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Today's News

  • Circuit Court Action for July 10

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

    Records filed by Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on June 19:

  • Hooper leaves TCHS girls' program for Meade

     

  • Why we celebrate

    CKNJ Editorial Board

    The past week has been full of celebration. And what a celebration it was.

    With perfect weather, thousands of people came to Taylor County last week for our annual Fourth of July celebration.

    The events spanned a week, from singings and concerts to parades to games to food to hot air balloons to fireworks.

    But throughout the celebration, the feeling that we were all free to enjoy the holiday is one we're sure everyone felt.

  • Up, up and away

     

    Balloonist's Prayer

    "The winds have welcomed you with softness.

    The sun has blessed you with his warm hands.

    You have flown so high and so well,

    That God has joined you in laughter,

    And he has set you gently back again,

    Into the loving arms of Mother Earth."

  • K-Country Showdown showcases local talent

     

    From The Band Perry to Willie and Waylon, the notes struck a chord with everyone who came out to listen to the 33rd annual K-Country Showdown last Thursday. Part of Campbellsville's Fourth of July Celebration, the event is popular among country music fans and supporters of local talent.

  • Turn It Up!

     

    The community's Fourth of July celebration ended on a high note.

    Award-winning country band Exile performed a concert on Saturday, attracting thousands of people to hear popular songs such as "Kiss You All Over," "Woke Up in Love" and more.

    The concert, part of Exile's "50 Years in Music" tour, was the final event of the celebration, which began a week earlier. All but one of Exile's members are from Kentucky.

  • Search continues to hire new TCHS principal

     

    They know what they're looking for, and hope to find it soon.

    The search is continuing for who will replace Taylor County High School Principal Charles Higdon Jr., who resigned from the post on June 19. He has accepted a position as director of district-wide programs, an assistant superintendent post alongside Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.

    Those wanting to apply for the TCHS principal job can do so through July 19.

  • Safety committee meets

    They want everyone to be safe, and are taking steps to ensure that happens.

    Taylor County Fiscal Court members have formed a safety committee, after receiving a recommendation to do so by the Kentucky Association of Counties, to which Taylor County belongs.

    Dwayne Litton, safety and loss control representative at KACO, said to magistrates at the committee's first meeting on Tuesday afternoon, that the county is very fortunate to not have experienced many workplace injuries.

  • Resident pleads guilty to federal charges

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to federal bank robbery charges and now faces as much as two decades in prison.

    According to a news release from the United States Attorney's Office, Joshua Riley Spangler, 28, appeared in United States District Court on Monday before Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II. A federal grand jury handed down an indictment against Spangler on Nov. 20, 2013.

    On Monday, Spangler pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery and admitted that he robbed Cecilian Bank in Sonora of $1,019 on Jan. 15, 2013.

  • Murder trials rescheduled

     

    Jurors won't be called next month to decide the guilt or innocent of Dale and Brianna Brucker after all.

    Instead, the two, who are accused of killing Brianna's 3-month-old baby, might face jurors in September.

    Dale Brucker, 27, and his wife, Brianna Means Brucker, 21, formerly of 109 Mill St. in Campbellsville, are accused of killing Charles Brett Hayden Jr., Brianna's son and Dale's stepson, who was 3 months old.