before Christmas. Campbellsville Police Officer Shannon Wilson was dispatched to a domestic dispute. A couple and their children were stranded with a car that wouldn’t start. The car trouble had been going on for some time, Wilson said, and tensions came to a head that day.

    What Wilson did next is testimony to what Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield describes as the “kindness of his heart.”

  • Woman accused of assault

    The Campbellsville woman who was charged last week with arson now faces charges that she held another woman prisoner and beat her for more than two hours.

    In a report by Campbellsville Police Officer Jason Simpson, he stated that police received a complaint at about 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2 reporting an altercation at Geneva Mae Brown Hicks' West Walnut Street home. Hicks' 2-year-old son was inside the home at the time. The child was later taken to Hicks' sister's home on White Rose Road.

  • Woman of the Year reception

    Laura Wilds, left, listens as Mayor Brenda Allen and Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers read a proclamation that honored her being selected as the 2009 Central Kentucky News-Journal Taylor County Woman of the Year. More than 60 people attended a reception Thursday afternoon at the News-Journal office in Wilds' honor.

  • Prom: Taylor County High School

    More than 400 students attended the Taylor County High School prom Saturday.

    With the theme "An Evening in Morocco," parents and students spent a week decorating the gym and cafeteria for the event. The prom was followed by a breakfast at Phillips Lanes from 1 until 3 a.m.

    See a slideshow of more photos on today's Home page at www.cknj.com.

  • KCS teacher is Educator of the Year

    Most people probably haven't given much thought to what sea creature they would be, if ever given the chance. But Elizabeth Wigginton probably has.

    And her goal of challenging her fourth-grade students at Kentucky Christian School has paid off.

    Elizabeth Wigginton received this year's Outstanding Educator of the Year Award at the recent Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

  • Woman arrested on arson charge

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with arson after she allegedly set her sister's home on fire Saturday night.

    But the arrest came several hours after an earlier incident involving Geneva Mae Brown Hicks.

    In a report by Campbellsville Police Officer Jason Simpson, police received a complaint at about 3 p.m. reporting an altercation at Hicks' West Walnut Street home. E-911 dispatch told Simpson that shots had been fired inside the home.

  • 'Grease' is the word

    Taylor County High School's Drama Department will present "Grease" by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey tonight through Saturday at the Campbellsville University Theater. Performances begin at 7 nightly and admission is $5 per person.

    For more information, call Karen McAnelly at 849-2301.