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  • Black Friday

    A sluggish economy didn't keep shoppers away from Campbellsville stores "Black Friday" morning in search of a good deal.

    Several local business managers and owners say this year's Black Friday shopping crowds were busy, and they hope the large crowds remain throughout the holiday shopping season.

    Dakota Farms owner Julie Pippin said Friday was a good day for her business, which opened its doors at 7 a.m. She said the store didn't have a day-after-Thanksgiving sale last year.

  • Economic status better than most

    Taylor County seems largely untouched by the nationwide economy's downward spin. The unemployment rate remains among the lowest in the region and two companies have located in the county this year.

    "Taylor County has been very blessed," said Ron McMahan, executive director of Team Taylor County. "In September 2008, we had the lowest unemployment rate of all the counties surrounding us. We also have the lowest unemployment rate of any county in our planning region, the Lake Cumberland Area Development District."

  • Biology class adopts endangered animal

    Students in advanced biology classes at Taylor County High School have a new classmate. The new classmate is short, furry and has a white handlebar mustache.

    The classmate could be a male but is most likely female. The classmate's name is Hailey. Or Charley. Or maybe Harley or another combination of Hailey and Charley. Hailey/Charley has never uttered a word but has become fast friends with his - or her - classmates.

    As a matter of fact, the classmates have adopted it.

  • KSP gears up for increased Thanksgiving holiday traffic

    With fuel prices hovering around $1.85 a gallon, Kentucky State Police officers expect increased traffic on the roadways this holiday.

    Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday of the year for motorists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The four-day holiday driving period includes heavy traffic, weather and long-distance road trips, which combine to create severe travel conditions. Often, family celebrations include alcohol, which later evolves into impaired driving.

  • Other teen Thanksgiving letters

    Brittany Jackson

    Thankful

    Being thankful for some may be for their career or their health, but for me, I'm thankful for the simple things in life. I'm thankful for my beautiful daughter, my wonderful mother, and my crazy, outrageous siblings.

  • Other adult Thanksgiving letters

    Thankful

    I am originally from Tennessee. I am so thankful to God for bringing me to Campbellsville, for bringing me home. I am so blessed to have an awesome church like Elkhorn Baptist Church and two awesome preachers like Brian Rafferty and Haywood Riner. God has truly blessed me with a church family that loves everybody no matter how down and out they are.

  • Contest winners announced

    "A single thankful thought towards heaven is the most perfect of all prayers."

    —Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

    Today is a time to reflect on the many ways we've all been blessed. And hundreds of people put their reflections into 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.

  • Arts & Crafts Festival

    Saturday’s annual Green River Arts and Crafts Festival at Taylor County High School featured everything from food, quilts and jewelry to Christmas decorations, dolls and purses.

  • Man pleads guilty to assault, drug charges

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to assault and other charges after being accused of threatening to kill himself and several other people.

    Danny Berry, 26, of 45 Amber Drive in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Nov. 18 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Berry pleaded guilty to second-degree assault, possession of marijuana, possession of drug supplies, first-degree fleeing or evading police and first-degree wanton endangerment. A charge of first-degree attempted burglary was dismissed.

  • Gas ... How low will it go?

    The temperature was hovering around the freezing mark Thursday afternoon as Betty Witham stopped to fill up her vehicle after work. But at least the cold air is the only pain Witham and other motorists are feeling at the pump these days.

    After peaking with the near record high price of $3.98 in September, gas prices have plummeted steadily. On Thursday, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded in Campbellsville was $1.69.

    "If they can get gas prices down this low, you'd think they could keep them low," Witham said. "I hope they do."