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Today's News

  • BPW elects new officers

    Campbellsville Business & Professional Women's Club hosted its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 8 and installed new officers for 2008-2009. They are Elise Mohon, vice president; Connie Walker, treasurer; Renay England, president; and Kathy Lawson, secretary. Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen performed the installation ceremony. Not pictured is Monica Hamilton, fundraising chairperson. The club invites any working woman to attend meetings, which take place at Creek Side Restaurant on the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

  • Taxi service gets grant to begin operation

    Taylor Countians in need of a ride will soon have a taxi service to take them where they need to go.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that Rural Transit Enterprises Coordinated Inc. has received a grant to begin operating a taxi service in Taylor County on July 1.

    Since January, Rogers said, he has received several requests for a taxi service in Taylor County.

    The News-Journal has received several anonymous letters throughout the past few years explaining the need and asking for such a service.

  • TCHS FFA to host tractor pull

    Taylor County High School FFA will host a truck and tractor pull at the Taylor County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

    The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and all proceeds collected will go toward FFA activities.

    Tickets are $8 at the event or $5 in advance from any FFA member.

    For more information, call 849-5784.

  • CU students recognized during annual honors, awards day

    Ashley Sidebottom

    Campbellsville University

    "Today is one of those highlight days of the year in which we get to celebrate excellence in education and accomplishments," said Campbellsville University President Dr. Michael V. Carter as he announced this year's distinguished students during the annual Honors and Awards Day chapel program April 30.

    Numerous students received awards and were given plaques, money, books and other gifts at the annual in Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel.

  • SLIDESHOWCivil War Trail stops at Tebbs Bend
  • UPDATEInfant found dead in creek

    A Taylor County infant drowned Friday in a creek near her home.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Department report, the 16-month-old girl was found at 5:55 p.m. near a home on Bradfordsville Road.

    The report states that sheriff's deputies, along with Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, responded to the scene.

    Rhoda Ann Attridge was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital, the report states, and was pronounced dead at about 8:30 p.m.

  • Budget forces County schools to issue 33 non-renewal letters

    James Roberts

    Staff Writer

    Budgets were the major topics of conversation at the Taylor County Board of Education's regular meeting Tuesday night.

    Superintendent Gary Seaborne provided a list of District staff members who have received letters of non-renewal. In all, 33 classified and certified staff members from all three schools and the District office received the letters.

    "This is due to the budget only," Seaborne said. "These are good people and we would like to bring them all back."

    That's always a possibility, he said, if finances improve.

  • County employees get 3 percent raise

    All County employees will get a raise next fiscal year, though some staff and County agencies won't be getting an additional increase.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates had first reading of a nearly $9 million budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

    The budget includes 3 percent raises for County employees and increases in insurance, gasoline and other general operating costs.

    Magistrates were asked to consider two budgets - one with only the 3 percent County employee salary increase and another with additional salary and other funding increases.

  • Former Campbellsville woman stars in 'The Bachelorette'

    Millions of viewers watched DeAnna Pappas, 26, formerly of Campbellsville, suffer through a painful, last-minute rejection by Brad Womack on the last season of "The Bachelor" - earning her the sympathy of women everywhere.

    Now Pappas will have the last laugh as the tables are turned and she gets to choose from among 25 bachelors in her own bid for true love.

    Pappas is back - and this time it's all up to her - as the fourth edition of the female version of ABC's popular romance reality series premieres tonight.

  • TCHS Students of the Week

    Taylor County High School Students of the Week for May 5 are, from left, front, Alanna Claywell, Barbara Queiroz, Devin Reynolds, Kayla Cash and Samantha Jones. Back: James Malone, Zach Cash, Shawn Myers, Kristina Hjelt, Bryce McDaniel, Wes Parker and Chris McCubbin. Not pictured are Justin Hayes, Jed Bright and Megan Reynolds.