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  • Bluegrass Cellular announces Battles in the Bluegrass schedule

    Bluegrass Cellular has announced the games to be featured in the second football season of Battles in the Bluegrass, a high school sports program highlighting rivalry games throughout central Kentucky.
    The featured games and teams are:

  • Volunteers needed at Bluegrass Way

    Volunteers are needed at Bluegrass Way Senior Living Center.
    Staff say they are in need of people who would like to volunteer for devotion times and to do activities with those who live there, such as play a musical instrument or sing.
    For more information, call 789-1200.

  • Financial Peace University classes to begin Sept. 20

    More than a million families have been able to positively change their financial situation through Financial Peace University, the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey.
    FPU teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth.
    FPU is available for churches, military, nonprofit agencies and businesses.

  • BBB releases latest scams and bad business list

    The Better Business Bureau has released its list of the top consumer issues for September.

     BBB Business Reviews now offer more information. BBB Louisville is testing Customer Reviews, which will allow consumers a chance to post comments, positive or negative, that will help others in the search for a business they can trust. BBB will also publish the actual text of customer complaints and business responses as part of each business’s Business Review.

  • Where's the Mail?

    Saturday mail delivery could soon be a thing of the past.

    Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told a Senate committee Tuesday that unless congress steps in, the U.S. Postal Service faces default by the end of the month. Donahoe said funds will be insufficient to make the congressionally mandated $5.5 billion payment to pre-fund retiree health benefits.

  • Man faces second sodomy indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of sodomizing another person more than three years ago.

    Leonard Macon Jr., 20, of 1601 Parkview Drive was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with first-degree sodomy.

    According to the indictment, he allegedly committed the crime between January and November 2008. He is accused of forcing a person to engage in the act.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Ben Riggs investigated.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. Macon was ordered not to have contact with the alleged victim.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex crimes

    The Campbellsville man accused of having sex with a teenager has pleaded guilty to the crime and may spend 12 years in prison as a result.

    A Taylor County grand jury indicted Howard H. Hagerty, 51, of 735 Buckner Ave. in May, charging him with committing two sex-related crimes on March 20 with a child older than 12 but younger than 18.

    Hagerty appeared in Taylor Circuit Court before Judge Dan Kelly last Tuesday and pleaded guilty to the crimes.

  • Taylor County jailer now faces three civil suits

    Another Campbellsville man has filed suit against the local jailer, claiming he is being held in jail against the law.

    Charles B. Bates, a public defender with the Department of Public Advocacy office in Columbia, filed the civil suit on Friday, Sept. 2 in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Brandon P. Edelen, 23, of 1488 Roberts Road.

    Edelen was arrested Sunday, Aug. 28 and charged with alcohol and drug charges. Bond was set at $250 cash.

  • Doghouse Divided

    Woody, the Kentucky Wiener Dog, is back and this time he is learning about the Civil War and how to play drums.

    In Doghouse Divided, Woody buys a drum set at a neighborhood yard sale, a purchase that leads him on a quest to learn about the Civil War.

    The 10-week serial story begins Thursday and will be featured each Thursday in the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    The story marks the eighth in a newspaper series written by Kentucky author Leigh Anne Florence. Hardin County native Donnie Mather provides an illustration for each chapter.

  • County school tax rate to decrease

    Rebecca Cassell

    editor@cknj.com

    Taxpayers in the Taylor County School District will see a decrease in their tax rate this year, though the schools will still get the same amount of revenue as last year.

    Board members approved a tax rate of 44.3 cents per $100 of property valuation. The rate is what the state calls the compensating rate because it is expected to generate the same amount as last year's 44.5 cent rate did.