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Today's News

  • Scott-Sharpe

    Jessica Ellen Scott and James Tyler Sharpe exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, March 8 at the Green County Country Club.

    Bro. Larry Wisdom performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Caroline Scott of Greensburg and the late Randall Johnny Holly. Her grandparents are the late Troy and Myrtie Scott.

    The groom is the son of James and Peggy Sharpe of Greensburg. He is the grandson of L.C. and Elizabeth Estes of Greensburg and the late Edward and Mary Sharpe.

    The couple's 3 1/2-year-old son, James Briley Sharpe, escorted his mother down the aisle.

  • Quilligan-Angel

    Carolyn Greer Quilligan of Danville and James Benjamin Angel of Campbellsville will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 7.

    Angel is the son of Dr. James and Sherri Angel of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Jane Angel of Bradfordsville and the late John Angel, Thomas Sapp and Edith Sapp.

    He is a second-year student at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

    Quilligan is the daughter of Thomas and Lois Quilligan of Danville. Her grandparents are Doris Quilligan of Cincinnati, Ohio and the late William Quilligan, John Winget and Carolyn Winget.

  • City prepares alcohol ordinance

    Campbellsville City Council should have an alcohol ordinance to consider within at least two months.

    "I estimate a regulatory ordinance will be completed within 60 days of Election Day," said City Attorney John Bertram. "The regulatory ordinance covers licensing and operation of hotels, motels, inns and restaurants."

    Voters living within the City approved the sale of alcohol in restaurants seating at least 50 people as long as the drinks are served in conjunction with a meal. Restaurants must derive at least 70 percent of their income from the sale a food.

  • Relay for Life begins Friday

    Taylor County Relay for Life events begin Friday at Taylor County High School. The annual event raises money for the American Cancer Society. This year's theme refers to movies.

    Events begin at 5 p.m. A schedule of events follows.

    - 5 to 7 p.m. - Teams arrive and set up.

    - 7 to 8 p.m. - Opening ceremonies. The national anthem will be performed by Allie Hash. The prayer will be led by Dave Collie. Taylor County Jr. Color Guard, Hannah Ellis, Clint Graham and Zach Sharp will also perform.

    - 8 to 8:30 p.m. - Kick off and instructions.

  • Long-time News-Journal publisher to retire

    A journalism career that started 36 years ago in Campbellsville looks like it will end in nearly the same place.

    Central Kentucky News-Journal Publisher Richard RoBards, 61, announced last Tuesday to his staff that he will be retiring effective the end of June.

    "It's been great to work for a company for a full 36-year career, doing something you love and with people and a community you enjoy," RoBards said. "I've been blessed beyond belief, really. I couldn't have asked for a better place to live, raise a family and work."

  • Jury finds man not guilty of drug charges

    A Taylor County jury found a Campbellsville man not guilty of drug and other charges last week.

    Nathaniel "Nate" Lee Cubit, 27, of Greenhill Drive faced a jury and Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, May 27.

    Cubit was indicted in August 2007 along with Efrain Granados Duncan, 31, of Sharon Street in Campbellsville on charges of first-degree selling cocaine, a second offense for Cubit and Duncan, and being first-degree persistent felony offenders.

    Duncan was accused of selling cocaine to another person and initially receiving the drugs from Cubit.

  • Teacher is this year's Agriculture Person of the Year

    William Wallace Evans has spent nearly three decades teaching high school students the value of agriculture.

    Originally from Marion County, Evans attended the University of Kentucky and, after graduating, moved to Campbellsville to teach at Taylor County High School.

    Evans met his wife, Patty, a marketing teacher at TCHS, when he first began teaching at TCHS. They have two children, Rachael and Samuel.

  • TCHS graduation
  • City's budget statement projects good times ahead

    Has anybody been thinking what we've been thinking, that they'd like to have the Mayor and the City Council's help balancing our budgets?

    In a time when making ends meet seems like the struggle of a lifetime, the City approved a budget that, among other things, includes a 5 percent pay increase for all full-time employees.

    Before someone accuses us of eating "sour grapes" let it be known that the CKNJ Editorial Board holds no animosity for our fine City workers. We believe a financially strong municipality sends a good message to its constituents.

  • CHS releases its honor roll

    Campbellsville High School has released its honor roll for the fourth nine-week grading period. Students listed follow.

    Freshmen

    All A's - Melanie Elaine Brockman and Cory Scott Hoosier.

    A's and B's - Ashley Michelle Bates, Matthew Chase Bottoms, Zachary Patrick Bowen, Joseph Lewis Butler, James Matthew Christie, Cameron Mitchell Dial, Anna Kathryn Haley, Taylor Chase Levi, Aaron Blake Parker, Jordan Rashaun Percell and Joseph Jaqil Taylor.

    Sophomores