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Today's News

  • Two injured in U.S. 68 collision

    Two people were injured Sunday in a one-vehicle collision on U.S. 68.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Department report, Shawn Davis, 28, of 302 E. Paige St. in Tompkinsville was traveling on U.S. 68 about six miles east of Campbellsville at 1:45 a.m. when he lost control of his 2008 Chevrolet.

    The report states that Davis' vehicle left the road and overturned.

  • Teen Board worth your time

    Here at the News-Journal, we're gearing up for the fifth year of our Teen Editorial Board.

    And we're excited.

    The staff at our office is a little too far removed from their teenage years to be trying to tell our readers what's going on in the world of teens. Because of that, we decided a few years ago to let the younger generation tell about their world in their own words.

  • Grant writing training ends Sept. 12

    New grants make it possible for cash-strapped agencies to bring important services into the community and get innovative ideas off the ground.

    Yet applying for and receiving grants can a competitive process.

    To help members of the non-profit community and government agencies decipher the intricacies of the grant process, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department and Lake Cumberland Children's Advocacy will host the Grantsmanship Training Program through Sept. 12 at the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Somerset.

  • CHS Class of 2003 to host reunion

    The Campbellsville High School Class of 2003 will have a five-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 25.

    Invitations will be sent. Organizers would like to hear from classmates to compile a listing of current addresses.

    Those who have not been contacted about the reunion can contact Rachael Akin-Dobson at 789-0512 or Natalie Houk at 465-5415.

  • Louisville Youth Orchestra auditions are Sept. 5-9

    The Louisville Youth Orchestra will have auditions for its 50th anniversary season from Friday, Sept. 5 through Tuesday, Sept. 9. These auditions are for musicians through age 21 who play any orchestral instrument.

    Students should have a solo of about two minutes in length prepared for this audition and be ready to play selected scales.

    The LYO is comprised of six orchestras of varying ability levels ranging in age from 5 to 21.

  • Cemetery preservation workshop is Sept. 27

    The Kentucky Historical Society will host a cemetery preservation workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 that will focus on protecting and preserving family burial grounds. Pre-registration is required by Friday, Sept. 19.

    Genealogists, preservationists, archeologists and government officials will discuss the increasing problem of safeguarding the cemeteries and burial grounds of the commonwealth. The workshop will be at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.

  • Judge appointed to regional post

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has appointed Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George of Springfield to the post of chief regional circuit judge for the Cumberland Region, which is comprised of 23 counties in southeastern Kentucky.

    George, whose appointment is effective immediately, succeeds Roderick Messer. Messer retired on June 30 to become a senior judge.

    As chief regional circuit judge, George's responsibilities include assigning special judges to serve in cases when presiding judges certify that a special judge is needed.

  • Back on Campus

    Campbellsville University students went back to class yesterday but not before getting to know each other and having a little fun first.

    CU is hosting Welcome Week through Sunday with several events planned for new and returning students to have some fun before hitting the books.

    Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services, says the events are an opportunity to help students get involved in campus life.

  • Library of the future

    While construction of a new $3 million Taylor County Public Library is at least two years away, drawings of the building are complete.

    With a building and floor plan designed by Lexington-based Murphy + Graves Architects, Taylor County Public Library Director Elaine Munday said the Library Board is now searching for funding.

    "In order to apply for any type of grant or money, we needed a blueprint."

  • CU to offer ESL classes

    The Campbellsville University Department of English as a Second Language will offer "ESL in the Community" classes for international people in Taylor County and surrounding communities in need of gaining or improving their English language skills.

    The classes, taught by CU trained ESL instructors, began Aug. 21 and will meet in Classroom 1 of the Ransdell Chapel.

    Plans are to offer intermediate and beginning levels of English instruction.

    For more information, call Susan Walters at 465-4954.