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Today's News

  • 'Fiddler on the Roof' performed July 3-6

     

    "Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match. Find me a find, catch me a catch," they sing in harmony. But just a few bars later, they say they aren't so sure they want to be matched with husbands after all.

    Campbellsville University and Town Hall Productions will present "Fiddler on the Roof" starting today, Thursday, July 3, and continuing through Sunday at Russ Mobley Theater on the CU campus.

  • Sentencing in former deputy's case delayed

     

    The former sheriff's deputy who broke the law he was hired to uphold hasn't been sentenced in federal court just yet.

    But when he does in three weeks, Billy Rice faces as much as 30 years in federal prison and a large fine.

    Rice, a former Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy, of Campbellsville, was charged in early October with committing federal drug crimes. He had initially pleaded not guilty, but has since entered a guilty plea to the charges.

  • City, county parks attract residents, tourists

     

    While climbing higher and higher, she insists she isn't afraid of heights.

    "I'm the queen of the world," she says, while atop the playground equipment at Robert L. and Bernice Miller Park.

    Lydia Warren wasn't the only child who came to Miller Park for some fun on Tuesday afternoon. Despite 90-degree and higher temperatures, children still came to play on the slides, swings and monkey bars.

    In addition to Green River Lake State Park, the community is home to two public parks that residents flock to each summer.

  • County signs contract to buy land on U.S. 68

     It's official, the county now owns six acres of land for future development.

    But even though magistrates agreed to the purchase nearly two months ago, it still hasn't been made public what will be done with the property.

    In May, magistrates agreed to buy land on U.S. 68, identified as the Bobby Roots property, for $80,000.

    Roots served as 5th District magistrate for more than 30 years.

  • Bee Awareness Day is July 12

     

    She said beekeepers are likely to have their eyes stuck up close to the observation hive, as if they've never seen a honeybee before.

    But local beekeeper Linda Collins said members of the Green River Beekeepers will also be delighted to talk bees with anyone interested in raising a hive of their own on Bee Awareness Day on Saturday, July 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

  • Public Record for July 3

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    Traffic

    • Brittni J. Corbin, speeding, completed diversion, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

  • Liberty man charged with public intoxication

     

    A Liberty man was arrested and charged on Saturday with being intoxicated in public.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in the old Minor's Jeans parking lot on Elk Horn Road at about 11:10 p.m.

    The report states that Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Robert VanCleave arrived at the scene and found Landon Donald McGinnis, 31, of 1460 Hayes Hollow Road, kicking an object underneath his vehicle. The object was later identified as a syringe and needle.

  • Kentucky State Police statistics

    During the month of May, there were 16 traffic collisions investigated by Kentucky State Police troopers working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Taylor, Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell and Washington counties.

    There were three fatal collisions during the month of May in the Post 15 area.

    Elizabeth Pittman, 36, of Lebanon, was killed on May 9 in Marion County.

    Danielle M. Symmes, 21, of Columbia, was killed on May 14 in Adair County.

  • Birth Announcements for July 3

    Amanda Lewis of Elk Horn and Phillip Farr of Columbia announce the birth of a daughter, Amelia Maye Farr, at 6:01 p.m. on June 16 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Barry Lewis and Peggy Baldwin of Campbellsville, Daniel Farr of Columbia and Loralee Trim of Lexington.

    Great-grandparents are Wendell and Goldie Lewis of Elk Horn and Roland Farr of Michigan.

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  • Harmon celebrates 90th birthday

     

    Kathleen Malone Harmon of Bowling Green recently celebrated her 90th birthday with a surprise open house party hosted by her children, Charles and Brenda Moody and James and Carolyn Harmon of Bowling Green and Rachel and Michael Holmes of Paris. The celebration was at her daughter Brenda Moody's home.

    Harmon was married to the late James J. Harmon, who lived in Taylor County.