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  • Nominations sought for annual Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit

    The Kentucky Commission on Women is currently seeking nominations of outstanding Kentucky women to be honored in the Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit in the Capitol.

    Nominations for Kentucky Women Remembered must be submitted by Dec. 1. Nomination forms are available on the KCW Web site at www.women.ky.gov.

  • One injured in collision

    A Greensburg man was injured Friday in a one-vehicle collision on Fallen Timber Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Michael Rakes, 39, of 275 Thunder Road was driving his 1998 Toyota pickup truck west on Fallen Timber Road at about 7 p.m. when his tire went flat and caused him to cross the eastbound lane and strike a tree.

    The report states that Rakes was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by private vehicle. He was treated for head and neck injuries and released.

  • What are you thankful for?

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

    If so, write to us.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal is sponsoring an 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.

  • Tax audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the annual audit of the settlement of 2007 taxes by Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp.

    The audit found Shipp's financial statement fairly represented the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period of May 1, 2007, to April 30, 2008. The statement was also found to conform with the modified cash basis of accounting.

    Luallen found no instances of noncompliance and no matters involving control of financial reporting and operations.

  • Taylor County Marching Invitational

    The beat of the drums and the chant of the crowd could be heard from far away.

    Twelve bands competed Saturday in preliminary and final competition at the Taylor County High School Marching Invitational.

    Garrard County received the Mom Weekes grand championship trophy, along with the overall best color guard award. Washington County was the reserve grand champion, with Russell County receiving the overall best percussion winner.

  • Four charged in sealed indictments

    Four Campbellsville residents have been indicted on drug and other charges in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Indicted were:

    - Jeff Bonar, 42, of 301 Kerr St. was indicted on a charge of second-degree selling codeine.

    Bond was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted, Bonar could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • Finally Home

    Tamara Parkison

    Correspondent

    Forty-nine years after his death, Earl Lotter took his last and final ride home to Kentucky.

    Early Friday morning, Aug. 12, Lotter's family watched nervously as a vaulted casket was raised with care from his grave in Whitley County, Ind., where Lotter had lain since his death on July 11, 1959. The vault was placed on a flatbed trailer and pulled unceremoniously south on I-65 by pickup truck.

  • Many eligible Kentuckians have not yet claimed stimulus checks

    Staff Report

    More than 67,000 eligible Kentuckians may have money coming to them from the Internal Revenue Service, but they must act by Oct. 15 to claim it.

    Last year, Congress passed an economic stimulus package that provided most low- and moderate-income American families a check for hundreds of dollars.

  • 'Political change' drives Kentucky voters

    Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    Iraq will take a back seat to the economy, while promises of "political change" will ultimately drive Kentucky voters this November.

    That's according to a sampling of elected leaders and political professors across the state, who expect the outcomes of this year's 2008 general election to be revealing - if not that surprising - in Kentucky.

    Pollsters and political analysts predict the state will again be "red" this November.

  • Mobley recovering from surgery

    State Rep. Russ Mobley, R-Campbellsville, is recovering from surgery performed last week to repair a fractured hip.

    According to Mobley's daughter, Suzanne Bennett, he fell in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 5 when he had gotten out of bed.

    Bennett said Mobley had limited mobility before he fell, and fractured his left hip in the fall.

    Mobley was taken to Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown. He underwent surgery last Monday afternoon and is currently in rehabilitation.