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Local News

  • Back to the classroom

    It’s time for students to begin preparing for the upcoming school year.
    Classes start the first week of August, and local schools have provided information students will need to begin the year with success.
    The News-Journal will publish a series of three stories to inform students — and their parents. Today’s issue includes information about orientations. Monday’s CKNJ will have a story about dress codes and school supplies. Campbellsville and Taylor County bus route schedules will be published when they are available.

  • Miss Kentucky: Jefra Bland named second runner-up

    Calen McKinney
    reporter@cknj.com

    Campbellsville native Jefra Bland was named second runner-up at this weekend’s Miss Kentucky pageant.

  • National Ice Cream Day

    Sunday was National Ice Cream Day.

  • Woman accused of murdering husband

    A Campbellsville woman has been accused of murdering her husband with an overdose of morphine.

    Kathleen Wise, 60, of 4203 Bengal Road was arrested Tuesday at 5 p.m.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, the office received a call on July 7 about a death that occurred on June 8.

    The report states that Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney pronounced Joseph Kenneth Wise, 71, dead at his home in Campbellsville. At the time, it was believed Mr. Wise had died of a heart attack.

  • Overhead Door Corp. recognizes distributors for sales excellence

    Overhead Door Corp., a leading manufacturer of overhead doors and openers for residential, commercial and industrial construction applications, recently recognized 125 of its U.S. and Canadian Ribbon Distributors as recipients of the Eagle Award for significantly exceeding sales goals for 2010.
    These awards were presented during Overhead Door’s 90th anniversary celebration event in Puerto Rico on May 21.
    Overhead Door Co. of Campbellsville was among the award recipients.

  • Taylor joins Shannon’s Salon

    Donna Taylor has joined Shannon’s Salon, located across from Gatti’s Pizza at 1308 E. Broadway in Campbellsville.
    Taylor specializes in dimensional color and highlighting and is experienced in precision hair cutting, perms and hairstyling.
    Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other times are available by appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

  • Forcht Bank collects more than 3,000 donated phones

    More than 150,000 troops are serving overseas and are away from their families. To help them call loved ones back home, Forcht Bank recently had a “Cell Phones for Soldiers” campaign to collect cell phones for recycling.
    Forcht Bank asked its customers and communities to donate cell phones and accessories they are no longer using, resulting in more than 3,000 cell phones being brought in to various banking centers. This does not include all of the additional batteries, chargers and other peripherals that were also donated.

  • Gold, silver and diamond buyers coming to Campbellsville

    The International Gold, Silver and Diamond Buyers will be making a stop in Campbellsville at Holiday Inn Express, located at 102 Plantation Drive, on Tuesday, July 26 through Saturday, July 30. The show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
    The group will be purchasing coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries. The event is free and open to the public.

  • FSA reminds landowners of CRP responsibilities

    The Farm Service Agency reminds Conservation Reserve Program participants that the participant is responsible for maintaining the established practices according to the CRP or CREP conservation plan of operation throughout the contract period.
    This responsibility includes excluding livestock and controlling soil erosion along with controlling diseases, insects, undesirable plants and noxious weeds to a level that does not adversely affect the long-term sustainability of the established species or that poses offsite drift problems.

  • BBB releases latest scam list

    The Better Business Bureau has released its list of the latest scams and bad business.